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EMCO Remote Installer - What's New in Version 5.1

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 5.1.5 (November 13, 2015)

Deployment confirmation dialog

You can configure the application to show the deployment confirmation dialog to users, currently logged on to remote PCs, before performing a deployment operation. You can configure the dialog to show the list of deployment packages, allow users on remote PCs to skip specific deployment packages or cancel deployment of all packages.

By default the deployment confirmation dialog is disabled. You can enable it in Preferences. In the Professional edition of the application you can override global settings and configure custom dialog options for every deployment.

Pre and post-deployment messages

If you need to notify remote users about deployment, now you can configure pre and post-deployment actions to show a custom message to users currently logged on to remote Machines while deploying a package. This feature is available only in the Professional edition of the application.

New and improved features

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

  • The toolbars are reorganized to increase usability
  • To avoid discovering old PCs the network enumeration and machine query conditions are extended by adding the last logon timestamp conditions, so the application will discover only recently used PCs.

Resolved issues

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

  • The window settings are not properly restored during the evaluation period
  • Some Container conditions in enumeration and machine query settings may be accepted for workgroup Machines

Version 5.1.4 (August 6, 2015)

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 10 and .NET Framework 4.6
  • The security of the remote service is improved

Version 5.1.2 (April 22, 2015)

Collections settings

The Preferences dialog now includes the new section that defines the default settings for Collections. In this section you can configure the application to get information about machines from network or the application database when running machine queries in Collections. Also you can enable OS properties and inventory information caching to use the cached information in Machine Filters. Using locally stored data can significantly improve Collections performance.

Using cached data in filters

The application allows to filter deployment targets, based on a condition. For example, you can select target remote PCs if they have a specific OS and/or software installed. In that case the application needs to extract OS properties and software inventory information from all target PCs to check it based on defined condition. If you already have OS properties and inventory information for remote PCs then you can configure the application to use these cached data instead of requesting data remotely to improve performance. You can enable using cached data in Preferences for all Collections or override global settings in a Collection.

Using inventory to select deployment targets

Now you can use the collected software inventory information to define deployment targets. Application views that display inventory information now include the Machine item in the context menu, that allows to initiate deployment operation for selected PCs. This option can be useful in the different cases, for example, to update a specific application. In the Software Inventory view you can see PCs where the application is installed and can perform deployment operation to distribute update on the displayed PCs.

New and improved features

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

  • The users on remote Machines are now allowed to initiate an immediate reboot from the notification dialog

Resolved issues

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

  • The application database containing specific network structures cannot be loaded
  • It is impossible to update the application using the Live Update feature. It is required to download the setup from the web-site to perform the update.
Product Facts

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