WHS 120 day eval now available.

The 120 day evaluation of Windows Home Server is now available for purchase from Microsoft. Technically the eval is free, but they charge $5.99 for shipping (in the US). I’m not sure why they are not just making it available for download – maybe that comes later. Unfortunately they are not making the full version available on MSDN or Technet Plus Direct (for the first version of the software) which is a real shame – I’d have probably purchased a subscription to Technet Plus if they did. I’m not sure whether I’ll get the eval, I’ve been less than impressed with the performance and reliability of the system so far. After my recent backup corruptions I reinstalled the clients on all of the pc’s but now only the desktop and laptop will backup – Kristen’s pc refuses to do a backup.


  1. Bryan Price

    I went ahead and bit on getting a Technet Plus Direct subscription. I got a $100 off coupon code, and since I’ve been wanting to play with Vista, and the cost of the Technet Plus subscription is what I was looking at paying for Vista anyways, why not?

    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1803 is where I found it. The code is TMSAM08, and is good until May 2008.

    And yeah, I thought it would be up there myself. Just install W2K3 instead. 🙂

    Of course, with it, you can then install Office 2007. It just might be worth the larger download. 🙂

  2. Andy

    Yeah – I got the coupon from there too – I think I’m going to wait until March or April and then look at getting the subscription at that time. Hows your exam training going?

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