Andreas Miceli has released the popular WHS 2011 add-in Advanced Admin Console for Windows Server 2012 Essentials.


This is what Andreas posted:

As announced two weeks ago a new release of the Advanced Admin Console 2011 AddIn is now available. This new release is fully compatible with Windows Server 2012 Essentials and also still supports earlier Windows Server Solutions operating systems (Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials).

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 Download page.