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Power Pack 2 is not available from Windows Update RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently installed a WHS on my server.
    I noticed that, even after a few weeks of work, it is still at "Power Pack 1".
    I enabled all the automatic updates, from both win2003 and whs enviroments.
    Is there any way to get the Power Pack 2 without Windows Update?

    Thank you!

    Jonnidip.
    Friday, May 15, 2009 4:23 PM

Answers

  • >> Did the WU website show any High Priority updates that needed to be installed?

    Yes, but only for the 2003-side.
    No updates for the WHS-side.

    Jonnidip.

    My guess is that there was a problem during installation and it thinks it's Server 2003, not WHS.  My suggestion at this point is to do a Server Reinstallation.
    • Marked as answer by jonnidip Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:04 PM
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:38 AM
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  • I think you're right.
    The installation may be not complete, even if it seems all working.
    A new fresh installation solved the problem.

    Jonnidip.
    • Marked as answer by jonnidip Friday, July 17, 2009 2:05 PM
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:04 PM

All replies

  • Power Pack 2 is only available through Windows Update. Can you take a look at this FAQ posting and see if it applies to you?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, May 15, 2009 4:26 PM
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  • Thank you for your very prompt reply.
    I took a look at that article. This is all I can find in the "Version information" textbox:

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1800.0

    So I think that I have a 1800.0 version of WHS.

    If I try to look into the Add/Remove Programs, I cannot find a "Power Pack" row...

    What am I wrong?

    Jonnidip.
    Friday, May 15, 2009 4:34 PM
  • Thank you for your very prompt reply.
    I took a look at that article. This is all I can find in the "Version information" textbox:

    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1800.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1800.0

    So I think that I have a 1800.0 version of WHS.

    If I try to look into the Add/Remove Programs, I cannot find a "Power Pack" row...

    What am I wrong?

    Jonnidip.

    It appears that you have not had any updates applied since Power Pack 1. These numbers should at least be at .24 and. 36.

    When you run settings>General>Windows Update>Update Now

    What happens? Do you receive an error? Is this server behind a firewall/proxy?
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    Friday, May 15, 2009 5:42 PM
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  • Was your server already delivered with Power Pack 1 preinstalled?
    Could it be that it has no Internet connection?
    Did you configure a manual IP address on the server and forgot to add the DNS server or Default Gateway entries?
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    Olaf
    Friday, May 15, 2009 7:43 PM
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  • My WHS had PowerPack1 at first installation.
    If I run "Settings>General>Windows Update>Update Now", nothing happens. It says that no update is available.
    My server is not behind a firewall or a proxy, it is directly connected through a router. All other services work (I can connect remotely to my server, etc.).
    The IP is manually configured, as all oter PCs of my home network and no, I did not forgot to add DNS and gateway.
    I can connect to Internet from my server and I can connect to my server from remote.

    The windows update of the "windows server 2003 side" is working correctly.


    Jonnidip.
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 5:28 PM
  • My WHS had PowerPack1 at first installation.
    If I run "Settings>General>Windows Update>Update Now", nothing happens. It says that no update is available.
    My server is not behind a firewall or a proxy, it is directly connected through a router. All other services work (I can connect remotely to my server, etc.).
    The IP is manually configured, as all oter PCs of my home network and no, I did not forgot to add DNS and gateway.
    I can connect to Internet from my server and I can connect to my server from remote.

    The windows update of the "windows server 2003 side" is working correctly.


    Jonnidip.

    When you say the 2003 side is working correctly, does that mean you logged into the server desktop and ran WU from there?  If so, did it show any updates there?
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 6:11 PM
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  • Yes, I used to log in into the server desktop and saw that there were about 60+ automatic updates installed (compressed folders with name like "$NtUninstallKB<number>$" in c:\windows\).
    I believe these are automatic updates...

    Jonnidip
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 8:53 PM
  • Yes, I used to log in into the server desktop and saw that there were about 60+ automatic updates installed (compressed folders with name like "$NtUninstallKB<number>$" in c:\windows\).
    I believe these are automatic updates...

    Jonnidip

    Let me re-word the question:  Did the WU website show any High Priority updates that needed to be installed?
    Sunday, May 17, 2009 10:05 PM
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  • >> Did the WU website show any High Priority updates that needed to be installed?

    Yes, but only for the 2003-side.
    No updates for the WHS-side.

    Jonnidip.
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:36 PM
  • Just an FYI. I just reinstalled WHS last night, for the second time...this time clean install. It shipped with PP1, jumped right onto 55 updates that included PP2 and IE8. BTW most updates are marked as being for 2003, as WHS is built on the 2003 engine. Don't worry about the names, let them download and install. Odds are 99.9% if you have activated, they are trying to send you the stuff you need, even if you have not activated.
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:19 AM
  • >> Did the WU website show any High Priority updates that needed to be installed?

    Yes, but only for the 2003-side.
    No updates for the WHS-side.

    Jonnidip.

    My guess is that there was a problem during installation and it thinks it's Server 2003, not WHS.  My suggestion at this point is to do a Server Reinstallation.
    • Marked as answer by jonnidip Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:04 PM
    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:38 AM
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  • I think you're right.
    The installation may be not complete, even if it seems all working.
    A new fresh installation solved the problem.

    Jonnidip.
    • Marked as answer by jonnidip Friday, July 17, 2009 2:05 PM
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:04 PM