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Console is somehow broken RRS feed

  • Question

  • In another thread of mine here I said I was going to uninstall the add-in Asoft AutoExit. I did, and now have the situation where the Disk Management and avast add-ins are no longer available., even though they're installed. There's no tab for Disk Management, & it's not listed under Settings at all anymore. avast has a tab but, if you click on it, you just get a blank blue screen.
    So far, I reinstalled AutoExit to see if that would straighten things out, but it didn't. I uninstalled Disk Management and reinstalled it, but there's still no tab for it nor is it listed in Settings. I tried to uninstall avast from the the Console, but the uninstall failed.

    Any idea what's going on? Please don't tell me I have to reinstall the server. 
    Monday, January 12, 2009 3:22 PM

Answers

  • It is possible that that particular add-in caused the problem when it was removed; some add-ins install (and therefore remove on uninstallation) a copy of a particular Windows Home Server DLL. (This is not best deployment practice...) Reinstalling the add-in will probably not fix the issue, so don't bother.

    What I would try first is uninstalling the most recent WHS update, KB957825, then running updates through the console to reinstall it.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by Bobsie Monday, January 12, 2009 4:37 PM
    Monday, January 12, 2009 4:01 PM
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  • It is possible that that particular add-in caused the problem when it was removed; some add-ins install (and therefore remove on uninstallation) a copy of a particular Windows Home Server DLL. (This is not best deployment practice...) Reinstalling the add-in will probably not fix the issue, so don't bother.

    What I would try first is uninstalling the most recent WHS update, KB957825, then running updates through the console to reinstall it.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by Bobsie Monday, January 12, 2009 4:37 PM
    Monday, January 12, 2009 4:01 PM
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  • Ken Warren said:

    What I would try first is uninstalling the most recent WHS update, KB957825, then running updates through the console to reinstall it.



    Wow, wow, wow!!!
    Did what you said and everything is now working fine, without the offending add-in (ASoft AutoExit).
    I can't even imagine how you knew this was the thing to do, but I'll be eternally grateful.
    I now owe you for at least 6 incredibly-useful insights. Hope I can pay you back some day.
    Monday, January 12, 2009 4:37 PM
  • Should I ever show up in your neck of the woods, you can buy me a beer. :D
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, January 12, 2009 5:14 PM
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