Do you miss some of the information you used to see in WHS V1? Well Jerry Wade has written an app that brings that information to WHS 2011 and it’s just been updated to version 2.0 with some new features.
This is how Jerry describes this app:
It wasn’t long ago I told my friend, John, about my wonderful WHSv1. He decided to create his own box and use WHS 2011. However, he noticed that the icon did not give him the same information as mine such as, connectivity and backup in progress (eg: blue icon). After pondering over this, I decided to put my limited programming skills to work and develop a home server status application.
Here is what Jerry shared with me this afternoon:
Since version 1.0, we have re-written almost 100% of the coding that went into this application. So, what has changed? Here is the list:
Code re-write to make better use of multi-threading routines for checking backup and connectivity.
A better looking settings page.
Ability to assign a password to the settings page for those who wish to secure HSS on their network.
Ability to enable/disable the Dashboard item within task bar context menu/jumplist and tray icon menus.
Wake-On-LAN option for those who put their servers to sleep.
Add up to four of your own File and URL links to the HSS context menu and tray icon menus.
Most wanted feature – Backup progress:
If you choose to use the task bar icon, pinned or not, your icon will show the progress of your backup in green, just like you see when you download files in your Internet browser or copy a file with Windows Explorer. Hover over the icon and you will see the percentage of the backup. If you choose to use the tray icon, simply hover over the icon to see the percentage of your backup in progress.
With these new features, comes a new registration feature. Try out HSS for 14 days and if you like it, then for $6.95 you can obtain a license to use the Home Server Status application on all computers connected to your WHS 2011.
- .NET Framework v4.0
- Windows 7 – 32/64bit
- Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Connector
- Windows Home Server 2011
Windows 7 32/64bit Download Link: HSSv2.0
For support please contact [email protected]
Frankly, I think all those features for $6.95 is a bargain, and I encourage you to support Jerry in the developement of this add-in.