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EMCO Remote Shutdown - What's New in Version 4.3

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 4.3.6 (April 20, 2011)

New and improved features

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

  • Added support of Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 operating systems
  • Added support of network environments with dynamic IP addresses
  • Slightly improved remote tasks execution speed

Resolved issues

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

  • Invalid website and e-mail links in the application user interface

Version 4.3.5 (February 24, 2011)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved method of retrieving network groups
  • Improved network scanning performance

Resolved issues

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

  • Failed to retrieve network groups in specific network environments

Version 4.3.4 (February 15, 2011)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved logging of the network enumeration and MAC addresses scan processes

Resolved issues

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

  • Potential application hang during the network scan process
  • The application does not retrieve all Machines from a single Active Directory domain
  • Potential error during MAC address scan when running on Microsoft Windows Vista x64 and Microsoft Windows 2008 x64
  • The ARP MAC address retrieving method works incorrectly in complex network environments

Version 4.3.3 (September 21, 2010)

New and improved features

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

  • Added an ability to repair and recreate the application database if it is corrupted
  • Improved editing of a Machine Queue for recurrent tasks. When you apply changes in the Machine Queue, you get a confirmation dialog that allows you to choose if you are going to edit this occurrence or the whole series.
  • Improved the application database reliability
  • Improved navigation within the Calendar view

Resolved issues

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

  • Unexpected execution of a recurrence exception immediately after its creation
  • A recurrence exception Machine queue is initialized wrong
  • Some dialogs are painted wrong when using Office 2010 skins

Version 4.3.2 (August 4, 2010)

New and improved features

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

  • Introduced Office 2010 UI skins

Resolved issues

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

  • Potential database errors at application startup

Version 4.3.1 (July 6, 2010)

New and improved features

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

  • Introduced an option on the Application ribbon tab that allows to show/hide Task Details Pane

Resolved issues

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

  • Database error happens when Machines are added to the Network Browser by IP range
  • Incorrect navigation within the Calendar in some cases when navigation buttons or the Date Navigator are used

Version 4.3 (June 16, 2010)

MAC address detection

Detection of MAC addresses for remote PCs is required to use WOL operation. MAC detection is performed automatically in scope of the network scan. Starting from this version MAC addresses can be detected using various methods: ARP, NetBIOS, WinAPI and WMI. You can select used methods on the Preferences dialog.

WOL power peak prevention

Large computer networks can experience high power peaks when all PCs are waking up. To prevent this you can define on the application Preferences page a timeout that should be passed between sending WOL command to groups of computers. By default timeout is set to 0, so WOL is executed with no delays.

New and improved features

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

  • Improved log information for remote operations

Resolved issues

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

  • Potential errors at the application start up after changing system locale settings
  • Clear at application start up option for the Application Log does not work
  • MAC address is not retrieved for Machines with multiple NIC adapters
  • Network scan fails for environments with more than 64 domains
  • Cancellation of remote operation might be not logged
  • Potential errors while managing the Machine Tree after the application database switching
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