Windows Home Server Update – Waiting on a new build


Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted anything on this topic. My bad.


My WHS box is happily purring along in the closet. I took it down for a few days while I went through a whole memory upgrade experience. The details are unimportant. The net result: I should have just bit the bullet and paid a little more to have the box built with 1 GB from the beginning.


My status icon in the notification area is always red (Critical). This is because a couple of machines aren’t being backed up. In one case, a notebook which used to be backing up nightly hasn’t been auto-backed up for awhile. I’ve ensured that the laptop is awake during the backup window.


In another case, I upgraded my wife’s laptop to Vista. However, WHS still lists the prior XP version of the machine alongside the Vista version. Of course, the XP “ghost” machine shows as non-contactable.


From the discussion boards, it sounds like these nits are fixed in post beta 2 builds. Now if I could just get my hands on one. :-)


 


Comments (3)

  1. Norman Diamond says:

    > I took it down for a few days while I went through a whole memory upgrade experience.

    Upgrading memory?  A few days?  How could that be, let’s see.  Construct a software emulation of additional memory.  Don’t take the easy way out and use virtual memory, but trick the kernel and page tables and everything into thinking there’s really physical memory there.  Of course you have to have to back it up yourself somewhere, so find a file server somewhere to put it on…

    > However, WHS still lists the prior XP version

    This reminds me of the requirement starting with some version of NT, that side-by-side installations on the same machine had to be assigned different computer names.

  2. Eric Sansonetti says:

    Matt,

    I am an executive recruiter with Venator Partners in Wellesley, MA http://www.venatorpartners.com

    I see you know/knew Jim Harris who was at Wintellect. He has left Wintellect and I am trying to contact him. Would you have his contact info?

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    Eric

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