Archive for the ‘windows server essentials’ Category

New version of Windows Server Essentials SDK

June 11, 2013

There was an issue in the SDK of a missing sample addin called ‘HostedEmail’.
Now you can find it at this location; after installing the SDK: %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Server 2012

See this link on how to create a Hosted Email Adapter.

You can download the new SDK here.


Windows Server 2012 Essentials – Health Report addin RTM

November 22, 2012

The Health Report add-in is designed to monitor the overall status of the server; it can create reports automatically.
A tab ‘Reports’ is added to the dashboard; where you can view the reports and create one manually.

There are different options to set the content of the report:

  • Critical alerts and warnings
  • Critical errors in the event logs
  • Server Backup
  • Auto-start services not running
  • Updates
  • Storage

You can set an email-address and a schedule for the report so that administrators can monitor the actual status of the server and react fast when an error occurs.

You can download the add-in here

Windows Server Essentials 2012 released – a nice summary of links to information

October 26, 2012

Now that Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released; I’ve compiled a list of articles that are very handy to get started with it
The general availability is planned for 1 November; but technet & msdn users can already download the RTM version and if you want to have a try without having one of these accounts; go download the trial version here.

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard - Home

Windows Server Essentials Dashboard – Home

If you don’t know what Windows Server Essentials is; I suggest you go to the detailed overview and read the post from the Windows Server Team.
A summary can be found in the Windows Server Essentials FAQ document.

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):