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EMCO Remote Shutdown - What's New in Version 2.1

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: 5.0 | 4.4 | 4.3 | 4.2 | 4.1 | 4.0 | 3.0 | 2.3 | 2.2 | 2.1
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 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
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