Windows Home Server 2011 Update Rollup 4 (UR4) Now Available

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows Home Server 2011. The latest update, Update Rollup 4 provides a variety of fixes for issues uncovered since the previous update.

What’s fixed?

Issue 1

When you try to log on to Launchpad on a computer that is running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Failed to load server configuration file.

Issue 2

The installation of the client connector is blocked when you turn on Gatekeeper and enable installation from the AppStore or trusted developers on a computer that is running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Issue 3

Assume that you have Update Rollup 3 for Windows Home Server 2011 installed on a Windows 7-based client computer. In this situation, you cannot start the TV Archive service from Windows Media Center on the client computer after you connect the client computer to a Windows Home Server 2011-based server.

Issue 4

When you try to use client connector to join different client computers that are running Windows 7 or Windows 8 to a Windows Home Server 2011-based server, the operation fails. Additionally, you receive error messages from Windows Media Center during the installation.

Issue 5

When the Apple Bonjour service is running on a Windows Home Server 2011-based server, client computers cannot connect to the server by using the client connector.

Issue 6

When a security identifier (SID) is empty in a computer configuration file in Windows Home Server 2011, the client backup database corrupts and the client backup service fails.

Issue 7

When you run the Remote Web Access Setup Wizard to configure a Windows Live domain, an error occurs. Additionally, you may also be blocked when you try to remotely browse a Remote Web Access (RWA) page. This issue occurs because the Windows Live ID Sign-In Assistant component is unexpectedly uninstalled.

Issue 8

Assume that you set up a remotely administered server from a client computer. You set the time zone to Pacific Standard Time (US & Canada) in the Time Zone Settings dialog box. In this situation, the time zone is incorrectly set to Baja California on the server after you finish the server deployment.

Issue 9

When the XML convert module handles invalid files in Windows Home Server 2011, you receive error messages that state some services cannot be started.

Issue 10

This update fixes the Server Backup service exception issue that occurs when the backup service tries to retrieve backup history from event logs. For more information about the Server Backup service exception issue, go to the following Microsoft website:

Known issues

Issue 1

You cannot install this update by using a Mac client connector that has Update Rollup 4 for Windows Home Server 2011 installed. This issue occurs because of a change requirement for Mac external binaries. To work around this issue, reinstall the Mac client connector before you install Update Rollup 4.

Note This issue only occurs on a server that has Update Rollup 3 for Windows Home Server 2011 installed.

Issue 2

You cannot start the TV Archive add-in in Windows Media Center after you install the Update Rollup 4 for Windows Home Server 2011 on a Windows 8-based client computer. To work around this issue, reinstall the client connector on the client computer before you install the Update Rollup 4.

Note This issue only occurs on the server that has Update Rollup 3 for Windows Home Server 2011 installed.

 

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  1. Disappointing that Microsoft has STILL not addressed the issue of indexing media randomly stopping after you get over 4500 files for DLNA streaming. Disappointing there is still no support for Windows 8 systems with a GPT instead of MBR. It’s nice that they’re still updating, but those 2 major issues are outstanding and I have to wonder why.

    1. Indeed. It would be nice to get some kind of guidance from MS on the GPT issue. If it doesn’t support GPT then WHS2011 is going to remain useless for backing up OEM Win8 systems. And it’s kind of silly to think that an OS that is barely a year and a half old would be left behind like that.

      1. At least they’re working on it.
        Staggered that getting a system to index media correctly is apparently so hard. Does this mean the problem still exists in WS2012E? Wow. I mean, I bought WHS2011 in large part because of the advertised media streaming capabilities, and it remains incredible to me that those capabilities have NEVER worked correctly. That MS still hasn’t fixed this is just.. breathtaking.

        1. Yup, the problem still exists in WS2012E apparently. It was reported on Microsoft Connect, and Microsoft responded thus:

          “This is a known issue. However, due to circumstances we will not be able to address it in the current release, it will continue to be tracked in our system and we will aim to address it in the near future. You can reduct [sic] the size of your media library to resolve this issue.”

          As you say: breathtaking…

  2. I don’t get Known Issue n° 2 , that is the suggested workaround:

    “Issue 2

    You cannot start the TV Archive add-in in Windows Media Center after
    you install the Update Rollup 4 for Windows Home Server 2011 on a
    Windows 8-based client computer. To work around this issue, reinstall
    the client connector on the client computer before you install the
    Update Rollup 4.

    Note This issue only occurs on the server that has Update Rollup 3 for Windows Home Server 2011 installed.”

    So…I’ve read this after installing the update, and in fact the TV Archive add-in is not working for me on my Windows 8 PC…. what am I supposed to do now to get it working?

  3. This problem still exists…
    Have you noticed that the Launchpad, while open (whether you’re logged in, or not) on a Windows 8 machine, will use 4-10% of your CPU all the time?

    If you minimize it, the CPU load goes away.
    This has happened to me on every build of Windows 8 pre-release and up to today (still).

    It’s just enough CPU load to drain your battery quickly on a laptop and keep your CPU fan running. And, in Windows 8, you may not see it because it’s on your Desktop!

  4. They still haven’t fixed the problem that the server shows client computer online when they are switched off.

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