Windows Server 2012 Essentials released…

July 11, 2012

It’s finally here and it has a new name…

In the past there were different products called SBS Standard, SBS Essentials, Windows Home Server.
Microsoft has tried to combine all of these and release it as one product.

There are  mixed feelings roaming the internet but the fact is that our beloved Windows Home Server is gone. :-/
And no home user will ever pay 425$ for the Server Essentials version.

Here you can find the different editions.
There is a Server Essentials Forum to share information/ask questions.
More information on the Microsoft website.
You can download it here.

Below are a few screenshots of the new Dashboard; taken from a fresh install.
The existing version of AutoExit for WHS/SBSe can be installed and should work.

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Home

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Home

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Users

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Users

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Devices

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Devices

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Storage

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Storage

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Applications

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Applications

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - AutoExit

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – AutoExit

Windows Server Essentials Settings - General

Windows Server Essentials Settings – General

Windows Server Essentials Settings - Media

Windows Server Essentials Settings – Media

Windows Server Essentials Settings - Anywhere Access

Windows Server Essentials Settings – Anywhere Access

.NET Version Detector 12 R2 Released!

June 15, 2012

.NET Version Detector has been updated.

The UI has been completely re-designed; it now shows which CLR the versions belong to, by grouping them together.
A list of the versions that are installed by default on each OS has also been added.

Go get it here: http://www.asoft.be/prod_netver.html

Windows Release Preview is out!

May 31, 2012

Microsoft has just released the Release Preview versions of the Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012:
You can find more information here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_108_1_3
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/31/delivering-the-windows-8-release-preview.aspx

Where can I find the WHS/SBSe log files and what do they contain?

May 4, 2012

There is a great post on the Small Business Server blog which describes the different log files, where they can be found and what functionality is writing into them.

Also note that a tool exists, which is called Windows Server Solutions Log Collector Tool and which is an efficient/easy way to collect all of the logs.
It can be downloaded here.

.NET Version Detector 12 released!

April 8, 2012

.NET Version Detector has been updated.
It now supports detecting .NET 4.5 and supports Windows 8.

Go get it here: http://www.asoft.be/prod_netver.html

Windows 8 & Windows Home Server

March 25, 2012

With the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 available you can start testing with W8 + WHS.

Issues exist between the two and the Windows Team has an extensive post on their blog explaining them + work arounds.
Have a look here for the details: http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowshomeserver/archive/2012/03/25/connecting-windows-8-consumer-preview-with-windows-home-server.aspx

If you have problems; don’t hesitate to discuss them in the WHS forums or file bugs on the Connect site. (links are in the post on the Windows blog)

Microsoft releases UR-2 for WHS 2011 & SBSe 2011

February 16, 2012

Microsoft has released Update Release-2 for Windows Home Server 2011 & Windows Business Server Essentials 2011.

You can find more details on SBSe update here: http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2012/02/15/microsoft-release-small-business-server-2011-essentials-update-rollup-2/

And for WHS here: http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/2012/02/15/microsoft-release-windows-home-server-2011-update-rollup-2/

A new year!

January 1, 2012

I would like to wish all of you a happy New Year; all the best and a good health for 2012!
And hopefully lots of good things to come for Windows Home Server and its users…

Cheers,
Nick

AdminiMe 2012 for Windows Home Server 1 is here!

November 23, 2011

It’s that time of year again…

After the great reactions and suggestions from the previous version; I started with this new one.
A lot of hard work is put in it, but that means a lot of great features too…

Here is a list of new features:

  • Top 5 current cpu consuming processes.
  • Top 5 current memory consuming processes.
  • Cpu temperature monitoring. (Not all CPU’s are supported; if not then no output is shown)
  • Statistics are kept on the number of shut downs, suspends, resumes, log offs.
  • Server name/Server IP is listed in the email.
  • Option to shut down / reboot / … when a serious error occurs.
  • Execute a process when a failure or error occurs.
  • Total redesign of the user interface
  • Option to turn off the chart updates.
  • Support lnk files / command line switches
  • Export logging.
  • Full support for Simplified Chinese. (Thanks to Yong Zang)

Fixes:

  • The total number of days went into negative after 20+
    days running nonstop.
  • GUI advancements

Now I hear you asking… what about Windows Home Server 2011???
Well, don’t worry, I am working on this one too, as I have decided to support both versions.

Regarding pricing:
- Existing users can upgrade by paying 5€. Just send along your current license file of AdminiMe 2010.
- New users pay 9€.

Please fill in the survey: here
If you have problems, report them: here
Download AdminiMe 2012 here.

Have fun!

Some nice info on WHS2011

July 11, 2011

Microsoft has posted some nice documents containing information about Windows Home Server 2011.

Getting Started, data sheets, white papers, Top 10 reasons to buy WHS,…
Get it here.


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