DameWare Version 7 Product History

Version 2

    Please note: this document was brought over from the old DameWare Forums and pertains to version 7.x of DameWare NT Utilities & Mini Remote Control. Similar documents for versions 8 and 9 can be found on thwack as well.


    v.7.0.0.0 – Released – 01/12/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Various performance updates and enhancements.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Protocol Revision.Users will be required to update any older MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine to this current version. Selecting No will disconnect the connection.
    • **Important note: Once you upgrade to version 7.x of the MRC Client Agent Service, you cannot downgrade back to any older version "on the fly". You will either have to manually remove this newer version, or provided the necessary ports are open between the local and remote machines, you may be able to select File / Remove Service from the MRC main menu to remove this newer version.

      Additional enhancements include:

    • Full 64-bit support
    • Full IPv6 support, including Teredo
    • Full Unicode support
    • NAT Traversal (via IPv6)
    • Added U3 Mode
    • Added Wake on LAN
    • Added Connection Invitations
    • Added MRC Peers
    • Added PNRP Peers
    • Updated FIPS Modules
    • Remote Clipboard enhancements
    • Settings Storage enhancements (no more DWRCS.INI file)
    • Email notification enhancements
    • XP/2003 session switching enhancements
    • Many more performance updates and enhancements

     

    MSI Builder:

    • Added support for 64-bit MSI packages
    • Added support for installation of FIPS Modules
    • Added support for installation of Driver(s)
    • Added support for creating profiles

     
    Exporter:

    • Various performance updates and enhancements.


    For more detailed information on this new release please refer to the Help File within the software.

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.0.1.0 – Released – 01/17/2011


    NT Utilities

    • Host name population errors when MRC called via DNTU or via the command line. Fixed.
    • RDP Settings would not open via DNTU \ Settings \ RDP Tab. Fixed.

     
    Mini Remote Control

    • No Protocol revision. Users will not be required to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided it's already running v7.0.
    • Added new DWRCS.REG file functionality, so users could distribute initial settings to remote machines during MRC Client Agent installation.
    • Users could possibly receive "Bad_Data" error and MRC connection would fail, due to missing file in MSI Builder package. Fixed.
    • Unable to expand the Saved Host List tree within "Default Host Properties / Update Existing Entries" dialog after initial Host list database conversion. Fixed.

     
    Exporter:

    • Version Revision.


    MSI Builder:

    • MSI Packages created via MSI Builder sometimes would not reflect custom settings after being installed (including Proprietary Challenge information). Fixed.
    • MSI Packages created via MSI BUilder always included the FIPS modules, even when not selected. Fixed.
    • Various MSI Builder errors. Fixed.
    • MSI Builder missing files. Fixed.

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.0.2.0 – Released – 01/19/2011


    *Note: Please first remove your existing v7 installation via Add/Remove Programs and then install this current version of the software. This build will not automatically remove any previous v7 installations.

    NT Utilities

    • TCP Utilities View. Ping & Trace Route functions did not work on Windows 7. Fixed.

     
    Mini Remote Control

    • No Protocol revision. Users will not be required to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided it's already running v7.0 or later. However, we strongly recommend you update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine to the current version.
    • New Host List entries sometimes would not save to the Saved Host List. Fixed.
    • Group Lookups could fail under certain conditions. Fixed**
    • Log Reporting would not create DWRCS.CSV log file. Fixed**
    • "Use email authentication" setting could fail under certain conditions. Fixed**

      ** = Requires 7.0.2.0 MRC Client Agent

    Exporter:

    • Version Revision.


    MSI Builder:

    • Various MSI Builder errors. Fixed.
    • Temporarily removed 9x package build option in MSI Builder, and provided a default DWRCS9x.msi package on the Client Agent downloads page. This DWRCS9x.MSI package will install using all default settings, including Proprietary Challenge/Response authentication enabled with UserID: "admin" and Password: "1234" (without quotes). Please note this is only to allow you to establish an initial connection to this remote 9x machine. The Proprietary Challenge/Response information should be changed following your initial connection.

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.0.3.0 – Released – 01/21/2011


    NT Utilities

    • DNTU Batch MRC Client Agent Install could sometimes copy the wrong version of the Client Agent files (x86, x64) to the remote machine. Fixed.

     
    Mini Remote Control

    • No Protocol revision. Users will not be required to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided it's already running v7.0 or later. However, we strongly recommend you update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine to the current version.
    • Added checkbox to prevent overwriting of existing Alias & Comments fields in the Remote Connect dialog.
    • File / Install Service feature could sometimes copy the wrong version of the Client Agent Files (x86, x64) to the remote machine. Fixed
    • MRC Saved Host list entry was not always saved when invoked via DNTU or the Command Line. Fixed.

     
    Exporter

    • Version Revision


    MSI Builder

    • Version Revision

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.1.0.0 – Released 02/03/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Version Revision.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly (i.e. Proxy, Reverse Connection, etc..). Version 6.x Clients will require an upgrade.
    • Added stand-alone Proxy Service (DWRCSPX.EXE), & Proxy Configuration Utility (DWRCSPC.exe).
    • Added Reverse Connection (Connect To Client) option to Client Agent (requires 7.1.0.0 and above of MRC application and agent)
    • Added IPv6 Organizational Local, Proxy, and IPv4 connections to Invitations.
    • Added GUI for configuration of DWRCS.REG file during Service installation.
    • Added option to disable AutoSave, to prevent "New Host" dialog from automatically appearing when you start typing a new HostName or IP-Address. Setting is located on the Remote Connect dialog's Edit menu.
    • MRC Toolbar and Menu bar can now be combined on a single line.
    • Remote Clipboard sometimes would not work. Fixed.
    • Potential Slow Connection scenario on rare occasions. Fixed.
    • Intermittent crash in Mini Remote Client Agent User Interface (DWRCST.exe). Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Version Revision


    Exporter:

    • Exporter would not show as registered. Fixed.

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    V7.2.0.0 – Released – 02/09/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Version Revision.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Added command line to open MRC Client Agent's Reverse Connect dialog: DWRCS -carc
    • Option to enable "Copy DWRCS.REG configuration file" by default, instead of having to enable the checkbox each time.
    • Enhancements to Encrypted Windows Logon & NT Challenge/Response authentication methods.
    • Saved Host List would not expand on Windows 2000. Fixed.
    • Failed Authentication using Encrypted Windows Logon for non-Admin users. Fixed
    • Non-Saved (temporary) Host entries not added to Reconnect List, even when "Only add Saved Host to Reconnect" disabled. Fixed.
    • Tray Icon's Settings Context menu could not be disabled, even when "Enable Settings menu" was turned off. Fixed
    • Connect via Invitation dialog, Browse (Open Invitation) would crash on 32-bit O/S. Fixed.
    • SFT Shell Registration issues. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Fixed win9x package issues.
    • Created new MSI templates for both x64 and x86 packages.
    • Created new MSI templates for installation of the Proxy Service.
    • Added code to reduce the size of the output MSI package, when no driver installers selected.
    • Added functionality to remove Registry settings and application files on uninstall.
    • Added button to open the output folder after build is complete.
    • Added functionality to disable driver installer options when target is win9x.
    • Added functionality to name the output MSI the same name as the profile.
    • Added functionality to remember the location of the dialog and the selected tab.

     
    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.3.0.0 – Released 02/25/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Added "Configure" button for MRC Service install.
    • Added ability to remove DNTU's automation context menu from O/S Shell Menu (i.e. right-click/New/DameWare NT Utilities menu).

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog will be displayed instead. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Changed Group Membership logic on Client Agent Access Tab to be "Must be a member of 1 or more groups", instead of "Must be a Member of ALL groups".
    • Moved Event Log message text to a separate DLL file, to prevent Event Viewer from locking DWRCS.exe during installation or upgrade of the Service.
    • Screen occasionally would not update after logon on Windows 7. Fixed.
    • In some rare cases, MRC.DBF would not convert properly and MRCCv2.db would be blank. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Version Revision


    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.4.0.0 – Released – 03/09/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Version Revision

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog will be displayed instead. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Added new "RDP Session" switching functionality on Send menu, which now allows Administrators to shadow any RDP/TS session on the given server.
    • Added new error messages when wrong binary for encryption is found (both FIPS and non-FIPS mode).
    • "Connect via Invitation" grayed out on XP. Fixed.
    • Reconnect list may not populate correctly. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Version Revision


    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

      Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.5.0.0 – Released – 03/16/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Version Revision

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog will be displayed instead. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Increased speed in opening MRC Remote Connect dialog.
    • Added two new options with regard to RDP Session Switching on Additional Settings tab in MRC Client Agent. (1) "Disable RDP Session Switching", and (2) "Permission Required RDP".
    • System Error: 193 errors with wrong version of FIPS or DWRCRSA.dll file. Fixed.
    • Multiple MRC connections to the same 2003 Server could cause subsequent connections to hang on "Initializing Settings". Fixed.
    • Permission dialog may not be displayed for remote user and session immediately disconnected for certain O/S implementations. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Found hard-coded reference to "C:\Windows\dwrcs" instead of "%windir%\dwrcs" in MSI Builder template. Fixed.


    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.5.1.1 – Released – 03/22/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Added Visual Styles and Font Smoothing Performance Options for RDP connections.
    • Intermittent crash when connecting via RDP. Fixed.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog will be displayed instead. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Added Visual Styles and Font Smoothing Performance Options for RDP connections.
    • Intermittent crash when connecting via RDP. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Version Revision


    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

      Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.5.2.0 – Released – 03/31/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Misc. performance improvements.
    • No Entry Point Found error when modifying User Dial-In properties in Standard Users View (non AD). Fixed.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • No Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog asking you to update the Client Agent will only be displayed for Client Agents older than v7.5.1.1.
    • Performance enhancements when loading MRC Remote Connect dialog.
    • Potential SxS (Side by Side) error when using FIPS Mode in MRC x64. Fixed.
    • Disconnect issue when multiple users connected to same machine at same time. Fixed.
    • DWRCS.Reg configuration file was not copied to the remote machine in certain scenarios. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Modified O/S options on Proxy Tab to only allow WinXP and above (x86 & x64).
    • Modified MSI Templates to allow for automatic upgrade of most v6.x Client Agents.

     
    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.5.5.0 – Released – 04/14/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Drag/drop of a dwabin.txt file containing a DNTU license sometimes would not work in DNTU, but it would work OK in MRC. Fixed.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog will be displayed instead. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Potential disconnect when using Proxy. Fixed.
    • Updating Client Agent from v6.x to v7.x may not include the DWRCS.reg configuration file. Fixed.
    • *Potential socket timeout [Winsock 10060] when requesting permission. Fixed.
    • *Reverse Connection (Connect to Client) Host dialog & Proxy Host dialog may not display all characters. Fixed.
    • *Multiple connections to same machine at same time could distort text in Notify dialog. Also, 2nd connected user may not be able to obtain keyboard control. Fixed.

      *=requires 7.5.5.0 or above of MRC Client Agent Service.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Enhancements to both Service and Driver installation/removal processes.
    • Suppressed “DOS” windows from being displayed during optional Driver Installation via MSI Builder package.
    • Potential crash of MRC Client Agent when installed via MSI Builder package. Fixed.
    • Winsock 10091 or 10093 errors may be seen in Application Event Log when Client Agent installed via MSI Builder package. Fixed.

     
    Exporter:

    • Drag/drop of a dwabin.txt file containing a DNTU license sometimes would not work in Exporter, but it would work OK in MRC.

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer


    v.7.5.6.0 – Released – 04/20/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Version Revision

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog will be displayed instead. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Improved load speed for the following Connect Dialog items: AD, SAM, MS Windows Network, & MRC Peers.
    • Additional enhancements for "Initializing..." scenario under 2003 Server.
    • No video when Client Agent running As Application on XP. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • MSI Packages built using the MSI Builder may not install properly in certain cases. For example: when UAC was running or when installing via Group Policies or other 3rd-party distribution software. Fixed.


    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

      Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.5.8.0 – Released – 09/06/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Updated DNTU icons for Windows 7 & Server 2008.
    • Terminal Services Views not available for 2008 Server. Fixed.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • Minor Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above. A red warning dialog will be displayed instead. However, we recommend you update the Client Agent on the remote machine as soon as possible. Otherwise, some features may not work properly. Version 6.x Clients will require a forced upgrade.
    • Modified Windows Firewall Exception logic. FW exception now created on Service install and removed on Service uninstall (instead of Service Start and Stop).
    • Enhancements to Blank Monitor functionality when Logging on/off during a MRC connection.
    • SFT would not work during Reverse Connections. Fixed.
    • Some MRC Advanced Ping Options would not stick after being selected. Fixed.
    • Tray icon could reappear (even when configured to hide) for short period of time on Vista after reboot. Fixed.
    • File / Install Service and File / Remove Service would not work on Windows 2000. Would receive System Error: 127 – Module Not found. Fixed.

     
    MSI Builder:

    • Version Revision


    Exporter:

    • Version Revision

      Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer



    v.7.5.9.0 – Released – 10/14/2011


    NT Utilities:

    • Modified creation of "DameWare.NTUtilities" object.

     
    Mini Remote Control:
     

    • No Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above.


    MSI Builder:

    • Version Revision

     
    Exporter:
     

    • Modified creation of "DameWare.Exporter" object to resolve "ActiveX cannot create object" scripting issues.

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer


    NT Utilities:

    • Modified creation of "DameWare.NTUtilities" object.

     
    Mini Remote Control:

    • No Protocol Revision. Current v7.x users will not be forced to update the MRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine, provided they are already running version 7.0 or above.


    MSI Builder:

    • Version Revision

     
    Exporter:

    • Modified creation of "DameWare.Exporter" object to resolve "ActiveX cannot create object" scripting issues.

    Bryan Brinkman
    Support Engineer