Dojo North Software have announced that their Home Server SMART 2012 and WindowSMART 2012 add-ins are now at Release Candidate stage.
Home Server SMART 2012 is the second-generation add-in for SMART disk monitoring for Windows Home Server. The first generation product, Home Server SMART, is designed to be used on Windows Home Server, which is colloquially known as Windows Home Server “v1.” Home Server SMART 2012, formerly known as Home Server SMART 2011, is designed to run on Microsoft’s Windows Server Solutions family of products, which consists of Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.
Home Server SMART 2012, or HSS, is installed into WHS 2011 (I’ll use WHS or WHS 2011 to collectively refer to all Windows Server Solutions products) through the use of a WSSX installer file. The WSSX file can be run on the server itself, or from a client connected to that server via the Launchpad. HSS consists of two main components, a user interface and a service. The user interface is where you can see the health of your disks, view detailed analysis and configure settings. The service, on the other hand, runs continuously, monitoring your disks at pre-determined intervals (default 10 minutes; you can change this). The service can raise WHS alerts and send email notifications when problems are detected. You do no need to be logged into the server for the service to run.
Home Server SMART 2012 has all the features you knew and loved from Home Server SMART for WHS v1, plus a bunch of new features.
This is what was posted in the Home Server Show forums:
I’ve posted the final beta – the bridge between beta and Release Candidate, of both WindowSMART 2012 and Home Server SMART 2012! In addition, my website has undergone a major overhaul.
I’ve gotten the last few SSDs coded in and everything seems to look good so please go and check them out! Go to http://www.dojonorthsoftware.net and you’ll be able to quickly find your way to Home Server SMART for WHSv1 as well as HSS 2012 and WindowSMART 2012.
If you’re looking to purchase a license(s) for WindowSMART 2012, I’ve still got the Early Bird pricing going on–it’s reflected right on the site.
Even better — I’ve got the automated licensing system completed. No more needing to ask me for an invoice (unless you’re requesting the US Military Discount, which requires you to provide proof of service), and when you pay your license keys are generated automatically and instantly. No more waiting!