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Windows 7: Power Pack 3 instructions for users running pre-release


24 Nov 2009   #1

 
Power Pack 3 instructions for users running pre-release

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Users that have installed any pre-release versions of Windows Home Server Power Packs will need to take actions to prepare for Power Pack 3. The prerequisite for successful download and installation of Power Pack 3 is to be running the correct version of Windows Home Server with Power Pack 2. If you have a beta version or a release candidate version of a Power Pack installed, you must uninstall these preliminary versions before you install this final version of Power Pack 3.



First, you’ll need to Remote Desktop into your Windows Home Server. Below are the instructions on how to complete this step for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Access the Windows Home Server Administrator’s Desktop

How to connect to the Windows Home Server Administrator’s Desktop from any home computer running Windows XP
  1. On your home computer, click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Accessories.
  2. In the Accessories menu, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  3. In the Computer box, type the name of your home server.


4. Click Connect.

5. When the Log On to Windows dialog box appears, type “Administrator” as the user name and use your Windows Home Server Console password as the password, and then click OK. This will begin your Remote Desktop session.

How to connect your Windows Home Server Administrator’s Desktop from any home computer running Windows Vista and Windows 7
  1. On your home computer, click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Accessories.
  2. In the Accessories menu click Remote Desktop Connection.
  3. In the Computer box, type the name of your home server.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. When the Log On to Windows dialog box appears, type “Administrator” as the user name and use your Windows Home Server Console password as the password, and then click OK.

For pre-release versions of Power Pack 3:
  1. Access the Windows Home Server Administrator’s Desktop using the Remote Desktop instructions from above.
  2. Navigate to the Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta folder at Start > My Computer > D:  > Shares > Software > Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta.
  3. Run the Uninstall.cmd file to un-install Power Pack 3 Beta. After reboot, your Home Server will revert back to your previous version.


For pre-release versions of Power Pack 1 & Power Pack 2:
  1. Access the Windows Home Server Administrator’s Desktop using the Remote Desktop instructions from above.
  2. Navigate to the Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta folder at Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs

  1. Verify ‘Show updates’is checked and scroll through the list to verify there are no PRERELEASE software installed.
  2. If PRERELEASE software is found, select the latest Power Pack version and click Remove, working your uninstall from Power Pack 3, to Power Pack 2, to Power Pack 1 and rebooting after each uninstall.
  3. After completing the uninstall of all PRERELEASE Power Pack versions, open the Windows Home Server Console > Click Settings > General Page > Windows Update




Power Pack 3 will automatically install as part of Windows Update if Automatic Updates is enabled on the home server.  A notification appears in the Windows Home Server Console, telling you that Power Pack 3 is ready to install. Click Install to start the installation.

After installation has completed, you can verify that the most current version of Windows Home Server by checking in the Windows Home Server console. You should see version 6.0.2423.0.
  1. 1. Open the Windows Home Server Console
  2. 2. Click Settings
  3. 3. Click Resources


If you are still having issues and your version numbers are not the same as above, please visit our support forums where the community can assist you.

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/e...owsHomeServer/


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24 Nov 2009   #2
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Nice. Time to update the server.
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