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Internet Explorer 8 breaks Advanced Admin Console

May 4th, 2009

Internet Explorer 8 is currently being pushed to Windows Home Servers around the world. Unfortunately Advanced Admin Console will no longer work when IE8 is installed. I’m 99.9% sure that this is a bug in IE8 and I’ve already spent a lot of time to find a workaround to the problem. However, it seems there’s no way to make it work.
I have updated the Advanced Admin Console addin to version 0.4.4 0.4.5 Beta. With the new version installed, the Home Server Console will no longer crash when you click on an administrative item in Advanced Admin Console. Instead, a message will be displayed when IE8 or higher is detected.

To make it clear:

PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL Internet Explorer 8 on your Windows Home Server if you plan to use Advanced Admin Console.

Download Advanced Admin Console AddIn Version 0.4.4 0.4.5 Beta.

UPDATE: I’ve just released version 0.4.5 Beta. Version 0.4.4 did not display the IE8 incompatibility message in the correct language.

CRC-32 EC6A053D
   MD5 35967DAC1942451596DB337F250EA30E

Important: Before installing the new release, please UNINSTALL any previous version!

Feedback is welcome via Email, at the WeGotServed-Forums (english) or Home-Server-Forum (german).

Categories: Windows Home Server
  1. Mike
    May 5th, 2009 at 14:57 | #1

    Advanced Admin Console Rel 0.4.3 appears to be working with IE8 (8.0.6001.18702) on my server WHS SP2.
    I tried a few of the admin tools (defrag, performance) and got no crashes.


    But thanks for the heads up anyway.

  2. Holger
    May 5th, 2009 at 17:34 | #2

    Learned about the problems in german forum too. But for myself I can say that there have occured no problems depending on the parallel installation of IE8 und AAC. I am using the german version of WHS.
    But anyway thks for your assistance.

  3. fterence
    May 6th, 2009 at 00:25 | #3

    For those of us who have installed IE 8 and are having problems with the Admin Console, how do we revert back to IE 7? I can’t get into the control panel, because my Admin Console doesn’t work now. Thanks, -F

  4. sudent
    May 6th, 2009 at 11:31 | #4

    Mine is still working with IE8, but I’m still using an older version of Advanced Admin Console. Mine is 0.4.3

  5. May 6th, 2009 at 20:42 | #5

    Yep I too am having the IE8 problems, but as fterence asked “how do we revert back to IE 7? I can’t get into the control panel, because my Admin Console doesn’t work now”

    A valid point – help will be much appreciated

  6. Josh
    May 7th, 2009 at 02:16 | #6

    The funny thing is that the banner ad’s displaying on this page are both for Internet Explorer 8.

  7. Tom
    May 7th, 2009 at 06:46 | #7

    I have IE8 with AAC 4.3 and so far all has been working fine.

  8. John
    May 7th, 2009 at 16:10 | #8

    You can gain access to the control panel through a remote desktop access session from another computer that supports remote desktop client. Log iin with your administrator ID and pword.

  9. May 7th, 2009 at 19:20 | #9

    Please see this post for directions on how to uninstall IE8:


  10. Daniel
    May 8th, 2009 at 16:43 | #10

    you can actually still get control panel to work just by using AAC and creating a new shortcut to %windir%\system32\control.exe it works for me until a ‘newer’ version is developed.

    BTW. I think that it may have something to do with the way the shortcuts on the AAC toolbar are created… I’m no developer, just a suggestion / stab in the dark :P

    LOVE AAC!!

  11. Kyle Stewart
    May 18th, 2009 at 05:23 | #11

    My 0.4.3 is working with IE8 as well.

  12. Bill
    May 21st, 2009 at 04:33 | #12

    I’m running 0.4.3 also…the only problem I’ve found so far is in trying to access “conrtol panel” under the admin tab. It locks up the remote access window and forces me to close it and reopen. As long as I stay away from the control panel tab…things seem to be working. I’m really looking forward to a fix for AAC…I don’t know how I will live without it!!!

  13. Rich
    May 23rd, 2009 at 01:12 | #13

    You can get access to Control Panel and other administrative tools using the information on this page:


    This starts up a Remote Desktop connection to the server even on Windows XP Home which normally does not have this ability.

    ***Information from page***
    Click Start, click Run, type MSTSC, and then press ENTER

    In the Computer field type the name of your Home Server and then click Connect

    In the Certificate Warning dialogue click Yes

    In the User name field type Administrator

    In the Password field type the password used to access the Home Server Console

    Click OK

  14. July 26th, 2009 at 17:18 | #14

    Узнай об имени правду ! Любые имена есть на этом сайте!!

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