Release Notes

 

Release Notes 9.0.0

Server

Features

  1. Support for database migration from PGSQL to MSSQL has been introduced.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. UI localization support has been included for 'German'.
  2. Apache service used in Desktop Central is now upgraded to Apache 2.4.7
  3. Rebranding is now supported in Desktop Central MSP.

Customer

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. Under Customer, ability to identify the live status of the Desktop Central agent has been introduced.
  2. Remote Office Names can now be renamed.
  3. You can now set a remote office as default, to manage computers which does not fall under any IP range.
  4. Issue in creating remote offices using the CSV import has been fixed.

Configuration

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. New configurations templates for Windows 8 have been added.
  2. Desktop Central now supports blocking/unblocking Apple USB devices using iTunes.

Patch Management

Features

  1. Support for automating installation of Mac OS X Security Updates has been added.
  2. Ability to uninstall patches has been introduced
  3. Ability to scan for service pack updates has been introduced.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. Automatic patch deployment supports deploying 'unrated severity' security patches.
  2. Fetching Patch details in 'All patches' view has been optimised.
  3. Issue in wrongly updating the Patch DB Sync status as successfully synced, when the sync fails due to connection failure has been fixed.
  4. Issue in wrongly listing computers, for which the health status is not available has been fixed.
  5. Issue in wrongly updating the patch download status, for non English patches has been fixed.
  6. Issue in exporting custom group data from 'All systems' view, when the custom group name contains '#' has been fixed.

Software Deployment

Features

  1. Software Deployment for Mac computers has been introduced.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. Under Software Deployment, learn more has been introduced for creating packages manually.
  2. Administrators will be allowed to create new packages from a template when the originally created package has been modified to change the location of the software from HTTP to Network Share.
  3. Issue in creating Software Packages through templates while using Google Chrome browser has been fixed.

Inventory Management

Features

  1. Software inventory has been enhanced to detect the software that are installed for specific users.
  2. USB Audit is a new feature introduced to audit the usage of USB devices.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. Automatic retrieval of warranty for Mac computers has been introduced.
  2. Automatic retrieval of warranty details for computers has been optimized.
  3. Under Inventory, ability to fetch Mapped Logical Disk and Motherboard has been introduced.
  4. Ability to detect the Processor family details of a Mac computer has been introduced.
  5. Issue in fetching inventory details of a Mac computer has been fixed.
  6. Issue in performing an Inventory scan on Mac computers by clicking the "Scan Now" button when the Mac computers reach the Desktop Central Server using an public IP Address has been fixed.
  7. Automatically fetching warranty information for HP computers has been temporarily stopped.

Mobile Device Management

Features

  1. Mobile Device Management now supports Android.
  2. Desktop Central MDM now provides advanced control over managing Samsung SAFE devices.
  3. Desktop Central now supports Bring Your Own App (BYOA) - Blacklist / Whitelist
  4. Desktop Central now supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Self Enrollment
  5. Desktop Central now supports posting MDM Asset data to Servicedesk Plus in integrated mode.
  6. Ability to track the geographic location of devices has been introduced.
  7. Ability to enroll multiple iOS devices using Apple Configurator has been introduced.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. MDM now supports managing devices running iOS7.
  2. Ability to reset passcode for Android devices has been introduced.
  3. A new profile to configure the Access Point has been added for iOS devices.
  4. Ability to disable or uninstall a Blacklisted App, on SAFE devices has been introduced.
  5. You will now be able to customize the email content for Enrollment and App Distribution notifications.

Tools

Features

  1. Wake On LAN is now supported
  2. 'Remote Shutdown' is now supported for Mac computers.
  3. System Manager is a new feature introduced to view the currently running process and services of remote computers.

Remote Control

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. Active X Viewer component download location of remote control has been changed to %UserProfile%.
  2. If the computer is updated with latest Java update (Java 7 U 25), issue in initiating remote control session from that computer has been fixed.
  3. While using Remote Control feature, issue in switching between multiple monitors of the remote computer has been fixed.
  4. Issue in viewing the remote control sessions has been fixed.

SDP-DC Integration

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. ServiceDesk Plus MSP can now share the warranty information from Desktop Central MSP inventory in integrated mode.

Agent

Features

  1. Ability to archive the agent logs from Agent Tray Icon has been introduced.

Enhancements and Bug Fixes

  1. Desktop Central agent service now do not require "Allow service to interact with desktop" option be selected.
  2. Issue in increase of the Desktop Central Agent service logs randomly in few computers has been fixed.
  3. If the agent creation fails, ability to notify the reason for failure and to recreate agent has been introduced.
  4. Issue in displaying currently logged on user names, which contains single character has been fixed.
  5. Issue in Agent-Server communication on a Mac when Desktop Central Server should be reached via Public IP Address has been fixed.

 

Release Notes for 8.0.2

Enhancements

  1. The hard disk details of the computers will also include removable disks like USB, External Hard drives, etc.
  2. Current Log-on User Name Column is added in Computer Configuration Status details View.
  3. SM Bios reported version details are included in the Inventory, Computer Hardware Details.
  4. Provided an alternative option to disable OU/Group migration detection using registry.
  5. USB Devices restricted using Desktop Central cannot be enabled from the Device Manager.
  6. Apache Server version has been upgraded to 2.2.21
  7. Deployment Options like deployment time, reboot policies, etc., can now be saved and loaded from templates for software, patch and servicepack deployments.
  8. The image format of the screenshot attachments sent using the Help Desk Requests from Desktop Central icon in system tray is made configurable.
  9. Automatic retrieval of warranty information for Dell, HP, Toshiba, and Lenovo computers has been included.
  10. File Folder Configuration has been enhanced to support copying files via HTTP to make them work across WAN.
  11. Configuration template for disabling "Adobe AIR" has been included.
  12. Option to deploy configuration immediately for Remote Office Computer has been included.
  13. Option to schedule an Automated Patch Deployment task on a specific day of the week in a month has been included.
  14. Option to skip reboot or shutdown when user has logged in has been included in the Remote Shutdown tool.
  15. Templates for disabling automatic updates for Adobe Reader,Adobe Shockwave,Java and Microsoft Reboot Notification on specific computers have been added.
  16. Apply Always Option is enabled for Power Management,Shared Network Printers,File Folder Operations,Services,Firewall and Permission Management Configurations.
  17. Option to save an existing configuration as a new configuration has been included.
  18. Software Metering engine has been optimized to address the performance issues.
  19. Reports based on system warranty has been included under Inventory Reports.
  20. Customer page has been enhanced to include Agent Installation, Uninstallation and Last Upgraded time.
  21. Remote Control has been enhanced with an option to connect with "View Only" mode.
  22. Task creation will now use the Server time to overcome issues that arise due to mismatch in time between the Desktop Central Server and Client.
  23. Configurations deployed to an OU or Active Directory Group will automatically be applied to any new computers/users that gets added to that OU or group.
  24. Software License Management has been enhanced to include the ability to add multiple license purchases and to associate a license to a resource.
  25. A new report to view the computers running specific services has been included.
  26. Option to download a patch again in the Download Patches View has been added.
  27. Patch Management has been enhanced to include an option to mark a patch as "Approved", "Decline", etc., in Download Patches, All Supported Patches and Latest Patches Views.
  28. Inventory Alert notifications has been enhanced to include the ability to customize the alert messages.
  29. Option to disable Software Metering feature has been included.
  30. Option to make User Confirmation permanent has been included in Remote Control.
  31. Option to exclude computers based on the processor type has been included.
  32. Disk Usage report now includes a detailed view to get the drive specific usage statistics.
  33. Automated Patch Deployment has been enhanced to improve performance.
  34. Option to specify the DNS name of the Distribution Server along with its IP Address while creating a remote office has been included.
  35. Long lived TCP connections are used to enhance ondemand actions.
  36. HTTP Software Repository location for packages in software deployment can be changed.
  37. Option to exclude specific USB device instance from being blocked has been included.
  38. Remote Control will now provide the history of remote connections established using Desktop Central with the duration of each sessions.
  39. Administrators can also configure the color quality for the remote connections to optimize the bandwidth. The color quality and compression level can be set at the remote office level, which will be common for all the computers in that remote office.
  40. Support for viewing User Access Control (UAC) dialogs of the remote computers has been included in Remote Control. This is applicable only for client computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7 OS.
  41. Introduced a new feature called Scheduled Reports which enables you to receive query reports, custom reports and predefined reports in specific formats and a at a specific time.
  42. 'Show deployment progress' and 'Skip deployment' options introduced in Install/Uninstall software configuration.
  43. Support for capturing/rendering the transparent windows in Remote Control has been included.
  44. IP scope feature is introduced ,which can auto change Agents Remote Office setting on the client computer according to the Scope defined in Desktop Central.
  45. Software Metering is a new functionality introduced. This can be used to get the software usage for the selected applications.
  46. Remote Control now has the functionality of prompting even the user is not logged in or the computer is locked.
  47. Remote Control initiated computer's IP audit is introduced in Action Log Viewer.
  48. Support for user environment variables in Custom Script is introduced.
  49. Windows 7 (x86 and x64) Service Pack 1 and Windows 2008 R2 (x64) Service Pack 1 is supported.

Bug Fixes

  1. Delay in upgrading remote office agents when checksum validation fails has been fixed.
  2. Issue in registering the Desktop Central Agent as a windows service after agent up-gradation has been fixed.
  3. When a prohibited software that is awaiting administrators approval is disabled (not prohibited), the users where it was detected earlier will continue to see the warning on every logon. This has been fixed.
  4. Issue in showing negative values in Physical Memory for a computer when flash memory is detected has been fixed.
  5. Issue in taking Remote Control of Windows 2003 Server that has an active Remote Desktop Connection has been fixed.
  6. Servlet exception while accessing the Warranty Reports has been fixed
  7. Issue in deploying Software and Patches when the installation option is selected as "Install during Startup" has been fixed.
  8. Issue in exporting the File Folder Configuration details has been fixed.
  9. Issue in adding target computers/users from a remote office where the length of remote office name exceeds 50 characters has been fixed.
  10. Issue with fetching the Microsoft Office 2010 product key has been fixed.
  11. Issue in modifying the license details of the software when the software name contains an '&' character has been fixed.
  12. Issue in modifying a Scheduler configuration has been fixed.
  13. Issue in patch download due to transaction timeout has been fixed.
  14. Issue in showing duplicate Installation of Internet Explorer has been fixed.
  15. Issue in retrying Automated Patch Deployment tasks has been fixed
  16. Issue in remote control service getting crashed while closing a remote session has been fixed
  17. Issue in propagating permissions to child objects when inheritance from parents has been disabled has been fixed in Permissions Management configuration.
  18. Issue in revoking access to all groups/users instead of revoking access to a given group/user has been fixed in Permissions Management configuration
  19. Black screen when sending screenshot attachment from agent tray icon has been fixed.
  20. Issue in displaying the hard disk details of computers running non-English versions of Windows OS has been fixed
  21. Issue in displaying custom groups of multiple customers has been fixed.
  22. Issue in showing the customer information that are not assigned to that user has been fixed.
  23. Issue in deploying Software and Patches when the installation option is selected as "Install during Startup" has been fixed.
  24. Issue in deleting the software installable from the client computers after successful installation of the software has been fixed.
  25. Distribution Server service startup issue has been fixed.
  26. Script error on changing the columns to view in Customers page has been fixed.
  27. Issue in detecting an USB device when it is plugged-in for the first time has been fixed.
  28. Application error in dcconfig.exe during user logoff has been fixed.
  29. Issue in showing Patch Deployment status as "Reboot Pending" even if the system has been restarted has been fixed.
  30. Wrong email notifications on patch download failure cases in APD tasks has been corrected.
  31. Issue when enabling and disabling retry options settings while creating configurations in IE is fixed.
  32. Issue in showing a wrong start time of the "Automated Patch Deployment" task in the email notification has been fixed.
  33. Issue in applying configuration has been fixed.
  34. Issue in Automate Patch Deployment has been fixed.
  35. Issue in scheduled prohibited software report has been fixed.
  36. Issue in sending test email while creating a scheduled report has been fixed.
  37. Issue in showing the correct update time in the execution status view of the configurations has been fixed.
  38. Issue in showing the Managed Computers in the Scan Systems and All Managed Systems view under the Patch Management has been fixed.
  39. Issue in repeatedly processing the user configuration when multiple users login to a computer has been fixed.
  40. Memory usage during Patch Deployment has been optimized.
  41. Issue in high memory usage in software metering has been fixed.
  42. The issue related to upgrading agents in remote office names that contain Latin alphabets has been fixed.
  43. Issue in establishing remote connections from Inventory and Patch views has been fixed.
  44. Issue in connecting to a remote computer having multiple IP Addresses has been fixed.
  45. Issue in recreating the agents even when there is no change in agent properties has been fixed.
  46. Issue in order of deploying configuration as Collection is fixed.
  47. Issue in displaying the wrong execution status when the patch or the configuration is not applicable in one or more computers has been fixed

Release Notes for 8.0.1

Enhancements

  1. The hard disk details of the computers will also include removable disks like USB, External Hard drives, etc.
  2. Current Log-on User Name Column is added in Computer Configuration Status details View.
  3. SM Bios reported version details are included in the Inventory, Computer Hardware Details.
  4. Provided an alternative option to disable OU/Group migration detection using registry.
  5. USB Devices restricted using Desktop Central cannot be enabled from the Device Manager.
  6. Apache Server version has been upgraded to 2.2.21
  7. Deployment Options like deployment time, reboot policies, etc., can now be saved and loaded from templates for software, patch and servicepack deployments.
  8. The image format of the screenshot attachments sent using the Help Desk Requests from Desktop Central icon in system tray is made configurable.
  9. Automatic retrieval of warranty information for Dell, HP, Toshiba, and Lenovo computers has been included.
  10. File Folder Configuration has been enhanced to support copying files via HTTP to make them work across WAN.
  11. Configuration template for disabling "Adobe AIR" has been included.
  12. Option to deploy configuration immediately for Remote Office Computer has been included.
  13. Option to schedule an Automated Patch Deployment task on a specific day of the week in a month has been included.
  14. Option to skip reboot or shutdown when user has logged in has been included in the Remote Shutdown tool.
  15. Templates for disabling automatic updates for Adobe Reader,Adobe Shockwave,Java and Microsoft Reboot Notification on specific computers have been added.
  16. Apply Always Option is enabled for Power Management,Shared Network Printers,File Folder Operations,Services,Firewall and Permission Management Configurations.
  17. Option to save an existing configuration as a new configuration has been included.
  18. Software Metering engine has been optimized to address the performance issues.
  19. Reports based on system warranty has been included under Inventory Reports.
  20. Customer page has been enhanced to include Agent Installation, Uninstallation and Last Upgraded time.
  21. Remote Control has been enhanced with an option to connect with "View Only" mode.
  22. Task creation will now use the Server time to overcome issues that arise due to mismatch in time between the Desktop Central Server and Client.
  23. Configurations deployed to an OU or Active Directory Group will automatically be applied to any new computers/users that gets added to that OU or group.
  24. Software License Management has been enhanced to include the ability to add multiple license purchases and to associate a license to a resource.
  25. A new report to view the computers running specific services has been included.
  26. Option to download a patch again in the Download Patches View has been added.
  27. Patch Management has been enhanced to include an option to mark a patch as "Approved", "Decline", etc., in Download Patches, All Supported Patches and Latest Patches Views.
  28. Inventory Alert notifications has been enhanced to include the ability to customize the alert messages.
  29. Option to disable Software Metering feature has been included.
  30. Option to make User Confirmation permanent has been included in Remote Control.
  31. Option to exclude computers based on the processor type has been included.
  32. Disk Usage report now includes a detailed view to get the drive specific usage statistics.
  33. Automated Patch Deployment has been enhanced to improve performance.
  34. Option to specify the DNS name of the Distribution Server along with its IP Address while creating a remote office has been included.
  35. Long lived TCP connections are used to enhance ondemand actions.
  36. HTTP Software Repository location for packages in software deployment can be changed.
  37. Option to exclude specific USB device instance from being blocked has been included.
  38. Remote Control will now provide the history of remote connections established using Desktop Central with the duration of each sessions.
  39. Administrators can also configure the color quality for the remote connections to optimize the bandwidth. The color quality and compression level can be set at the remote office level, which will be common for all the computers in that remote office.
  40. Support for viewing User Access Control (UAC) dialogs of the remote computers has been included in Remote Control. This is applicable only for client computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7 OS.
  41. Introduced a new feature called Scheduled Reports which enables you to receive query reports, custom reports and predefined reports in specific formats and a at a specific time.
  42. 'Show deployment progress' and 'Skip deployment' options introduced in Install/Uninstall software configuration.
  43. Support for capturing/rendering the transparent windows in Remote Control has been included.
  44. IP scope feature is introduced ,which can auto change Agents Remote Office setting on the client computer according to the Scope defined in Desktop Central.
  45. Software Metering is a new functionality introduced. This can be used to get the software usage for the selected applications.
  46. Remote Control now has the functionality of prompting even the user is not logged in or the computer is locked.
  47. Remote Control initiated computer's IP audit is introduced in Action Log Viewer.
  48. Support for user environment variables in Custom Script is introduced.
  49. Windows 7 (x86 and x64) Service Pack 1 and Windows 2008 R2 (x64) Service Pack 1 is supported.

Bug Fixes

  1. Delay in upgrading remote office agents when checksum validation fails has been fixed.
  2. Issue in registering the Desktop Central Agent as a windows service after agent up-gradation has been fixed.
  3. When a prohibited software that is awaiting administrators approval is disabled (not prohibited), the users where it was detected earlier will continue to see the warning on every logon. This has been fixed.
  4. Issue in showing negative values in Physical Memory for a computer when flash memory is detected has been fixed.
  5. Issue in taking Remote Control of Windows 2003 Server that has an active Remote Desktop Connection has been fixed.
  6. Servlet exception while accessing the Warranty Reports has been fixed
  7. Issue in deploying Software and Patches when the installation option is selected as "Install during Startup" has been fixed.
  8. Issue in exporting the File Folder Configuration details has been fixed.
  9. Issue in adding target computers/users from a remote office where the length of remote office name exceeds 50 characters has been fixed.
  10. Issue with fetching the Microsoft Office 2010 product key has been fixed.
  11. Issue in modifying the license details of the software when the software name contains an '&' character has been fixed.
  12. Issue in modifying a Scheduler configuration has been fixed.
  13. Issue in patch download due to transaction timeout has been fixed.
  14. Issue in showing duplicate Installation of Internet Explorer has been fixed.
  15. Issue in retrying Automated Patch Deployment tasks has been fixed
  16. Issue in remote control service getting crashed while closing a remote session has been fixed
  17. Issue in propagating permissions to child objects when inheritance from parents has been disabled has been fixed in Permissions Management configuration.
  18. Issue in revoking access to all groups/users instead of revoking access to a given group/user has been fixed in Permissions Management configuration
  19. Black screen when sending screenshot attachment from agent tray icon has been fixed.
  20. Issue in displaying the hard disk details of computers running non-English versions of Windows OS has been fixed
  21. Issue in displaying custom groups of multiple customers has been fixed.
  22. Issue in showing the customer information that are not assigned to that user has been fixed.
  23. Issue in deploying Software and Patches when the installation option is selected as "Install during Startup" has been fixed.
  24. Issue in deleting the software installable from the client computers after successful installation of the software has been fixed.
  25. Distribution Server service startup issue has been fixed.
  26. Script error on changing the columns to view in Customers page has been fixed.
  27. Issue in detecting an USB device when it is plugged-in for the first time has been fixed.
  28. Application error in dcconfig.exe during user logoff has been fixed.
  29. Issue in showing Patch Deployment status as "Reboot Pending" even if the system has been restarted has been fixed.
  30. Wrong email notifications on patch download failure cases in APD tasks has been corrected.
  31. Issue when enabling and disabling retry options settings while creating configurations in IE is fixed.
  32. Issue in showing a wrong start time of the "Automated Patch Deployment" task in the email notification has been fixed.
  33. Issue in applying configuration has been fixed.
  34. Issue in Automate Patch Deployment has been fixed.
  35. Issue in scheduled prohibited software report has been fixed.
  36. Issue in sending test email while creating a scheduled report has been fixed.
  37. Issue in showing the correct update time in the execution status view of the configurations has been fixed.
  38. Issue in showing the Managed Computers in the Scan Systems and All Managed Systems view under the Patch Management has been fixed.
  39. Issue in repeatedly processing the user configuration when multiple users login to a computer has been fixed.
  40. Memory usage during Patch Deployment has been optimized.
  41. Issue in high memory usage in software metering has been fixed.
  42. The issue related to upgrading agents in remote office names that contain Latin alphabets has been fixed.
  43. Issue in establishing remote connections from Inventory and Patch views has been fixed.
  44. Issue in connecting to a remote computer having multiple IP Addresses has been fixed.
  45. Issue in recreating the agents even when there is no change in agent properties has been fixed.
  46. Issue in order of deploying configuration as Collection is fixed.
  47. Issue in displaying the wrong execution status when the patch or the configuration is not applicable in one or more computers has been fixed.

 

 

 

Release Notes for 8

Enhancements

  1. The hard disk details of the computers will also include removable disks like USB, External Hard drives, etc.
  2. Current Log-on User Name Column is added in Computer Configuration Status details View.
  3. SM Bios reported version details are included in the Inventory, Computer Hardware Details.
  4. Provided an alternative option to disable OU/Group migration detection using registry.
  5. USB Devices restricted using Desktop Central cannot be enabled from the Device Manager.
  6. Apache Server version has been upgraded to 2.2.21
  7. Deployment Options like deployment time, reboot policies, etc., can now be saved and loaded from templates for software, patch and servicepack deployments.
  8. The image format of the screenshot attachments sent using the Help Desk Requests from Desktop Central icon in system tray is made configurable.
  9. Automatic retrieval of warranty information for Dell, HP, Toshiba, and Lenovo computers has been included.
  10. File Folder Configuration has been enhanced to support copying files via HTTP to make them work across WAN.
  11. Configuration template for disabling "Adobe AIR" has been included.
  12. Option to deploy configuration immediately for Remote Office Computer has been included.
  13. Option to schedule an Automated Patch Deployment task on a specific day of the week in a month has been included.
  14. Option to skip reboot or shutdown when user has logged in has been included in the Remote Shutdown tool.
  15. Templates for disabling automatic updates for Adobe Reader,Adobe Shockwave,Java and Microsoft Reboot Notification on specific computers have been added.
  16. Apply Always Option is enabled for Power Management,Shared Network Printers,File Folder Operations,Services,Firewall and Permission Management Configurations.
  17. Option to save an existing configuration as a new configuration has been included.
  18. Software Metering engine has been optimized to address the performance issues.
  19. Reports based on system warranty has been included under Inventory Reports.
  20. Customer page has been enhanced to include Agent Installation, Uninstallation and Last Upgraded time.
  21. Remote Control has been enhanced with an option to connect with "View Only" mode.
  22. Task creation will now use the Server time to overcome issues that arise due to mismatch in time between the Desktop Central Server and Client.
  23. Configurations deployed to an OU or Active Directory Group will automatically be applied to any new computers/users that gets added to that OU or group.
  24. Software License Management has been enhanced to include the ability to add multiple license purchases and to associate a license to a resource.
  25. A new report to view the computers running specific services has been included.
  26. Option to download a patch again in the Download Patches View has been added.
  27. Patch Management has been enhanced to include an option to mark a patch as "Approved", "Decline", etc., in Download Patches, All Supported Patches and Latest Patches Views.
  28. Inventory Alert notifications has been enhanced to include the ability to customize the alert messages.
  29. Option to disable Software Metering feature has been included.
  30. Option to make User Confirmation permanent has been included in Remote Control.
  31. Option to exclude computers based on the processor type has been included.
  32. Disk Usage report now includes a detailed view to get the drive specific usage statistics.
  33. Automated Patch Deployment has been enhanced to improve performance.
  34. Option to specify the DNS name of the Distribution Server along with its IP Address while creating a remote office has been included.
  35. Long lived TCP connections are used to enhance ondemand actions.
  36. HTTP Software Repository location for packages in software deployment can be changed.
  37. Option to exclude specific USB device instance from being blocked has been included.
  38. Remote Control will now provide the history of remote connections established using Desktop Central with the duration of each sessions.
  39. Administrators can also configure the color quality for the remote connections to optimize the bandwidth. The color quality and compression level can be set at the remote office level, which will be common for all the computers in that remote office.
  40. Support for viewing User Access Control (UAC) dialogs of the remote computers has been included in Remote Control. This is applicable only for client computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7 OS.
  41. Introduced a new feature called Scheduled Reports which enables you to receive query reports, custom reports and predefined reports in specific formats and a at a specific time.
  42. 'Show deployment progress' and 'Skip deployment' options introduced in Install/Uninstall software configuration.
  43. Support for capturing/rendering the transparent windows in Remote Control has been included.
  44. IP scope feature is introduced ,which can auto change Agents Remote Office setting on the client computer according to the Scope defined in Desktop Central.
  45. Software Metering is a new functionality introduced. This can be used to get the software usage for the selected applications.
  46. Remote Control now has the functionality of prompting even the user is not logged in or the computer is locked.
  47. Remote Control initiated computer's IP audit is introduced in Action Log Viewer.
  48. Support for user environment variables in Custom Script is introduced.
  49. Windows 7 (x86 and x64) Service Pack 1 and Windows 2008 R2 (x64) Service Pack 1 is supported.

Bug Fixes

  1. Delay in upgrading remote office agents when checksum validation fails has been fixed.
  2. Issue in registering the Desktop Central Agent as a windows service after agent up-gradation has been fixed.
  3. When a prohibited software that is awaiting administrators approval is disabled (not prohibited), the users where it was detected earlier will continue to see the warning on every logon. This has been fixed.
  4. Issue in showing negative values in Physical Memory for a computer when flash memory is detected has been fixed.
  5. Issue in taking Remote Control of Windows 2003 Server that has an active Remote Desktop Connection has been fixed.
  6. Servlet exception while accessing the Warranty Reports has been fixed
  7. Issue in deploying Software and Patches when the installation option is selected as "Install during Startup" has been fixed.
  8. Issue in exporting the File Folder Configuration details has been fixed.
  9. Issue in adding target computers/users from a remote office where the length of remote office name exceeds 50 characters has been fixed.
  10. Issue with fetching the Microsoft Office 2010 product key has been fixed.
  11. Issue in modifying the license details of the software when the software name contains an '&' character has been fixed.
  12. Issue in modifying a Scheduler configuration has been fixed.
  13. Issue in patch download due to transaction timeout has been fixed.
  14. Issue in showing duplicate Installation of Internet Explorer has been fixed.
  15. Issue in retrying Automated Patch Deployment tasks has been fixed
  16. Issue in remote control service getting crashed while closing a remote session has been fixed
  17. Issue in propagating permissions to child objects when inheritance from parents has been disabled has been fixed in Permissions Management configuration.
  18. Issue in revoking access to all groups/users instead of revoking access to a given group/user has been fixed in Permissions Management configuration
  19. Black screen when sending screenshot attachment from agent tray icon has been fixed.
  20. Issue in displaying the hard disk details of computers running non-English versions of Windows OS has been fixed
  21. Issue in displaying custom groups of multiple customers has been fixed.
  22. Issue in showing the customer information that are not assigned to that user has been fixed.
  23. Issue in deploying Software and Patches when the installation option is selected as "Install during Startup" has been fixed.
  24. Issue in deleting the software installable from the client computers after successful installation of the software has been fixed.
  25. Distribution Server service startup issue has been fixed.
  26. Script error on changing the columns to view in Customers page has been fixed.
  27. Issue in detecting an USB device when it is plugged-in for the first time has been fixed.
  28. Application error in dcconfig.exe during user logoff has been fixed.
  29. Issue in showing Patch Deployment status as "Reboot Pending" even if the system has been restarted has been fixed.
  30. Wrong email notifications on patch download failure cases in APD tasks has been corrected.
  31. Issue when enabling and disabling retry options settings while creating configurations in IE is fixed.
  32. Issue in showing a wrong start time of the "Automated Patch Deployment" task in the email notification has been fixed.
  33. Issue in applying configuration has been fixed.
  34. Issue in Automate Patch Deployment has been fixed.
  35. Issue in scheduled prohibited software report has been fixed.
  36. Issue in sending test email while creating a scheduled report has been fixed.
  37. Issue in showing the correct update time in the execution status view of the configurations has been fixed.
  38. Issue in showing the Managed Computers in the Scan Systems and All Managed Systems view under the Patch Management has been fixed.
  39. Issue in repeatedly processing the user configuration when multiple users login to a computer has been fixed.
  40. Memory usage during Patch Deployment has been optimized.
  41. Issue in high memory usage in software metering has been fixed.
  42. The issue related to upgrading agents in remote office names that contain Latin alphabets has been fixed.
  43. Issue in establishing remote connections from Inventory and Patch views has been fixed.
  44. Issue in connecting to a remote computer having multiple IP Addresses has been fixed.
  45. Issue in recreating the agents even when there is no change in agent properties has been fixed.
  46. Issue in order of deploying configuration as Collection is fixed.
  47. Issue in displaying the wrong execution status when the patch or the configuration is not applicable in one or more computers has been fixed.

Release Notes for 7

The key features of the release are:

  1. Manage Customer Desktops from a central point with VPN or Internet Access.
  2. Use Distribution Points to reduce bandwidth usage between Customer and MSP site.
  3. Deploy MSI, EXE, ISS based Software Applications
  4. Automate Patch Deployment of both Microsoft and Non-Microsoft Applications
  5. Manage Software and Hardware Assets of the customers
  6. Manage Software Licenses, Detect Prohibited Software and Software Usage Statistics.
  7. Establish Remote connections to desktops at customer site for troubleshooting using Remote Control
  8. Transfer Files between two computers during a remote session.
  9. Schedule running preventive maintenance tools like Disk Defrag, Check Disk, and Disk Cleanup.
  10. Standardize Windows desktop and application configurations across organizations
  11. Create and apply roles to get granular control on the who should get what.
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