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Windows Home Server RC CTP Install & Testing

Windows Home Server RC CTP Install & Testing

Postby shreader » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:16 pm

My installation of Windows Home Server RC CTP on a older Dell 'Dimension 4100' P3 @ 1Ghz rig went very smooth & took a total of 1 hour, 23 minutes until I hit the desktop.
I started the installation from the DVD after restarting the PC & hitting any key.

WHS will format all the hard drives & will give you warnings that its going to do that.

Once the installation begins one can leave the PC alone for over an hour as no operator interaction is needed.

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After the WHS timer hits '0' minutes the installer begins doing updates, checking your disks & restarting (several times) for another
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Postby NT50 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:01 pm

I did not take any shotshots up front but probably will later on. Adding hard drives is a snap. Just insert the new hard drive and just click on add drive. If you do not add the hard drive then you will see a neetwork error on your work stations. I will see about adding a snapshot later.
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Postby shreader » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:30 pm

My clean install was on June 12, 2007

With this Windows Home Server RC build one gets a 180 day trial period.

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BTW this is what my Windows Home Server, Remote Access web site looks like (w/ Add-In), if your thinking about setting one up.

https://cutback.livenode.com/home/
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Postby NT50 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:43 pm

That is EXACTLY what I want to do plus more. I will probably be writing a lot of my pages in MS Expressions....
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Postby NT50 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:50 pm

I be dang, I just rebooted my Home server and there is a button there that says WebSite Management. Looks like I will have my work cutout for me when I get home. Plus tryign to catchup here for two weeks missed at PROnet will be something also.
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Postby shreader » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:59 pm

NT50 wrote:That is EXACTLY what I want to do plus more. I will probably be writing a lot of my pages in MS Expressions....


Wow, you can do that.. I got to see one when you get one ready



NT50 wrote:I be dang, I just rebooted my Home server and there is a button there that says WebSite Management. Looks like I will have my work cutout for me when I get home.


Congratulations on the Website Management button showing up, you sure all you did was reboot :lol:



Looking forward to you getting home & hearing your stories ^*^
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Postby shreader » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:36 am

After reading about others OS Restore Successes, I wanted to try that also.

I backed-up Vista Home Premium x86 to WHS RC
Waited about 1/2 hour for the WHS PC to settle down (balancing) & restarted both PCs.

Booted off the Restore CD (I tried the regular & the '512' CDs)

Wizard starting
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After the wizard did its thing & couldn't find the SERVER (each or my 3 attempts), I went to the 'Manual' search... no joy w/ that either.

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So much for me having any PC Restore success today with Windows Home Server RC.
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