Release 9.5.0 (1st April 2013)
- Movie recording does not place anymore the Movie Recording dialog in a corner of the screen and relocate the AWRCP window. Now, the Movie Recording dialog can stay anywhere, even minimized. Moreover, the AWRCP window can be moved (but not resized) while recording.
- Now, Downloading, Uploading, Zipping and Unzipping of files/folders on the remote machine is done asynchronously and parallelized (when the number of CPU cores allow). For example, you can download 10 GB of files/folders, zip the contents of a large folder and work on the desktop, all at the same time.
- Logging of connections can now be enforced, in order to comply with organizations’ policies. The Log File integrity is monitored to prevent forging.
- The Connection notification to the remote computer is now a small frame placed over the taskbar (defaults to the lower right corner of the screen). This replaces the alert tray icon from previous releases, not suitable for these purposes in latest Windows versions. This frame provides a hint identifying who made the connection and it can’t be closed either locally or remotely. In addition, Connections notification can be set in Preferences or even decided just before a connection. Previously, the Connection notification could only be set (enforced) by Policy under File/Administration.
- A new Refresh Button is now in the File System tab.
- In the File System tab, clicking the header to reorder by size would not reorder correctly files with sizes over 2 GB.
- Big files, normally over 1 GB, fail to zip or unzip on the remote computer due to time-out issues. Sometimes, time out issues occur as well when downloading or uploading.
- Added the “Fit” Scale to the list of scales. With this setting the remote screen fits, keeping the aspect ratio, into the image display area. Resizing the display area automatically resizes the image keeping it fully visible with no need for scrollbars.
- “Request Authorization” from the remote computer has a few new possibilities which are configured from “Preferences/General/Request Authorization from remote” and then clicking the configure Request” button. Namely, you can change the default message to be seen by the remote computer and you can set a different background color for the remote alert window. You can send different messages when you connect without need to come to Preferences, if you select Yes in “Show this dialog before each connection”.
- Sometimes, in Configure.exe’s Policy tab the License Password password is not being accepted even when correct.
- In AWRCP’s Sysinfo/Processes, minor visual fixes.
Release 9.4.1 and 9.4.2
- Now, the Faster Refresh Rate setting is almost as fast as the Fastest Refresh Rate of previous releases. This was attained by: 1) Removing the old MMX instructions compatibility stub and using only SSE2 extensions. Pentium 4 or above support SSE2, no need for MMX. 2) Added Assembly Language routines for some memory data moves.
- Now, it is possible to “Clear” the Progress Report box using its popup menu.
- When starting a connection it is not allowed to change tabs, trying to do it could throw an exception.
- Added support for Single Computer licenses. This responds to a demand from users. Single Computer Licenses are suitable for users who need the software installed on just a single machine. The license can still be transferred to another machine, but no more than 2 times every 30 days.
Release 9.3.6, 9.3.7 and 9.3.8
- Special key shortcuts like Alt-Tab, Alt-Esc and Windows Key combinations can now be easily simulated on the remote machine by clicking one of the three buttons (Windows Key, Control Key or Alt Key), instead of the equivalent keyboard keys, followed by the other keys pressed directly on the keyboard as usual. This is important to bypass the priority the system gives to the local computer to process these shortcuts. For example, to access the Charm Bar on the forthcoming Windows 8, just press the Windows Key button followed by C.
- The Refresh Rate and Scale combo boxes have been modified.
- With Windows 2003/2003R2, when last RDP session ends leaving machine locked, connecting with AWRCP would present a black screen.
- On the File System tab, retrieving directories might fail when local and remote have different “locales”.
- Retrieving Remote System General Information might fail when remote and local have different “locales”.
- Keyboard, various fixes and expanded capabilities (for example, now possible, Alt+Numeric Keypad Code and Alt+Shift).
- Wake-On-Lan. You can wake up (boot) switched-off, sleeping or hibernated computers in your LAN or even across the internet. As always, we put great care in every feature we add, so this one is the best WOL you can find.
- By running Configure, the License Administrator can select from 3 Feature Levels. The default, is Full or (L5), where every feature is available. However, more is not always desirable, and many IT Managers have been requesting the availability of less featured levels. Now we have also levels L3 and L1.
- Now, it is possible to select, from 3 possible stripe color sets (sometimes called zebra colors) for the on-screen listings.
- You can save full screen images of the remote desktop from the Tools in the Main Menu. It is also possible to do that from the Movie Record Dialog by pressing Ctrl while clicking the JPEG or BMP buttons (From here the file names are automatically chosen).
- Remote computer is pinged for online status before attempting to connect, so no waste of time if remote is offline.
- With Windows 2003, starting a RDP (Terminal Services/Remote Desktop) session while AWRCP is connected might crash the remote agent. Also with Windows 2003, when a RDP session is connected to the console (also called administrative connection), connecting with AWRCP would present a black screen.
- Interface freezing while connecting has been reduced.
- The Abort button does abort lengthy operations while connecting.
- Workaround for a known XP FUS (Fast User Switching) bug discussed here: http://tinyurl.com/7zvr2pg .
- Keyboard and mouse not working properly in some language charsets (Russian and probably others).
- Processes Information not working properly under Windows 2000, after deep changes done in release 9.2.
- The Processes tab now provide following information for each process: PID, Image Name, Process Path, CPU Usage, Session ID, User, Domain, Command Line, Inherited From Pid, Creation Time, Kernel Time, User Time, Handle Count, Thread Count, Base Priority, Virtual Memory Counters, Virtual Size, Peak Virtual Size, Page Fault Count, Private Page Count, Working Set Size, Peek Working Set Size, Quota Paged Pool Usage, Quota Peek Paged Pool Usage, Page File Usage, Peak Page File Usage, Quota Non Paged Pool Usage, Quota Peak Non Paged Pool Usage, In Out Counters (Read Operation, Write Operation, Other Operation, Read Transfer, Write Transfer, Other Transfer)
- When Record dialog opens, AWRCP repositions itself. Now, it always finds a place (takes into account taskbars as well).
- Added Refresh Button in Services tab.
- Rare error “Policy file is corrupted”.
Release 9.1.1 and 9.1.2
- Screen Viewer freezing issues in Windows XP (fully fixed).
- Retrieves information about monitor(s), namely commercial name, code ID, serial number. year and week of manufacture and many hardware details. Only when remote is Windows Vista and above. This information enters in a new box in the Remote System General Information tab. Explanation about parameters meaning is in the Help file.
- When theme, desktop composition or color settings change, screen viewer may not encompass, presenting garbled or flashing colors.
- Screen-Saver not waking up by moving mouse.
- Print/Print Preview in Hardware Devices tab capped after a few lines.
- Typing ‘exit’ on the remote console, closes the console even when no command processor prompt available.
- On the Connections Log, remote host information (name and IP address) is not resolved.