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EMCO WakeOnLan - What's New in Version 1.4

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: 1.4 | 1.3 | 1.2 | 1.1 | 1.0
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 1.4.3 (April 10, 2017)

New and improved features

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

  • The program now supports .NET Framework 4.7

Resolved issues

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

  • 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

Version 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.

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.

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.

New and improved features

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

  • 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

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

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