Windows Home Server 2011

Windows Home Server 2011
Version of Microsoft Windows
OS familyWindows NT
Release date2011-04-06
Support end2016-04-12
Based on
Windows Server 2008 R2 (base OS)
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (Home Server components)
Windows Home Server
Replaced by
Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Windows Home Server 2011 (codenamed Vail) is the successor to Windows Home Server. It was released to manufacturing on 29 March 2011,[1] and was later made generally available on 6 April 2011.[2] Its components are based on the Essentials SKU of Windows Small Business Server 2011. Similarly to the previous release of Windows Home Server, this release was also short-lived with support having ended on 12 April 2016.

With the release of Windows Server 2012, the Windows Home Server product line and its functionalities were merged into the mainline Windows Server family of operating systems.

System requirements[edit | edit source]

This version of Windows raises the system requirements to 2 GB of memory, 1.4 GHz processor and 160 GB hard drive or better, although Windows Home Server 2011 doesn't actually require either to work.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 0[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 2[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Microsoft. Windows Home Server 2011 is Ready for Release, Windows Home Server Blog. 29 March 2011.
  2. Microsoft. Windows Home Server 2011 now available for TechNet and MSDN Subscribers to Download today!, Windows Home Server Blog. 6 April 2011.