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Build 1.4.4

August 29, 2017

New and improved features

  • The program now supports early access version of .NET Framework 4.7.1 shipped with Windows 10 Insider Preview.

Build 1.4.3

April 10, 2017

New and improved features

  • The program now supports .NET Framework 4.7

Resolved issues

  • The Group enumeration via Active Directory fails with no Machines added in case any container that is not filtered has the access denied for the user account used for enumeration
  • The program exits with critical error when selecting grouping rows other then those representing groups in the All Machines view and calling the Enumerate and Enumerate New actions
  • Misprint in the Program Preferences part of the user manual
  • Incorrect update from 1.3 to 1.4.2 leading to the fact the program is not launched until reinstalled

Build 1.4

February 16, 2017

Collections of remote PCs

Collection objects are introduced to replace Custom Groups. Collections are used to configure a set of remote PCs that can be used for quick and easy configuring of targets of the WOL operation. A collection can include a list of statically configured PCs and queries that report PCs dynamically based on the defined conditions. The queries are executed every time the collection is used in the WOL operation, to report an up-to-date set of PCs that meet the query conditions.

Collections of remote PCs

Filtering target PCs

In the Professional edition of the program, you can specify a filter in a collection to filter the target PCs reported by the collection. A filter includes conditions referring to the OS version and type, the service pack, the language, etc. Only PCs satisfying the defined filter condition will be used in remote operations. Using a filter, you can for example wake up PCs running Windows 10 only.

Filtering target PCs

Scheduling retrieving of MAC addresses

This feature helps automating the retrieving of MAC addresses. Now you can create tasks to retrieve MAC addresses of remote PCs. Those tasks can be executed manually on demand or automatically on schedule. MAC retrieving tasks can be executed for either a static set of PCs or a dynamic set defined by collections.

Retrieving inventory data from remote PCs

During network scanning, the application extracts additional information from network PCs, including the operating system version and type, the service pack, the language, etc. The collected information is displayed in the All Machines view and can be used in remote operations to filter target PCs.

Retrieving inventory data from remote PCs

New and improved features

  • Improved the user interface to implement the windows docking technology, which allows you to reorganize the application views layout according to your needs
  • Reorganized the Ribbon bar layout to improve the usability
  • Improved the drag/drop, copy/paste and import/export behavior
  • Reworked the context menus and the toolbars
  • Added an option to use the Ribbon buttons when a floating view is active
  • Optimized the UI rendering performance and decreased the system resources required to run the application

Resolved issues

  • Compatibility issue with the Reliability Rollup for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 update

Build 1.3.3

August 7, 2015

New and improved features

  • The application supports Microsoft Windows 10 and .NET Framework 4.6

Resolved issues

  • Possible fatal application error when trying to launch a recurring task on schedule

Build 1.3.1

October 16, 2013

New and improved features

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 are supported

Resolved issues

  • Possible failure while connecting to the Active Directory forest root using specific name patterns
  • Line feed characters are replaced by HTML line breaks tags in plain text emails
  • The application update process may hang in specific environments
  • Possible errors while updating the operations progress

Build 1.3

April 24, 2013

New Office 2013 UI skin

A new UI skin has been added that has a style similar to that of Microsoft Office 2013 and was inspired by the concepts of the flat UI introduced in Window 8.

New Office 2013 UI skin

New and improved features

  • Improved diagnostics of connectivity errors errors

Resolved issues

  • A potential error while logging the results of a scheduled task

Build 1.2.8

January 18, 2013

New and improved features

  • Significantly improved the Machine Queue editing performance for huge networks
  • Reorganized Ribbon and context menus structure
  • Increased Active Directory enumeration speed
  • Reduced system memory usage

Resolved issues

  • Imperfect the Wake-on-LAN packet (Magic Packet) structure
  • Incorrect behavior of recurrent tasks after creating a recurrence exception
  • The grouping rows with icons are painted incorrectly with custom DPI settings applied
  • Potential error when drawing the main form

Build 1.2.6

September 21, 2012

New and improved features

  • Added an option to sort Machines by an IP address, filter Tasks by status and filter items in Machine Queue by type

Resolved issues

  • An error happens when trying to perform update on a fast Internet connection

Build 1.2.5

September 11, 2012

Resolved issues

  • Opening the Wake-On-LAN task and the Retrieve MAC Address wizards leads to the application crash in specific environments

Build 1.2.4

September 6, 2012

New and improved features

  • Improved skin chooser interface
  • New Metropolis Dark skin is added to bonus skins set

Resolved issues

  • The application fails to start in specific environments
  • SQL transaction error while logging
  • Errors happen while trying to edit Machine Queue or Add to Custom Grouping
  • The application fails to start on Machines running Microsoft Windows 8 RTM

Build 1.2.3

April 23, 2012

New and improved features

  • Added support of Microsoft Windows 8 and .NET Framework 4.5

Resolved issues

  • Possible errors after editing Machine Queue while creating recurrence exception
  • Possible application crash while creating a task for specific Active Directory environments

Build 1.2.2

April 6, 2012

Resolved issues

  • Possible errors while adding to Custom Groups after performing Wake-On-LAN

Build 1.2.1

March 23, 2012

New and improved features

  • Added the option to reset layout of windows, views and dock panels to the default state
  • Added functionality that allows adding machines to a custom group from other custom groups
  • Machines available from the additional sources are displayed structured by the Add to Custom Groping dialog

Resolved issues

  • The application fails to run on Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • The Application Log Auto Remove and Show Options settings are not respected when the application is running longer then a day

Build 1.2

December 23, 2011

New main window layout

The controls layout on the main application window was reorganized to simplify customization. The schedule and calendar controls were moved to the Calendar area that can be collapsed if you prefer to work with a plain list of tasks. Space for the Machine Queue view was expanded, so it becomes easier to manage data on it.

New main window layout

Improved the Machine Queue editor

The Machine Queries and Machine Queue editors, used in previous versions or the application, were merged into the single editor. On the left side of this editor you can select available machines, groups of machines and machine queues and move required elements to the right side in order to use them as targets of the WOL operation. If you like, you can create new machine queries directly in the right side of the editor, that represents the configured Current Queue. Also you can preview a list of PCs reported by the Current Queue on the Effective Queue Structure tab.

Improved the Machine Queue editor

New and improved features

  • Added a feature to execute re-enumeration of Machines and enumeration of new Machines in the network, specific groups or active directory containers using pop-up menu items in the Network Browser view
  • Added an option to wrap descriptions in the Task Execution Results and Application Log views
  • Optimized system resources usage
  • Improved event details pane in the Task Execution Results and Application Log views

Build 1.1.5

October 18, 2011

New and improved features

  • Active Directory scanning performance is significantly improved
  • Organization Unit is displayed in a tooltip for a Machine

Resolved issues

  • The alternate credentials for Network are not imported
  • Task recurrence dialog is painted wrong in some environments

Build 1.1.1

September 7, 2011

New and improved features

  • Added an option to check the specified DHCP servers configuration in the Professional edition of the application
  • Added vendors detection for network cards based on their MAC addresses
  • Grouping rows in table views display a count of items grouped by each row
  • More accurate calculation of overall progress for group operations executed in parallel

Resolved issues

  • Potential error before starting the network enumeration in specific environments
  • Wrong date format used for Application Log export

Build 1.1

August 22, 2011

MAC address retrieving from DHCP

The Professional edition of the application includes an additional option to retrieve MAC addresses from Microsoft DHCP servers. MAC retrieving from DHCP has a significant advantage over other MAC detection mechanism, because it allows to get MAC addresses for all network PCs even if they are turned off. Depending on network connection settings DHCP servers used to retrieve MAC addresses can be detected automatically by the application or can be specified manually through the Preferences dialog.

MAC address retrieving from DHCP

Active Directory queries

Now the Professional edition of the application offers a flexible configuration of WOL operation targets using so-called Machine Queries. If you run the application in a domain environment you can specify WOL targets using Active Directory queries instead of define a fixed list of PCs. For example, you can run WOL for all PCs in a particular Organization Unit in AD. You can use visual editor to build required AD query and run it to ensure that it returns required PCs. Machine Queries allow retrieving always up-to-date set of PCs from AD. If you specify query in the Machine Queue of a scheduled task, you don't need to update it manually, because the actual list of PCs is extracted from the AD every time when WOL is executed.

Active Directory queries

New and improved features

  • Added a feature that allows setting and editing of MAC addresses for computers
  • Added functionality to store and display the latest retrieved IP address for every PC
  • Added support of different MAC address formats during Machines data import

Resolved issues

  • Errors during Machines data import

Build 1.0.5

June 25, 2011

New and improved features

  • Integrated help is improved

Resolved issues

  • Potential OutOfMemoryException error on application startup or during skins switching, that is caused by peak system memory usage while preparing the Welcome screen
  • Wrong status display in the Application Log when MAC address is retrieved using different methods.

Build 1.0.4

June 17, 2011

Network machines export/import

The application network environment can be exported and imported to/from CVS or XML files. It allows to backup and restore configuration instead of network scanning and also to share configuration between multiple application instances. Using wizard you can configure import/export format and set of data that should be imported or exported.

Network machines export/import

Application log export

The application log, that includes information about all performed operations and all registered errors can be exported as CSV or XML file. The Export Log Wizard allows to configure export format according with your preferences and your needs.

Extended alternate credentials format

The format, used to specify account on the Alternate Credentials pane, was extended to allow specifying account name as a username followed by the ampersand symbol and a full qualified domain name.

New and improved features

  • Improved support for custom DPI settings
  • Optimized system memory usage
  • Canceled tasks records are decorated in the Application Log with the cancellation icon

Build 1.0.3

March 25, 2011

Resolved issues

  • Feedback features do not work in specific cases
  • Potential error while performing a live update

Build 1.0.2

February 16, 2011

New and improved features

  • The application log can be configured to scroll to new messages automatically as they appear

Resolved issues

  • Network scan process fails when the application is used through the remote desktop connection
  • The application does not retrieve all Machines from a single Active Directory domain
  • Compatibility issue with Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1

Build 1.0.1

January 21, 2011

New and improved features

  • Improved behavior of the Alternate Credentials editing
  • Improved icon set to suite skinned user interface

Resolved issues

  • The Neighbor Discovery MAC address retrieving method works incorrectly in complex network environments.