How do I install and uninstall Add-ins?

Published: April 26, 2010

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

An add-in is a software application that provides additional features and functionality for your server. A growing number of add-ins are available from Microsoft and other Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

Before you can take advantage of the extended functionality that an add-in provides, you must first install the add-in on the server.

To install an add-in

  1. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the location of the add-in installation file.

  2. Double-click the file to run the installation wizard.

  3. Follow the instructions in the wizard to install the add-in.

  4. When the installation is finished, open the Add-ins page of the server Dashboard and verify that the add-in appears in the list view.

To uninstall an add-in

  1. Open the server Dashboard.

  2. Click the Add-ins tab.

  3. In the list view, select the add-in that you want to remove, and then click Remove the add-in.

  4. In the Remove Add-in window, click Remove.

    You might need to restart the dashboard to completely remove the add-in.