WHS and Office RRS feed

  • Question

  • How does WHS and office work together. I was thinking of installing on my new WHS OEM box and just wanted some advise before installling. I have both 2003 and 2007 Ultimate so not sure with one to install or which one would be better and not looking to do exchange server but if there a plus side to it i will. Any help would be grateful, thanks
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:20 PM


  • Windows Home Server isn't designed to be used as either a desktop computer or a Terminal Services host, so you shouldn't install Office. In addition, using it as a Terminal Services host for desktop applications is likely to be a violation of the EULA, which prohibits activating server roles that aren't active by default.

    I'm going to suggest that you read the documentation available here, at least the documents under "Help and howto". They should give you a somewhat better picture of what Windows Home server is designed to be.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 9:58 PM