Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 (PP1) RTM

The Windows Home Server (WHS)  team just announced that Power Pack 1 has gone RTM (Release To Manufacturing).  Windows Home Server Logo Power Pack 1 is not just a package of bug fixes, but instead, it’s a combination of bug fixes along with new features.  In addition to fixing the nasty data corruption bug, it adds the following new features:

  • 64-bit Vista support
  • Shared folder backup
  • Improvements to remote access
  • More efficient power consumption
  • Improved performance

If you have been a participant in the PP1 beta and have a previous build installed, make sure you uninstall it first and reboot your machine before installing the RTM version.  You can download PP1 from the Microsoft Download Center.

If you have an HP MediaSmart machine, HP also released their version of PP1 which has all the above mentioned features as well as:

  • DLNA compliant media streaming
  • McAfee server side anti-virus (7 months free)
  • Improvements to HP Photo Webshare
  • iTunes Media aggregator

To install the update from HP, make sure you don’t have any of the beta releases of PP1 installed first, then go to the Windows Home Server console and select “check for updates”.