Advanced Admin Console 2011 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials now available

by Nigel Wilks on December 2, 2012

in News

Andreas Miceli has released an updated version of the popular Advanced Admin Console to make it compatible with Windows Server 2012 Essentials as well as the suite of Windows “Colorado” suite of products (Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials).

Here’s what Andreas had to say about the update:-

The following changes have been made since the first final release (version 1.0.0):

  • CHANGED: Offline activation made easier.
  • CHANGED: Added “upgrade from earlier version” to the “Purchase License” functionality.
  • ADDED: Compatibility with Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • ADDED: Access to Storage Spaces (Windows Server 2012 Essentials only).

The Advanced Admin Console 2011 AddIn has always been free for home users and business users have always been required to purchase a license after the initial trial period of 30 days had ended. Since Windows Server 2012 Essentials is targeted at business users by Microsoft the Advanced Admin Console 2011 AddIn now always requires a license on this platform when the trial period is over.

Users are eligible to purchase an upgrade license at a reduced price if they’ve purchased an Advanced Admin Console 2011 license for an earlier operating system and have either upgraded their server’s operating system or replaced the server they initially purchased the license for.

Download the Advanced Admin Console 2011 AddIn (version 1.5.0) from the Andreas’s site.





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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.


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