Hi PhreePhlyerPhreePhlyer said:>>So, once again, one of the main compelling reasons to have a Windows Home server in the house (the ability to remote into any desktop on the home network from outside) still falters because the home SKU's don't have the very thing that WHS needs to perform this function.<<
The home version have the RDP protocol, just not the front end. I can access my WHS server with Vista Home premium, now. I just use my browser and connect to my server.
I think MS did a great job with these differentiations. Basically there are only two choices for the consumer, Home or Pro. How easy is that? Vista was screwed-up in that Home Premium and Business were not sub-setted correctly, so if you got one, the other had missing elements. In essesance you were forced into Ultimate. Now, Ultimate won't be marketted and you will only see Home or Pro provided by the Dells and HPs of the world. Ultimate is basically a single user Enterprise and won't be needed by 95% of the market.
It appears MS has listened and made good choices in the SKUs.
>>The home version have the RDP protocol, just not the front end.
>>I can access my WHS server with Vista Home premium, now. I just use my browser and connect to my server.
Has that changed recently? Last time I logged in from outside the network, the browser app would only allow me to connect to my machines that were running Vista Pro, not the Vista home machines. Is this something that powerpack 1 for WHS changed?
I upgraded my last Vista Home OS machine to Vista Ultimate a few months ago, so I can't check it out, but if WHS is allowing remote connections to Home SKU's via the WHS website, then that's great news!