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    Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Thought some of you guys might be interested

    http://connect.microsoft.com/windowshomeserver/

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Mmmm, looks interesting. Just reading up on wegotserved.

    Hopefully the OEMs will make it fairly easy to upgrade, but who knows :/

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    I love my WHS box, I'll be moving to this as soon as it gets released!

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Time to create a new VM methinks!

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Looking forward to this one finally I'll be able to use home groups the way I want too!
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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Just got myself a product key and downloading the iso. Still not sure I can be bothered to reinstall the server o/s though, just for a beta preview...

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiff Lemon View Post
    Time to create a new VM methinks!
    You'll need it to be atleast 160GB, according to the specs. Might aswell skip the VM and dig out an old machine.

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Just got myself a product key and downloading the iso. Still not sure I can be bothered to reinstall the server o/s though, just for a beta preview...
    I wouldn't reinstall your server with this... wouldn't be a lot of fun if you uncovered the infamous Vail "Format Data Pool" bug

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    i now have a spare box to try this on, will eventually get the final through TechNet as well.

    This will end up in a cupboard at my better halfs

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    No backup for XP64 ?...... it's like it's unloved.....



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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Just installed this yesterday on a spare box. My WHS has gone a bit screwey so I was thinking I might run off this for a while.

    First impressions are good, based on 2008r2 (good) although it means you do need a 64bit processor, so you can't run it on really old hardware if you just want to test and fiddle with it.

    Does anyone know of any addins for it yet? I haven't really started to look at what works on it yet that I already use.

    Funkstar, do you know if Squeezebox server will work on this? (the addin that is).

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    None of the old add-ins work, have to be designed completely from scratch - so I'd be very surprised if there were any available already.

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    I was afraid of that, oh well. Good chance to start having a look at what can be done though.

    Will just have to properly sort my WHS v1 then. Just never seem to find the time.

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    SBS will certainly be available for it once it becomes final.

    I think I saw a thread about WHS v2 on the SD forums recently, so they will be aware of it, someone may well be getting a package put together already, I would check the nightly builds every so often to see.

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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Signed up to this, have downloaded the ISOs, etc but my new-build home server box (OK, bodged together collections of spare bits masquerading as a home server box) isn't yet ready for installation - minor matter of a shortage of suitable RAM without pillaging it from another system.

    Anybody got any first impressions?

    Out of curiosity, could you dual boot this through Bootcamp on a Mac Mini?
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    Re: Windows Home Server V2 - code name "Vail" public preview

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix198 View Post
    Out of curiosity, could you dual boot this through Bootcamp on a Mac Mini?
    Probably could do, but I wouldn't... WHS tends to like monopolising all the hard drives it can get its hands on, and that method tends to work best.

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