Posts Tagged ‘clubhouse’

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!

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How to retrieve the product type of Windows Home Server 2011

May 22, 2011

Windows Home Server 2011 has three product editions:

  • Windows SBS 2011 Essentials incorporates best-of-breed 64-bit product technologies for data backup and restore, remote access, file and printer sharing, and quick connection to the cloud—in one fully integrated solution.
  • Windows Home Server 2011 is the server platform that’s designed specifically for families and how they access their digital data. It helps to simplify and connect your family’s photos, videos, music, and TV by providing a familiar and easy way to share, store, stream, and automatically protect what’s most important. It supports up to 10 users.
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is the ideal storage server solution to help home-based and small business owners keep important data automatically backed up, protected, organized, and accessible from virtually anywhere. Built on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, it streamlines access to centralized files for up to 25 users.

If you are writing an addin and you want to know what version your addin is running on, then this simple class will be very helpful to you.

The way we retrieve this information is via the Windows API GetProductInfo:
private const int PRODUCT_HOME_SERVER = 0x22;
private const int PRODUCT_SB_SOLUTION_SERVER = 0x13;
private const int PRODUCT_HOME_PREMIUM_SERVER = 0x32;

[DllImport(“kernel32.dll”)]
private static extern bool GetProductInfo(int dwOSMajorVersion, int dwOSMinorVersion, int dwSpMajorVersion, int dwSpMinorVersion, outuint pdwReturnedProductType);

///<summary>
/// WHS Edition
///</summary>
public enum WHSEdition
{
///<summary>
/// Unknown Edition
///</summary>
Unknown = 0,
///<summary>
/// Windows Home Server 2011
///</summary>
Standard = 1,
///<summary>
/
// Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
///</summary>
SmallBusinessEssentials = 2,
///<summary>
/// Windows Storage Server 2008R2
///</summary>
StorageServer = 3
}

///<summary>
/// Retrieves the WHS Edition that the application is running on
///</summary>
///<returns>WHSEdition</returns>
public static WHSEdition GetWHSEdition()
 {
uint pdwReturnedProductType;

GetProductInfo(Environment.OSVersion.Version.Major,
Environment.OSVersion.Version.Minor,
0,
0,
out pdwReturnedProductType);

switch (pdwReturnedProductType)
{
case PRODUCT_HOME_SERVER: return WHSEdition.Standard;
case PRODUCT_SB_SOLUTION_SERVER: return WHSEdition.StorageServer;
case PRODUCT_HOME_PREMIUM_SERVER: return WHSEdition.SmallBusinessEssentials;
default: return WHSEdition.Unknown;
}
}

You can download the class sourcefile here.

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2011

A Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for 2011!
And I have been one of the lucky ones to get re-awarded as MVP for 2011. 🙂

Creating a client side installer for Vail

December 16, 2010

This is an article that shows an example of how to create a Client Side installer for Vail, that can be distributed to the client machines.
The Windows Home Server Development Kit-2 is needed and the Windows Home Server SDK.
Make sure you read the DevKit-2 first, before starting with this article.

You can find the article here.

Have fun!

AutoExit 2010 For Windows Home Server Vail

September 28, 2010

I have been very busy with porting my existing addins AutoExit & AdminiMe to Vail.
AutoExit is the first one to go out the door, this has 99% the same functionality as AutoExit 2009 for Windows Home Server but it looks very different to match the new Vail look and feel.

This is the first version (Beta-1) and will probably still contain some problems.
Make sure you read the guideline.pdf that is included!

Known issues:
– Wake On Lan is broken
– …
The AutoExit client is a separate installer like in version 1, in the next build it will be integrated into the installer of the addin.

You can download it here: http://www.asoft-ware.com/download.php?id=43
Please report your bugs via this page: http://www.asoft-ware.com/prod_feedback.php
Please fill out this survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/329253/autoexit-2010-for-vail

Have fun!

AutoExit 2010 For Windows Home Server

AutoExit 2010 For Windows Home Server

WHS DevKit 2 updated

August 26, 2010

Version 1.1 of the WHS DevKit 2 has been published.
This Kit is an all-in-one package on how to create/build/install and addin for Vail, so if you want to have a go at it take the kit and have fun!

This new version has been updated to support the latest version of Windows Home Server: build 7659.
It contains a lot more information with regards to the first version of the kit; on the various aspects of developing an addin for Vail and now also has a section on how to build an installer too.

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.

The Home Server Show celebrates its 100th show! And I join them…

July 30, 2010

Today ‘The Home Server Show‘ celebrates its 100th show.
If you look back at when it all started and where they are now… you can only call that fantastic & well done!

It grew from Dave Mc Cabe, just talking a bit about experiences/news related to Home Server to a team that prepares/posts articles & shows and invest a lot of time to make it happen.
AutoExit was featured in some shows, and the same goes for AdminiMe here.
He also interviewed quite a bit of people already, from the community as from Microsoft itself.
I can say for myself that it’s one of my friday shows that I won’t miss and I have been listening since show #1. 🙂
And Dave was the first registrant of AdminiMe.

Congratulations Dave & the whole HSS Team!!!

For this special occasion I am donating 15 licenses of AdminiMe that you can win!
And from 30/07/2010 until 06/07/2010, the price of AutoExit for the HSS listeners will be 7€/$/Pounds or 700Yen.
You can access it via this page.

You can find show 100 here: http://homeservershow.com/the-home-server-show-100.html

Enjoy!

AutoExit 2009 UR-1 Released!

July 16, 2010

It’s been a while since AutoExit has been updated; the reason is porting everything to Vail, digging into the new SDK, writing some articles, and working on the future versions of the addins… too much to handle actually 😉

But… I finally managed to get some help to translate AutoExit into Spanish which a lot of people asked for.

Another new feature is that it now contains a commandline tool that can be used to execute shutdown/reboot/… actions.
This can be very useful in cases where you script or want to execute actions in other applications that then execute the commandline tool and have the power of AutoExit to shutdown/reboot/… machines.

I couldn’t have done the translation on my own of course, I got great help from F. Javier Fernández Gómez.
He did a great job, have a look yourself!

AutoExit For Windows Home Server 2009 Spanish

AutoExit For Windows Home Server 2009 Spanish

Interview about Vail SDK with SDK Program Manager Fabian Uhse

June 20, 2010

On Channel 9 there is an interview with the Program Manager of the Vail SDK: Fabian Uhse.
Have a listen here: http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLarsen/Windows-Home-Server-SDK/

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