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I just got invited to the Windows Home Server beta.

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We have arrived at another major milestone, Windows Home Server Release Candidate. The RC (Release Candidate) release is a feature complete build of Windows Home Server. We have passed our escrow milestone and are now on our way to reaching RTM.

We are contacting you because you had applied to participate in the Windows Home Server Beta. If you still are interested participating and to accept this invitation and to apply to become a member of this program, follow this link:
(Link to Beta)

Once you apply, you will be asked to take a small survey again. After you take the survey you will have access to download and install the Windows Home Server RC release.

Here are the details:
Enable Customer Feedback

When you are setting up your Windows Home Server Install, we ask that you enable providing customer feedback information to Microsoft (or enable it later in Server Settings). We received VERY valuable data from Beta 2 and CTP via this mechanism and it is extremely important that any crash or failure you encounter get reported to us. For privacy reasons we cannot enable this feature by default now that we are this far along in our release schedule.
Things we want you to test:

* Run every app you can think of on your client machines accessing files on the server via SMB.
*

# Copy stuff on, copy stuff off, delete stuff, move stuff.
# Run lots of backups.
# Do single file/folder restores.
# Restore full PCs.
# Remote Access configuration Password policy
# Password reset
# OOBE from a home PC (the OEM experience)
# Full system restore of a home PC (test on a spare box)
# Adding and removing hard drives through the Windows Home Server Console

Thanks,

Kevin Beares
Windows Home Server Community Lead
What do you think? I know I'm going to enjoy it.
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I'm putting it on a machine tonight. I'll keep you guys updated on how it is!
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I want to run a server system... too bad I can't afford one...
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I tried it on my old P4 system but it got the blue screen of death half way through installation
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I got it running. It works great.

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