We would like to announce the general availability of Dameware version 12.2.3. This release contains following security improvements
Default credentials have been removed from Dameware Central Server and Mobile Gateway. New users are prompted to enter credentials during installation, and existing users are prompted to change their credentials when they first log on.
SQLite and zlib libraries have been updated to the most recent versions.
Legacy Windows Event Logging API has been replaced with the most recent version.
For information about installing Dameware, see the Dameware Getting Started Guides.
- Dameware Mini Remote Control (MRC) 12.2.2 and later versions feature security improvements to the saved hosts protection mechanism. As a result, you must back up your MRC registry settings and saved hosts from your previous Dameware version(s). See Back up Dameware Mini Remote Control settings and hosts during upgrade to versions 12.2.2 or later for additional information.
- To operate Dameware 12.2.2 or later versions on Microsoft Windows 7, an administrator must follow the instructions in the following knowledge base article to install required security fixes: https://microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47442
For information about upgrading Dameware, see Upgrade Dameware
- SolarWinds strongly recommends that upgrades be performed using the same admin account from the previous installation.
- You may need to perform an upgrade to Dameware 12.2.3 using elevated privileges (as administrator). See the Limitations section in the Back up Dameware Mini Remote Control settings and hosts during upgrade to versions 12.2.2 or later for more details.
Due to improved security standards, Dameware 12.2.3 is not compatible with agent versions earlier than Dameware 12.2. Agents must be removed and version 12.2.3 installed again through the application or re-installed via the agent installer.