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Advanced Admin Console 2011 Beta updated to version 0.9.2

March 6th, 2011

Since the first public beta of Advanced Admin Console 2011 was made available for download on February 24th I’ve received some user feedback about the restrictive behavior of its web browser functionality. A couple of users were wondering why the web browser kept blocking any kind of active content (like JavaScript and ActiveX controls) on the sites they were browsing:

IE content blocking

The reason for this is that Internet Explorer’s Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled on the server by default.

When you get this message in Internet Explorer you can normally allow the blocked content by clicking ‘Add…’ and adding the browsed web site to the ‘Trusted sites’ security zone. Unfortunately, when you do this in AAC 2011 Beta 1 (version 0.9.1) your screen will quickly be filled with error dialogs:

Access denied error messages

This issue was also discussed on episode 126 of the Home Server Show podcast.

Improvements in this new release

Version 0.9.2 beta of AAC 2011 has been improved in three ways:

  1. The error messages mentioned above will no longer appear.
  2. The web browser tab status bar shows whether Enhanced Security Configuration is enabled.
  3. Enhanced Security Configuration can be directly configured from the web browser tab.

ESC Menu

This new feature is detailed in the Evaluator’s Guide which is included in the AAC 2011 Beta download package.

Changelog for release 0.9.2:
  • Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) status is displayed in the web browser status bar.
  • IE ESC can be configured by clicking on the status bar icon.
  • FIXED: When opening a web page with IE ESC enabled, a standard IE security dialog is displayed. When the site was added to the Trusted sites zone from this dialog, a large number of Exception dialogs could appear.
  • FIXED: An exception occurred when a favorite was created via the web page context menu.
Download

Go to the downloads page to download the Advanced Admin Console 2011 Beta. You can share your opinion and discuss the beta over at the HomeServerLand forums.

Categories: AAC 2011 Beta
  1. RedCat
    July 15th, 2011 at 15:13 | #1

    I miss the Server Up Time display from the WHS V1 Advanced Admin Console. Can it be added to the WHS 2011 version?
    Thanks

  2. G.Hook
    July 15th, 2011 at 18:01 | #2

    Hello. I would like to try the AAC 2011 Beta, but I see that it expires 08-01-2011. I do not want to install it if I have to remove it in a few days. Any plans on extending the expiration date?

  3. July 31st, 2011 at 21:43 | #3

    @RedCat
    This feature may return in a future release. Stay tuned.

  4. July 31st, 2011 at 21:44 | #4

    @G.Hook
    I’ve just posted a new version that will run until December 1, 2011. Get it here: http://www.home-server-addins.com/archives/550

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