Perhaps disagree is a bad word. But, there is a clear nonsensical problem between the Remote Desktop licensing in Windows Live Mesh and in Windows Home Server.
With Windows Home Server, you can log into your Home Server URL, and access all the Remote Desktop computers on your home network. Great. Problem is, any XP Home, or Vista Home systems… don’t have Remote Desktop, so they can’t be remotely accessed.
But, for some reason, Live Mesh scoffs at this restriction. With Live Mesh, you can Remote Desktop to XP Home and Vista Home systems. Microsoft finally realized that the lack of consumer Remote Desktop access was hurting them.
So why, oh why, does Windows Home Server not commit to adding this functionality? Power Pack 1 is in beta, but the lockout on Remote Desktop with consumer Windows is still there.
And no Microsoft, this should not be a selling point for the next version of Windows Home Server. The WHS team has taken pride in claiming that this was a first-gen product that doesn’t immediately scream flawed (except for that data corruption bug, oops). Let’s get WHS back on track, before the world tunes it out completely.