How can we improve Windows Server Essentials?

For Windows Server Essentials (role and SKU) allow ability to load client backup for file restore directly on the server

When you have a single, large file that you want to restore from the Client Backups in the Essentials role, it can take a huge amount of time to restore the file to a client machine (some of which will be network). It would be much better for these situations if you could effectively "mount" a backup locally on the server to restore the files within the server and then copy them from the server back to the client - or a command line to specify the file manually to restore from the client backups. Currently trying to restore a single 450GB VM and it would have been days (and I do mean days) quicker, if I have the spare drive, to restore the whole machine and recover the file from it!

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