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Hello Folks

 

This is the new beta Thread about AudiophileOptimizer 2.10. All questions, problem reports, etc belong into this thread. The Focus of AO 2.10 is Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 and further refinement for Windows Server 2012 R2.

 

Not like the Beta for Windows 10 which was a closed beta, this is an open beta phase again. Meaning AO 2.10 Beta 1 is accessible on our download portal for all AO 2.00 customers, no new Activation-Keys will be needed. Pre-AO 2.00 customers who want to participate need to upgrade to AO 2.00.

 

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Version 2.10 Beta 1

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AudiophileOptimizer 2.10

- Support for Windows Server 2016 TP5 (Standard & Datacenter)

- Support for Windows Server 2016 TP5 Essentials Edition

- WASAPI/MMCSS optimization for Windows Server 2016 TP5

- LockScreen disabled for Windows Server 2016 TP5

- ActionCenter disabled for Windows Server 2016 TP5

- NO KERNEL-STREAMING IN CORE MODE YET

- NO ROON SUPPORT YET

- Minor Bugfixes

 

ServiceTool 2.10

- "Prepare Essentials Edition" feature visible in ServiceTool again

- ST does not longer show option to switch modes in Windows Server 2016

(since Microsoft removed ability to do so)

 

Setup 2.10

- Update of the PDF Guide

 

 

You can get AudiophileOptimizer 2.10 Beta 1 via our download portal.

 

 

Enjoy it,

Phil

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Hi Al

 

you already upgraded to AO 2.00 so you can just go ahead and download 2.10 Beta 1.

 

Best,

Phil

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Nope :-) i was informed from Microsoft directly this morning.

 

Windows Server 2016 will be presented at ignite (end of september 2016), and will be on the price list starting in october 2016.

 

and yes indeed, system center 2016 will be available as well :-)

 

some more infos about Windows Server 2016 pricing and editions here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-2016#CP_SideTableWithCopy_1

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Hi

 

so far no changes where needed in regards to Windows 10. i'll let you know here once that is the case.

 

Best,

Phil

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Version 2.10 Beta 2

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AudiophileOptimizer 2.10

- Dedicated update notification feature for beta versions

- Several bugfixes for Chinese Windows 10

- Disable OneDrive/Defender also available in advanced mode (Win10)

- Support for Windows Server 2016 TP5 (Standard & Datacenter)

- Support for Windows Server 2016 TP5 Essentials Edition

- WASAPI/MMCSS optimization for Windows Server 2016 TP5

- LockScreen disabled for Windows Server 2016 TP5

- ActionCenter disabled for Windows Server 2016 TP5

- No Kernel-Streaming & MediaPlayer support yet (Server 2016 Core)

- Roon support question no longer asked if already installed

- Several cosmetics

- Minor Bugfixes

ServiceTool 2.10

- "Prepare Essentials Edition" feature visible in ServiceTool again

- ST does not longer show option to switch modes in Windows Server 2016

(since Microsoft removed ability to do so)

- Shell Replacement feature now offers two pages of shell replacements

- Added MediaMonkey shell replacement

- Added RoonBridge shell replacement

- Several cosmetics

 

Setup 2.10

- Update of the PDF Guide

- Several cosmetics

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Upgrade to AO 2.0 from AO 1.4.

 

There is significant improvement. I am a happy man. Running Window Server 2012 Essential and JRiver 21 in Core mode with 1A sound signature.

 

(Audio)

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I installed 2.10 beta mainly because of the RoonBridge shell replacement. I had been running RoonBridge on a WinSrvr 2012 R2 machine with AO 2.0, booting to a command prompt.

 

I honestly wasn't expecting any change, but was pretty shocked that things sounded better - more air and separation on some test plays of vocal jazz tracks.

 

Don't know if it's the shell replacement or other tweaks in the beta, but good stuff so far...

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Hi Fajita

 

Using the shell replacement feature has not only reasons of convenience. In fact it does strip away another bunch of running processes. This is very good for SQ if you use the shell replacement in GUI mode, and still another small advantage if you do so in Core or Minimal-Server mode.

 

Best,

Phil

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Sorry for having to ask this, but I can't figure out how to get Process Lasso, HQPlayer, and RoonServer to run in a shell replacement scenario in Win10. Can someone suggest how I can accomplish this?

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You can have only one program as the Shell Replacement:

 

Have RoonServer autostart (system tray, right click, run on startup)

 

Process Lasso will autostart (part of installation if have proper rights)

 

Have HQP as your shell

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Thanks, I will give it a try. I did try to set HQP as shell, but RoonServer did not seem to load when set to auto load. Always possible I I made a mistake in setting up.

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Hi

 

as dtb300 mentioned windows knows only one shell (at a time). The trick he mentioned with Roon will only work in GUI mode, but not in core mode. Core mode cannot handle autostart folder like startup.

 

in core the only wqy to start up multiple components is to make a custom batch file which fires up all components in the right order. Then manually set this custom batch file as shell.

 

Best,

Phil

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as dtb300 mentioned windows knows only one shell (at a time). The trick he mentioned with Roon will only work in GUI mode, but not in core mode. Core mode cannot handle autostart folder like startup.

 

I used to run RoonServer on my 2012R2, but have since changed to RoonBridge. But....

 

I just checked this again on my 2012R2 Essentials, and RoonServer will autostart when setting the App to "Run on Startup" (in system tray) when in GUI mode. Once set, I then changed back to CORE mode and my iPad connected to it. Also checked Taskmgr and RoonServer, RoonAppliance were running in CORE mode before any AO.

 

BUT BUT BUT - Getting Roon to work/play music in Core is a different topic. So back to Minimal and all is well.

 

in core the only way to start up multiple components is to make a custom batch file which fires up all components in the right order. Then manually set this custom batch file as shell.

Yep the batch file is a great way to startup multiple items.

 

I use a batch file on my 2012R2-Essen using RUN in Registry. This starts up my USB Driver Control Panel, and I also used it for HQP when I was running it.

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Hi

 

as dtb300 mentioned windows knows only one shell (at a time). The trick he mentioned with Roon will only work in GUI mode, but not in core mode. Core mode cannot handle autostart folder like startup.

 

in core the only wqy to start up multiple components is to make a custom batch file which fires up all components in the right order. Then manually set this custom batch file as shell.

 

Best,

Phil

 

Actually RoonServer won't autostart when I set HQPlayer as shell.

 

What I did was change to Fidelizer Pro as shell and then open task manager to start up RoonServer. Fidelizer starts up HQPlayer as media player and I'm there.

 

I am stunned at the SQ improvement. Highly recommended to those who haven't tried shell replacement.

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Is Kernel-Streaming not supported in Windows 10? Just installed AO today. It didn't have the option to install KS.

 

 

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