WHS Notification Generator (test tool) version
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Author:  yakuza [ Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  WHS Notification Generator (test tool) version

I've decided to make my internal Notification Generator test tool available for use by others in the community. This tool has been very helpful for generating notifications and testing the Remote Notification Add-In. As always, I appreciate any bug reports, feedback, or even hearing if this is useful to anyone else.


You can download the zip file from here: ...

Here's the readme:
Title: Notification Generator
Version: Beta
Date: 9/19/2007
Author: Alex "Big Al" Kuretz

Copyright (c) 2007 Alex Kuretz

Notification Generator is a tool for use with the Microsoft Windows Home
Server operating system. It is designed to facilitate the easy generation
of WHS notifications, mainly for test purposes. It also provides a view of
all WHS notifications, as well as the DiskInfo information.

Notification Generator was developed as a tool to test the Remote
Notification Add-In for WHS.

Notification Generator manages Notifications in the same manner as those
created by WHS. Notifications can be created, updated, or removed.

Unzip the file, and place Notification Generator.exe in the
C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\ directory. It depends on the Interop
dll and thus must be run from the WHS directory.

Notification Generator is very easy to use. In the simplest case, simply
click the "Generate Random Data" button to populate the required fields, and
click "Add Notification". The newly created notification will show up in the
"Active Notifications" section, and the WHS console should immediately
register and display new notification.

Select the notification, and click "Remove Selected" to clear the notification.
Click "Remove All" to clear all created notifications. Click "Load Selected"
to load an Active notification and change it's properties.

All Active Notifications created by Notification Generator will be cleared
upon exiting the application.

PhysicalDiskInfo and all WHS Notifications can be viewed on the additional
tabs in the GUI.

======= - 9/19/2007
Fixed bug with handling of help links, and minor layout issues. - 9/19/2007
Auto-fit WHSNotifications and PhysicalDiskInfo tabs, to see all columns when
app is maximized. - 9/14/2007
Added tabs to show all WHS Notifications, and PhysicalDisk info - 9/12/2007
Original release

Please provide all feedback either on the forums, the
Microsoft Windows Home Server forums, or via email available at the main web page.

Author:  yakuza [ Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:08 am ]
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Updated original post to version, which now provides tabs to show all WHS Notifications, and PhysicalDisk info. Also added screenshots.

Author:  yakuza [ Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:34 pm ]
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Updated to, which fixes problems with resizing the GUI to allow more complete viewing of the WHSNotifications and PhysicalDiskInfo tabs.

Author:  yakuza [ Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:28 pm ]
Post subject: fixes a bug with storing and loading generated help links, and also fixes some minor layout issues.

Author:  danielrigano [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:28 am ]
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Thanks for sharing.The tools are very useful.

Author:  r6vr6 [ Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:06 pm ]
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I installed this but can't execute it. I get an error about not being able to locate it or not having persmission to run it. (remoted in as administrator) If I place it on the desktop it appears to run but I'm sure it can't find the .dlls that are required.

Author:  smwoodward [ Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:00 pm ]
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right click the file, go to properties. if you see a box that says "unlock" click it, and it should run.

Author:  r6vr6 [ Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:50 pm ]
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The application was not locked when viewed. However the .zip file was. I unlocked the .zip and then extracted it. It works now, kinda odd

Author:  CBick [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WHS Notification Generator (test tool) version ... .aspx#4418

Posted by CyberC on Fri, Sep 18 2009 5:41 PM

I downloaded and copied the ZIP file onto my WHS desktop where I extracted the files into a folder. When I run the program I get this error message:
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I have some development experience, working on our first WHS add-in for the last couple of months. Please let me know if you need me to run any test or give you more data to troubleshoot.

Author:  yakuza [ Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WHS Notification Generator (test tool) version

Yeah he didn't read the README, you gotta run it from the Windows Home Server directory as it depends on the Interop dll. ;)

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