WHS Health Updated

by Nigel Wilks on March 10, 2010 · 10 comments

in Add-Ins

WHS Health has had some major restructuring recently, so much so we have a new co-Author joining the team in Neil Edwards. We’ve taken the feedback from the current version, and added some new features.

Version now has the following key changes:-

  • A Logoff button has been added when viewing over HTTPS
  • The drives page has been improved, it’s now bigger and has status icons.
  • Status icons have been added to the Backups, Drives and Shared Folders pages.
  • Translation of XML Date format into a more popular format (the installer will pick MM/DD/YYYY for US systems and DD/MM/YYYY for other)
  • The units Serial Number has been removed from the System Information page.
  • The large Back button at the bottom of each page has been removed.

The biggest change we have made to WHS Health is localization; we now dynamically support English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish based on the system or browser language settings.






Each of the above images have been taken from my Windows Home Server running in English locale, my iPhone had it’s locale changed to each of the different languages and no other modifications made to the pages for the screen-shots. The URL of http://servername/health or https://servername/health remain consistent for all languages, it really is that dynamic.

As you would expect, localization also exists for the WHS Console Settings page but these are based on the language of the Windows Home Server and as such are not dynamic.

German Windows Home Server Console Settings

A big thank you to the following members of the Windows Home Server community for their assistance with the translations: -

and fellow Microsoft MVP’s

If you would like to see this; or one of our other Add-Ins translated and are willing to translate a few lines of text for us, or if you have any comments or suggestions please let us know either here or in the forums.

You can download WHS Health v1.0.0.14 and our other Windows Home Server Add-Ins from the Add-Ins page.

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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 March 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Localization isn’t easy, a big “THANK YOU” to the translators that helped us out!

Bjoern March 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

You’re welcome Alex. :)

Nigel Wilks March 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Absolutely agree! Thanks all

giltesa March 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

That quickly went out the final version.
Now to enjoy all : )

Keith March 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I tried it on my BlackBerry Bold 9700 and was able to read all of the Health directories from my media server

Nigel Wilks March 11, 2010 at 2:13 am

@Keith. Great thanks for the feedback!

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