Microsoft has released a new beta version of their Security Essentials suite, which offers enhanced compatibility with Windows Home Server v1 and Vail Preview. Does anyone know what the number 1 requested feature is for Windows Home Server?
In case you can’t read that, here is the verbiage:
Can we please have a Security Essentials version & Add-in for WHS?
Let’s take a look at how it works. Download the 64-bit version if you’re going to install on Windows Home Server Vail Preview, and the 32-bit version for Windows Home Server v1 (we’re installing it on Vail):
Copy it over to your home server:
Install the package using a Remote Desktop Conection. The result? Check it out!
Once restarted, you’ll find the Microsoft Security Essentials icon in the tray.
Open up the application and you can start a security scan:
As you can see below, you will notice the up-to-date definitions.
For those who look for the build number:
I have no idea if this is intentional or not, but it does seem to work. There may not be a Vail add-in at this time, but that is not a killer, at least at this time. Head on over (you will need a Live account) to apply for and download the MSE beta. The current beta is available only to customers in the United States, Israel (English only), People’s Republic of China (Simplified Chinese only) and Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese only).
Thanks to Drashna for catching this on the Connect site.