Archive for July, 2012

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Localized versions

July 25, 2012

The localized versions of Windows Server Essentials are out. (Chinese (Simplified), German, French, Japanese)

You can find them here (just change the language combobox to the one you need):
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30327

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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