Microsoft still can’t tell you how Windows Home Server Vail will protect your data after the removal of Drive Extender (and are apparently looking for a new home for the Home Server Team), yet yesterday they released Update Rollup 2 for Windows Home Server v1.
Note that you will need to have Power Pack 3 and hotfix 979453 (aka Update Rollup 1 or UR1) installed before you can install UR2.
The update contains the following fixes:
Assume that you use Windows Internet Explorer 9 to access the computer page of the Windows Home Server Remote Access website. In this situation, your connection fails if your Windows Home Server Remote Access website is not added to the trusted sites zone.
The TV archive add-in in Media Center fails on the TV archive page after you change the calendar to the Japanese format.
The uninstallation process fails on your first attempt to uninstall Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Client Connector from a home computer.
When you shut down a home computer, Windows Home Server may report that antivirus software is not installed or is out of date. This occurs even though the antivirus software is installed and up-to-date.
A home computer that is joined to one of the following servers is not blocked when the computer tries to join Windows Home Server:
* The next version of Windows Home Server
* Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
* Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
This causes software compatibility issues.
The current version of Identity Client Run Time Library that is included in Windows Home Server contains a potential privacy issue.
A function call may fail if you use the Windows Home Server software development kit (SDK) to retrieve user information on a German or French version of Windows Home Server.
The Remote Access website may be vulnerable to cross-site request forgery attacks.
If you have Automatic Updates enabled you may already have this update installed on your Home Server. My client PCs also all automatically updated the client software with this new update. However you should be aware that some users are encountering issues with the update (thanks forum member mitch672 for bringing this to our attention).
Let us know in the comments or forums how UR2 is working out for you.