Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released, we encourage customers testing the new client platform with Windows Home Server. Note this is for testing purpose only. Installing beta product in a production environment is not recommended or fully supported.
Below is the guidance connecting Windows 8 Consumer Preview (CP) to Windows Home Server.
1. Guidance for Windows Home Server 2011
Major functionalities work well when Windows 8 Consumer Preview connects with Home Server 2011, below are 4 known issues you might experience during Beta testing:
You need to enable .net 3.5 on windows 8 in order to join WHS 2011
o Issue 2 Power setting of Client backup may not work.
o Issue 3 The thumbnail of picture folder is not displayed properly on Remote Web Access page.
o Issue 4 When you try to access the share folders from home group joined client computer, you are prompted for credential.
o For how to workaround these issues, please see this Wiki.
2. Guidance for Windows Home Server (2007 version)
Major functionalities work well when Windows 8 Consumer Preview connects with Home Server (2007 version), below are 2 known issues you might experience during Beta testing:
o Issue 1
When the Windows 8 client computer is connected to Windows Home Server, if you use Windows Live ID to log on, you need to provide additional user credentials for accessing the server resources.
o Issue 2
Windows Home Server Client Connector setup may not install the OEM client software.
We are actively investigating solutions to ensure compatibility between RTM version of Windows 8 client computer and Windows Home Server.
If you experience additional issues, please discuss with the community, or file a bug on the connect site.