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  • Question

  • Has Microsoft announced what will be the cost for WHS once the 120 day trial is up????

    Jim

    Saturday, January 19, 2008 3:56 PM

Answers

  • WHS has been available from OEMs now for quite a few months. Cost wise will depend on where you in the world you are. Do a search on the Internet and you will find places that stock it, for example Newegg.

     

    There is no upgrade path from the trial edition, you need to perform a reinstallation when you get the OEM dvd.

     

    There is no retail version of WHS either.

     

    Andrew

     

    Saturday, January 19, 2008 4:53 PM
    Moderator
  • No, if you perform a server reinstallation, and make sure you choose Server Reinstallation then all of your data is kept intact.

     

    You will need to recreate any users account, re-permission your shared folders and reinstall any add-ins or additional software, but the data is safe.

     

    Andrew

     

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:04 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • WHS has been available from OEMs now for quite a few months. Cost wise will depend on where you in the world you are. Do a search on the Internet and you will find places that stock it, for example Newegg.

     

    There is no upgrade path from the trial edition, you need to perform a reinstallation when you get the OEM dvd.

     

    There is no retail version of WHS either.

     

    Andrew

     

    Saturday, January 19, 2008 4:53 PM
    Moderator
  • You can buy it at Newegg.com (OEM version)

     

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116395

     

    $170

     

    Monday, January 21, 2008 6:26 PM
  • I hope that when you say "you need to perform a reinstallation"  you dont imply that I will lose all the data and effort I already put into the system.

    I love my WHS but if I have to go through all that again I might as well go back to my Server'03


    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:17 PM
  • No, if you perform a server reinstallation, and make sure you choose Server Reinstallation then all of your data is kept intact.

     

    You will need to recreate any users account, re-permission your shared folders and reinstall any add-ins or additional software, but the data is safe.

     

    Andrew

     

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:04 PM
    Moderator
  • Feb 2, 2008:  Newegg.com, the price was down to $159.98 when I ordered a copy this evening

     

    Sunday, February 3, 2008 3:39 AM