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#1 redeemed

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 23:41

Hi All,

Windows Home Server Build 06.00.1371 has officially been signed off by the team and we are now making this build available to all Beta Participants. The download packages are available from download from MS Connect now.

Confidentiality
What this means to you. Now that we have announced the general availability to the public, you can now freely discuss and share screen shots of Windows Home Server CTP like you had in Beta 2, but as with all betas and any MS Intellectual Property, you are not allowed to post or redistribute the software.

Here are the links:

Windows Home Server CTP Documentation (http://connect.micro...DownloadID=6089)
Complete Windows Home Server CTP Download Package (http://connect.micro...DownloadID=6090)
Thanks again for all that you do and the great bug submissions and suggestions. You really have helped make Windows Home Server CTP the best that it can be.

Thanks,

Kevin Beares
Windows Home Server Community Lead

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Just found this in my inbox. (Y)

Thurrot: http://www.winsupers...hs_preview2.asp
Bink: http://bink.nu/Article9940.bink
About the leak of the previous builds: http://bink.nu/Article9939.bink


#2 morgs

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 00:53

To the OP, thanks very much, I tried to get in on the beta but didn't get accepted. I'll try again.

#3 vetgigapixels

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:05

Thanks for the news.

#4 vetRadishTM

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:14

Thread Cleaned

Expect PM's for trolling (you know who you are).

Radish™

#5 +seb5150

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:30

I installed the CTP tonight, much nicer UI! I especially like the ability to remove computers from WHS if I choose. Nice job on this product MS!

#6 1Frothy

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:46

I thought about running a server at home but seriously I don't know why I would really need one. Costs too much in power bills and adds to pollution and global warming.

#7 Express

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:50

My email said don't blog and don't post this anywhere. Are we getting different emails?

#8 1Frothy

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:57

My email said don't blog and don't post this anywhere. Are we getting different emails?


True, that's what it said. I guess some just like to boast. :/

#9 NightmarE D

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:14

True, that's what it said. I guess some just like to boast. :/


Sounds like people got different e-mails than others actually

Mine doesn't say anything about not talking about it anywhere. Mine says the same as above:

Confidentiality
What this means to you. Now that we have announced the general availability to the public, you can now freely discuss and share screen shots of Windows Home Server CTP like you had in Beta 2, but as with all betas and any MS Intellectual Property, you are not allowed to post or redistribute the software.


It's a public release. So why couldn't you talk about it? I also don't see anyone boasting or bragging about it.

Maybe they had some issues with some of the e-mails that went out?

I was in the beta and any e-mail I got about it during the beta said not to share screenshots and all that, but this one doesn't.

#10 Digitalx

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:35

i'm really just not bothering with this anymore as good as it is i just had such a pain in the ass time trying to make it work i'll leave it till it's final.

#11 Sniper101

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:10

i'm really just not bothering with this anymore as good as it is i just had such a pain in the ass time trying to make it work i'll leave it till it's final.

I have to agree, even though i got the email etc its good but its just abit of a mess trying to get everything to work right out of the box. Currently sticking with Longhorn server for now :)

#12 Budious

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:29

I assume this easily upgradable without destroying the backups and media folder contents from 1301?

#13 M118LR

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:49

I assume this easily upgradable without destroying the backups and media folder contents from 1301?

The WHS April CTP is not an upgrade. It is a Full Install .iso from the paperwork that I have had a chance to look at.

Edited by M118LR, 19 April 2007 - 08:05.


#14 Deactivated Account

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:38

anyword on the domain name for Windows Home server that Ms will be offering to each Home Server User??

::EDIT::

Never mind found my answer.


Remote access
In Beta 2, there was no way to configure remote access, but that functionality has been added in the CTP. You can see it in the Windows Home Server Settings window via the WHS console, where a new Remote Access section now lives. WHS will attempt to configure your home router automatically, which should work on most UPnP 2.0-based routers. If your router is not compatible, however, you'll need to manually configure port forwarding using instructions in the Help file. The Remote Access section of this window also lets you set up a custom domain name for your home server. During the beta, Microsoft is using the livenode.com domain, but a different domain will be made available when the product is finalized. You can also use Remote Access to configure whether your internal Home Server site is available externally.


Edited by dl0711, 19 April 2007 - 09:21.


#15 Ferret

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 14:43

Still running Beta 2 on my first server, but am going to install the CTP onto Server 2 tonight !

Will see how much better this is !