The Windows Home Server OEM Preinstallation Kit User's Guide describes the methods that an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or system builder must use to preinstall the Windows Home Server server software on new computers for distribution to end users.
Important: Windows Home Server does not support unattended preinstallation or installation over the network. Read the entire guide before preinstalling Windows Home Server.
This guide provides the following information:
- Terms and definitions that are common to the Windows Home Server preinstallation experience.
- Requirements that apply to your licensing agreement and customisation guidelines.
- System requirements for Windows Home Server.
- Guidelines for preinstalling and customising Windows Home Server.
- Guidelines and instructions for creating a server recovery solution.
See Windows Home Server OEM Preinstallation Kit User's Guide .pdf 498 KB
The documents below contain late-breaking information to help you set up and run Windows Home Server and Windows Home Server Power Pack 1, Power Pack 2 and Power Pack 3. They are each divided into three sections:
- Preinstallation - contains information that you need before you install.
- Installation - contains information about setup.
- Post-Installation - lists any issues that affect how the product functions. Information may also be included to correct or enhance performance, reliability or security.
Windows Home Server Power Packs available on the Microsoft Download Centre.
OEM Preinstallation Kits are available for many Microsoft technologies, including:
- Operating systems
- Windows Services
- Other Microsoft products
For additional information, see Microsoft OEM Preinstallation Kits.