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  • Question

  • When is the Live Mesh Add-on going to be available for Windows Home Server? This would be a very welcome addition to do some exciting things.
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 2:11 AM

Answers

  • It would be a neat add-in, but nothing has been announced. People have reported successfully installing it on the WHS box by remoting to the machine and logging in as local admin on the box since WHS is basically built upon Windows Server 2003. Note however that Live Mesh is not supported on this platform so bug reporting would not be useful.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 8:58 PM
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  • It would be a neat add-in, but nothing has been announced. People have reported successfully installing it on the WHS box by remoting to the machine and logging in as local admin on the box since WHS is basically built upon Windows Server 2003. Note however that Live Mesh is not supported on this platform so bug reporting would not be useful.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 8:58 PM
    Moderator
  • I have it installed on my WHS box already and everything works fine.

    I had to download the mesh client on another machine and move it to the WHS machine because of restrictions with internet zones on the WHS box, but once on there it installed with no issues, and has worked perfectly since.

    I'm not entirely sure why MS havent said that WHS is already supported as it seems to do the job already.
    Monday, July 20, 2009 9:49 AM
  • I've been thinking of installing it on my WHS box. I am aware that it does work fine, and wonder if the reason that it is technically unsupported is because of the beta nature of Live Mesh and the desire to minimize the complexity of "supported" platforms.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Monday, July 20, 2009 2:33 PM
    Moderator