Windows Home Server Addins

Last Updated: 08/26/2008 10:02

A simple to use list of available addins (add-ins) available for Microsoft's Windows Home Server.

Feel free to submit your addin or provide feedback. Thanks!

Category Title Creator License Download
Admin - Backup Jungle Disk

Allow you to automatically backup your WHS shared folders to's S3 Storage Service [Website]

Jungle Disk Trial/Buy Download
  • Version: 1.02 Beta
  • Size: 2.8 MB
  • Date: 12/16/2007
Admin - Backup KeepVault

The Ultimate Hassle-free Data Backup and Recovery solution from Proxure

Proxure Buy Only $99.00 Info
Admin - Backup WHS Backup Database Backup

Allows the user to backup the WHS Backup Database which stores all your client PC backups. This is a feature MS promised back at CES 2008 but failed to deliver in PP1, which was a big disappointment to a lot of us.

Alex "Big Al" Kuretz Free/Donation Download
  • Version: Beta
Admin - Backup WHS DB Check

Validate your WHS backup database.

This is an advanced tool currently in alpha release.
Alex Free/Donation Info
Admin - Backup WHS DB Dump

Low level tool used to dump backup database. Utilized by Alex's other tool, WHS DB Check

Alex Free/Donation Info
Admin - Disk Management Disk Management

Windows Home Server Disk Management is an Add-In for Microsoft Windows Home Server.

This Add-In is designed for users who need more detail about their server's storage status than what the standard WHS Server Storage interface provides.

Tentacle Software Free/Donation Info
Admin - Disk Management Diskeeper 2008 Home Server

Diskeeper 2008 HomeServer edition is top-speed cruise control for your Windows? Home Server (WHS), allowing you to enjoy unprecedented performance and reliability for centralized applications and shared files. Fragmented hard drives drain critical system resources and compromise almost every aspect of daily computer use, leading to longer load times, persistent lags and costly crashes.

Diskeeper 2008 elevates system performance, debugging fragmentation-based problems as they occur, without ever compromising vital system resources, even when the whole family is connected to the computer.

Diskeeper Trial/Buy $69.95 Download
  • Size: 12.1 MB
  • Date: 04/09/2008
Admin - Disk Management Drive Labeler

This add-in updates the labels on the drives in the Storage tab of the Windows Home Server Console on the HP MediaSmart Server.

The drive labels are updated as follows:

  • Drives are correctly labeled as SATA rather than SCSI.
  • The drive bay location is appended to internal SATA drives
  • External SATA drives are correctly shown as External rather than Internal


Jerry M Free/Donation Download
  • Version:
Admin - Disk Management DupeCleaner

DupeCleaner scans your shares for duplicates and then displays the duplicate files. Then you can choose the files to clean.


  • Scans for duplicate files in your shares and then displays them
  • Clean selected duplicates
  • Filter by name (so that it checks the file name and not just the hash)
  • Folder exclusions
  • [Website]
Brent Friedman Free/Donation Download
  • Version:
Admin - Disk Management Duplication Info

Displays how many files are duplicated between hard drives.

Yotsuba Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 17.4 KB
  • Date: 08/02/2008
Admin - Disk Management PerfectDisk 2008 for WHS

PerfectDisk 2008 for Windows Home Server brings the power of PerfectDisk 2008 to the Windows Home Server environment. Complete single-pass disk defragmentation and optimization, along with PerfectDisk?s exclusive Space Restoration Technology?s free space consolidation are easily available to the Windows Home Server drives. Boost the performance automatically of your entire Windows Home Server Environment with PerfectDisk 2008 for Windows Home Server and make your computer speed up.

Raxco Software Trial/Buy $39.99 Info
Admin - General Advanced Admin Console

Supplement existing adminstration functions

Andreas M Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.4.3 Beta
  • Size: 605.5 KB
  • Date: 06/05/2008
Admin - General Any Service Installer

This application can install any application as a Windows service.

Marcel Nouwens Free/Donation Info
Admin - General Client Info

View information about client computers on the WHS. Includes processor, memory, IP, drive size, temp and if SMART failure is predicted. Utilizes WMI.

Eric Maurer Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 72.0 KB
  • Date: 02/08/2008
Admin - General OnTheFlyUnzipper

Automatically extract uploaded ZIP and RAR files.

Alexander Koplinger Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 24.0 KB
Admin - General Tab Manager

Tab Manager allows a user to bypass the normal Home Server Add-in loading mechanism and display whatever tabs they want inside of another tab.

Brendan Grant Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.5.0
  • Size: 351.0 KB
  • Date: 01/24/2008
Admin - General Tab Reorderer

Allows a user to easily change the order of the tabs in the Home Server Console

Brendan Grant Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.7.3
  • Size: 335.5 KB
  • Date: 12/01/2007
Admin - General Tab Scroller

Brings mouse scrolling to the tabs in the Home Server Console

Brendan Grant Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.8.0
  • Size: 315.5 KB
  • Date: 11/28/2007
Admin - General WHS Customiser

Allows you to customize your Home Server. First feature allows you to change your Server's home page website image.

In the following months I will add additional features to the add-in along with improving the?image changer module.

Jay Hinrichs Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 392.7 KB
  • Date: 01/12/2008
Admin - Logging Event Monitor

Monitors events to alert admin.


  • Runs as an NT service and chews up little or no CPU.
  • Uses Regex for event pattern matching.
  • Can aggregate events collected onto single Emails sent at a fixed frequency.
  • Can coalesce events so that if you get spammed with 1 type, you will only see the first one and a count in the Email.
  • Some events you want forwarded immediately (e.g. remote login failures).
  • I wanted some sort of UI Host that would allow me to test the system independent of WHS.

Dave Mercer Free/Donation Download
  • Version:
  • Size: 9.7 KB
Admin - Logging Event Viewer

Event Viewer displays your home server?s event logs within the WHS Console. You can choose which log to monitor, filter the entries (Show All, Warnings, Errors, etc.) and clear the logs.

Benjamin Robichaud Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 1.1
Admin - Logging LogPoint Performance Monitor

System performance monitor within the Windows Home Server console.

James West-Sadler Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 24.5 MB
  • Date: 07/09/2008
Admin - Logging Remote Notification

Remote Notification is an Add-In for the Microsoft Windows Home Server operating system. It is designed to forward the System Health Notifications from the Home Server to an email address. This can be particularly useful when configured to send to an email address that forwards an SMS (text message) to the user's mobile phone.

Remote Notification should intercept all WHS notification events, even those issued by other 3rd party Add-ins, as long as those Add-ins use the documented WHS SDK to add notifications.

Remote Notification consists of a WHS Settings tab for configuration, a Windows Service for receiving the Notifications and sending the messages, a RemoteNotification.dat file for storing persistant data, a handful of registry entries, and this README file. Some debug information is written to the Application Event Log on the Server; you'll need to use Remote Desktop to view these entries.

Alex "Big Al" Kuretz Free/Donation Download
  • Version: Beta
Admin - Power AutoExit 2008

ASoft AutoExit for Windows Home Server is a console add-in for Windows Home Server.

Features include

  • Reboot machines in your home network from within the console.
  • Enable easy boot up of machines remotely through Wake On Lan
  • Put machines into hibernation, sleep, log off user or lock machine
  • Server shutdown from toolbar

Asoft Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 2008 R2
Admin - Power Grid Junction

GridJunction allows you to monitor and manage Uninterruptible Power Supplies directly from the Windows Home Server console.

Kentdome Technologies Free/Donation Info
Admin - Power Lights Out

This Add-In is used to put a Windows Home Server into suspended mode or hibernation and resume on user defined events.

Martin Rothschink Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.7.6
  • Size: 6.2 MB
  • Date: 04/29/2008
Admin - Power MSS Fan Control

MSS Fan Control is an Add-In for the Microsoft Windows Home Server Operating System. It is designed to work exclusively with the HP MediaSmart Server EX47x models, and will not work with any other WHS systems.

MSS Fan Control allows the user to easily control the speed of the upper and lower exhaust fans of the MediaSmart Server. It also allows the user to configure the speed and temperature thresholds that determine how the fan speed should increase as the CPU temperature rises.

Alex "Big Al" Kuretz Free/Donation Download
  • Version: Beta
Admin - Power PowerSwitch

Puts WHS into standby and resumes it at user defined times.

Lliam Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.820
Admin - Power Wake on Lan

A simple Wake on Lan add-in for WHS.

Some of the features include:

  • Start WHS Client PCs automatically
  • Shut Down (set the admin pass of both server and client to be the same. Activate admin pass on clients)
  • Suspend (read here)
  • Hibernate (read here)
  • Automatic MAC discovery from registry
  • Remote Desktop
  • Remote Control XP Home and Vista Home Premium PCs (read here)
  • Refresh Status Button
  • MSI Install file
  • Dynamic Commands (see WHS settings to add dynamic commands)

EH Technologies Buy Only $16.00 Info
Admin - Security Avast Anti-virus

Commercial Anti-Virus application

Avast Trial/Buy $39.95 Download
Admin - Security BitDefender Total Security 2009

Protect your WHS from security threats including viruses, spyware, etc.

Bit Defender Trial/Buy $79.95 Download
  • Version: 2009
  • Size: 152.3 KB
  • Date: 08/18/2008
Admin - Security Easy Radius

easyRadius is an add-in that allows you to simply manage and install a Radius server, an additional layer of protection for your Windows Home Server.

Brent Friedman Free/Donation Download
  • Version:
Admin - Security F-Secure Home Server Security (closed beta)

F-Secure? Home Server Security 2009 protects Windows Home Server against malicious content, such as viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and riskware. With F-Secure Home Server Security 2009, you can guard your digital pictures, archives and other valuable data stored on the central server against content threats. When F-Secure Home Server Security 2009 is installed to your Windows Home Server, you do not have to worry about distributing hostile content to other computers in your home network or the Internet.

F-secure Trial/Buy Info
Internet Add Website Add-in

Enabled easy creation of additional websites.

Van Horn Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 31.5 KB
  • Date: 06/13/2008
Internet Community Feeds

Community Feeds for WHS allows you to view RSS and other XML based content feeds on the internet from your Xbox 360 console (will also work with ANY Windows Media Connect compatible device). The software supports viewing text with images, listening to audio and viewing videos downloaded from the internet to your home console. Reads news, weather, sports information, gaming sites and listen to blogcasts and podcasts with Community Feeds.

Prakash Gautaum Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 3.3 MB
  • Date: 09/27/2007
Internet DHCP4WHS

A fully functional, written from scratch DHCP Server written entirely in managed code

Brendan Grant Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.8.4
  • Size: 24.3 KB
Internet Download Manager

A download manager, capable of organizing large amounts of data and Download URLs. It can be configured to download a specified amount of data and at a specified time.

Andy Free/Donation Info
Internet FTP Manager

Allows you to install and configure the IIS FTP component for Windows Home Server

Brent Friedman Free/Donation Download
  • Version:
Internet VPOP3

VPOP3 for Windows Home Server (VPOP3 for WHS) is a cut-down version of our flagship Windows Email Server software. It is designed to be simple to configure and use, and is ideal for users of Windows Home Server who want to run their own mail server on their home network.

Paul Smith Computer Services Trial/Buy $82.00 Info
Internet Web Folders 4 WHS

Brings secure & remote drag-and-drop file access to Windows Home Server

Brendan Grant Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.6.2
  • Size: 403.0 KB
  • Date: 11/30/2007
Internet Whiist

  • Quickly create new websites on your home server.
  • Create new photo albums to share with family and friends in a few simple steps.
  • Create public content, or restrict access to users of your Windows Home Server.
  • Easily customize your public and private Windows Home Server Homepage links.
  • Fully integrates with the Windows Home Server management console.
  • Customize your Windows Home Server homepage

Andrew Grant Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.82
Internet uTorrent

uTorrent add-in for the Windows Home Server Console.


  • Manage all torrents currently in ?Torrent (start, pause, stop, remove).
  • Add a new torrent by selecting a *.torrent file.
  • Add a new torrent by providing an URL.

Marcel Nouwens Free/Donation Info
Misc - Calling FRITZ! Box Call List (German)

Enables the display of the AVM FRITZ! Box call list within the Windows Home Server console.

Andreas M Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.7.0 Beta
  • Size: 370.5 KB
  • Date: 03/22/2008
Misc - Calling Vista Caller-ID for WHS

The Vista Caller-ID WHS Add-in is designed specifically for Windows Home Server networks that include one or more Vista Caller-ID client machines.

The Add-in integrates with the Windows Home Server Console in perfect synergy and allows Vista Caller-ID clients to easily save Caller ID information on the Windows Home Server, which makes browsing and managing your Caller ID history from any PC on your network a breeze.

Some key features of the Vista Caller-ID WHS Add-in:

  • Integrates seamlessly with the WHS Console
  • Centralized Caller ID history management
  • Remotely view Caller ID information
  • On-demand aggregation (low-resource footprint)

Kentdome Technologies Free/Donation Info
Misc - General Program Launcher

Launch any program from within WHS console

Dan Forsyth Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 1.2
Misc - General To Desktop

To Desktop allows you to minimize, close or exit full screen from the WHS console.

C Hanlon Free/Donation Download
Misc - Home Automation WL3 for Windows Homer Server

Simply pull up WL3 on a browser and you have instant access to your HAI home control system. From there you can:

  • Conveniently control individual lights, turn off all lights in the home or room, dim lights or adjust preset lighting scenes
  • View surveillance cameras - see your front door, pool, boat dock, etc.
  • Conserve energy by adjusting heating and cooling and view humidity and outdoor temperatures
  • Arm or disarm the alarm, view a security log to monitor activity of housekeepers, nannies, etc.
  • Control your Whole Home Audio system. Select music source and adjust volume levels in individual rooms or the whole house
  • View recorded surveillance video
  • [Website]
HAI Buy Only Info
Misc - Home Automation ips HomeControl 2007 (German)

ipsHomecontrol is a free extension for the automation software IPSymcon. ipsHomecontrol.

ipsHomecontrol is the interface between IPSymcon and Media Center (XP MCE 2005 and Vista Home / Premium), Windows Home Server, Media Gateway, Internet Explorer, PDA, Smartphone or mobile phone.

ipsHome Control Unknown Info
Misc - Home Automation mControl for WHS

Control all aspects of your home with a touch of a button

Embedded Automation Trial/Buy $74.99 Info
Mobile HomeBase

Windows Mobile client that allows you to pull files from the Home Server. It has a web service that allows you to login, get files, etc. It allows you to do things like save your password (yes I know a little security risk), it allows you to reduce the size of photos.

Also allows you to maintain a simple blog on WHS (utilizing SQL server). Maintain the blog via wireless phoe or via a desktop client.

Alexandros "Aleksei" Nipirakis Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 37.1 MB
  • Date: 08/19/2007
Mobile WHS Mobile

Enables you to do Remote Server configuration from anywhere in the world from your Pocket PC (PPC) or Smartphone.

Brent Friedman Free/Donation Download
  • Version:
Multimedia Firefly for WHS

Manage a firefly server from within the WHS console

Nic Bedford Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 0.0.2
  • Size: 28.5 KB
  • Date: 04/27/2008
Multimedia Lobster Tunes

  • Play your entire music collection on your phone
  • Play internet radio stations
  • Find and view album art for all your music
  • Free 7 day trial - and no subscriptions to pay, ever

LobsterTunes Trial/Buy $19.99 Download
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • Date: 12/18/2007
Multimedia Media Connect Controller

Allow more than 3 media connect shares.

Brendan Grant Free/Donation Download
  • Size: 365.0 KB
  • Date: 03/03/2008
Multimedia PVConnect/Twonky Media Server

PVConnect media server software can manage literally tens of thousands of individual media files without negatively influencing CPU performance. This capability makes it the perfect choice for high-capacity storage units such as the HP Media Vault devices, which can hold up to 1.5 terabyte of capacity and have multiple bays and USB ports for adding even more capacity.

Twonky Media Trial/Buy $39.95 Info
Multimedia PhotoSync for WHS

Automically sync between photos folder and Flickr account

Ed Holloway Free/Donation Download
  • Version: Beta 1
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Date: 05/21/2007
Multimedia Recorded TV Manager

Recorded TV Manager Add-in for Windows Home Server is designed specifically for Home Server networks that include one or more Windows Media Center machines which record television programming for later viewing ("time shifting").

  • Collections - Collect series episodes automatically to the Home Server (or other location) and then watch them in original broadcast order on any Media Center computer on the network. See Collection Scenarios.
  • AutoMove - Automatically move all new recordings on a specific Media Center computer to the Home Server (or other location). Great for that old XP Media Center machine with the small hard drive!
  • AutoDelete - Automatically delete duplicate recordings and previously watched episodes. Overcomes some of the shortcomings of the Media Center scheduler.
  • Runs 24/7 on the Home Server as a Windows Service Application (What's this?). Fully configurable using the Recorded TV Manager tab in the Windows Home Server Console from any connected client machine on the Home Server network.
  • Series Info Database - Keeps track of every episode you've recorded and when it was watched, even after it's deleted. Helps answer the question, "Did we see this episode?"

Drasch Computer Software Trial/Buy $24.95 Info
Multimedia SageTV

SageTV lets you enjoy your favorite TV shows and online video when you want, wherever you want on any TV, PC or Mac!

Browse, search and watch all the latest online video from Google Video from the comfort of your couch with SageTV Media Center V6.

Enjoy the most popular online videos, news, movie trailers, TV shows, comedy, music videos and more at the push of a button on your remote control.

Frey Technologies Trial/Buy $79.95 Download
  • Version: 6.4.8
  • Date: 08/18/2008
Multimedia TV Manager

Designed for both WHS and Media Center, it copies your recordings off to your WHS for storage and management. It also allows you to watch the recordings like you normally would via ?recorded tv? from the WHS.

It comes in two parts:

  1. Installed on the server for management of the Recordings.
  2. The Media Center (Vista only) plug-in that copies new recordings over to the WHS deleting the original.

Brent Friedman Free/Donation Download
  • Version: Beta 4
Multimedia Tivo Publisher for WHS

An implementation of the TiVo HMO "Calypso" protocol for Windows Home Server. The add-in installs as a service, which makes your WHS music, photos, and videos shares browsable from any TiVo that supports home networking.

Rob Durfee Free/Donation Download
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 3.7 MB
  • Date: 08/06/2008
Multimedia WebGuide for WHS

WebGuide is carried over from the MCE platform - music, pictures, videos, etc. Left out is the guide and live TV features. However, if you have an MCE machine running WebGuide, you can setup a "WebGuide Prism" connection to that machine to have access to recorded TV.

WebGuide LLC Free/Donation Info
Productivity Digital ArcHound

A multi-user software solution that has been designed for individuals, families and small businesses to quickly and easily move toward a truly paperless environment by allowing them to store, retrieve, archive and manage their electronic documents in a new and innovative way.

Using the Digital ArcHound client software, each computer connected to the WHS server can independently archive, search, recall, email and combine archives from a centrally located archive vault on the WHS server.

Archound Trial/Buy $79.95 Info
Productivity WHS Outlook

Allows full access to all of your Outlook e-mail, contacts, appointments, etc. via the WHS console application.

Mike Craven Unknown Info