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What Client OS's are supported RRS feed

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  • So i was attempting to add a 2K8 64Bit server as a backup client.  The webpage said it wasn't a supported OS.  however when clicking on the link to to find the list of supported OS in Vail http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=190178 doesn't display anything.  Almost like it errors.  Can anyone tell me what OS's are supported for backup?
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:41 PM

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  • The releasenotes has them (clients) listed all (it also has more pretty interesting - pre  installation - information)
     
    You won't find Server to be in the client list.
    So i was attempting to add a 2K8 64Bit server as a backup client.  The webpage said it wasn't a supported OS.  however when clicking on the link to to find the list of supported OS in Vail http://go.micros oft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=190178 doesn't display anything.  Almost like it errors.  Can anyone tell me what OS's are supported for backup?

    Have a nice day!
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:34 PM
  • Only client operating systems are supported. No Server operating systems are supported at all. And yes, I agree, that's a bad choice they've made, but not one I've had any luck convincing them to reconsider for this release.


    Charlie. http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:58 PM
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  • Only client operating systems are supported. No Server operating systems are supported at all. And yes, I agree, that's a bad choice they've made, but not one I've had any luck convincing them to reconsider for this release.

    What percentage of homes (Home Server, remember?) have Windows Server 2008 running? It's a reasonable choice for the target market.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, June 11, 2010 9:40 AM
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  • Sorry, Ken. I don't agree. It is a choice. I happen to think it's a BAD choice. Especially changing to downgrade features. But then, I wouldn't expect you to agree.


    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel

    "Ken Warren [MVP]" wrote in message news:deca70e6-b2e0-472c-a716-79c669d36c0c@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Only client operating systems are supported. No Server operating systems are supported at all. And yes, I agree, that's a bad choice they've made, but not one I've had any luck convincing them to reconsider for this release.

    What percentage of homes (*Home* Server, remember?) have Windows Server 2008 running? It's a reasonable choice for the target market.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)


    Charlie. http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 3:47 PM
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  • I'm quite sure that server OS's were never 'supported' in v1, but there was nothing in the code preventing them from working. People tried it and it seemed to work, but that's not the same as 'tested' or 'supported'.

    I did manage to add a Server2008R2 machine in another thread, despite rather stern warnings from Lennart, just to see if it would work.
    I tested backup and restore and had no issue, but knowing that it's an untested solution, I wouldn't trust it without much more testing.

    -timotl

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:31 PM
  • There are a lot of unsupported scenarios. Doesn't mean it won't work.

    I use Server 2008 R2 as a client machine, works fine.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 10:25 PM
  • There are a lot of unsupported scenarios. Doesn't mean it won't work.

    I use Server 2008 R2 as a client machine, works fine.

    That's pretty interesting given how the connector installation will physically fail on Server 2k8 R2 machines reporting an incompatible operating system and refuse to budge any further. Mind sharing your secret with the rest of us?

     

    Edit: Aha, found it - this thread outlines how to get it working: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whsvailbeta/thread/662a70f8-477a-49dc-85a3-ce09ff820a56

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:25 AM
  • I have an issue with 2 client machines as well. They are both running Windows 7 Home Pre, the laptop is 64bit and the desktop is 32 bit. I ran the connector software on both. The laptop went fine, however in the dashboard it comes up with an orange dot - stating unsupported operating system. The desktop is even a bigger issue. Since the connector was installed and rebooted the machine I cant log in anymore. I used to have a welcome screen with two user accounts, one was administrator and passworded, the other was standard user and no password. Now the welcome screen is gone, I get a normal logon screen asking for user name and password. No matter what I type in there I can't log in. I have even tried the server Id and passwords. Anyone seen this? I'm going to try and go into safe mode and try the administrator account. It almost feels like it joined a domain.
    Monday, August 30, 2010 12:07 AM
  • I was able to resolve the user id/password issue by using a boot CD that I don't think I can talk about in this forum:) However the pc not allows me to log into it. But dashboard still thinks that my two Windows 7 home Pre computers have an unsupported operating system - very strange.
    Monday, August 30, 2010 2:31 PM