Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 is out. And, now that my non-disclosure agreement is over, I can talk about the specifics.
So, here are the specifics: Go get it, now. Do not wait, do not let your computers backup another night without this update. I don’t know if it’s on Windows Update yet, but you can download it and install via Remote Desktop Connection.
Not only does it fix the data corruption issue (although Outlook PST and Quicken files aren’t supported)… but it does plenty more. Windows Vista x64 systems are now supported, and you now have an easy wizard for backing up files stored on the Home Server (to an external hard drive).
If you have an HP Windows Home Server, run the HP Update application after applying Power Pack 1. There are updates to the HP integration and anti-virus software that are meant to match the changes in PP1.
There’s just one step you need to do after installing, and that’s updating your connector software on each PC. The original version of Windows Home Server didn’t take into account that the connector software may need to be updated down the road, so you have to update it manually. Just go into the Software folder of your Home Server after updating, and copy the Connector Software Installer folder to your PC’s desktop.
After updating the Connector software, you won’t have to do that again. With Power Pack 1, the Connector software on each PC checks with the Home Server, and can update itself once you reinstall.