Home Sharing in Itunes 9 on Windows Home Server

I have installed iTunes 9 and have started using Home Sharing. I want to be able to use Home Sharing with my WHS (Windows Home Server) as our music is stored there and we have iTunes on all computers, plus 2 iphones and iPods.
This would need a Home Sharing server (service) to run on the WHS. Has Apple produced such a piece of software or can I install the Home Sharing component of iTunes 9 on my server? I am advised (by Microsoft) that installing iTunes 9 is not a good idea on WHS as WHS is designed to run services not user apps.
Any suggestions or has Apple someting in plan?
It seems that sharing between PCs is a bit behind the times when many people have moved over to Home Servers or NAS drives.

I too would like to would like to know how to implement iTunes on Windows Home Server (WHS) so my Music library can be stored on a redundant source that is always available to be accessed from any PC in the house. Does Apple have a way to do this or plans to create a product for WHS?
I understand Firefly can be used to stream music content on a WHS, but think this should be a complete iTunes solution with a common library and allow playlist storage from iTune clients that connect to it.

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