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  • Question

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview has some known issues with Lights-Out 1.5.4 Build 2055 (official release).

    Most issues and incompatibilities have been identified and fixed in beta build 2080:

    http://www.homeserversoftware.com/lo/whs2011/beta/LightsOutVail1.5.4.2080.wssx

    If  you evaluate Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview with Lights-Out,  then please uninstall build 2055 and update to build 2080.

    There  is currently one known issue which requires some additional work for localised builds of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview. The Dashboard binaries are no longer stored under C:\Program Files\Windows\Server\Bin\, now C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\ is used. This change affects the loading of localised satellite assemblies and as a result, Lights-Out is always displayed in English. Microsoft will fix this issue in RTM.

    For the time being, please copy your languages files, for example on a German system copy C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\de to C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\de, on a French system copy C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\fr to C:\Windows\System32\Essentials\fr.


    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home and Small Business Server http://www.homeserversoftware.com


    Monday, July 8, 2013 3:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi, Martin

    Thanks for your great efforts to make sure your application is still working well on Essentials 2012 R2. There is one more point you could add to your original post, I think your application is also supported in the Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or DataCenter editions, if Essentials role is enabled. Lights-Out should also be able to installed and works well.

    In 2012 R2, the Essentials as a role in different server editions also provide the opportunities to increase the deployment volume of third-party add-ins. 

    Guang

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Martin

    According to the SDK, "Specifies the operating systems that are supported by the add-in. If this element is empty, the add-in will apply to all operating systems that support add-ins." Is there any specific reason that you want to check SKU specifically for SBS and WHS?  If there isn't any, I suggest to clear this list.

    Guang

    Friday, July 12, 2013 6:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, removed it and it's working well.

    Martin


    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home and Small Business Server http://www.homeserversoftware.com

    Friday, July 12, 2013 7:47 AM

All replies

  • Hi, Martin

    Thanks for your great efforts to make sure your application is still working well on Essentials 2012 R2. There is one more point you could add to your original post, I think your application is also supported in the Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or DataCenter editions, if Essentials role is enabled. Lights-Out should also be able to installed and works well.

    In 2012 R2, the Essentials as a role in different server editions also provide the opportunities to increase the deployment volume of third-party add-ins. 

    Guang

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Guang,

    tested that yesterday and my Add-In fails to install (installed 2012 R2 Datacenter, made it a Domain Server of an existing domain and installed essentials role in domain mode).

    In InstallAddin.log there is a line which says:

    [4768] 130709.190153.3189: General: VerifyPackageResult=NotValidSku

    What sku do I need to add? Currently I have used that fragment:

       <SupportedSkus>
          <Sku>SBS</Sku>
          <Sku>WHS</Sku>
       </SupportedSkus>
    
    The sku elements are NOT documented here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg513900.aspx
     

    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home and Small Business Server http://www.homeserversoftware.com

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:01 AM
  • Hi, Martin

    According to the SDK, "Specifies the operating systems that are supported by the add-in. If this element is empty, the add-in will apply to all operating systems that support add-ins." Is there any specific reason that you want to check SKU specifically for SBS and WHS?  If there isn't any, I suggest to clear this list.

    Guang

    Friday, July 12, 2013 6:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, removed it and it's working well.

    Martin


    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home and Small Business Server http://www.homeserversoftware.com

    Friday, July 12, 2013 7:47 AM
  • Here's a new build which does now detected Essentials as a role on 2012 R2 Datacenter:

    http://www.homeserversoftware.com/lo/whs2011/beta/LightsOutVail1.5.4.2088.wssx

    Martin


    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home and Small Business Server http://www.homeserversoftware.com

    Friday, July 12, 2013 1:35 PM
  • Localised RTM build of Essentials 2012 R2 is working now as expected.

    Lights-Out Build 2100 fully supports Essentials 2012 R2:
    http://www.homeserversoftware.com/lo/whs2011/beta/LightsOutVail1.5.4.2100.wssx


    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home and Small Business Server http://www.homeserversoftware.com

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8:33 AM