Windows Home Server System Builder Software Price Decrease Announced









“On November 1, Microsoft will introduce a 30% price reduction of the Windows Home Server software for the System Builder channel.


After a successful year in the market, Microsoft is reducing the price of the System Builder version of Windows Home Server to provide additional value to the system builder community and further promote the home server category.


Momentum for Windows Home Server remains strong. During the first year, Windows Home Server has been embraced by System Builders in over 50 countries. The list of hardware partners continues to grow and third-party software developers have released or have announced more than 60 Add-in programs extending Windows Home Server’s capabilities.

Thanks for all of the great support over the last year, and we look forward to working with you all in continuing to grow the home server marketplace!


The Windows Home Server Team”


Great to hear this news from Microsoft, as I believe that not enough OEM’s have produced Windows Home Server units and maybe this will help drive more to do so!  

Windows Home Server for me, and other members of my family and friends, has changed the way they see and use home networks.   There is no doubt that anyone I have seen implement Windows Home Server would now not do without it.   PC backup imaging, Remote access, central storage are just some of the features that they love.


The problem, of course, is that the Windows Home Server team had a horrible bug, now fixed, in the early days of the product.   This, alongside terrible marketing and lack of hardware vendors then producing and marketing home servers meant that really only the “hardcore” installed the product and saw it’s use.   Such a shame, as it really is a wonderful product!

If you don’t have Windows Home Server, or never considered it for whatever reason, you should look again now.

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