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EMCO Remote Installer - What's New in Version 4.1

Below you can find a list of the latest product releases. Click on the release version to see what new features, improvements and bug-fixes appeared in a particular release.
 Release: 5.2 | 5.1 | 5.0 | 4.1 | 4.0 | 3.10 | 3.9 | 3.6
Please note that the list of versions only contains the versions defined as major updates. Changes from minor and bug-fix releases are represented here as changes to the corresponding major update versions that include those changes.

Version 4.1.7 (February 3, 2014)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • The application supports Microsoft Windows 8.1 and .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • The custom actions execution results are logged

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • An installation completion is detected incorrectly if the installation launches more than 64 processes
  • Errors are possible after creating exceptional occurrences or occurrences deletion
  • The application database could not be opened if it is located on a network share
  • Potential errors during updating the operations' progress

Version 4.1.6 (August 20, 2013)

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • It is impossible to install specific executable packages due to the remote service failure
  • The application does not allow to install Microsoft Software Patches (MSP files) without the specified patch metadata
  • Potential application failure while selecting the software to be uninstalled or repaired
  • The application does not allow to install MSI packages if the target platform is not defined by the package
  • The application update process may hang in specific environments

Version 4.1.5 (May 22, 2013)

Multi-host operations in the Free edition

We've changed licensing policies of the Free edition to allow managing multiple remote PCs. Now you can install, uninstall and repair up to 5 packages on up to 5 remote PCs at a time.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Reworked Ribbon and context menus structure to improve user experience
  • Improved the remote service startup error diagnostics
  • Renamed tasks being executed to operations to avoid ambiguity between executed tasks and tasks saved for future execution

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • An error while connecting to an Active Directory forest root in specific environments
  • An error while handling a successful result of sending a e-mail notification or test e-mail
  • An error while moving a mouse pointer over an auto filter row
  • Line feed characters are replaced by HTML line breaks tags in plain text emails
  • Potential dead-lock when trying to edit a task during the tasks execution
  • Potential critical errors when deleting snapshots during the software scan process

Version 4.1.1 (March 28, 2013)

Installation, uninstallation and repairing of EXE setups

You can remotely install, uninstall and repair installations available in the EXE format. To run such installations silently on remote PCs, you need to specify vendor-specific installation/uninstallation command-line parameters or an installation/uninstallation scenario file when configuring a remote operation.

Deployment of MSP patches

You can install, uninstall and repair MSI patches available in the MSP format. MSP deployment works just as MSI deployment, and you can use the same configuration options you use for MSI packages.

The new Quick Install option

The new option is designed to save the time required to configure a simple remote installation operation. Select target PCs where you need to deploy certain software in the Network Browser or All Machines views, and choose Quick Install on the Ribbon or from the context menu. To initiate installation, you only need to select the installation file to be deployed. The advanced installation options are not available in this case, but you can use other remote installation operations provided by the application if you need to run an installation in the advanced mode.

New Office 2013 UI skin

A new UI skin has been added that has a style similar to that of Microsoft Office 2013 and was inspired by the concepts of the flat UI introduced in Window 8.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Simplified deployment packages configuration process
  • Newly introduced option of using an auto-generated comment for software scan snapshots,
  • Significantly optimized performance while creating smart packages
  • Improved diagnostics of deployment process errors

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Platform-specific transforms for Multi-Platform Windows Installer packages are applied incorrectly
  • Incorrect error diagnostics if Windows PowerShell or the Console Registry Tool for Windows is not installed on a remote Machine
  • A critical error occurs when switching from programs to updates in the Inventory view if it is not linked with the selection
  • A potential error while logging the results of a scheduled task
Product Facts

Did you know that Remote Installer allows you to silently install/uninstall software across your entire pool of remote computers with just a few clicks?

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