Windows Server Solutions
Published: December 17, 2010
Updated: October 9, 2012
Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
The Windows Server Solutions SDK provides tools and information for you to develop add-ins and extend the functionality of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows® Home Server 2011, and Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.
The following documentation provides resources for developers and implementers who use this SDK.
Getting Started with the Windows Server 2012 Essentials SDK
Explains what the SDK provides and what you will need to develop add-ins and extend functionality with the SDK.
Creating a Provider
Explains providers, which are network services that expose functionality from one component to another to facilitate collaboration between features.
Creating a Health Add-In
Explains how you can develop health add-ins, which provide definitions for alerts, health checks, and repairs for network problems.
Creating a Dashboard Add-In
Explains how you can develop Dashboard add-ins, which enable you to extend the functionality of the Dashboard, an application that server administrators can use to manage their systems.
Creating a Launchpad Add-In
Explains how you can develop Launchpad add-ins, which enable you to extend the functionality of the Launchpad, an application that enables users to perform common tasks involving the server.
Creating a Remote Web Access Add-In
Explains how you can develop Remote Web Access add-ins, which enable you to extend the functionality of Remote Web Access. Remote Web Access enables authorized access to services and content over the Internet.
Creating and Deploying an Add-In Package
Explains how to distribute your add-in after you create it.