Service Pack 2 Released for Lights Out Add-In

by Alex Kuretz on April 25, 2012

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Martin Rothschink of HomeServerSoftware.com has written to let us know that he has released Service Pack 2 for his popular Lights Add-In for Windows Home Server and Windows Home Server 2011. In addition to a bunch of bug fixes and new features, there is also a new Mac client that works with both WHS 2011 and WHS v1. You can read more and download the new release at the following links, and I’ve posted the release notes below.

Mac Agent: http://www.homeserversoftware.com/lo/whs2011/help/en/client_software_mac_context_menu.htm
What’s new: http://www.homeserversoftware.com/lo/whs2011/help/en/lo_overview_whats_new.htm
Release notes: http://www.homeserversoftware.com/lo/whs2011/help/en/lo_overview_release_notes.htm

Current Version 1.5.2 Build 1737

Fixed MAC detection on server with bridged server NICs
Fixed unwanted client standby when started from shutdown for backup
Fixed problem with wake-up on client when no IPv4 route was available
Fixed remote access detection after IIS restart
Fixed handling of IP clients without a MAC
Fixed problem with incomplete xml data files
Fixed wrong date formatting in calendar for some regions like Japanese
Fixed wrong backup date when client backup is disabled
Fixed problem with deleted tasklist (delete was not handled, tasks were not removed)
Fixed bug in edit properties dialog
Fixed wrong listing of next calendar events for tasks which span midnight
Fixed a bug in calendar file processing which created unwanted wake-ups
Changed internal structure of services (both server and client) to fix start-up problems
Changed handling of IP and MAC detection for WHS clients
Added force option to action after backup
Added new option for devices which work as router or repeater
Added a user action to run a user defined command instead of standby
Added handling of additional routers or gateways
Added client command line application
Added handling (starting) of dependent services on server resume
Added Apple Mac OS X support (Mac Agent)

Known issues

Resizing the Dashboard to the smallest possible window size creates a distorted Status sub-tab. Workaround: resize the Dashboard
You can’t load an existing Windows Home Server v1 Lights-Out license into this version. Lights-Out for WHS 2011 requires a new license file.
Client GUI application is not started automatically after first client push installation. Workaround: Run via Start->All Programs->Startup, Lights-Out Client or log off and log on again.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials wakes up every 30 minutes by Server Infrastructure License Service (silsvc). This bug is logged in Microsoft Connect under ID 642301 and 669083. See Server Infrastructure License Service (silsvc) wakes server every 30 minutes and vote for this bug!





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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of MediaSmartServer.net. 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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