Service update: new build coming today (0.9.3103.13)

We are pleased to announce that our next update will be available later today is now available. The new build contains a number of reliability and performance improvements; we've highlighted the key fixes below. By default your Live Mesh software will automatically update itself within 24 hours of the new build being posted, but you can always right-click the Notifier icon in the system tray and choose to force an immediate update.


  • Increased the reliability of Live Mesh folder behavior in Windows Explorer.

  • Fixed a problem with the β€˜Save As’ dialog in Internet Explorer when downloading video files from the Live Desktop.

  • Enabled syncing of files greater than 2GB in size.

  • Greatly increased the speed of P2P synchronization.

  • Implemented a number of reliability fixes for backend services.

  • And, of course, a bunch of additional general performance improvements.

Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC) reminder

While we no longer require that UAC be enabled when running Live Mesh on Vista SP1, if you initially installed Live Mesh with UAC enabled, and then disabled it, you might have some issues upgrading. Please see the β€œNOTICE: Updating Live Mesh and User Account Control (UAC)” Announcement on the Live Mesh forums for further information.

And as always, thank you for all the great feedback!


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Comments (26)

  1. Girish says:

    The NOTICE URL in the section on UAC takes one to a HTTP403 Forbidden page. Also Live is spelt as Lie

  2. MSDN Archive says:

    @ Girish,

    Nice catch!  Should be fixed now. πŸ™‚

  3. over at the Live Mesh blog they’ve posted an update which should propagate within 24 hours – you can

  4. Just the latest in a long series of small updates to the Live Mesh technical preview: We are pleased

  5. Darrell Jones says:

    Curiously the instalation of this update caused my quick lauch toolbar to switch off and when I switched it back on Icons have arranged themselves in Alphabetical order.

  6. KJ says:

    Still I am unable to install Live Mesh in Vista SP1 Enterprise!!!! πŸ™

    Please help!!!!

  7. Ale says:

    are English Regional Settings still required?

  8. Brian says:

    Any ideas when the ability to sync between devices without syncing to the live desktop for some folders? For example if I have a folder that I don’t need to be available on my live desktop but I do want to sync between other devices, will this be supported?

  9. EJ says:

    Has anyone else noticed that clicking the Hide desktop on remote device icon doesn’t really work?  This was one of the features I was looking forward to.  Anyone know if it’s getting fixed?

  10. JK says:

    Anyone else having problem that when new version is installed vista can not enable aero interface, just the basic one(no translucency etc)?

    tried 3 times – uninstall mesh client and aero is back, install mesh client again, no aero!

  11. Chris says:

    You already can sync to the cloud but not the desktop. Share a folder, set it to download on each machine in your mesh, then tell it not to sync with the desktop.

  12. MSDN Archive says:

    @ Darrell Jones

    We’ve had intermittent reports of this issue in the past.  I’ve added your report to our internal tracking, but feel free to submit a bug report.  Instructions are over on the forums:

  13. MSDN Archive says:

    @ JK,

    Does Aero remain disabled after a reboot (with Live Mesh still installed)? We’ve had some reports in the past of the Live Mesh installation disabling Aero.  As a work around, usually a reboot (or running Windows Experience Index) can fix the problem.  You might want to see our forums for support (and please feel free to submit a bug report).

  14. AJ says:

    Yea I have had that same issue that Darrell Jones has had with the quick launch icons disappearing during updating Live Mesh and then when I show the quick launch icons again they’re all arranged in alphabetical order. A little annoying since I have them grouped a certain way.

  15. Jonny Shaw says:

    Really loving Live Mesh.  When the mobile client is released is when mesh will become a 100% required install for me.  Keep up the good work!  Would be nice to at least see some preview shots of the mobile client… : D

  16. Johan says:

    Just a general comment about the interface of the software; I can understand that for the development team Live Mesh is the most important piece of software on earth πŸ™‚

    For me as a user though, I just want an application that just works and does its synching silently in the background.

    Why on earth does Live Mesh add a bolt on panel to all my explorer windows? It looks so ugly and clunky while it really is not necessary to continuously monitor the sync status (providing that Live Mesh works reliably!).

  17. Lawrence Durrell says:

    When will mesh be available on the server platforms?  Kind of a drag not having support for them.

  18. sp1der says:

    when it will be available in Italy?


  19. MSDN Archive says:

    @ AJ,

    Sorry you’re hitting this issue too.  I know how you feel about the Quick Launch icons being rearranged: I organize mine in a particular way also.  There is good and bad news on this issue.  The good news is that a fix is already in the works and is coming.  The bad news is that it’s not quite ready yet. πŸ˜‰  Thanks for being patient with us during the Tech Preview.

  20. MSDN Archive says:

    @ Johan,

    We’ve had a lot of customers requesting more user control over the mesh bar (that’s the ‘blot on panel’ that attaches to the Explorer window of any Live Mesh folder) – from controlling its default state (e.g., minimized) to disabling it all together.  I’ve added your vote for more control to our internal list of customer suggestions. πŸ™‚

  21. MSDN Archive says:

    @ sp1der,

    While we’re not yet able to say exactly when Live Mesh will be available in Italy, please rest assured that we’re working to make it available to as many people as we can as soon as we can.  Thanks for your interest!

  22. MSDN Archive says:

    @ Durrell,

    Adding support for server SKUs is one of our most popular customer requests, and (as with adding more countries) we’re working hard to make Live Mesh supported on as many platforms as possible as quickly as we can.  But, of course, we want to make sure that everyone who uses Live Mesh has the best possible experience – which sometimes means having to wait a bit longer. πŸ˜‰

  23. MSDN Archive says:

    @ EJ,

    This is a known issue, I’m afraid.  We’re working on it, but it would be a help if you could submit a bug on this.  Please see the forums for details on how to submit bugs.  Thanks.

  24. Chris says:

    P2P syncing doensn’t appear to be much (if any faster). I have a gigabit network and yet syncing between two machines on the network is painfully slow – as in only 3 gigs over 2 days (33 gigs to go). Why doesn’t mesh use available bandwidth when it can?

  25. MSDN Archive says:

    @ Chris,

    We have made some improvements to P2P sync performance, but we still have work to do.  Unfortunately there are a variety of reasons why Live Mesh might not use a direct P2P connection, but we’re working to make the sync algorithms more efficient.  We’ve also had a few requests for a user-controlled option to force Live Mesh to only sync over the local LAN.  Feel free to add suggestions for what you’d like to see to our forum Wish List:

  26. @ Ale,

    We do still require an English Region and Language setting, but the region does not matter (e.g., it does not have to be "English, United States").

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