Tech Info 153: PCShare support for Windows 8.1

HELIOS Tech Info #153

Tue, 12 Nov 2013

PCShare support for Windows 8.1

We tested the final version of Windows 8.1 (Build 9600, x86/x86_64) together with the current HELIOS PCShare UB2 version.

All client features work properly, including:

  • accessing volumes via UNC
  • mounting volumes as network drive
  • printing
  • PCShare client tools including Spotlight search
  • HELIOS Admin (32bit Java required)
  • WebShare Manager (32bit Java required)

Known issues:
- SMB printing from server to client (smbif) does not work. This will be fixed in an update or upcoming version.

Note: Windows 8.1 is currently not tested as a server platform for the HELIOS services.