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Low resolution option for netbooks, why is it in PP3 if a patch is available through Windows Update ?

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  • Power Pack 3 Beta makes Windows Home Server compatible with netbook computers that have small screen sizes and low resolution. A home server makes a great storage and backup solution for ultra-portable computers.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/963032


    A patch was released for this through Windows Update, why is it in PP3 ?
    zaterdag 18 juli 2009 18:47

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  • Power Pack 3 Beta makes Windows Home Server compatible with netbook computers that have small screen sizes and low resolution. A home server makes a great storage and backup solution for ultra-portable computers.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/963032


    A patch was released for this through Windows Update, why is it in PP3 ?

    It's the same update.  It's common for MS to release an update, then include the same update in a Service Pack/Power Pack.  It just means that if you didn't have it before PP3, you will get it with PP3.
    • Als antwoord voorgesteld door kariya21Moderator zaterdag 18 juli 2009 18:49
    • Als antwoord gemarkeerd door DieharderMVP zaterdag 18 juli 2009 19:20
    zaterdag 18 juli 2009 18:49

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  • Power Pack 3 Beta makes Windows Home Server compatible with netbook computers that have small screen sizes and low resolution. A home server makes a great storage and backup solution for ultra-portable computers.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/963032


    A patch was released for this through Windows Update, why is it in PP3 ?

    It's the same update.  It's common for MS to release an update, then include the same update in a Service Pack/Power Pack.  It just means that if you didn't have it before PP3, you will get it with PP3.
    • Als antwoord voorgesteld door kariya21Moderator zaterdag 18 juli 2009 18:49
    • Als antwoord gemarkeerd door DieharderMVP zaterdag 18 juli 2009 19:20
    zaterdag 18 juli 2009 18:49
  • Well, that explains why even with PP3 there are still scrollbars present in the Console on a netbook. No change from the earlier Windows update.

    Do we know when we'll get a Console w/o scrollbars on a netbook?
    maandag 20 juli 2009 20:25
  • Yes, I can confirm that I can't see any noticable improvement for netbooks with PP3. I have an Asus Eee 901 with 1024x600 resolution.

    I still see annoying horizontal and vertical scrollbars in the lower frame in the WHS console. This feature was originally added in hotfix KB963032 in May09 and has just been rolled into PP3. The feature also takes up an additional terminal server instance to other WHS consoles at larger resolutions - this means tham I'm sometimes refused further RDP/console connections due to already having 2 sessions open.

    Also the graphic on the login page is distorted to fit onto the smaller screen, and looks horrible.

    To me this appears to be just lazy programming.   When is it likely to be improved, or do I just avoid using the console on my netbook altogether?

    woensdag 25 november 2009 16:05