Windows Home Server “Vail” Adds Mac Support

The new version of Windows Home Server codenamed Vail supports Mac. This is great news for people like me that use both Windows and Mac at home. I have been building how-tos since 2008 on getting the current Windows Home Server to work with Mac. You can see version 1, 2 and 3. It’s obvious by the 10s of thousands of visitors to those pages and the numerous amounts of links, even on Microsofts site, that Mac support is something people wanted out of Windows Home Server.

· MAC Support:
o Onboarding experience similar as Windows
o Managed device in dashboard
o Launchpad for the mac
o Alert viewer for the mac
o Add in provider for the mac

Time machine support is through the Launchpad were you can configure Time Machine. I’m testing things out now. I’ll post more details after I play around a bit. Vail is public beta so if you have a 64bit machine you can test it out. You need to register at

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