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Advanced Admin Console AddIn: Version 0.5.2 now available for download

April 28th, 2010

Version 0.5.0 Beta was released back in May 2009. Since then only one bug has been reported. So I think it’s time to remove the beta tag from the Advanced Admin Console.

This release fixes a bug which caused a console crash when AAC tried to load a corrupt custom link file (see this forum thread). Also the installer has been improved. It’s no longer possible to install AAC over an existing installation. In this case you now are prompted to uninstall any existing version first.

Download Advanced Admin Console AddIn Version 0.5.2.

CRC-32 5F6395D7
MD5 505E4E3915CAFE96971ECCE9C3D38120

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

As always, feedback is welcome. See the support page on how to get in touch with me.

Categories: Windows Home Server
  1. slug
    April 29th, 2010 at 01:05 | #1

    I cant uninstall the previous version to install the new one. Keep getting network at risk errors and need to either upgrade this add-in or remove it but all I get are uninstall failed messages.
    Any ideas?

  2. soonar
    April 29th, 2010 at 01:20 | #2

    I too can not uninstall version 0.5.0. It simply errors off saying “uninstall failed”.

  3. slug
    April 29th, 2010 at 01:31 | #3

    Try add Remove programs… that worked for me.

    Got it updated now.

  4. April 29th, 2010 at 17:47 | #4

    Cool. I am downloading 0.5.2 now =)
    Thank you

  5. soonar
    April 29th, 2010 at 18:51 | #5

    went to control panel, add/remove. Uninstall worked and install of 5.2 worked.

  6. April 29th, 2010 at 21:10 | #6

    I’ve posted detailed descriptions on how to remedy this issue here: http://www.home-server-addins.com/archives/368

  7. md
    May 10th, 2010 at 04:55 | #7

    my whs with power pack3 and rktools.exe installed will not “see” this add on. the previous version “WHS-Download Manager 3.2.1.msi” shows up and installs fine but when i drop “WHSAdminInstaller052.msi” in the folder i get nothing in available add-ons.

  8. Weigand Helmuth
    June 1st, 2010 at 18:25 | #9

    Es ist für mich sehr schwer das alles zu verstehen, kommt ihr bald mal bei uns vorbei.

    Viele Grüße aus Frammersbach von Oma und Opa

  9. Taylor
    June 8th, 2010 at 20:34 | #10

    Is anyone else having a problem using shared printers from the Advanced Admin Console? I’m able to add a printer.. but once I print to it, it shows it as printing, but I have to manually reset the server print spooler to get it to print. Any Ideas?

  10. Tamas
    June 13th, 2010 at 00:15 | #11

    I have the same issue with shared printers. For some reason, the printed documents get stuck and I have to stop and start the spooler service to give them a nudge, this then makes the documents print fine. I suppose the print spooler crashes or something like that. There is no event captured in the Event Log or any obvious sign of any problem. Seems like this is a pretty common problem, but I was not able to find any solution yet. Microsoft of course claims that this is not their problem but an issue with printer drivers. That can not be true because I have three shared printers from three different manufacturers, using the latest drivers and all do the same. Besides, why would a bad driver cause the spooler service to crash?
    So as far as I’m concerned, this is a problem that Microsoft should fix but they don’t provide a solution that would work for me. So, I have to log on to my WHS and manually stop and start the spooler via a batch file.
    I also thought about scheduling this batch file to run twice a day or something like that, but it seems like the Task Scheduler does not kick off a batch file, even though it allows scheduling it. Strange…


  11. June 13th, 2010 at 11:21 | #12

    I’m sharing a printer (HP DeskJet 930c) from my WHS and printing to it from our Windows 7 x64 clients works like a charm. I really think that the drivers are the culprit because I know that many WHS owners share their printers and it’s working for them.
    @Taylor: I use Task Scheduler to run a batch file which runs ntbackup.exe at night.

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