Windows Home Server Codename Vail

Björn Bürstinghaus from the German site Bjoerns Windows Blog has been in touch to let us know he has created a couple of Windows 7 themes inspired by the release of the updated previews of Windows Home Server Vail and Windows Server Aurora. I think Björn has done a great job on these so be sure to […]

Since the release of the public Beta of Windows Home Server Codename Vail (see our Review and Overview here), Microsoft have been busy integrating feedback, fixing bugs and polishing the interface and have now released an updated Public Beta which is available on Connect. There are several changes in this build, but the first key […]

In my last post I walked you through installing Vail using VMWare Workstation. This time; we are going to use the free version of VMWare Server. The same rules apply as to VMWare Workstation so I’ll recap what I previously posted. Before you continue with the guides you need to ensure your PC can support […]

With the release of the much anticipated Public Beta of Windows Home Server Codename “Vail”, many of you will be wanting to try out the new features but may not have access to suitable hardware. However, if you have a 64 bit PC running a 64 bit OS then you can probably install Virtualisation software […]

Now that Microsoft has released the Public Beta of Windows Home Server Vail, I’m sure many of you are anxious to download the files and get started on installing your own test server. We’ve got guides for installing Vail on the MediaSmart Server, but if you’re performing your own install to a Virtual Machine or […]

No matter what type of server you are installing, I’ve found that having the Windows Home Server Vail Install DVD image on a USB flash key to be the easiest way to perform the installation. Most notably my HP MediaSmart Server EX475 does not recognize the only external DVD drive I own, which is an […]

Now that Microsoft has announced the availability of the public beta of Windows Home Server Codename Vail, I wanted to share an overview to benefit both those of you that will be installing the Beta as well as those that don’t plan to install the Beta but are curious about what Vail delivers. Remember that […]