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  • Hello,

    I am thinking about to retiring my old WHSv1 PC and buying from Amazon.de an OEM disk and using a soon to be defunct XP machine (with a new motherboard, SSD, HDDs, but existing box, power supply, DVD, + some DDR3 memory I have) to be my WHS2011 machine.

    However, if I buy a WHS 2011 disc can I still install this and get appropriate updates etc. for WHS from Microsoft - all pointers now lead to small business server?  (I am sure there were security / connector updates etc.)? I don't want to buy it and find it is unsupported.

    I know that I cannot reinstall my WHSv1 as there are no updates available via Microsoft.

    Can anybody please advise the cut-off date for M/S support for WHS 2011?

    Thanks, Mel

    PS - spent 2 hours reading this forum - do I really want to go down the WHS 2011 route?

    Secondary Question - can I back up my WHS v1 installation with something like Acronis (as an example only) please in case it fails?


    • Edited by Mel P Sunday, February 23, 2014 6:28 PM added secondary question!
    • Changed type Andy Qi Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:22 AM
    Sunday, February 23, 2014 5:27 PM

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  • WHS2011 is being supported until some point in 2016. I thought WHS1 had its own back up capability?

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:20 PM
  • I thought WHS1 had its own back up capability?

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Thanks re date. I am not aware that there is the facility to back up the fully installed OS on a WHS v1?  How would I do this please?

    Mel

    Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:57 PM
  • I think I have confused myself! I have been using 2011 for too long and WHS1 server backup is for data only.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Sunday, February 23, 2014 9:23 PM