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Windows 7: Windows Home Server 2011 on Technet/MSDN Now

05 Apr 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Now I know what happened to the Vista Dev team, they were reassigned to WHS

I pretty much give up for now and call WHS2011 as a total FAIL.
I felt they were going to bury this product anyway after this release. This isn't a good sign if you are already throwing in the towel. Windows ME anyone?


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05 Apr 2011   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ack... sigh. I'll be waiting for more feedback I guess.

The newer remote connection features looked nice, but lack of DE was already killing me. And I use that more than the remote features.

I'll probaby hang onto my home grown WHS1 box till it fails at this point, then build a completely new machine later with a massive increase in storage up front.
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05 Apr 2011   #13
z3r010

 

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Oh, that's not good.
It gets worse, when I try to install the connector on my PC.....

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I thought I'd give my laptop a try and it fails with the same error

I hope Steve Ballmer has somebody nuts on the chopping block tomorrow as this is nowhere near ready for release!!!
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06 Apr 2011   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Best way to kill a product is to come out of the gate making a bad impression. Honestly, I feel that Microsoft sees this as a failing initiative and doesn't feel like putting the time and effort into making it a stellar product. Again, just gut feel here.
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06 Apr 2011   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I'm really perplexed as to why they killed about the only redeeming feature of this product the DE.

The facility to add more and more shared / network storage is a MUST these days especially with loads more multi-media type data than just documents.

Also even FAMILIES can grow so the number of computers connected to the network will also grow together with the storage requirement.

It will be interesting to see what sales of this product are actually like when it starts shipping to REAL customers.

I'm also surprised about the QC dept -- surely they must do SOME testing before they allow a product out of the door. To have it fail on fairly basic tests seems a real CARDINAL SIN.

If it was in BETA or specified that product is only for testing and is potentailly unstable then no probs but an RTM type release which must be near final ?????.



Cheers
jimbo
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06 Apr 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you check through the WeGotServed forums, you'll find some people complaining of issues, but also many others with successful installs.
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17 Apr 2011   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

I don't have the knowledge to give a en-dept study of any Operating System. I do have enough to expect the simple thing like a keyboard to work as it should. When you buy a car in America you expect the steering wheel to be on the lift side. Q/C my aching ying yang.
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17 Apr 2011   #18
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
I think MS want shot of this product asap -- even the base market its intended for will be disappointed with the data extender feature being withdrawn.

I'll be very interested in the market stats of this product when it finally hits the market.

If you've got to start playing around with NAS and SCSI / RAID cards to make this even a half way decently useful product then the whole purpose of a SIMPLE "Mom and Pop" server has gone the Bye Bye.

Big thumbs down on this product.

BTW since a lot of development stuff is outsourced to India I'm at a loss to understand why it would only work with US keyboard settings

India AFAIK has far more cultural / historical ties and links with the UK than the US -- even to the extent that they play cricket and won the Cricket World cup recently -- great final even for those who don't normally understand or watch the game.

cheers
jimbo
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18 Apr 2011   #19
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
I think MS want shot of this product asap -- even the base market its intended for will be disappointed with the data extender feature being withdrawn.

I'll be very interested in the market stats of this product when it finally hits the market.

If you've got to start playing around with NAS and SCSI / RAID cards to make this even a half way decently useful product then the whole purpose of a SIMPLE "Mom and Pop" server has gone the Bye Bye.

Big thumbs down on this product.

BTW since a lot of development stuff is outsourced to India I'm at a loss to understand why it would only work with US keyboard settings

India AFAIK has far more cultural / historical ties and links with the UK than the US -- even to the extent that they play cricket and won the Cricket World cup recently -- great final even for those who don't normally understand or watch the game.

cheers
jimbo
I doubt that we will be able to get any numbers from Microsoft where this product is concerned as Microsoft is usually reluctant to release numbers at all unless the uptake is stellar (such as Windows 7). I hope I am wrong and even more I hope that WHS v2 is a real success but I'm rather skeptical about the lifespan and stability of this new version. I decided to stay with v1 which is more than getting the job done for me and take a wait and see approach.

Congrats to all who upgraded successfully and hope to see your reviews of this new direction in the near future....I really don't trust paid reviewers, I do trust the observations of the loyal Windows 7 forum users who are willing to state both PRO and CON.
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18 Apr 2011   #20
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Revised installation and release notes/known issues for WHS 2011 -

Installing and Configuring Windows Home Server 2011
Release Notes for Windows Home Server 2011
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