WHS Service Pack Versus Power Pack RRS feed

  • Question

  • Up until now I was under the impression that power pack and service pack are the same thing. I've been waiting to receive the update to Power Pack 3 for some time now. Today out of the blue, looking through the WHS console under resources it shows my version of the operating system to be "Windows Home Server with Power Pack 3". I checked my update history and did not find when I was updated to PP3. I logged onto my server and checked 'Computer Properties' and it showed Service Pack 2. I guess I was expecting it to say Service Pack 3. Where is my disconnect on this?

    • Moved by Ken WarrenModerator Sunday, August 29, 2010 4:58 PM not a development question (From:Windows Home Server & Windows Home Server "Vail" Add-Ins and Developer Information)
    Sunday, August 29, 2010 3:07 PM


  • Service Pack ≠ Power Pack:

    • Service Pack refers to the OS patch level. The OS for Windows Home Server is Windows Server 2003, and the current service pack is 2.
    • Power Pack refers to the Windows Home Server patch level (Windows Home Server is implemented "on top of" Windows Server 2003).

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, August 29, 2010 4:58 PM