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  • Hi,

    I've been checking windows update for the last couple of days and WHS still says no updates available. Is there a delay to this being rolled out worldwide (I'm in the UK) or could it be because I've not activated my copy yet (I'm about to change CPU so I don't want to activate it yet).

    Thanks

    James
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 2:19 PM

Answers

  •  sdKeith wrote:
    When I try updating I get the message "There are no updates available for Windows Home Server"

    Under version Information it shows:

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1424.2

     

    That is because you need to upgrade your Windows Home Server to the RTM version before you can receive this update.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:42 PM
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  • Hi!
    Just so you know its not something unique to your system, I have the same problem.

    Keith
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 3:12 PM
  • To answer your question regurading updates on an unactivated WHS, you should be fine. WHS will still update via Windows Update even if it is still unactivated as long as it is still within the grace period. As far as the November update I'm not completly sure how the rollout happens in the UK but I do know that it was released and avalible the US. You may want to try again as it should be avalible by now.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 3:27 PM
  • The update arrived here in the UK last night....

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 3:38 PM
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  • When I try updating I get the message "There are no updates available for Windows Home Server"

    Under version Information it shows:

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1424.2
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:19 PM
  •  sdKeith wrote:
    When I try updating I get the message "There are no updates available for Windows Home Server"

    Under version Information it shows:

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1424.2
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1424.2

     

    That is because you need to upgrade your Windows Home Server to the RTM version before you can receive this update.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:42 PM
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  • I'm running RTM

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.6

    Any idea why I'm not seeing it? Can it be downloaded manually?
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:55 PM
  • I have the OEM version and I ran the update yesterday and my WHS reports:

     

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.8
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.8

     

    So what is a correctly updated system?

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:12 PM
  • Here is my updated OEM:

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.8
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.8

    Looks like you are missing a update ro two.........

    Cruise
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:17 PM
  • Okay so how do I get the missing update? I have RDC into the server and launched Microsoft Update. It in turn fires off IE7 and then when I select 'Custom' it returns

     

    No Critical updates

    1 Optional update (This is .NET 3.0)

     

    I also have run update from within the console and it showed no updates.

    So what do I do?

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:25 PM
  •  Dancing Bear wrote:

    I have the OEM version and I ran the update yesterday and my WHS reports:

     

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.8
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.8

     

    So what is a correctly updated system?

     

    You have the Nov update "6.0.1500.8" is the Nov update.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:57 PM
  •  Richard A Miller wrote:
     Dancing Bear wrote:

    I have the OEM version and I ran the update yesterday and my WHS reports:

     

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.8
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.8

     

    So what is a correctly updated system?

     

    You have the Nov update "6.0.1500.8" is the Nov update.

     

    I realise that the 1500.8 is the latest, but what about Console, Drive Extender and Remote Access? Other peolpe are quoting 1500.6

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:09 PM
  •  spib wrote:
    I'm running RTM

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.6

    Any idea why I'm not seeing it? Can it be downloaded manually?


    My thread seems to have been hijacked Smile

    Can anyone tell me why I don't see the update?
    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:16 PM
  •  spib wrote:
     spib wrote:
    I'm running RTM

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.6
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.6

    Any idea why I'm not seeing it? Can it be downloaded manually?



    My thread seems to have been hijacked

    Can anyone tell me why I don't see the update?

     

    It will show up, also make sure your auto update is on.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:42 PM
  •  Dancing Bear wrote:
     Richard A Miller wrote:
     Dancing Bear wrote:

    I have the OEM version and I ran the update yesterday and my WHS reports:

     

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.8
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.8

     

    So what is a correctly updated system?

     

    You have the Nov update "6.0.1500.8" is the Nov update.

     

    I realise that the 1500.8 is the latest, but what about Console, Drive Extender and Remote Access? Other peolpe are quoting 1500.6

     

    Yes.. this will explain why you are seeing 6.0.1500.0 and not 6.0.1500.6
    at http://homeserverblogger.com/2007/10/16/15000-or-15006-the-real-story/

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:01 PM
  • I still hadn't received the update last night so I decided to do a server reinstall. After the full installation, 25 windows updates were installed but the new update wasn't one of them - if I try and update manually I get 'No updates available'.

    I've been thinking this through this morning and I should mention that I'm one of those people who has an error when installing which says 'Setup is already running'. I also am not able to run the initial setup screen which runs when you first login because it crashes, and I also have the issue whereby the machine will shut itself down after x days because it thinks it's a domain controller which hasn't been initialised.

    Taking all of these issues into account, is it possible that perhaps Windows Update is seeing my machine as a Windows 2003 server rather than WHS? This would explain why it doesn't offer me the WHS update. Could this be a result of the installation not completing correctly?

    Sorry for dragging this up again, but I really need this fix to stop my Microsoft Money backups from being corrupted

    Many Thanks

    James
    Friday, November 30, 2007 9:15 AM
  • Hi

     

    I ahve EXACTLY the same problem - can not receive the update, had the setup is running error during install (I have tried the install 4 times on my server and twice on a VM and ALWAYS get the error). The connector software does not work and the update is not received.

     

    Does anyone please have a solution to this as I think the WHS is becomming a bit of a joke an certainly not ready for public release

     

    thanks

     

    Saturday, December 1, 2007 10:00 AM
  • I am also having problems updating my system with the Nov update.

     

    I clicked the "Update Now" button in the "Settings" dialog.

     

    It offered to install IE7 and I did which required a reboot.

     

    I clicked the "Update Now" button again, and it offered 2 more updates: some security patch for IE7 and a cumilative update for IE7.  Both of these failed to install.

     

    I can't get Windows Update past this step and both these updates keep failing.

     

     

     

    Sunday, December 2, 2007 8:25 PM
  • Has the OP - or other posters - managed to get the update yet?

    I'm having the same trouble - WU does not report the update as being available.

    spib's suggestion that WU may be seeing the PC as a Windows 2003 server is interesting as well.
    Monday, December 10, 2007 2:55 PM
  • Any update on this?  Is it related to the setup process having the issue where the dialog comes up and says "Setup is already running"?

    It almost seems like there are some steps which do not get completed.
    Friday, December 14, 2007 7:29 PM
  •  spib wrote:
    is it possible that perhaps Windows Update is seeing my machine as a Windows 2003 server rather than WHS?

    I finally got the update installed yesterday after rebuilding the server.  I'd done this in the past to try and install the September updates without success: until yesterday I had never managed to install KB941913 even after trying the fix in the FAQs.

    The only thing I did differently when installing WHS this time was to install the LAN drivers and run Windows Update prior to running the last part of OOBE (where you set the password etc).  After this, OOBE completed successfully and did not run again after a reboot as it had in the past; on every other installation OOBE would run after each reboot for 2 or 3 boots.

    Current versions are now:

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1500.8
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1500.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1500.8

    where previously they were all 6.0.1500.0 on the last installation.  This is from a clean OEM DVD install.
    Monday, December 17, 2007 12:16 PM
  •  eastevenson wrote:


    The only thing I did differently when installing WHS this time was to install the LAN drivers and run Windows Update prior to running the last part of OOBE (where you set the password etc).  After this, OOBE completed successfully and did not run again after a reboot as it had in the past; on every other installation OOBE would run after each reboot for 2 or 3 boots.



    Did you manually kick off the last part of OOBE?  If so, how?

    I think my issue is also related to my NIC drivers not being found during the install.



    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:04 PM
  • No, I terminated OOBE using task manager and, when I rebooted after installing the drivers and running WU, it carried on from where it left off.
    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 8:26 PM
  • Did you notice the Login screen before and after you had everything working?

    Was it a "Windows Server 2003" login screen before and a "Windows Home Server" after?

    I've tried running "whsoobe.exe /server" to try to continue the setup, but it still fails.
    Thursday, December 20, 2007 6:17 AM