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EMCO Remote Shutdown - What's New in Version 5.0

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 5.0.9 (October 20, 2016)

New and improved features

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

  • The process of connecting the client program to the Remote Shutdown service is significantly optimized
  • It is now possible to delete all task execution results when no longer needed to speed up the results review and decrease the database size

Resolved issues

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

  • The client program may possibly run out of the system memory when connecting to the service
  • It is impossible to scan for Machines the Groups that are not available through the Computer Browser service, although these Groups are available in the Active Directory forest of the current domain

Version 5.0.8 (August 17, 2016)

Resolved issues

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

  • The machines are incorrectly checked in the views with available targets when configuring remote operations
  • The program may hang on startup in specific environments

Version 5.0.7 (August 25, 2015)

New and improved features

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

  • Added compatibility with Windows 10

Version 5.0.6 (July 7, 2014)

New and improved features

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

  • Added the option to enumerate network for new Machines without removing those that were not found during the scan

Resolved issues

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

  • Already retrieved MAC addresses are removed after the network enumeration
  • The invalid handle error while connecting to Machines with the disabled Remote Registry service

Version 5.0.5 (December 11, 2013)

New and improved features

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

  • The maximum size of the application database is increased
  • The performance of switching between wizard steps is improved

Resolved issues

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

  • Potential errors while closing the application
  • Specific captions are not readable while using dark color schemes

Version 5.0.4 (May 31, 2013)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved the Remote Shutdown server start-up time
  • Improved the process of the client application connection to the Remote Shutdown server

Resolved issues

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

  • The logged event severity icon is aligned incorrectly when the event description is wrapped

Version 5.0.3 (May 15, 2012)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved scheduled tasks creation and editing performance

Resolved issues

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

  • Errors while inverting checked state for selected Machines in the Machine Queue editor
  • The selected Machines check state is not changed after right clicking the check box and choosing the Check/Uncheck Selected menu item

Version 5.0.2 (April 19, 2012)

Run as a service

Now the application consists of two parts installed on the same PC - the server, that runs as a service, and the client, that works as UI application. This configuration allows executing scheduled tasks even if the application isn't started manually.

All scheduled tasks are executed by the server that works as a Windows service. By default it starts automatically once the PC where it is installed is powered on. You don't need to run the application manually anymore to execute scheduled tasks. The client part is used to configure scheduled tasks and check task execution statuses. It works as the UI application you know from the previous releases.

Tasks for immediate and scheduled execution

The Remote Actions group of the Ribbon menu has been reworked to include two execution options for every type of remote tasks. The first option allows executing a remote task immediately once a task configuration will be completed. The second option allows adding a task to a schedule for automatic execution at a defined date and time. Both options have similar configuration steps except the second one require a schedule configuration.

Shared database for all users

All users working with the application on the same PC use a single copy of application database with networking information, list of scheduled tasks, task execution results, etc. If you like you can have multiple databases with own configuration and switch databases when required using the corresponding dialog.

Task confirmation options

If a scheduled task was skipped to execute in a defined time, the application offers various approaches how to handle this situation. Using the Confirmations page on the Preferences dialog you can choose to skip a task execution in such situations, execute a missing occurrence once it will be possible or show a confirmation dialog. You can also configure other options of tasks execution and occurrence changes.

New and improved features

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

  • Added options to override global e-mail confirmation and a list of e-mail recipients to provide custom settings in configuration of remote tasks
  • Added options to configure application's automatic update checks
  • Improved Application Log messages and diagnostics that include troubleshooting tips
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