MinimServer 2.2

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Latest news

(2024/04/14) Configuration status web page updated automatically

Latest change

(2024/07/15) MinimServer 2.2 update 253 has been released

MinimServer 2 License Options

MinimServer 2 offers a choice of license options to meet the needs of different users.

Starter Edition

MinimServer 2 Starter Edition makes it easy to get started with MinimServer. Starter Edition has limited functionality and few configuration options. The Quick start guide covers everything you need to get up and running. Starter Edition has no license fee and does not expire.

The following features are available in Starter Edition:

Full license

By purchasing a full license, you can use all the functionality of MinimServer 2. The following features require a full license and are not available in Starter Edition:

Your full license covers up to three installations of MinimServer. These installations can be on any of the platforms that MinimServer supports. For example, you might want to run MinimServer on a NAS and also on a PC or Mac.

Your full license includes all MinimServer updates and new versions for 12 months. It also includes the use of MinimStreamer for 12 months (see below). After this period, you can purchase a license extension to continue receiving updates and new versions and using MinimStreamer for a further 12 months.

If you don't purchase this extension, you will no longer be able to use MinimStreamer and you will not receive any more MinimServer updates, new versions and new features. You can continue to use all features of your current version of MinimServer (but not MinimStreamer) with no expiry date.

To purchase a full license, visit this page.

Trial license

You can try all the features of MinimServer 2 at no cost by activating a trial license. For a 30-day trial period, this gives you everything you would get by purchasing a full license, with no limitations or restrictions.

To activate your trial license, select the License tab from the MinimServer 2 configuration web page and follow the instructions there.

At the end of your trial, you can revert to Starter Edition or you can purchase a full license to continue using all the features of the full version of MinimServer 2.


The optional MinimStreamer extension is available only with a MinimServer full license. Your MinimServer full license allows you to use MinimStreamer for 12 months with all updates and new versions included. After this period, if you purchase a license extension for MinimServer updates (see above), this also extends your MinimStreamer license (including updates and new versions) for the same 12 months.

Summary table

The following table summarizes the differences between license options.

  Starter Edition Trial license Full license
Features limited all all
License fee no no yes
License expiry no 30 days no
MinimServer updates yes 30 days 12 months (can extend)
(including updates)
no 30 days 12 months (can extend)