The add-in for Windows Home Server 2011 users which puts notifications back in the system tray or taskbar has had an update.
Version 2.1 of Home Server Status includes the following changes:
- Added the ability to ‘Enable Alerts From Other PCs’ running the HSS application, via UDP on port 2564.
This addition will enable tray notifications containing the computer name and backup status for any computer running HSS on your network.
Once you have opened the application, navigate to the ‘Settings’ menu where you will find the option to enable this feature under the Admin section. Once enabled and after running a backup on your machine or another machine running HSS, you will find an additional menu item in the context list, whether you use the taskbar button or the task tray icon, called Backup Reports. This item will only show up and be enabled in your menu when a backup report exists.
NOTE: Because of the UDP addition, you will be required to allow permissions to your Windows Firewall which will open during installation. The only permissions you need is to your private network, NOT public.
You can download this latest release directly from here.
A license for Home Server Status costs $6.95 after the free trial period and can be purchased from within the add-in.
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