Windows Home Server "Vail" revealed

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Microsoft announced the first beta for  the successor to  Windows Home Server Code Named as “Vail” and it is now offered for public download. “Vail” is the version 2 release of Windows Home Server,  based on Windows Server ® 2008 R2. This  release is of a pre-beta public preview and it is not intended for use by everyone.

Vail is a 64-bit only release, which requires minimum 1GB of RAM , and 160GB HDD. The build number of this release is 7495 and it is in 3,899 MB size. Installation ISO is labeled GB1SHSxFRE_EN_DVD, there is also a Server Restore CD and a Client Restore CD.


If you are interested in testing release, for more details visit the Microsoft Connect website and Vail Beta forums, also you can read the review on vail at

Download: Windows Home Server Code Name “Vail” Beta Preview