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What's New in Version 1

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.
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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 1.4.4 (August 29, 2017)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Version 1.4.3 (April 10, 2017)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • The program now supports .NET Framework 4.7

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved 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 were first introduced 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 contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.3.3 (August 7, 2015)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.3.1 (October 16, 2013)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 and .NET Framework 4.5.1 are supported

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • 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

Version 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 and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved diagnostics of connectivity errors errors

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.2.8 (January 18, 2013)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • 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

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • 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

Version 1.2.6 (September 21, 2012)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.2.5 (September 11, 2012)

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.2.4 (September 6, 2012)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • 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

Version 1.2.3 (April 23, 2012)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.2.2 (April 6, 2012)

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.2.1 (March 23, 2012)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • 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

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • 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

Version 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.

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.

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • 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

Version 1.1.5 (October 18, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.1.1 (September 7, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • 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

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 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.

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.

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • 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

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • Errors during Machines data import

Version 1.0.5 (June 25, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

  • Integrated help is improved

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • 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.

Version 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.

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

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Version 1.0.3 (March 25, 2011)

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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

Version 1.0.2 (February 16, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

  • 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

Version 1.0.1 (January 21, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features were first introduced or significantly improved in this release:

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

Resolved issues

This release contains a number of resolved issues the most important of which are listed below:

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