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Remote Notification Released for Windows Home Server


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Today sees the release of Remote Notification version for Windows Home Server.

Here’s how Alex describes his add-in application:


Remote Notification is the Add-In for Windows Home Server that keeps you up to date on the status of your Home Server no matter where you are.

Home Users and Small Business Owners

Your Windows Home Server contains all your important files, and you want to know when an issue comes up. Remote Notification lets you know immediately whenever your Home Server has a new health alert by your favorite method of communication such as email, SMS (text messages), Twitter status updates, or RSS feed.

You also have a high level of control over what messages you receive, with the ability get only errors or both errors and warnings, configure Exclude Filters that prevent messages being sent when they contain specific text, and make sure you aren’t awakened at night with Notification Schedules.

Remote Notification can forward all health events generated by your Home Server, including those issued by other Add-Ins such as Home Server SMART or Remote Alert.

Even with so many features, Remote Notification is very easy to configure. SMTP Presets take the work out of configuring your email provider for sending messages, and there is full documentation available including tutorials to help you quickly set up all the features. And it’s all backed up by support from Windows Home Server experts that have been supporting the community for years.

See the features and requirements for a full list of everything you can do with Remote Notification.

IT Support Professionals and Windows Home Server Resellers

Remote Notification gives you the power to proactively monitor your customer’s Home Server, often allowing you to resolve an issue before your customer calls you or is even aware of the problem. Email and SMS messages let you know instantly whenever there is a new health event on the customer’s server. The Daily Reports serve as a daily “heartbeat” to notify that the server is running properly and also provides many useful statistics such as free space on the OS drive, free space in the storage pool, Windows Update status, client backup status, installed Add-In versions, and much more. Or set up the RSS feed and monitor the notifications from the home servers of all your customers via your RSS reader.

See the features and requirements for a full list of everything you can do with Remote Notification.

Future Products

Remote Notification currently runs on Windows Home Server with Power Pack 3 or later. We will be investigating opportunities for the next-generation products of Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials as those platforms become available.

Here is what Alex has said:

I’ve released an update to Remote Notification, bringing it to version and delivering several new features for Mac users as well as a few minor bug fixes. New in this release is a Mac Connector application that offers a menu bar item to display your Windows Home Server health alerts, as well as an agent that monitors the Time Machine backups and reports status to your server for centralized monitoring and alerting.

Here are a few screenshots of the new features:


Head on over to to read the full release announcement and download the new version.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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