Posts Tagged ‘whs’

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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AdminiMe Halloween Competition over at www.homeserverland.com

October 30, 2010

The guys from HomeServerLand have organized a Halloween competition.
I’ve donated 5 licenses of AdminiMe so if you want to have a go at winning one, head over here: http://www.homeserverland.com/b/hslblog/archive/2010/10/27/the-spooky-halloween-adminime-2010-giveaway.aspx 

Good luck!

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

WHS Power Pack 3 released!

November 25, 2009

For those that don’t know yet, Microsoft has released a new PowerPack for Windows Home Server, currently we are at release 3.

This PP has a lot of new features, Dave McCabe from the HomeServerShow did an interview with Jonas Svenson from Microsoft on the new features in PP3!
You hear it here.

if you want to know what’s new then have a look at these articles from our WHS Buddies:
WeGotServed
HomeServerLand
MSWHS
MediaSmartServer

For the people that joined the Beta program and have a pre-release version installed, you can find an article here on how to uninstall.

Enjoy!

AutoExit on the Windows Home Server Team Blog

November 16, 2009

For those of you that don’t know http://windowsteamblog.com , it is a combination of blogs from various Windows Teams within Microsoft.
It’s a great resource for first hand information from the teams themselves and highly recommended!

Last month they started with a post that discusses 3 WHS add-ins, and today AutoExit is one of the lucky ones to be discussed.
You can find the post here: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowshomeserver/archive/2009/11/16/windows-home-server-add-ins-d-link-d-viewcam-autoexit-and-diskmgt.aspx

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): http://hatono-tani.spaces.live.com (Japanese)
Sébastien (French WHS Site): http://blog.monhomeserver.fr (French)
Christian Baumann: http://blog.chriss-baumann.de/ (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: http://www.asoft-ware.com/download.php?id=36

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

Have fun!
Nick

Undocumented WHS Classes: NetworkUtils

October 8, 2009

Another small class, in the series of undocumented API’s in Windows Home Server.

This new article describes the undocumented functions in the NetworkUtils class which is located in WHSCommon.dll.
This class contains 2 handy functions to get IP/Mac address of the server & the IP of the router.

void GetRouterIPAndServerMAC(out string ip, out string mac)
Get the IP address of the router and mac address of the server.

Sample code
string ip, mac;
NetworkUtils.GetRouterIPAndServerMAC(out ip, out mac);

Sample output
IP: 172.19.3.1
MAC:00-19-DB-7B-6D-35

string GetServerIP()
Get the IP address of the server.
Sample code
string serverIp = NetworkUtils.GetServerIP();

Sample output
IP: 172.19.3.10

So as you see, two very easy to use functions, that a very handy!
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Have fun!

Join the WHS ‘ClubHouse’

September 15, 2009

The WHS Team has created the ‘WHS ClubHouse’.

‘The Clubhouse is a place that brings together people using their blogs to help others understand how to use Windows Home Server.’
Have a look here for more details: here

Undocumented WHS classes: QShutdown / ShutdownDialog

September 7, 2009

A new article in the series of undocumented API’s in Windows Home Server is here.

This new article describes the undocumented functions in the QShutdown & ShutdownDialog class which is located in HomeServerControls.dll.

This class is a very tiny and simple one that can be used to shut down / reboot / log off the server.
It is also responsible for showing the shutdown dialog when shutting down the server via the settings dialog in the Windows Home Server console itself.

You can find it here.

You can follow ASoft @Twitter: http://twitter.com/asoftware

Have fun!

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 http://content.zdnet.com/2346-12554_22-62751.html 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: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/archive/2009/08/22/windows-home-server-software-development-kit-sdk-adds-japanese-language-support.aspx