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  • What's New in Version 3.0 - Remote Shutdown
    and proxy support Improved Getting Started section in the integrated help Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Access error during the remote service s installation Time lag between abort command execution and remote operation cancellation Version 3 0 June 5 2009 Improved performance of network operations All network operations were optimized to work in parallel in order to serve a large number of PCs simultaneously in enterprise networks The total performance score was improved up to 170 Depending of the size of your network you can configure the total number of working threads to execute remote operations in parallel Such tuning allows you to reach the maximum performance Better logging Error messages in log provide detailed information about detected problem Using this information you can troubleshoot the problem quickly Alternate credentials The new alternate credentials setup allows using the application in a complex network environment that consists of domains and workgroups Now you can set specific credentials for domains and workgroups as well as for particular PC Integrated help Application includes updated help file Now it provides a real life examples of application usage scenarios and contains a lot

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-shutdown/whats-new/3.0 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 2.3 - Remote Shutdown
    on LAN packet sending Send WOL Packet dialog available from Tools Send WOL Packet menu was reworked to simplify WOL packet sending to remote PCs To deliver a packet to another subnet you need to specify a subnet mask Now you can choose to enter PC name or IP on the Send WOL Packet dialog instead In this case subnet mask will be detected automatically Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Unnatural sort order in the Machines Tree Domain enumeration failure in specific cases Version 2 3 September 26 2008 Intuitive task creation approach Task creation process was changed in order to replace old approach by a new intuitive one Now you can create or configure a task at one step A list of existing tasks is displayed on the Task tab Information about selected task is represented below where it can be changed if required Run Now and Abort buttons Run Now and Abort buttons were added to task s configuration pane Thus you can launch the task and abort it execution directly Improved Add Machine dialog New Add Machine s dialog provides you by flexible options for adding PCs to the Machine Tree You can choose to add PC by name or IP by IP range by specifying the regular name or detect automatically by enumerating the local network Completed Tasks list A list of completed tasks was added to the Schedule tab On this list you can see a summary for all executed tasks Execution status is displayed by icons and textual description You can click on the row to get detailed information about subtasks execution results Updated options set A set of application options represented on the Options tab was simplified New set includes options

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-shutdown/whats-new/2.3 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 2.2 - Remote Shutdown
    Alternative credentials functionality now can be used not only in domain but in workgroup as well It can be helpful if you account has no enough permissions to perform operations with remote PCs In this case you can define alternative credentials that will be used for remote operations Credentials for remote Agent Now when you installing remote Agent you can choose credentials to be used for its installation Credentials of current user who launched Remote Shutdown Alternative credentials defined for particular domain or workgroup Credentials defined by entered username and password These options were added by user s requests and targeted at simplifying remote Agent installation in many real life situations Skip past tasks on startup option This option allows you to skip execution of overdue jobs at Remote Shutdown startup Default state for this option was changed and now it is enabled It means that by default Remote Shutdown skips execution of overdue jobs If you would like to change this option you can find it on Settings dialog Improved logging Set of logging data was extended to include information required to detect a reason of problem In particular diagnostic of remote operations failures was improved OS name detection Basic information extracted from remote PCs was extended and now includes OS name and version On demand remote Agent installation If you launch remote operation by clicking on Run Now button and remote operation requires remote Agent to execute it you will be prompted to install Agent if it s absent on remote PC Operation will be successfully completed only in case when Agent will be installed otherwise it will be skipped Send WOL packet from the context menu You can send Wakeup On Lan command for each PC in the Machine tree by selecting correspondent item in the context

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-shutdown/whats-new/2.2 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 2.1 - Remote Shutdown
    that include those changes Version 2 1 1 October 12 2007 New UI look User interface was polished Changes were applied to toolbar status bar and forms Icons set was updated New communication protocol Communication protocol between server and remote Agents was changed from DCOM RPC to sockets This change significantly simplifies Agent installation on remote computer because it doesn t require any additional actions for enabling communication between server and Agent Vista and x64 platforms support List of supported platforms was extended and now includes Windows Vista and various x64 platforms User Account Control UAC support was added for Windows Vista You don t need to launch Remote Shutdown using Run as Administrator command under Vista now because it is automatically executed with administrative permissions If you are not computer administrator you will be prompted to enter administrative credentials Data validation on dialogs Dialogs were improved and now have a special area to show hints and errors Data validation mechanism assists you with data entering by providing informative messages displayed on this area Remote Agent status check Verification of remote Agent status was added before execution of remote operations It should prevent situations when operation cannot be completed when remote Agent is absent or deactivated Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below In some cases power off operation makes shutdown but doesn t switch off power Network enumeration reports incomplete list of PCs Wrong log information in case of schedule termination and authentication failure Lock unlock input devices doesn t work on Windows XP Potential access violation during installation of remote Agent Product Details Overview Advantages and Benefits Feature List What s New Testimonials Getting Started Downloads Purchase Documentation Screenshots Video Tour Requirements Main Features Remote PC Power Management

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-shutdown/whats-new/2.1 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 5.7 - Network Inventory
    27 2011 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Introduced faster and more reliable technology of retrieving WMI data Introduced an ability to scan the Active Directory domains containing more than 1000 machines Significantly improved speed of data retrieving from remote machines Improved retrieving digital product Ids from remote Machines running on Windows Vista and later including the x64 operating system versions Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below The application hangs when trying to enumerate Network via Active Directory Invalid Program Files Folders scan results for remote machines running on x64 platforms The Startup Commands scan does not work for the remote machines running on Windows Vista and later The application might hang at the end of the inventory scan scan process Version 5 7 1 November 11 2010 New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Added detailed logging of problems during the network enumeration process Improved performance of network enumeration in large network environments using the Computer Browser Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Not all Machines are detected in large network environments during enumeration using the Computer Browser Wrong behavior of preferences pages after calling Reset to defaults Version 5 7 October 5 2010 Active Directory scan Now the application is able to detect network PCs using Active Directory It helps to reduce scanning time and allows to detect all PCs registered in the Active Directory even if they are currently turned off On the Preferences dialog you can define a type of network scan and select Active Directory Scan

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/network-inventory/whats-new/5.7 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 5.6 - Network Inventory
    Auto Create feature of Alternate Credentials creates items for Machines that were removed Version 5 6 February 3 2010 Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 support Starting from this version the application is fully compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 It can work under these platforms to collect inventory information from remote PCs Also application now can get inventory information from PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 Customizable report header Customization options for integrated inventory report were extended to include company author or any other information in a report header Now any report page can include properties defined on the Preferences dialog And of course customizable header can be configured to be shown or hidden on a report depending of your needs Data export and report for custom scan operations Custom scan operations are very helpful when you need to find specific file system or registry entries on remote PCs They used to detect unlicensed content MP3 files for example across the network and other similar cases often If scan operations detects a lot of entries it s hard to process them using on screen data viewer But now you can export scan results into a various formats or generate an integrated report to process outside the application Improved inventory report Integrated inventory report was reworked to optimize the report size All unnecessary page breaks were removed It helped to significantly reduce a wasted space New and improved features The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release Improved inventory of memory banks to include information about both filled and empty banks and also information about bank capacity and installed memory Simplified notes creation process for selected PC Improved data entering and modification on the Edit dialog Improved log

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/network-inventory/whats-new/5.6 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 5.5 - Network Inventory
    strong performance decrease in specific environments is fixed Some diagnostic events were not written properly to application log Errors happen during file system scan if drive is used as root search condition Version 5 5 April 8 2009 Scan engine with hyper threading technology Remote PC scan engine was replaced by a new version with a special hyper threading technology to eliminate latency and increase a scan speed According with benchmark tests new engine allows reducing the overall inventory collecting time in small networks on 15 20 in large networks up to 40 New hyper threading technology is used to increase performance of all remote operations including inventory information extraction remote file system and registry scanning Improved file system and registry scan operations In this version all file system scan operations are represented as scan tasks under one single node File System Scan in the Scan Operations section Registry operations were regrouped as well and can be found under Registry Scan node New scan options allow disabling detection of product name and version for files and also enabling recursive registry keys scan Now remote operations use improved remote connection mechanism that helps to significantly improve scan performance New scan results look File system and registry scan results have a new improved look that has a few advantages First scan results are separated from the log information so it s easy to navigate through results and check for errors Second scan status is displayed for each entry by a special icon color and tooltip Third a special View switch at the top allows scan results grouping by criteria or PC to simplify results analyzing Optimized data forms All application forms that are used to display a large amount of data were optimized to reduce time required to open a form and

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/network-inventory/whats-new/5.5 (2016-05-01)
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  • What's New in Version 5.4 - Network Inventory
    credentials interface is now represented by the tree with user friendly look and feel The credentials tree can be easily built using the Machine Tree from management tab including or excluding Machines themselves Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Possible Access Violation after opening database Switching On Off Auto Fetch and Auto Update operations problem Version 5 4 December 8 2008 Performance improvements The overall time required to collect information from remote PCs was significantly reduced due to the new data collection approach Depending on particular environment now connection to remote PC and data retrieving can be executed up to 5 times faster than before New reports look All reports available for Management Tools including Reconcile Licenses Change Log and other operations were updated to use the same style as Machine Data report Alternative credentials management Alternative credentials management was improved to support complex network environments which have multiple domains and workgroups To collect inventory information from every workgroup or domain you can configure separate administrative credentials that should be used to access it Extended NT platform support Set of information collected from remote PCs working under Windows NT was extended Collected data was extended by the information about System Accounts Network Protocols and Fonts Resolved issues This release resolves a number of issues the most important of which are listed below Wrong OS detection on remote PC where Windows 2008 or Windows XP x64 are installed File export operation cancellation causes error on repeated execution File system scan failure when wrong criteria is used Remote Registry Service should be started automatically with configured credentials Settings stored by using Remember my decision dialog option are skipped sometimes Machine summary area can t be scrolled by the mouse wheel Product

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/network-inventory/whats-new/5.4 (2016-05-01)
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