Update Rollup 1 available for WHS 2011 and SBSe

by ZimTommy on August 26, 2011 · 3 comments

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In WHS v1 terms the words “Power Pack” could often translate into “New Features” which, personally, is always exciting for me!  Power Pack 1 fixed the dreaded data integrity issues which will always be remembered as WHS V1′s rocky start to life,  but I think you’ll all agree the subsequent power packs did always appear to deliver at least a few nice new features and functionality.

And now with WHS 2011 it appears we’ll be getting “Update Rollups”  which initially to me sounded exciting but then after taking a read there’s nothing much to get me all worked up.  I mean I’m sure the small list of fixes might interest some people but the one new feature involving additional alerts isn’t too much to write home about.

This update adds an alert that reminds you to enable Microsoft Update. The alert appears after you install Windows Home Server 2011 and complete the “Getting Started” tasks on a computer.

This rollup also includes changes/fixes for SBS 2011 and Windows Storage Server 2011.

How do you feel about the first update rollup?  Were you hoping for a few more fixes or features?  Maybe there’s something you think should really be included in the next one?

Head on over to Microsoft for the full details.

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Hi there, I'm Tommy and I've been messing around with PCs and electronics since before I can remember. I had been running my own WHS "frankenserver" for a good few years before I picked up an ex490 on super special after HP has discontinued them and that's, in turn, how I found this little community of fellow enthusiasts.


Seth August 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

MS is referring to it as “Rollup 1″ yet it says “Service Pack 1″ on the About window after installing it. The one thing I did notice is all my clients informed me the client connector software needed to be updated and it did it automatically, which is nice.

Del August 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

This update corrected my certificate date vs computer time problem. After a power failure or my pulling the power plug for maintenance, my EX495 always boots up with Jan 1,2002 which causes certificate checks to fail. But with this update, on startup, it tells me that my time and date needs to be checked to prevent certificate problem and let’s me correct it before certification processing.

Do any of you EX495 owners have this same time-date startup problem after your machine has been unplugged?

Eidos August 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

The update installed automatically and then the server advised me to upate the client connector on each client. I believe the WHS2011 is running very well and there just isn’t much to fix in the update. I do miss DE but that’s history and I’ve moved on. WHS 2011 is very stable and works well.

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