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EMCO Remote Installer - What's New in Version 5.2

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 5.2.12 (August 29, 2017)

New and improved features

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

  • Improved stability when working with remote MS SQL database servers
  • The program now supports early access version of .NET Framework 4.7.1 shipped with Windows 10 Insider Preview

Resolved issues

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

  • The program exits due to fatal error if the Workstation service is not running
  • The object type icons are not displayed for Groups, Containers and Machines within the Collection choosing dialogs

Version 5.2.10 (July 13, 2017)

New and improved features

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

  • The program now supports Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • The release version of Windows 10 and Windows 2016 is retrieved from remote Machines, displayed and can be used in filtering

Resolved issues

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

  • It is impossible to provide silent install parameters string that is longer than 356 symbols
  • SideBySide configuration error is reported to Windows Event Log for 32-bit version of the ShutdownHelper.exe remote service module

Version 5.2.8 (April 5, 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

Version 5.2.6 (February 17, 2017)

New and improved features

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

  • The stability of remote installation process is improved for installations based on command line scripts

Resolved issues

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

  • Potential connectivity errors to remote service in specific environments

Version 5.2.5 (December 23, 2016)

Resolved issues

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

  • The program does not scan for software and reports error when there are no MSI installations on a remote Machine
  • The Find Panel for tree views does not work
  • A path on CD, DVD or RAM disk is not treated as an absolute local path
  • Wrong layout of the Add Mahine dialog - the window has always the same width as the screen

Version 5.2.4 (October 10, 2016)

Resolved issues

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

  • The drivers used by the program when monitoring the deployment process on remote Machines could not be loaded on those Machines that are running a clean install of Microsoft Windows 10 Build 1607 with the Secure Boot option enabled in UEFI BIOS
  • The group name input for adding Groups to the scan network pane is too small
  • Compatibility issue with the Reliability Rollup for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 update

Version 5.2.3 (April 20, 2016)

New and improved features

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

  • The system error message format is changed to make it more clear which message corresponds to the error code

Resolved issues

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

  • The potential access denied error when trying to deploy executable installations and when executing registry import for files from network shares with specific permissions configuration

Version 5.2.2 (April 13, 2016)

Resolved issues

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

  • The remote service may crash due to access violation exception when performing deployment to specific environments
  • The error occurs when building effective credentials for an active directory container in case the implicit log-on domain specification is used

Version 5.2.1 (March 29, 2016)

Resolved issues

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

  • Batch file deployment doesn't work

Version 5.2 (March 22, 2016)

Deployment accounts

The program allows you to select an account, used to deploy software on remote PCs. You are prompted to specify the account at the first start of the program. You can change the account settings later on the Deployment Account page of the Preferences dialog. In the Professional edition of the program you can override the global deployment account settings for a deployment task to use a specific account.

You can configure the program to deploy software using administrative accounts specified in the Credentials view, where you can setup one administrative account for entire network, or specify different accounts for domains, workgroups, organizational units and individual PCs. Also you can deploy software remotely using the Local System account on remote PCs, or using the accounts of logged on users on remote PCs, if required.

Interactive deployment

If required, you can configure the program to run deployments interactively, so the users on target PCs can see deployment progress and can follow the deployment steps. To enable interactive deployment you need to select the corresponding option on the Deployment Account page of the Preferences dialog, or, if you use the Professional edition of the program, you can override the global settings in a deployment task and configure it to run interactively.

Effective Credentials in the Credentials view

The Credentials view now has the new column that can help you to see the specific credentials used to work with every PC. Credentials are inherited from the parent nodes, so in the Effective Credentials column you can see the inheritance root and the credentials that are used for every network node.

New and improved features

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

  • Reboot confirmations, deployment confirmations and pre/post messages can now be displayed regardless of the account used for deployment
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