Windows Home Server

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  1. psychokilla

    psychokilla Registered Member

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    Hi, I'd like to ask...

    If I make a home server with Microsoft's WHS, will I be able to install ESS on it and use this to protect it? Is it compatible basically?

    If not, will ESET be making a version especially for Windows Home Server?
     
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  2. kC_

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    youl need the business edition to run on a server

    or to allow any applications that say "this software cant run on a server"
    you can use http://keznews.com/2755_TweakNT_1_21_download

    havnt tried that on "home server" but succesfully got ess on vmware "server 2003"
     
  3. ASpace

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    This is something interesting I personally have no information on . Windows Home server is product made especially for home users but Home Edition doesn't support it ? o_O
     
  4. psychokilla

    psychokilla Registered Member

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    So, any news on if/when ESET will be available for Windows Home Server?
     
  5. JWilly48519

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    My experience so far is that installing ESS 3.0 on a Vista Home Premium client tied to Home Server public beta prevents the client from accessing shared folders on the Home Server, even though a shortcut exists to those folders, whether the ESS install is in automatic or interactive mode.

    Also, turning off the ESS firewall doesn't seem to be a persisting capability. Four times in a row now, the ESS install has turned its firewall back on without human participation, within 24 hours of it being manually turned off.

    The Home Server installation is running Windows Firewall, but no AV software. It's not used as a client or for remote access, so doesn't have regular exposure to the internet other than via automatic update functionality.

    I have a request in to Eset to return a copy of ESS and get a copy of NOD32 instead, since ESS so far seems to be dysfunctional in this particular application.
     
  6. JWilly48519

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    FYI, the public beta of Windows Home Server is a de-featured repackage of Windows Server 2003. It provides for automatic continuous backup of clients, shared server-resident multimedia folders, and backup of those folders' content.
     
  7. psychokilla

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    Yeah I noticed that, so does that mean we should be using a server edition on WHS or can we use a home version.

    Still no answers from any ESET staff, nice. Windows Home Server could be quite popular, I don't think you really want to sleep on this.

    I've had a look and it would seem we would need to use the business edition of Smart Security on any Windows Home Server PC but if you buy that then you have to buy at least 5 licenses which can be pricey for a home user or family, will ESET be bringing out a 1 license version for Windows Home Server?
     
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  8. 0pium_Dealer

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    Any updates on whether NOD32 2.7 will be able to run WHS? I'm currently in the middle of putting my WHS together and am looking for suitable AV/FW to run on it.
     
  9. ASpace

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    NOD32 2.7 does work on Home server :thumb:
     
  10. 0pium_Dealer

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    Thanks for the info :)
     
  11. ASpace

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    You are most welcome
     
  12. webyourbusiness

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    That's true - here are the USA prices:

    a 4 user home pack is $95.99 - to step up to the 5-user business pack of Eset Antivirus v3.0 is $164.95... but - you get the mirror functionality. True your license price per machine jumps, but so does the available functionality does too.
     
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    v2.7 doesn't have the home/business distinctions - it was an "improvement" in v3.0. This means your clients must run v2.7 too if you want to run your own local update mirror, as v2.7 lan update version can only update v2.7 clients I am afraid.
     
  14. deputy963

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    Nothing from Eset yet? I, for one, would like a product that has their blessing and support!
     
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    know how many copies of home-server there are? Not that many, but the number will certainly grow... I am building myself a home-server machine this weekend...
     
  17. ASpace

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    Please , share your experience after that .
     
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