Windows Home Server Beta/CTP preview

A look at Windows Home Server Beta/CTP preview.

Yesterday Microsoft gave the green light for participants of the Windows Home Server Beta/CTP preview to discuss their thoughts and feelings about the software and to release screenshots.

I've put together a gallery of images relating to Windows Home Server installation and this is available here.

Thoughts ... Well, I'm pretty impressed with Windows Home Server.  PC enthusiasts will have to wait until late 2007 before they can get their hands on this, but judging from this beta, it looks like a robust enough product.  According to Microsoft Windows Home Server is 98% feature complete and it offers the home enthusiast a great platform for digital media sharing, remote access and PC backup.

As you can see from the images I've posted, Windows Home Server is based on Windows Server 2003 SP2, but the install process uses a Vista-style install process which is quite easy to use, although I did feel that I needed to reboot a lot (four or five times).