Posts Tagged ‘autoexit’

AutoExit on TekZilla

October 19, 2009

Well, I do have to admit that I’m creating a bit of a copycat post here… 😉
Today I was reading through the blogs and found this post from Sam Wood.
So I went to watch the video, only to see that AutoExit was also featured on it! 🙂

AutoExit can be seen at 15:37 & 15:44 over here.
I’ve never heared of before but it looks like a very nice site. (Thanks for the tip Sam ;-))

AutoExit on
AutoExit on

AutoExit 2009 Release Candidate

October 14, 2009

2 months ago Beta-1 of AutoExit was released.
Thanks for all the great feedback you guys sent me!

In the meantime, time didn’t stand still and I worked on the last main feature that was planned for the 2009 version: making it multilingual.
The Release Candidate now fully supports: French, German & Japanese! 🙂

I have to give a special thanks to these people for helping with the translations, it couldn’t have been done without them:
Yoshihiro Okabe (WHS MVP): (Japanese)
Sébastien (French WHS Site): (French)
Christian Baumann: (German)

Let me know if you find spelling mistakes so that they can be fixed by the final version.

I still haven’t found any translator for Spanish, mail me if you are interested in helping out!

Download the new version here:

AutoExit 2009 (Muliple Languages)
AutoExit 2009 (Muliple Languages)

Have fun!

P80 add-in v1.3 from Kris Rodenhausen released and now works together with AutoExit!

September 27, 2009

Kris Rodenhausen, the author of the add-in P80 has released a new version!

What is P80? (The name comes from Port 80)
It’s a website that you can view via your homepage.
It gives a central overview of various kinds of information that you normally would need to query from all kinds of places (via WHS Console, via RDP,…).
It provides a lot of information into one compact website, this also has the advantage that it can be viewed using a web enabled mobile phone.
P80 is still very young, but it has a lot of potential and it’s already very good.

Kris contacted me, to ask if I wanted to cooperate by giving him an interface to AutoExit so that he could use functionality of AutoExit and implement it in his add-in.
So I thought: why not? I liked the add-in and it seemed like a nice extension.
We worked together on getting this going and you can now view the result in this new release.

That means you can now use your mobile phone to shut down/reboot/… your machines too! (Of course you need to have AutoExit 2008R2 or 2009 installed)

You can find an extensive review on the site from Andrew Edney:

Download it here

AutoExit on the Japanese version of Windows Home Server

September 1, 2009
With the release of the Japanese Home Server SDK and a 120 day evaluation for the Japanese Home Server Software, I thought why not have a go at installing this and testing if AutoExit works on this one.
Luckily I had a step by step gallery here to get me through those screens. 😉
After having installed the Japanese version with AutoExit, I had a test drive and up until now, now problems have been detected…
Some labels appear a bit strange or some minor truncations but nothing major and shutting down the clients works as expected.
AutoExit Japanese AutoExit Japanese

More details on the Japanese version can be found here:

AutoExit, why a fist icon? ;-)

August 17, 2009

Some people have been asking me: Why a fist icon for AutoExit?
e.g listen to the great Home Server Show Podcast from Dave Mc Cabe & his team:

So to clear up this mistery…a small Asoft-history post.

I started AutoExit at the end of the nineties (1997/1998).
So that means I was 10+ years younger than now, I had more imagination, was more adventurous,… so I just threw
versions on the net, not much testing, etc…

I didn’t want a boring icon like a computer that shows a shutdown screen or anything, I wanted it to stand out so that you could easily recognize it and say: that’s AutoExit.
Another computerlike icon is just one on the whole bunch of existing ones.

So I thought: What icon can I have to represent a computer that is turned off… What does a computer do when it’s off?
The screen is off/black, so by chance or a shortcut in my thinking process I thought: It’s knocked out cold: black, no response,…
And the idea of a fist icon was born. 🙂

Ok, maybe a bit far stretched but ok, like I said, I was 10 years younger.
Now I already use more ‘boring’ icons.
And the slogan in the nineties was: ‘Give your pc the knock-out it deserves’… (non aggressive ;-))

So it may be a strange icon for a shutdown tool, but on the other side, people are talking about it, it’s recognized as the logo for AutoExit so I think my mission started 10+ years ago was a success. 😉

Too bad my artistic skills aren’t that great, as I would like to make that same icon more 3D/Vista/Windows 7 like but ok…it still does its job and hiring a designer isn’t within my power as small-time freeware developer.


AutoExit 2009 Beta-1 is here!

August 12, 2009

It’s been a while since you heard from AutoExit, but that doesn’t mean time stood still.
Behind the scenes a new version of AutoExit has been created, based on your feedback!

It is a minor release and has these new features/fixes:

  • Wake On Lan all clients.
  • Send a message to all connected clients.
  • Warn users when the server is going down.
  • Support for Windows 7.
  • Possibility to set the Wake On Lan port to send to.
  • Possibility to enable easy logging on the client side.
  • Mac-address of the server is retrieved when opening the diagnostic dialog and the Mac field being empty.
  • When downloading an update, it is automatically saved to the
    ‘Server\Software’ or ‘Server\Logiciel’ folder, if none of these exist the browse directory dialog is shown.
  • Fix: On some machines the actions did not work and an error 998 was displayed, this has been fixed.
  • Fix: Fixed issue that settings in Vista/Windows 7 weren’t read correctly
  • Fix: Now when a client comes out of sleep, a WOL packet is sent to the server if enabled.
  • Fix: Small improvement to the update dialog to show the product name.
  • Fix: When using hibernate/sleep, the machine sometimes couldn’t be enabled again.
  • Fix: Detects if Remote Desktop is enabled on a Home Edition.

AutoExit 2009 for Windows Home Server is still a Beta version at the moment.

You can find the latest version here:
Please fill in the survey here:

A special thanks to these people for helping out catching that nasty 998 error and testing the new functionalities:
Ashkon N
Bob C
Clint C
Daniel V
Khalid T
Lee B
Lee E
Mick O D
Mike A
Phil H
Steve I

Best Regards,