Not like the&#a hundred and sixty;earlier model&#a hundred and sixty;which used to be in response to WS2003 code. Consequently, UI has received a major facelift and it now appears to be like kind of like&#a hundred and sixty;Home windows 7&#a hundred and sixty;on account of the “Laptop Expertise” of WS2008R2, which is put in and enabled via default on WHS “Vail”.

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The obtain description states the next.

“Out of the field, Vail offers easy file sharing, far off get right of entry to,house laptop&#one hundred sixty;backup, expandable storage thru Force Extender, and media streaming each inside of and outdoors the
residence. Vail additionally comprises an utility catalog and product-extensive extensibility edition in order that new products and services comparable to anti-virus, on-line sharing, and residential automation will also be seamlessly and simply brought to the answer.”

“Vail” will likely be pre-put in on OEM programs like&#one hundred sixty;HP MediaSmart Server&#a hundred and sixty;identical to any earlier model of Home windows House Server.&#a hundred and sixty;Robert McLaws who gave “Vail” a shot found a built-in App Store (Online Add-in Catalog) in the operating system which is perhaps going to provide all the add-ins for Windows Home Server Console. The App Store however at this CTP stage isn’t operational yet.


Additionally, “Vail” has the following characteristics (courtesy Windows-Now):

  • Built on the RTM bits of Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Requires
    • x64 Processor.
    • A minimum of 160GB primary hard drive.
  • Server "Desktop Experience" is installed OOB (example Aero, Media).
  • Built-In HomeGroup Support (like Windows 7 and unlike Windows Server 2008 R2)
  • WHS Console is now the "Dashboard” and has a cleaner Add-In model (all pages are now AddIns).
  • Online catalog for add-ins hosted by Microsoft.
  • "Recorded TV" option in the folders but absent from deeper media integration.
  • It seems that WHS now backs itself up.

Here is another screenshot from the web interface of the upcoming Windows Home Server “Vail”.


WHS “Vail” requires a system with at least 2Ghz x64 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a minimum of 120GB HDD. Here is a video walkthrough which shows lots of new enhancements in this upcoming server operating. The bits for WHS “Vail” can be downloaded from your favorite content hubs. [via All About Microsoft]

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