Archive for May, 2010

AdminiMe 2010 Update Release-1 (build 1158)

May 26, 2010

With the release of version 1 behind us, it’s time for an update to fix those glitches that were discovered.
All in all version 1 has a very good quality and I have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback en support from you guys! Thanks, glad you like it so much!

Fixes:

  • APP:CA002 Cpu Analyzer Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument list.
    A proper message is now shown to indicate that the CPU is overloaded.
  • Isn’t possible to change the network card, Apply button doesn’t enable
    The button now gets enabled and selecting a card should work.
  • Documentation on using the mail functionality in the Communication dialog has been increased.
  • Server: Nag screen contains control characters
    Control characters have been removed.
  •  The part of the add in that shows the add in is registered says: ‘Registrd to:Name’
    Changed to: ‘Registered to: Name’
  • Sent emails are german and contains formatting code \\r\\n in the text, right before the text \””In der registrierten Version …\”” ”
    Control characters have been removed.
  • Server: Console crashes when invalid license file is on the server
    An extra check is done and handled.
  • Server: Settings aren’t all saved
    Now when changing settings (like events,…) these are saved as well.
  • Server: In some cases, selecting the networkcard wasn’t persisted
    Now when changing the networkcard in the config settings the selected card is saved.
  • Server: Error when starting ‘There was a problem while checking the registration file:The device is not connected.’
    Now an extra check is done and this error should be handled.
  • Server: Checking the last item in the list of Application Logs (Config tab) doesn’t submit the change, isn’t saved
    Now you can select the last item and save the change too.
  • There was a problem while checking the registration file:The type initializer for ‘Microsoft.HomeServer.Controls.ShareManager’ threw an exception.
    This led to problems that mails were sent as unregistered, while the license file was present.
    Now an extra check is done and this error should be handled, in some cases it could still occur.
    If this is the case, send a mail to support@asoft-ware.com for a workaround.
  • Server: When a user chose to ignore messages, in the WHS Console then these messages were also reported.
    Now when you choose to ignore messages, they will not be reported anymore.
  • Server: In some cases where there was high memory consumption it could be that AdminiMe reported this, while the treshold was not yet reached.
    This was not a bug but the algorithm has been changed slightly so that it is more sensitive.
  • The links to the registration page/AutoExit page on the console toolbar where opened locally in the console
    Now they are opened on the client itself.
  •  You can now disable the monitoring of a disk’ usage, by setting the treshold to 0.
  • The disk id’s in the disk overview tab are now padded with a zero and sorted correctly
  • The disk rate is now converted to the best format (Kb/s,MB/s,…)

Make sure you uninstall the previous version first!
You can download the latest version here: http://www.asoft.be/prod_adminimewhs.html

What’s new in the Dashboard SDK?

May 8, 2010

Microsoft has put together a great document that explains how the new dashboard is structured, what the different UI elements are, and a whole lot more…

A must read for every add-in developer!
Check it out: https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=28670

Developing an add-in for Vail

May 5, 2010

Vail (Windows Home Server version 2) can be extended with add-ins, just like with version 1. (see www.whsplus.com for lots of add-ins)
Or have a look at my add-ins AutoExit & AdminiMe.

Microsoft has made available the SDK to start developing the add-ins for Vail.
The downside is…that version-1 add-ins are NOT compatible with version 2! There is a whole new API to learn and your add-in needs to be converted.

I prepared a document to guide you along the way of creating your first ever Vail add-in.

But be warned:
– It is still very basic, just plain and simple.
– It is not fit for any production system.
– It’s only inteded for developers that want to have a try at starting to create an add-in. Nothing fancy yet.
– The installation mechanism isn’t described yet. Only how to configure your system to start coding, code a sample and test it on your server.
But it should get you on your way to start getting your hands dirty in the new Vail SDK. Have fun! 😉

You can find it here.
The Vail SDK can be found here.

If you have comments, remarks, ideas, tips, additions,… don’t hesitate to contact me at contact (at) asoft-ware.com.
More articles will follow later,
Nick