Posted by: tranquilpc | November 25, 2008

Six of the best (KB 957824)

Earlier today an update for Windows Home Server became available. Known plainly as “Windows Home Server Update, November 2008” or KB957824 the minor software update fixes 6 problems that users have experienced over the following months with Windows Home Server:

  1. Improves the interaction between home computers that are running Windows Vista and a Windows Home Server computer when copying files or folders to a shared folder on WHS..
  2. Sometimes, WHS generated lots of notification messages about the files stored in shared folders, causing high CPU utilization and slow performance on the server. After this update is installed, applications such as the Microsoft Zune software, that may be running at the same time, no longer consume excessive processor resources.
  3. Under certain conditions, WHS disabled duplication on shared folders after a new user account was created. After this update is installed, the creation of user accounts no longer affects the status of shared folder duplication.
  4. When restoring files and folders from WHS the process may stop when it is 79% complete. New functionality to help prevent this issue is provided within this update.
  5. When restoring files and folders from a Home Server Backup from an external hard disk drive to the software shared folder on WHS some issues could occur. This update adds functionality to prevent the unintended restoration of older versions of the WHS Connector software from overwriting newer versions of the files.
  6. This update improves the search functionality when using remote access by allowing you to use accented characters with the Remote Access search.

The update will be downloaded automatically to your Windows Home Server via Windows/Microsoft Update, as long as Automatic Updates is enabled on the server. If not from within the Windows Home Server Console, click Update Now on the General page of the home server Settings page to receive the update.

More information is available in Knowledge Base article 957824 from Microsoft.

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