Power Pack for Windows Home Server arrives
Microsoft has released an update for Windows Home Server, called Power Pack 1. The update can be downloaded from Microsoft's web site, and automatic distribution is scheduled to start in August. According to the Windows Home Server Blog, other language editions will follow shortly.
Power Pack 1 adds some new features to the system and fixes some known issues. It allows the Windows Home Server Connector, used for backups to be used on the 64-bit version of Windows Vista. A new repair program helps recover corrupted backup databases on connected PCs. The system files and client backups of the Windows Home Server itself can now apparently be stored both on external and internal hard disks. It is likely that this function is provided the External Copy add-on, which has made appearances in various WHS forums for quite some time.
In addition, PP1 is said to fix a flaw in the backup mechanism of Windows Home Server which causes files compressed via NTFS to be stored incorrectly on the server. Another bug which may cause data loss when files opened via Server Share are edited with certain programs is also said to have been fixed.