EMCO Remote Installer - What's New in Version 3.6

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 3.6.2 (March 24, 2008)

Favorites tree improvements

Now you are able to create groups of computers in the Favorites tree. This feature can be useful if you would like to make installations on subset of computers in your network. Instead selection computers manually in the tree each time when you want to perform operation, you can create special group in the Favorites tree once, place computers into these group and later operate with this group as a whole.

Remote Installer provides an ability to add the same computer to different groups. In order to add computer to the group you should specify group name as the Domain Name field on the Add Computers dialog.

Logging improvements

Logging engine was significantly improved. Now in case of operation failure you get more exact and detailed information about reasons, which significantly simplifies solution finding. For example, in case of remote installation failure you can see all details directly in the log.

Log is extremely helpful for troubleshooting, thus we made it persistent. You are able to close Remote Installer without loosing error logs - they will be still available at the next start or in the log file. Path to persistent log file can be defined in the File > Preferences... dialog.

Resolved issues

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

  • Validation error in the Add Computers to Favorites dialog
  • Small UI improvements: forms polishing, labels alignment, etc.

Version 3.6.1 (November 7, 2007)


Now you can not only to save scan results, but also to generate and print report, which includes scan results. Also report can be generated for scan comparison, so you get a print copy of installation changes. Reports generation is available through Report item in the main menu.

User Account Control (UAC) support on Vista

You don't need to launch Remote Installer 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.

History of project root paths

Remote Installer allows installation not only msi packages, but also projects of MSI Package Builder. In order to install MSI Package Builder project you need to path to directory, projects are stored. You can enter path to new project storage in Preferences dialog or switch to one of previously used paths by selecting it from combo-box.

Resolved issues

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

  • Access Violation at program startup
  • Connection to Remote Registry Service

Version 3.6 (April 17, 2007)

Windows Vista support

Remote Installer becomes Windows Vista compatible. You can perform remote installation and all other actions on computers where Windows Vista is installed.

64-bit Windows versions support

A list of supported operation systems was supplemented by 64-bit platforms like Windows Vista x64 and Windows 2003 x64. Remote Installer was improved to work under these platforms.

MSI Package Builder projects deployment

Deployment options in Remote Installer were extended. In addition to option of remote MSI packages installation you are able to deploy MSI Package Builder project remotely. This option allows to avoid special service installation on remote computers, so is a benefit for high secure networks. Such type of deployment also doesn't require presence of Windows Installer 3.1 on remote computers, which is also a plus.

This new option tightly integrates MSI Package Builder and Remote Installer - you can deploy MSI Package Builder projects directly, without MSI package generation. You can browse projects, available for deployment on Packages tab. In order to deploy project you should select in Packages tree, select computers, where project should be installed and select Packages > Deploy Package menu item.

Version of the remote service

Remote Installer checks version of remote service in order to prevent usage of old versions, which doesn't compatible with newest versions of Remote Installer. In case is such incompatibility found you can see it on the Log tab.

User interface localization

MSI Remote Installer interface and integrated documentation is available on English, German, French, Spanish and Russian languages. You can easily switch application to another language using Language menu.

Improved data validation

Data validation mechanism on dialogs assists you with data entering by providing hints and data verification. Existing data validation was extended by new checks and added to all dialogs.

Optimization of network operations

Performance of network operations was increased. As a result operations like network scanning are more responsive and large networks scanning takes up only a few seconds.

Resolved issues

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

  • Install MSI with Reboot computer option
  • Scan deletion
  • Multilanguage data support on the Registry Conditions dialog
  • Replacement of User name field to combo-box on the Install Service dialog
  • Current Scan deletion before a new scan
Product Facts

Did you know that Remote Installer allows you to silently install/uninstall software across your entire pool of remote computers with just a few clicks?

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