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EMCO Remote Shutdown - What's New in Version 2.3

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 2.3.2 (December 19, 2008)

Minimize to System Tray

In order to execute scheduled tasks application should be up and running. To save a space on the task bar now it can be minimized to the System Tray where it stays in the active state and show notifications about schedules execution.

You can control integration with the System Tray using options on the Preferences dialog. These options allow enabling/disabling minimization to Tray, managing restore and notification behavior.

Scheduled Tasks Validation

Automatic validation was applied to all scheduled tasks. It allows detecting situations when scheduled task was not properly configured to be executed according with the schedule. For example, if Machine Queue for the task is empty, it is considered as invalid. Such schedules are marked in the schedule list and you can get detailed diagnostic information for each of them.

Resolved issues

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

  • Remote command fails to close application required user input even if Force option is set
  • Monthly schedule works incorrectly
  • Unable to execute Wake On LAN operation if Machine Queue is filled by the data from Add Machines to Queue dialog
  • Cancel button works incorrectly on Preferences dialog

Version 2.3.1 (October 10, 2008)

Simplified Wake-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 to retrieve basic information from remote PCs and custom scan results. New option allows also checking a status of remote Agent and displaying it in the Machine Tree. Also you can configure parameters to receive notifications by e-mail.

Standalone domain/workgroup enumeration

Now you can enumerate each domain/workgroup separately. To execute domain/workgroup enumeration you need to select domain or workgroup node in the Machines Tree, open a context menu and select Enumerate Domain action.

Add Machines to Queue dialog

A new task's Machine Queue filling approach was introduced. You still can drag&drop PCs from the Machines Tree, but also you can add PCs using new Add Machines to Queue dialog. It can be activated by correspondent button on the Machine Queue toolbar.

Resolved issues

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

  • Wrong sort order in the Machine Tree when PCs are represented by IP addresses
  • Sending e-mail notification sometimes fail
  • Too long startup in case of large number of PCs in the network
  • Wrong log entries for schedules with empty Machine Queue
  • Incorrect PC fetch from some network providers
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