MSS Fan Control Add-In updated

by Alex Kuretz on September 24, 2009 · 1 comment

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I’m happy to announce the release of a new version of MSS Fan Control, the Windows Home Server Add-In that allows you to modify the behavior of the exhaust fans in the HP MediaSmart Server EX470 and EX475. Note that this Add-In only works with the EX470 and EX475, I’d love to support the newer series of MediaSmart Server but HP moved the fan control policy into the BIOS where it’s much more difficult to modify.

Version is only a maintenance update and doesn’t provide any new features. The release includes a fix for an issue uncovered by forum member “cavediver” where the Advanced Controls would be modified after rebooting the server or restarting the Server Console. If you’ve had problems with MSS Fan Control correctly remembering your Advanced Settings, then you’ll want to upgrade to the new version.

Thanks to cavediver for supplying the reproduction steps and for testing the fix. You can view the Readme and download the Add-In in this forum topic.

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.

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Brandon September 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm

You rock!! Gonna try it out now!

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