Windows Home Server addin Cleanup Tool

Asoft has produced an invaluable tool called “Cleanup Tool” for Windows Home Server. Not only will this tool remove stalled addins from the registry it will also create a backup in case you delete the wrong add-in. Installation is via remote desktop conenction to the WHS by placing the a copy of the file ‘addincleanup.exe’ into the folder […]

Asoft has produced an invaluable tool called “Cleanup Tool” for Windows Home Server. Not only will this tool remove stalled addins from the registry it will also create a backup in case you delete the wrong add-in. Installation is via remote desktop conenction to the WHS by placing the a copy of the file ‘addincleanup.exe’ into the folder c:program fileswindows home server. Once done I would suggest placing a shortcut to the tool on the server desktop.

Nick is very clear that this does not replace using the WHS Console to remove add-ins themselves. I am sure he is talking from extensive testing that using the tool to remove an add-in that is not hanging can cause ”a lot of misery”! However a backup of the registry is made at the time the addin is removed and can be found on the WHS under the folder c:tempaddinbackup_yyyy_MM_dd_hh_mm_ss.reg.

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