WHS Health Add-In Updated

by Nigel Wilks on February 11, 2010 · 11 comments

in Add-Ins

Today we are releasing an update to one of our Add-Ins, WHS Health (v1.0.0.10).
Following feedback we have added an icon to the home page to give an at a glance status of the server health (in the same way you see in your system tray on your desktop). We’ve also reworked the console page itself as well as updated the icon set used to give a more consistent look and feel.

There were a couple of minor issues in the first release, so hopefully we’ve squashed those bugs but I’ve done some major reconstruction on the installer so we now pre-configure each element with a default setting without having to go to the Settings Tab.

The main highlights for this release are:-

  • Renamed Console Errors to Console Status
  • Icon Added to Console Status Item
  • Updated Icons
  • Better handling of “non standard” web site configurations. I’d like to thank Snowdins for highlighting his neat Custom Action he worked on for P80.
  • WebSites.XML for both home and remote pages updated on install and cleaned on uninstall.
  • Changes in Settings tab now correctly applied when the OK or Apply button is clicked
  • Correct specification of secure and non-secure URLs in remote pages

Updated Home Page now shows the Console Status Icon

Also updated Icons for the Healthy, Critical, Warning and Backup Running Alerts.

You can download this, and any of the other MediaSmartServer.net Add-Ins from the Add-In Page.

After some initial teething trouble, we’ve pushed out two updates and is now available.

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I'm a Technical Architect based in the UK predominantly working on Windows Server and Active Directory based solutions. I'm also a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and moderator/author at http://www.mediasmartserver.net. I've released the FirePlay for Windows Home Server, WHS PHP Installer, MySql Installer for WHS and Wordpress Installer for WHS Add-Ins as well as co-author of the SanEncore and WHS Health Add-Ins with Alex Kuretz.


Alex Kuretz February 11, 2010 at 9:48 am

Good work Nigel, these are some nice improvements that should make for a better experience for users.

Damian February 11, 2010 at 11:32 am

Good stuff Nigel. I may have to test t his out to see how it looks on my iPod Touch

Matt Rap February 11, 2010 at 11:35 am

Great update. Will definetely blog about this one!

Bjoern February 13, 2010 at 9:18 am

Great work Nigel. If you are interested in a German localization let me know.
Could do that for you.

Nigel Wilks February 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

Bjoern that would be great if you could.

Bjoern February 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

Sure I can, send me a mail to disuss everything.

Comp1962 June 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Now that I have my new HTC EVO Android phone I decided to once again test this Add-In and it works perfectly. While it did work with my other phone the screen was too small and the display was as I recall abit off but that was a Windows Mobile phone

McSty June 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Hi, can you add to WHS Health Add-In the feature to Shutdown/Hibernate WHS server via AutoExit 2009, like P80 makes. Info on http://snowdins.wordpress.com/

Thank you

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