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Power Pack 3 instructions for users running pre-release
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
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
For pre-release versions of Power Pack 3:
For pre-release versions of Power Pack 1 & Power Pack 2:
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.
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.
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