PA Server Monitor Change History

Updates in 2020

8.2.1.1 * Fix for regression bug where Inventory Collectors on Satellites stopped reporting
* Ability to change report email subjects to just the report title
* Database Monitor connection string propagation works with templates
* Can specify independent Up and Down actions for Satellites
8.2.0.74 * Added some APC battery properties to the Inventory Collector
* Inventory Collector monitor can read SNMP values from InventoryList.txt
* IgnoreScriptErrors variable added to $mon for Powershell Execute Script
* Fixed rare problem where older state would show up in monitor status
* Added RENAME_USER_ACCESS command line to rename user access settings
* Updated Web Page Monitor to allow scripts between checks for extracting data from pages
* Fixed Bulk Config's Monitors: Delete Monitors to work on template-derived monitors
* Fixed some problems with database transfers
* Fixed race condition during template propagation where some monitors might get lost
* AD Login Monitor will throttle it's CPU usage better
* AD Login database writer is a bit more performant
* Fix for Ping Monitors getting behind
* Fix for Web Page Monitor regression bug from 8.1.0.33
* New Remote Desktop Gateway monitor
* Disk Space Full Check will by default use straight line prediction instead of looking at quadratic
* When a monitor comes out of Satellite Disconnected it will show its previous status
* Web Page Monitor can append content in OK status (as well as Alert status as before)
* Web Page Monitor script $mon.Details will be appended to the monitor status whether firing actions or not
* Improvement to help prevent the internal HTTP server from getting behind
* Task Scheduled Monitor will show
* Fix for UI glitch when chosing field values for reports
* Fixed a problem with accessing ESXi servers when the password contains a space
* Fix for SNMP Walk when looking for the starting OID for devices that respond with End of MIB
* Logging that will show which Performance object is returning faulty data
* Ability for Performance monitor to try to continue even if data is corrupted
* Better finding the starting OID for an SNMP Walk
* Internal changes to reduce CPU usage
* File & Directory Change monitor doing proper impersonation on one call where it was missing before
* Better AWS counter monitoring error messages
* Changes to reduce CPU usage in large installations
* Change to Log File Monitor to allow checking multiple lines at once for patterns
* Update for SNMP Monitors that will now show charts in their alerts
* Fix for database transfer of the Active Directory Change monitor
* More shutdown logging
* GET_SERVER_PROP API function supports multiple property look ups per request
* Emailed report PDFs will use the report title for the PDF file name
* Better check for customer SSL/TLS certificates before regenerating
* Event Log monitor handles timeouts better
* Execute Script won't alert based on FireActions if $mon.ReportResults has already been called
* AD Logins report fix
* Rebuilt a library with (little used) SIMD extensions removed for broader CPU support
* Added 'contains' and 'does-not-contain' operators for text-based SNMP checks
* Recent Logins report for the AD Login Monitor can show recent login at the start or end of a period
* Added Group Name to Custom Group Report email subjects
* Better LDAP error when credentials are wrong
* Protect Console against a rare crash
* Added $mon.ComputerAlias for the Execute Script monitor
* Added operators % ^ & | to the expression evaluator
* Fix for lock in the Service monitor
* Added support for multi-Item escalation in Execute Script monitors
* AD Login Monitor can cleanup the database without needing a locally running monitor
* When exporting computer config as a template, monitors are disconnected from templates as needed
* When importing computer config from a file, do not 'fit' monitors - import as-is
* Fix for group reports not showing internationalized titles
* Fix for duplicate rows in the Largest Directories report for the Directory Quota monitor
* Change to support the APP_POOL_WAS\Current Application Pool Uptime performance counter
* Disk Space monitor can retrieve disk stats via SSH
* Registry setting for optionally forcing HTTP connections to not get reused
* Registry setting so Run Now can optionally NOT override monitor period and dependencies
* Added HTTP/2 support to the Web Page Monitor
* Fix for Executive Summary report section titles
* Fixed testing Execute Script powershell monitors when they are a template
* Fixed TCP/UDP selector for SNMP monitors
* Fix for Database Server Monitor template propagation
* Fix for expanding performance counters with ? and Regular Expressions
* Fix for SNMP v3 Traps/Informs
8.1.0.11 * New Task Scheduler Monitor
* Better HTTP filtering of requests that come from localhost
* Better startup experience for first install
* Bulk Config's Set Credentials works with using existing credentials
* Registry configurable option to combine CSV report files
* Fix for rare issue of disk space charts growing
* Email Monitor works better with Office365
* Added 'By Satellite' to Bulk Config's server selector
* Scheduled Report 'contains' fields are restored properly
* Fixed Dynamic Server List "Monitor Title" 'does not contain' operator
* File & Directory Change monitor's Ignore Files list propagates as a template correctly
* Added ENABLE_MONITOR external API function
* Acknowledging errors can temporarily suppress alerts (see monitor's Advanced Options > Alert Suppression) * New report CSS
* Updated Content-Security-Policy so IFRAMEs can load poweradmin.com help pages
* Restored missing Ping and Inventory Collector templates to their Auto Configuration groups
* Upgraded to the latest PDF renderer
* Added Bulk Config operation Computers: Notes to set or clear notes on multiple devices at once
* Polished some start up wizard interaction
* Fix for Two Factor Authentication when using Active Directory for logins
8.0.4.20 * Internal Python initialized in a safer way
* Charted titles change more reliably when the underlying statistic's alias is changed
* Setting DNSCache parameters MaxCacheTtl and MaxNegativeCacheTtl to prevent Ping false positives because of DNS caching
* Added LOOKUP_CID and SERVER_ENABLE to the External API
* Fix for text descriptions from SNMP Nodes if syntax is wrong
* Fix for alerting on empty Event Logs
* Fix for alerting when the Event Log is cleared
* Regression fix for Event Log monitoring
* Updated from OpenSSL 1.1.1c to 1.1.1d
* File & Directory Change monitor works with Bulk Config's Monitors: Set Monitor Parameters operation

Updates in 2019

8.0.3.113 * Minor UI update to look less dated. See the View menu to change back
* New support for some AWS Cloud Watch counters
* New Active Directory Change Monitor
* Convenience fix for "Logins by User" report
* Fix for Bulk Config operations that didn't work on Monitor Templates
* New Most Recent Logins report for the Active Directory Login monitor
* Remove duplicates from Active Directory Login monitor report output
* Fix for rare crash
* Improved MIB parsing
* Fix for missing nodes in MIB tree
* Fixed the PDF button when used within the Console
* Decreased short term memory use, and a small performance increase
* Fix for form-post escaping
* Reduced log load for some monitors
* Dynamic Server List rule for Server/Device names accepts wildcards
* Error History OK Time field will be filled in even if unacknowledged alerts
* Fix for User Access interface when rights not automatically granted to new users
* Quiet a false database error
* PALowPriorityHelper_net4 (Powershell 4/5) is now 64-bit
* Improved MIB dependency resolver
* Added an AWS Counters chart definition
* New MIBs are loaded every 60 seconds
* Charts that are all 0 values show up better
* New Alerts menu to Broadcast text to user alert actions
* Default Message Templates will use the correct default language setting after it changes
* Run Now will override the monitor's schedule or dependencies
* Fix for merging charts with data from multiple monitors where amounts of data aren't the same
* Uninstaller will unregister from All-Systems-GO as needed
* Failed action notifications won't cycle and alert via the same failed action, causing a crash
* Bandwidth monitor can set thresholds in %, Kbps, Mbps, Gbps or Tbps
* Improved computer name mapping, better local computer detection
* More helpful diagnostic message when a report fails to run
* Fix for Set Maintenance Schedule user right
* CSS change to prevent wrapping in the report index tree
* Added GET_NOTES and SET_NOTES to External API
* Fix for Service Monitor template propagation of non-auto start services
* Protection against bad response from DNS server
8.0.2.15 * Two Factor Authentication can be enabled on a per-user basis at Settings > Remote Access > Filter User Access
* New User Right to control who can update Satellites and Fail Over
* Ping monitor will work around Windows internal DNS cache failure
* Fix for race condition when launching the PALowPriorityHelper application
* Fix for Default bandwidth alert minutes over threshold
* Increased SQLite memory usage limit
* Better GUID caching in the Active Directory Login and Event Log monitors
* More precise UCRT check
* Added optional HEIGHT and WIDTH parameters to the CREATE_CHART External API command
* Changed cipher list ordering for Weak cipher list so Windows 2003 can still connect
* Check socket state before making an SSL/TLS connection
* Address Resolver handles ISATAP IPv6 addresses
* Added vcredist-x86 for VS2012 for IPMI usage (thanks Thunderbyte!)
* Can use a remote login to the local Central Monitoring Service to get a full Local Console if: local Admin, admin rights in app, rights to top Servers/Devices group
* Can disable the local credential-less login
* Trend lines go out 33% beyond the chart
* Reordered some lines in the HTTP/S server to potentially reduce locking
* ReqResponseDN.dll is correctly updated by the installer
* Fixed internal lock that can freeze the service
* Fix for Bandwidth monitor that couldn't select interfaces to be monitored
* Increased performance of the Active Directory Login monitor
* Increased performance of DNS resolver
* Fix for Log File monitor
8.0.1.172 * WMI (Inventory Collector), PDF, and charts use the .NET 4 Helper
* Current Errors Report will succeed in more situations
* Switched to newer MIB parser, and added a larger MIB library
* Defaulting to requiring a login to view web reports
* New User Right for setting maintenance schedules
* Fix for row variables in Execute Script actions
* Handle double-width charts in Executive Summary/Custom Group reports
8.0.1.150 * Preventing old SNMP 'bandwidth' monitor from getting created
* Added additional group-level Custom Reports
* Added SSL certificate checking to the FTP monitor
* Fail Over will be able to run the All-Systems-GO monitor even if it is not active
* Fix for Database Server Monitor that wasn't alerting on databases created or deleted
* ChangeMonitorStatus from Execute Script monitors and actions can correctly update the running monitor's status
* Change to report page refresh functionality if an HTTP error happens
* Fixes for duplicate columns in the Group Overview report (column report)
* Alert charts will use better units, especially for Disk Space monitors
* Diagnostic pings are on by default
* New Bulk Config to cleanup unknown Actions
* Bandwidth charts will filter out values that are too high and thus ruin the chart
* If System Details fails to get Windows Update data across the network, copy it to the target machine on the next run
* When Satellites reconnect, they will quickly sync the monitor status to restore status back to what it was (overwriting the Scheduled status)
* Scheduled monitor status is grey indicating it is an unknown state
* Hardware monitor works with templates
* Fix for Satellites: Set Host bulk config operation
* Windows credential setting can choose credentials from an existing server
* Install .NET 4.7.2 if needed via .NET Web Installer
* New Credential Manager
* Don't show Top X chart on a group when there are no devices in the group
* Fix for SNMP monitor that would switch between UDP and TCP transport
* Fix for generating PDF of Custom Reports that might be for a different report
* Web Page monitor headers and posted name/values are kept in original order instead of sorted
* Fix for Ping monitor caching DNS lookup results by default
* Fixed a small memory leak
* Outgoing alert emails will be processed in parallel more for greater throughput if needed
* Restored the missing Hourly Error Count chart
* Write to Log File action has a configurable output template
* Fix for possible crash in Execute Script monitor
* Old v7 Console will be replaced with a message to update short cuts
* Protection against crash in PAPDH
* Fix for Welcome Dialog with newer versions of IE
* A little better tracking of who creates computers when done via Network Scanner
* Remote Console failure to write to its log file will not broadcast a System Alert
* Ping monitors with multiple IP addresses can be differentiated in the reports better
* Master server won't do a Fail Over file sync for first 10 minutes of the service starting up
* Don't alert on monitors missing actions if the monitor (or server) is disabled
* Fixed rare crash triggered by mobile app usage
* Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.1c
* Satellite disconnected status shown on devices and monitors with a striped background
* Fix to ignore PAExec in the File & Directory Change monitor
* Explicit SSL/TLS version selection in the HTTP Settings dialog
* Better Live View (with simple filtering)
* Credential Manager will prompt if deleting credentials referred to by other devices
* Explicit SSL/TLS version selection in the HTTP Settings dialog
* Better Live View (with simple filtering)
* Resolve IP addresses in Active Directory Login Monitor for more meaningful alerts
* Fixed rare crash in IPv6 address resolver
* Logging will recover from network errors better
* Fix for computed Performance values using variables
* Fix for File & Directory Change monitor so it again shows full path for Changed files
* Added Event ID 4768 "A Kerberos authentication ticket (TGT) was requested." to the Login Monitor for Failed Logins
* Easier to read reverse DNS name lookup for Active Directory Login Monitor IP addresses
* Upgraded to AmCharts 3.21.15 from 3.20.4
* Charts can now be normal width, double width, or full width (double width is new)
* Execute Script monitors can overwrite their own status as they run
* Better chart resizing
* Automatically flush DNS cache when pings fail
* Can now add charts for Citrix login times, FTP times, Mail monitor times and TCP Port times to the Server Status Report
* Added audit change events for Servers/Devices and Actions
* Exporting templates can now export all appropriate credential types if requested
* Fixed Multiport bandwidth charts for some customers
* Updated to SQLite 3.29.0
* Better database cleanup routine for Active Directory Login monitor
* Top-level Monitor Templates won't propagate into the *Automatic Configuration groups
* Upgraded to InnoSetup 6
* Allowing Group report editing in Remote Access Edition
* SNMP Monitor works with floating point values
* Check All and Uncheck All buttons added for the Event Logs to Monitor list
* Defaulting back to version 7 behavior of Ping monitors caching DNS lookup results
* Satellites are automatically accepted by default
8.0.0.434 * Better, Faster, Stronger - many improvements in monitor performance, template propagation, etc
* 64-bit, which means almost no memory limitations.
* All-Systems-GO monitor to be assured your monitoring system is up and running
* IPv6 support
* Better performance when using RDP through a SNAP Tunnel
* All licenses come with Unlimited Ping
* SNMP over TCP (as well as UDP like previously)
* More Bulk Config operations
* Bulk load SNMP monitors from a spreadsheet
* Group notes (similar to Server Notes)
* More flexible and powerful monitor settings
* New User Rights for more control
* Event Log monitor opens and runs faster on older versions of Windows (pre-2008)
* SNMP Monitor uses the SNMP Retries registry setting instead of being hard-coded
* Monitors that cannot run will fire System Alerts at most once every 15 minutes (instead of on every run)
* Added SNAP Tunnel audit events
* Advanced Deduplication will block all actions on a duplicate as documented, not just notifications
* Added some database caching for frequent requests to increase performance
* Fix for Calculated Status monitor for rapidly running monitors
* Fixed Monitor Change auditing event
* Fix for Disk Space Monitor reporting predicted full disks, and then immediately reporting it is OK and under threshold
* Fix for Satellite Up/Down messages that were missing the Satellite name
* Added new All Actions Access permission
* Email send throttling can be controlled via registry setting
* View System Activity shows template propagation
* Disk Space monitor status will show all disks, even when alerting on each separately
* Removed [ ] around monitored values in Disk, SNMP and Performance Monitors
* Fix for template dependencies not propagating properly
* Enforce OpenSSL server cipher order
* Template propagation speed improvement when Satellites are involved
* Group-level Notes that can be added to Group reports (similar to Server Notes)
* Easy Config can query for IPv6 Neighbors
* Added $DeviceNameOrAliasOnly$ replacement variable
* Fix for Smart Config that wasn't adding actions when using a template as the base monitor
* Fixed device property "Date Added for Monitoring" from getting reset
* Can set Performance Monitor and SNMP Monitor threadholds to compare against "Previous_Value" - useful for detecting reboots
* Syslog Monitor's filter editor will always edit the correct filter
* Prevent memory fragmentation when cleaning up the Login Event Database
* Reports can be run that are not limited by memory size
* Fix for dependencies on templates
* Fix for rare crash in SNAP Tunnels
* Increased reporting speed in some cases
* Updated expiring SHA1 code signing certificate
* Upgraded to IPWorks 16
* Handle very large emails more efficiently
* Using different heap memory management settings
* First template propagation will wait until the Central Service has been running for two mintues
* Fix for ping handles being reset too often
* More efficient log file writer (easily handles 10X the logging)
* Plugin Monitor fix to handle single-line output
* Added Bulk Config to enable/disable monitoring of Servers/Devices
* Bulk Config can be used to disable the internal HTTPS service within the Satellite (will break Inventory Collector)
* Registry setting to allow Ping monitor to use cached DNS results
* Configuration setting to prevent the 'Start specified service on monitored computer' action from being created
* New Bulk Config operation - Computers: Allow/Prevent Template Propagation
* Central Server will sync MIBs to the Fail Over regardless of MIB sync settings
* Bulk Config's Monitors: Set Monitor Dependencies works with monitor templates
* Improved Network Map device layout
* Event Log Monitor and Active Directory Login Monitor will skip events older than 3 days
* Fix for rare configuration synchronization failure
* Disabled servers leaving maintenance mode won't become enabled
* Prevent Bulk Config from misconfiguring a template with the Monitors: Set Monitor Parameters operation
* Much faster processing of GetNextID for large installations (used in template propagation)
* Database Server Monitor handles databases with spaces in the name
* Syslog and SNMP Trap monitors will use the optional registry configuration values
* Added the ability to block some accounts (external customers for example) from seeing Recent Alerts on servers and Current Errors in groups
* Can start and end Immediate Maintenance on servers in Dynamic Groups
* Fix for regression crash in SNAP Tunnels
* Fixed View Template button at the top tempate bar in the Console
* Added Show Monitoring Coverage on Group reports user right
* Fix to the Startup Wizard
* Fixed the "Show devices that do not contain specified monitors" parameter for the Configuration Audit report
* Small reduction in memory usage for large installations
* Tool tips for most fields that are too long to display
* Caching domain lists
* Additional support for IPv6 for SNMP-based requests
* The Central Service and Fail Over Service will wait longer for Satellites to reconnect after just starting up
* Central Service will sync a fresher copy of the Satellite status database to the Fail Over Service
* Fix for formatting in the Environment Monitor when alerting on humidity or luminescence
* SNMP Trap monitor has option to show trap/field descriptions in alerts
* Set Server Maintenance action shows server names with groups
* Monitors in Can't Run state (or Internal Error) will NOT move through Event Escalation steps, but instead reset escalation to the beginning.
* Email Message Digest age is registry configurable (defaults to 1 minute)
* Less memory usage when sending large host name lists to the central server
* Tighter syncing between the Console and Central Service
* Fix for ability to disable Drag and Drop in the Console
* Fix for very rare memory corruption bug that can happen during log rotation
* Added time stamps to Satellite up/down and also System alerts
* Ability to message digest all emails, including the first one in a while
* Change that should prevent the CompNameCache database from growing so much
* Fix for Day Light Savings transition date calculations
* Fix for rare race condition in Cache Manager that caused configuation updates to get lost
* Fixed units in the charts in email alerts
* Retries when an error occurs while retrieving ESX disk space
* Enhancement that reduces CPU usage on heavliy loaded systems
* Better SNAP Tunnel performance (RDP to Satellite for example)
* Bandwidth Monitor's 'Alert After' field is honored
* Expanded Call URL Action's Content-Type field
* SNMP Monitor will strip common text from chart titles
* File & Directory Change monitor speed increase
* Increased report refresh reliability
* Added ability to have group reports refer to child group reports
* Data Sets in the report builder will show device aliases if defined
* Fix for Email Monitor reseting IMAP folder to INBOX
* Bandwidth monitor alerts automatically scales bandwidth values in alerts for easier reading
* Custom Group report Custom Charts can be separated by device
* Optimizations for increased performance
* Ability to turn off compression for syncing in the Cache Manager
* Satellite Down can cause servers and monitors to be yellow or red
* CRC header restored to the configuration backup files
* Multiport bandwidth chart handles detecting in/out port matches better
* Active Directory Login monitor works better for non-English Windows installations
* Fix for Hardware monitor configuration that wasn't showing 1 hardware device

Updates in 2018

7.2.0.346 * SNMP monitor status will show dates and times instead of the raw tick values
* Newly pasted servers will be disabled to give a chance to make any changes before enabling for monitoring
* Added explicit locale to javascript date/time rendering
* Update to enable retrieving monitoring data from ESXi 6.7
* Fix for Custom POST parameter parsing in the configuration for the Web Page monitor
* Object selection user interface with very large lists (thousands) loads much quicker
* Fix for Bulk Config not filtering on monitor templates correctly in all cases
* Added View Diagnostics to Web Page monitor's Results dialog
* Automatically use IE embedded browser if older than Windows 7 (Chromium browser won't work)
* Changes to the Event Log monitor to prevent audit log entries in the Security log in certain situations
* Don't clear actions when coming out of Can't Run if also now in Alert state
* Minor fix to Login Event parsing
* Fixed hot-links to help pages
* Additional logging added
* Better name resolution in Event Log entries in some circumstances
* Large report warning/redirect page will not be used when generating PDFs
* More diagnostics when Satellites can't connect
* External diagnostic ping done on a failed connection to the Central Service
* Fix crash that can happen when doing HTTPS logging
* Satellite has 'FTP Logs to Support' button
* Fixed some non-English date parsing for report periods
* Calling StoreValue in scripts won't trigger a Monitor Changed audit event
* Newly added Custom Properties will show up in the Alert Reminders editor
* Trend lines in reports are shown with dashed lines
* Updated SQL ODBC driver client to version 17.2
* Fixed archived log files getting deleted too soon
* Fix for second try on failed File & Directory Change monitor's prescan count
* Cleaned up monitor changes in the audit report
* Added ChangeMonitorStatus to Execute Script monitors and actions
* Fix for potential missing status in the Group Overview (Column) report for CPU, Memory and Bandwidth
* Prolonged internal ping failure will automatically restart the monitoring service
* Fix for users with low rights being able to register their mobile phone for alerts
* Find dialog can now also find monitors, actions and groups
* New Bulk Config operation to force re-propagation of all templates
* Copy Computer option in the Console will remap Monitor Dependencies
* Scheduled Reports and Ad Hoc reports can be grouped into folders via the new Report Group tab
* Don't return alerts to the mobile apps about deleted computers
* Extra logging around the Fail Over Slave status
* Unstable OS time alerted on (affects monitoring)
* Process monitor will show full command line in alerts
* Syslog action can send alerts in a single line of text for easier 3rd party integration
* Pasting a monitor will put it in a 5-minute maintenance mode. This behavior can be changed in Advanced Services > Advanced Settings "PastedMonitorMaintMin"
* Right-clicking a monitor in the Console will show the monitor's status information line (with truncation if needed)
* Hardware monitor will scan twice to ensure stable hardware status list is received from the device
* Fail Over Slave will do less when it is not active
* Fix for broken $DeviceName$ variable
* Large configurations are sent in batches to the Console if needed
* Similar to maintenance mode, monitors will ignore activity that happened while they were disabled
* New Monitoring Coverage report which can output data to CSV, etc
* PA Helper net4 will target .NET 4.6.1 to gain better access to TLS 1.2 support
* More flexible configuration for using only the Alias in reports
* Console loads much quicker
* Event Log monitor using correct account when resolving GUIDs and SIDs in event text
* Email server connections are disconnected after a failure so subsequent connection can succeed
* Fix for custom monitor templates turned into default monitors during Smart Config
* Better Satellite backoff when many are trying to connect at once
* Satellites make initial connection quicker
* Disk Space monitor won't automatically add both ESX and SNMP drives (which are duplicates)
* Event Deduplication closing of events will use the monitor's true type
* More diagnostics when configuring the Fail Over
* Support for using curl when the Windows TLS support is too old to connect
* Fix for converting non-English counter paths when propagating templates
* Disk Space monitor propagation will add new disks according to the Add Disks setting on the monitor
* Faster Console response
* Listing all .NET 4 versions that are supported in the .config files
* Fix for Fail Over Slave not receiving all configuration data
* Better Console performance for limited rights users
* Added IPv4 and IPv6 Inventory fields
* Protection against Action List loops
* Fixed issue with Inventory data getting deleted
* Quieted some nuisance alerts from the Fail Over
* Added $Satellite_Name$ replacement variable
* Configurable timeout while communicating with ESX, with increased default time
* CSV file output is a little easier to read
* Fix rare crash/memory corruption caused by multi-threaded reports
* Diagnostic ping output can be added to Ping monitor alerts
* Don't create duplicate Restart Service actions in Smart Config
* Better mapping of templated dependencies to server-local monitors
* Fix for missing report PDF in email when email report images are disabled
* Better Satellite configuration message when a Satellite is connected to an inactive Fail Over
* Syslog database cleanup uses the same optimized cleanup operation as the Event Log monitor
* Configuration syncing to a Fail Over works better with very large installations
* Limited access users will see the group reports defined at the top Servers/Devices level
* Bandwidth reports have a selectable output unit
* Improved SNMP Monitor timeouts
* Faster Event Log monitoring for older versions of Windows
7.1.1.54 Windows 7/2008 R2 or newer is required for the Console to use the embedded Chromium browser. Otherwise IE with some limitations will have to be used.
* Able to clear credentials in the Changed Stored Passwords dialog by entering a blank password
* Auto report forwarding in groups now works with the Executive Summary report
* Fix in SNMP/Performance configuration that removes per second conversion if no threshold is set
* Improved credential caching for remote cases
* Execute Script action will use a thread pool to control CPU and memory usage
* Execute Script actions run faster and more can run at once
* Execute Script and Call URL actions can be configured to run wherever the calling monitor ran
* Thread Pool will alert if it is falling far behind
* Updated 7za to version 18.05 because of CVE-2018-10115
* New "= New Event Sources =" category in the Event Log monitor for monitoring sources that might be added later
* Added $AlertType$ replacement variable
* Added $AlertID$ and $AlertType$ columns to the Write to Log File
* Added warning to installer about Windows 7/2008 R2 requirement for embedded Chromium browser
* Fix for regression bug in ADD_SERVER external API function
* Plugin monitor will fill in a status string if one doesn't come back from the plugin
* Updated System Details to see more Windows Updates
* Fix for very rare crash when backing up the Configuration database for a Fail Over Slave
* File & Directory Change monitor is much faster
* Event Log monitor does a better job of mapping GUIDs into usernames for non-default domains
* Fix for remote access filter user interface involving groups that get moved
* Ability to copy and paste devices
* Better reconnection attempts for Satellites that are disconnected
* Alert Reminders can use Custom Properties
* Fix for Full Disk Date calculation
7.1.0.108 Windows 7/2008 R2 or newer is required for the Console to use the embedded Chromium browser. Otherwise IE with some limitations will have to be used.
* System Alerts that are fired for servers entering and leaving maintenance will use a Maintenance status instead of Alert status
* Possible to use the Fail Over without a shared database, though data monitored during Fail Over will NOT be available to reports
* New flat icons and buttons to modernize the look of the Console a bit
* Performance monitor path expansion can use regular expressions for instance matching
* Fixed a rare deadlock
* Faster MIB parsing
* Monitors coming out of server maintenance will revert to their previous status instead of going to Scheduled
* Added missing index to LoginEventTextSequence
* Reduced database contention in the Active Directory Login monitor when the database is being compressed
* New Plugin Monitor
* Active Directory Login monitor's compression will keep closer tabs on pending queue size to reduce memory usage
* Fix for missing $Details$ variable content in Alert Reminder emails
* Option to save database space by not writing the full Event Text to the database from the Active Directory Login Monitor
* Login Monitor stores login events, but optionally not the full event text
* Activity Chart shown in navigation column when the button bar is hidden
* Syslog Sender action can send alert description and/or row variables
* Changes to speed up Snap Tunnels, for better RDP tunneling experience
* Bulk Config's Computers: Set Automated Maintenance Schedule can clear all maintenance schedules if specified
* Fix for servers on Satellites that would come out of maintenance when the central service was restarted
* Stripping initial . from OIDs before passing them to SNMP library
* Fix for parentheses in scaling expressions
* Fix so the Free Licenses don't require activation
* Ability to force Full Disk Prediction to only use a straight line formula
* Added SET_GROUP_PROP and GET_GROUP_PROP to the External API
* Added "Last" {day} of month to scheduled items (monitor, reports, maintenance, etc)
* Improved initial database connection error reporting
* Fixes for some errors in the language translation files
* Advanced variable support in SNMP and Performance monitor thresholds
* Upgraded to CEF (Chromium) 3.3325.1756
* Monitors are automatically enabled (if needed) when promoted to a template
* Removed duplicate custom logo when report shown within frame of outer page when using Web interface
* Faster group reports in large installations
* Directory Quota monitor will erase quotas for monitors that have been deleted
* Can have multiple Network Scanners per source monitoring system for monitoring multiple address ranges
* Logging and possible fix in getting lists of Event Logs
* Fix for charts not showing up in PDFs generated from the web report
* Fix for SNMP drive names on Windows containing volume names and serial numbers
* Fix for File & Directory Monitor that could get stuck and always be busy
* SNMP get-bulk failures will be retried as get-next
* Ping dependency-created Ping monitors will clear any connection to templates
* ESX host connections will be cached for only 5 minutes
* Returning newly created ID for External APIs ADD_MONITOR, ADD_GROUP and optionally for ADD_SERVER
* Removed 3DES ciphers from High security setting
7.0.4.209 * SSH Execute Script monitors can use replacement variables now just like the Actions have been able to do
* Template selection in Smart Config is an extended-selection instead of single-selection control
* Fix for crash in the Active Directory Login monitor
* New HTMLEmail_NoDataFiles setting to not attach CSV files to reports
* Fix for saved CSV and PDF filenames (@@@ was getting appended)
* Log ping result if an HTTP/S connection fails
* Ability to restart the monitoring service after too many WAIT_TIMEOUT errors in the Ping monitor
* Protections against bad Run Now commands for monitors/computers that can't be found
* Loading a memory cache from the database much more efficiently
* Fix for parsing IPMI output from iDRAC 8 (from local connection?)
* Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2n
* Detailed monitor activity chart can show data from the Satellites
* Ensure sent emails go to the Audit Log, regardless of the (separate) Perm Log setting
* Connection string editor/parser won't remove unrecognized fields
* Performance monitor will attempt to translate counter into local languages during template propagation
* Fix for Active Directory Login database writer that would write multiple copies to the Overflow database when erroring
* Changes to help the StatIDs stay synced between the Central Service and Satellites
* Fix for Evt Event Log API detection fails when a server is down. Will prevent old events from being alerted on going forward.
* Detecting SNMP errors more robustly
* Prevented DB_LIMIT errors when calculating monthly uptime
* Reset Ping handles automatically after too many timeouts
* Disk Space monitor will by default ignore temporary drives from /dev, /run, etc
* Active Directory Login Monitor will truncate alerts if they get too large
* The Syslog Action can use replacement variables and custom monitor messages
* Diagnostic access checks are performed when the Service/Satellite starts to report to the user if there are problems with their configuration
* Active Directory Login Monitor database writer will work on smaller batches so it can monitor the queue size better
* Hardware Monitor fixed Alerts vs Error alerting
* Dynamic Server Lists will trigger template propagation on server removes too
* Active Directory Login Monitor performance improvement (500 login records/sec)
* Active Directory Login database writer keeps up with heavy loads much better
* Added $Notes$ replacement variable for us in actions, email templates, etc
* Protection against very large HTTP to HTTPS URL overflow
* Fixed memory leak
* Added option to send logs to support from the Console
* Control memory usage in the Active Directory Login Monitor
* Better SSL certificate expiration warning
* Fixed small memory leak
* Users with limited rights will only see Actions that are attached to Monitors that they can see
* Fix for Restart Satellite command in the Console which would restart the Satellite service more than once
* Added several HTTP/S security headers
* Fix for sending emails when graphics, PDFs and attachments have all been disabled
* Fix for inadvertently applying Ping dependencies to Global Monitors

Updates in 2017

7.0.3.242 * Alert Reminder messages will indicate which rule fired the reminder
* Change so the Visual Status Map report can be used with the Lite License
* Better monitor dependencies from templates
* Fix for Bulk Config's Edit Monitor Parameters when selecting templates
* Event Log Monitor coming out of Maintenance on a Satellite will not alert on old events
* Array-type Inventory values can be shown in System Details
* Ping threshold can check against 1ms threshold
* Forcing TLS 1.2 support when using Windows 8.1 or Server 2012 R2 where we know it is supported
* Additional SNMP diagnostic logging
* Added MERGEIMPORT command line option to import a configuration into an existing configuration
* Fix for Satellite Up/Down messages that use a different template
* Extra protection against corrupted MIB files
* Added rHTMLEMAIL_NO_PDF to disable PDF attachments in reports
* HTTP Server allocates less memory
* Fix for Log File action truncation when using UTF-8 files
* Dynamic Groups will be empty if their source Dynamic Server List is disabled (or not in an OK state)
* Double-signing (SHA1 with MS Cross-signing certificate, and SHA256) installers
* Registry settable fields to grab SNMP Trap original address from
* All SNMP Traps and Informs can be logged to the service log file
* Added System Activity events for database cleanup activities
* Fix for Network Scanner that wasn't honoring wildcards in ignores
* Active Directory Login Monitor database uses much less space
* Windows Defender added to list of supported AV products in PA System Details
* The Start Application action can specify it should be run on the "Central/Satellite where the alerting monitor runs"
* Registry setting (DiskSpaceMonitor_AlertOnCantRun) for Disk Space monitor to use previous Can't Run status instead of Alert if a drive can't be found
* Fix for the Active Directory Monitor's database compression
* Importing BLOCK_AUTO_CONFIG setting from config cxml files
* Improved Windows AV detection in Inventory Collector
* Better error message when Powershell-based Execute Script times out
* Fix for Consoles not being able to login when "Local only" HTTP server filtering is on
* Fix for database writer lock in the Active Directory Login Monitor
* Fix so Satellites can do Smart Config with templates
* Fixed some error messages in the PA Desktop Notifier
* Satellite Down messages will have an AlertID like monitors so they can be tracked in third party systems
* Added debug logging for Service Monitor template application
* Fixes for issues introduced in build 201
* Fix for Active Directory Login monitor reports
* Slightly less CPU usage
* Syslog sender optimization and logging
* Web Page monitor supports configuration deltas in the Monitors: Set Monitor Parameters Bulk Config operation
7.0.2.39 * Fix so the Server Temperature monitor can use data from the SpeedFan HTTP Agent
* 'Licensed To' in Console will update after license activation
* Better negative 'down' value on charts
* More efficient CPU usage
* Alert reminders won't be sent for disabled or in-maintenance monitors
* Network Map report works with Lite licenses now
* Fix for Active Directory Monitor that would overflow the central queue if a monitor never ran on the central service
* Faster handling of database requests when too many rows are returned
* Fix for disappearing server status charts
* IMPORTANT Fix for bug in Event Log monitor AND Active Directory monitor where events could get skipped and not processed
* Not showing report logo for reports shown within the web-based report frame (that already shows the logo)
* External API ADD_SERVER is handled asynchronously so it doesn't timeout while being worked on
* Fix for Bulk Config's Delete Monitor operation not working on templates
* Fix for Active Directory Login Monitor that wasn't processing filters correctly
* Custom Property DISPLAYED_NOTES is now connected to the Notes that can be shown in the server status report
7.0.1.37 * Disks not found in Disk Space monitor will go into Alert instead of Can't Run
* Fix for crash caused by async ping threads that get behind
* Fix in Service Monitor where all string compares didn't support wild cards as advertised
* Moved to OpenSSL 1.0.2k
* Fix for three crashes
* Better template selection in Auto Config dynamic groups
* Fix for Directory Quota reports
* Computer and monitor enabling/disabling tracked in the System Audit report
* PA Desktop Notifier will restore dropped sessions as needed
* Past alerts easier to view in PA Desktop Notifier
* Better comparisons for ignored services in the Service Monitor
* Additional PA Desktop Notifier diagnostics
* Fix for rare crash involving multiple email alerts and alert charts
* Better CPU throttling in the File Age monitor
7.0.0.140 * New Action Scheduler monitor
* New Active Directory Login Monitor
* New Bandwidth Monitor
* New Hardware Monitor
* New Disk Full Prediction Alerts in the Disk Space Monitor
* Automatic Configuration feature based on dynamic groups and monitor templates
* New Monitoring System Audit Reports
* Advanced counter thresholds for the SNMP and Performance monitors
* Less memory used and more efficient CPU usage
* Console responds quicker when viewing server reports
6.4.0.307 * Fixed sorting problem in the Console's navigation tree
6.4.0.306 * Support for increasing the Error History table's ActionDescription column size
* Added new All Servers part for Executive Summary reports
* Fix for SNMP dialog's Add Direct entry
* Added Debug Logging as a setting that can be set via Bulk Config to Satellites
* Turned starvation warning alert counts way down
* Added Satellite name to Configuration Audit report
* Additional logging and diagnostics added
* Additional logging and diagnostics added
* Fix for Event Log monitor not reporting events separately
* Protection against bogus monitor starving alerts
* Changed installer's ODBC driver to: Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server
* Fixed problem with the Console viewing the Fail Over Slave's status page
* Won't sync DB Connection string to Fail Over Slave so it can be different if needed (different driver version for example)
* Fix for the local Console so it can login using the hostname, and not just 127.0.0.1
* Added IsDeviceType dynamic rule
* Added the $WinDir$ replacement variable
* Updated EULA indicating a customer's logos can be shown on our website unless asked not to
* Change to decrease number of error alerts when a monitor can't run because of a reboot
* Added option to control whether TLS 1.2 can be disabled (like for SSLv3, TLS1, and TLS1.1)
* Restored the missing "suppressed alerts for {0} before entering error state" message in alerts
* Satellites forcing command filter to * so that PASystemDetails and PALowPriorityHelper can connect
* File & Directory Change monitor won't report on deletes if settings have changed so it doesn't fire false positives
* First character of Live View can be a ! to show all lines that are NOT the given line
* Fix for broken language translation in the service
* Added a filter to View System Activities
* Fixed API_GET_MONITOR_INFO which was not checking all status values
* Better interface for Dynamic Server List rule selection
* New registry-value based Dynamic Server List rule
* Service Monitor will use non-internationalized service/short name as well as translated display/long name
* File/Directory Size monitor can use floating point threshold values
* More accurate Is Still In Error rule for alert reminders
* Added IPMI support for bulk setting server type
* Empty template-based monitors won't be propagated to servers/devices
* Disk Space monitor will honor the local "Add New Disks" setting
* Expanded performance counters get a better alias
* Fix for ESXi 6.x that has known issues returning sensor data
* Boot time from ESX correctly interpretted as UTC
* Server type probe was reporting almost everything as SNMP
* Disk space full prediction won't kick in with less than 3 days' data
* Fix for manually overriding SNMP object type
* Added Monitoring Software Is Installed dynamic server list rule
* Fix for handling passed in credentials during Smart Config
* Added group-level template blocking during template propagation
* Template propagation will complete faster
* More precise probe to determine if a server is Windows or not
* Fix to some Dynamic Server List rules to filter out recently deleted servers/devices
* Don't block the email sending thread with an exception message box
* Web Page monitor can alert on page not changing
* New GET_PERF_STATS external API
* Database monitor handles bad database connection better
* More diagnostic logging
* Added Bulk Config operation to set IPMI credentials
* More robust initialization
* Fixed appending \ to the end of disk space paths when SNMP or ESX
* File & Directory Change monitor won't alert about deletes just because a file is now being ignored
* Better handling of incomplete data coming back from VMWare ESX
* Faster template propagation
* Removed some internal bottlenecks
* Fix for very rare database locked-caused crash
* Added options for what alerts to combine in Email Digests
* New Custom Data Set report type for the File & Directory Change monitor
* Bandwidth monitor is reading the ifXTable ifHCSpeed value
* Alert digests handle charts from multiple alerts
* Network scanner can ignore by ip address range
* Fix for reports that have to restart because they are collapsing (or not) to a single line per data set
* Compressing drill-down link data for customers running large numbers of reports
* Fix for thread balancing error
* Increased shutdown timeout value that was too short
* The Group Summary Report won't show dynamic group contents to prevent massive reports
* Additional efforts to get Central Service and Satellite to shutdown nicely
* Subscriptions will report sooner to prevent becoming unlicensed
* Diag's SETCONFIG command can set numeric values now as well as text
* Quicker service start reporting
* File & Directory Change monitor is recording file size and date to the database for reports
* Reports stuck in a loop will break out and fail so other reports can run
* Fix for reports that can get stuck in a loop
* The Group Summary report will NOT show Dynamic Groups by default, but report settings can change that
* Disk Space monitor will remove drives when templates are propagated, and use settings during normal running of the monitor

Updates in 2016

6.3.0.356 * Change to handle Slack call in Call URL action
* MAINT x can be added to Acknowledge Alerts via Email to put a server into maintenance, though it has to be enabled via the registry.
* Upgraded AmCharts and ExtJS
* Changed how often a Satellite will switch hosts, and don't switch until trying for 45 seconds
* Update to IPMI parser based on customer feedback
* Fix for not being able to remove a report part for the Server Status report
* Fix for computer names not matching in some cases
* Fix for SNMP Trap monitor
* Fix for SSH script buffer boundary condition
* Enabled SSH diagnostic tracing to the libssh2 library
* Updated the IPMI parser
* IPMI handler will automatically figure out which driver to use
* Fix for some SNMP Walks that ended prematurely
* Improved SSH failed login details
* Bandwidth Monitor GUI fixes
* Fix for crash caused when email acknowledge process receives an email with no ack keywords
* Updated to ImgSource v6
* Updated to CEF 3.2623
* Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2h
* Updated to SQLite 3.13.0
* Change in regex engine - moved from boost::regex to std::regex
* Added Credentials button to the Call URL configuration dialog
* Handle charting multiple CPU instances for SNMP and ESX
* Getting email bodies handles mulitpart/alternative which helps the Email monitor and the Email Ack processing
* ErrorHistory will be able to return the same ErrID even if simple deduplication is being used
* Look for Microsoft's ODBC Driver for SQL Server when building connection strings
* PagerDuty action can report configuration errors
* Fix for startup race condition in the Console
* New FORCE parameter for the START_MAINTENANCE external API command
* Template propagation will take the target server type when progating a template
* Template progagation can be disabled on an individual server basis via right-click menu
* Fixed Scheduled Report renaming GUI bug
* Console poll cycle time can be synced from Central Service
* Event Log monitor can also filter on the username in the event
* Monitoring System Auditing (user logins, service restarts, etc) added. Not visible yet - contact us for access
* Performance monitor fix for counters that don't get added when copying a monitor or using templates
* Split the Disk Space monitor's Auto Add into Auto Add and Auto Remove options
* Protection against a slowing Console when there are thousands of reports
* Added Bulk Config - Cleanup: Reset All Server and Group Reports to Top Node
* Fixed RegEx filter to use regex_search instead of regex_match
* New Advanced Settings dialog make obscure settings more visible
* Complete logging for CRT installation
* Linux memory usage statistics now ignores cached and memory buffers (see http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ )
* Protection against duplicate/crossed reports
* Can disable automatic Network Scanner monitor creation
* Fixed deleting of empty groups (and not deleting non-empty groups)
* Better handling MIME encoded emails in Email Ack
* Quicker service shutdown by exiting Inventory Collector monitors when needed
* Fix for possible incomplete exports from the Console
* Added Group, Computer, Monitor, Template, and Action creation and deletion to the coming audit log
* Additional Satellite connection logging
* Call URL action correctly escapes variable values when using application/json content type
* Fix for Satellite Down notifications that use escalation, but none in the Do Immediately node
* Fix to handle credentials with a few specific characters
* Applying a configuration file to a device will also set the device type
* Fix for DNS monitor configuration user interface
* The Satellite update will update the installed Console as well
* Change to Event Log monitor to handle Forwarded Events logs where record IDs are not unique or in order
* Fix for VCRedist failing to install during setup when the temp folder contains a ~
* Fixed $CustomProp()$ in Satellite Down notifications
* Fix for Database Monitor crash while applying templates
* Fix for Database Server Monitor-created Performance monitors for individual databases to handle instances better
* Added in-depth heart beat chart in the Console (double-click current chart)
* Added ADD_MONITOR to External API
* Split Critical event log entries separately from Error entries in the Event Log monitor
* Fix for alert charts that were not picking up the status report chart settings
* Fix for Disk Space monitor aliases that were getting lost
* Uninstall will not show the uninstall web page for Satellite or remote Consoles
* Added a filter to the Live View dialog
* Fixed bug where Custom Properties set on templates could get reverted
* Made ping handle reset threshold registry configurable
* Regex syntax flag is configurable via Registry and Advanced Settings
* Added rel="noreferrer noopener" to target="_blank" links
* Ping uptime report will show alias instead of server name
* Fix for custom message templates that were not imported from file
* Bulk Config's Set Event Deduplication ID will also set the fire actions override values
* Can save PDF files directly when generating them from within the Console
* Log File monitor can return X lines before the match, and Y lines after
* Smart Config's Action selection dialog supports multi-select, and has Select All and Unselect All buttons
* Setting to control truncation in Recent Alerts
* SimpleStatDB initialized by monitors in cases where it fails initially
* Fix for Event Log getting redirected to Application log when the target cannot be accessed
* Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2j, and disabled Triple-DES cipher when using High Security to prevent SWEET32 attacks
* Desktop Notifications will use top-most message boxes
* Fix for Event Log monitor's Report all matching events separately
* Fix for reports that get their cookie values mixed up
* Drop down list for help setting Custom Properties
* Network Message action properly truncates messages
* Fix for Performance Counter when adding multiple counters (instances) at once
* Added SATID parameter for ADD_SERVER external API
* Corrected confusing Disk Space alert charts
* Fix for rare false alarm ping alerts
* Make sure monitoring threads don't get stuck in low priority
* Less memory reallocation
* Fix for translating counters into non-English languages if there are multiple possible mappings
* Escalation support for individual items for monitors that can watch more than one thing, and can report on them separately
* Email alerts showing web page content is properly escaped
* Search for working credentials is faster
* New optional parameters supported for GET_MONITOR_INFO
* Added support for a configurable Details column in the ErrorHistory database
* New 'Is Domain Controller' Inventory property
* Additional services added to Ignore by default in the Services monitor
* Dynamic Server List monitor can create Dynamic Groups of the same name, with templates added for advanced configuration
* Protection against corrupted performance counter data received from a server
6.2.0.220 * Template monitor dependencies on non-template monitors works better
* DNS monitor error message reports expected result
* Better template dependency support when multiple monitors of the same type exist
* Added expected result to DNS monitor alert message
* SetMonitorStatus support added to Execute Script for PowerShell
* Fix: Ability to uncheck dependency even if the hosting server exists in multiple groups (dynamic groups)
* Added Database Monitor charts for the server status report
* Configuration Audit report has an option to show servers that have or don't have the specified monitors
* Fix for Network Map reports when displaying Dynamic Groups
* Fix for a monitor skipping sending Fixed alerts if it goes from Alert to Busy to OK
* Fix for Citrix monitor not able to show the Schedule control
* Can't Run 'fixed' actions only run if 'alert' actions were also run for the original Can't Run event
* Monitor starvation (never getting to run) alert moved to System Alerts instead of putting monitor into Alert state
* Satellites will sync settings once per hour
* Additional diagnostic logging added
* Upgraded to SQLite 3.11
* Added full text search of Event Log Description field in the report
* Discovery for Satellites on the same network won't duplicate findings
* Optimized Status Overview report when multiple clients request it at the same time
* Console won't show login page after service is restarted
* Reduced some bottle necks - handles much heavier monitoring load
* Fix for internal Satellite StatID mismatch
* Less memory used to send configuration to Console and Satellites
* Limit Satellite requests for the statID cache
* Fix for database locking when cleaning up some SQLite-based databases
* Changes to allow for larger report generation
* Fix for database conversions (from SQLite to MS SQL, and vice-versa)
* Disabled rSameMacNameAreSame setting
* Fix so Satellite starting/stopping System Alerts come through
* Optimization to use a little less memory
* Ignores for the Network Scanner can use wild cards
* Fix so Dynamic Server List monitors can be renamed
* Change to make adding new computers faster in large installations
* Sorting ports in the Multi-Port chart better
* Registry setting to compress configuration backup
* Menu options for moving Groups and Computers
* Fix to prevent accidental drag-drop and icon stickiness
* Satellites forward data sooner when memory is tight
* Recent Alerts acknowledge buttons at the top and bottom of the report section
* Configuration backups use much less memory
* Fix for file handle leak when syncing files to Satellites and Consoles
* Less contention for the Performance monitor throttle
* Change in the Database Monitor to support named instances better
* Logging thread will keep up under load better
* Optimization to make HTTPS requests quicker
* Closing SSL connections that are stuck sooner
* HTTPS handling threads ramp down as need allows
* Fix for some memory leaks in the central service
* Upgraded from libssh2 1.6 to libssh2 1.7
* Fixes so jumping forward with Day Light Savings will NOT make a monitor count as being behind
* Fixed Execute Script monitor which ignored alert suppression rules
* Monitors derived from templates will not be shown for Bulk Config operations that will get overwritten by the template anyway
* Added GroupPath property to Execute Script monitors (VBScript, Javascript and Powershell)
* Optimized HTTP server's thread usage -- can handle larger loads and is more responsive
* Not running Satellite reports if not requested
* Tracking memory usage in OpenSSL, SQLite and zLib
* Fix for string format exception in Database monitor
* Fixed memory leak in template propagation
* Preventing a possible deadlock when setting servers in maintenance via Bulk Config
* New CREATE_CHART External API function
* Fix for uptime bar charts
* Logging who does RunNow commands
* Can indicate to add computers by IP in Network Scanner and Discovery dialog
* Fix for Message Templates not being backed up to the backup.axml file
* Protection against a type of corrupted database problem
* Fix for double-logins with the Event Log monitor when using server credentials
* Tranferring Log File Monitor database to MS SQL if needed for failover usage
* Added ToLog to PowerShell Execute Script action and monitor
* Better delete SQL for StatData tables - performs better in large installations
* Ability to initiate database cleanup from the Console (in Reports - right-click on the report type)
* Use non-running status when checking if dependencies are satisfied
* Configurable Console "Operations" commands when right-clicking a server/device - see Console_Operations.ini
* Registry control of when cleanup happens for Event Log, Error History and the StatData tables
* Cleaned up some long standing language translation file problems
* Improvements to the Bandwidth Monitor (not publicly released yet, but let us know if you want to try it)
* Many improvements to the Multi-port chart, including it can be for SNMP or the new Bandwidth monitor based
* Cleaning up some Audit Errors occurring when using the Inventory Collector
* Database locking protection in the Log File Monitor and File & Directory Change monitor
* Enhanced diagnostic logging added
* Fix for Event Log Validator when editing as a template
* Custom icons will be shown in the navigation tree of the web view
* Single dynamically resizing chart for generated reports (can be disabled via registry)
* User Access Control dialog allows a simpler view of the user list
* New User Access report
* Added support for multiple Directory Quota monitors to watch the same folders
* Internal ping handles will be periodically reset
* Console will show maintenance/disabled on Servers/Device icon
* PA Desktop Notifier can show the last 20 alerts it has received
* Richer Error Audit report
* Error Audit and Configuration Audit reports can query on Custom Properties
* Fix for DevProps table's use of Timestamp column
* Event Log Validator will show configured source/log even if it doesn't exist on the target
* Added IPMI device type, Performance Monitor can monitor numeric sensor values
* Can reply with ACKALL to alert email to ack all alerts from the current computer(s)
* Logging failed CallURL POST data
* Option to allow Satellites to handle server's Scheduled Maintenance, which means the Satellite's timezone would be used
* Fix for race condition in Log File monitor initialization
6.1.0.84 * Testing bad database connection strings won't cause the global System Alert for failed database connections
* Failure to connect to a Database Monitor-monitored database will not cause a global System Alert for failed database connections
* Console can require delete confirmation via registry setting
* Configuration Audit report shows Advanced Options
* When the monitoring service restarts, Performance counters that were in error with a duration will stay in error
* Database Connection string not tested from Console if Use Trusted Connection is set when OK is hit
* Renaming items in the navigation tree can be done by pressing F2
* New users added to Remote Access can have no access by default via registry change
* Fixes for error messages from the Database Monitor
* Won't alert on monitors being stuck in busy if the Monitor Period indicates it should not have been running
* Fixed crash in CSV generation if a single cell is larger than 8KB
* Fixed problem of old report files getting attached as email attachments
* Configuration Audit report can create .CSV and .TSV report output
* Users that can put monitors into maintenance can also do Run Now on them as well
* Adding $AlertCharts$ to an email message template will add appropriate chart(s) to the message
* New user right to control who can acknowledge alerts
* Added support for $Details(x)$ and $Details_Single_Line(x)$ replacement variables
* Using alternative and improved performance monitor collection library
* Dynamic group monitor status tracking improved
* Fix for Alert Suppression involving long or no ping response
* Fix for dependency propagation for templated monitors
* Added Message Template support for actions
* Signing with SHA2 certificate as required by Microsoft
* Satellite updates use 1/3 less bandwidth
* Database monitor will not upper-case database names
* Fix for filtering too many CPU charts
* Satellite installations can be prepared and imaged for use in multiple instances
* Increased Event Log timeout value
* Fixed email alerts will also contain charts as appropriate
* ESX datastore stats refreshed before retrieving
* Service and Process monitor reports have an option to show group/server/service
* Fix for Log File monitor not filling Extra1 variable
* Fix for Alert Suppression rules that were not propagating from templates
* Fix for action sorting in the Console

Updates in 2015

6.0.2.127 * Fix for ack'd alerts that keep firing even when Advanced Deduplication indicates it should not
* Fix for automatic icon not being selected for devices monitored from a Satellite
* SystemDetails can use the fully qualified domain name to report results
* Fix for exporting device templates where hostname in monitors didn't match case of hostname
* Updated to ZLib 1.2.8, Windows API version
* Event Log monitor's "Event Logs to Check" is now an Extended selection list box
* Fix for stress crashes seen in the field
* Ensure one database cleanup happens at a time
* Per-monitor Dedupe "Fire if Dedupe" command override
* Added proxy support to the license upgrade checker
* Less memory used initially when parsing MIBs
* Fix for bug reporting unknown service startup state
* Install won't get stuck if ServerScript.dll can't be registered
* Less memory used by the SNMP MIB parser
* Fix for Service monitor not being copied
* Report Data Set selector will show dynamic groups when sorted by group
* Fix for cases where inventory data was not being collected
* Execute Script with SSH will parse output even if there was an error receiving the output
* Updated to LibSSH2 1.6.0
* Fix for Inventory Collector monitor that was not saving inventory data
* Changes to SSH-based Execute Script to allow duplex communication
* Inventory Collector will figure out best way to collect data, making it more template friendly
* Database monitor created Performance monitor will handle database instances better
* New 'Monitor Name Contains' dynamic server list rule
* Change to Disk Space monitor so it will get a full drive list even if an error is returned
* Registry tunable string caching and sizing
* New string memory manager
* Monitor Grid can show Next Run Time and/or Last Run Time
* Protection against very late ping response or multiple ping responses from one request
* Silencing alerts in the Desktop Notifier will also clear the pending alert queue
* Fixed double-sync issue in Console and Satellites at startup
* Central Service refrains from sending unnecessary monitor templates to the Satellites
* Fix for USE [dbname] in Database Monitor to handle names with dashes
* Code for the X to close button in the Console
* Fix for large reports showing unprocessed Python script
* Speed up Console when large numbers of Dynamic Groups exist
* Correctly choosing correct default directory at install time
* Large lists of groups and servers load into the Console at least twice as fast
* Users that are View Report will not see the Ack column in the Recent Activities grid
* Users that are View Report will not be able to edit computer notes
* Fix to Database Monitor needing [] around database name
* Orphaned deleted monitors will be removed from computers
* Copying monitors will add "Copy" to the end of a monitor name if an existing one is found
* Global registry setting "Console_AutoApply" to require clicking Apply for settings to stick (defaults to current behavior)
* SmartConfig and Ping Discovery are much faster
* Performance monitor will refresh list of performance objects when applying templates and doing Smart Config
* Drag & Drop in the Console can be disabled via registry setting
* Fixed rare crashes in the Console
* Increased monitor throughput so larger loads can be handled
* Monitor-Directed Email action reenabled for Pro and Ultra licenses
* Second CPU chart (if it exists) is filtered out
* Pressing Escape in the Console will cancel drag and drop
* Two asynchronous ping threads instead of one by default -- greatly increases monitoring capacity
6.0.1.9 * GET_MONITOR_CONFIG and SET_MONITOR_CONFIG External API commands
* Ability to choose which IP address the HTTPS server binds to
* Fix for bug in copy/pasting monitors and templates
* Fix bug in applying template to Disk Space monitors
* Fix for crash on some systems when MAC address is retrieved
* Updates not installing to previous install folder
* Cleans up old uninstall entries so there aren't multiples
6.0.0.21 * Monitor template support
* Customizable group reports
* Scheduled scans for unmonitored devices
* Scheduled scans for unmonitored devices
* PagerDuty alert action
* Desktop notification widget
* Database monitor
* Configurable charts with configurable scaling
* Icons for servers and groups
* Dynamic server lists and groups based on server properties
* Email Message monitor
* DNS monitor
* Monitor status will differentiate between the Server being in Maintenance or just the monitor
* Fix for SQL error when hourly filter filters out all data
* Fixed errors in the File/Directory Size monitor alert output
* The File/Directory Size monitor can explicitly alert on small/shrinking files/directories
* Better looking server status boxes on Group Summary/Overview and All Servers reports
* Fix to prevent overwhelming amounts of queued data being sent from Satellites
* Don't overwrite the Inventory IP address field with 0.0.0.0 when the name can't be resolved
* MIB Files are not all reparsed because of a missing MIB file
* Fix for Free/Lite edition not being able to add Fixed actions to a monitor (introduced in 5.8)
* LDAP/AD user names trimmed down to just the CN value when displayed
* Reduce amount of memory used in large installations with many Satellites when the service starts up
* Less memory while doing configuration synchronization
* Satellites won't accept Last Run updates for monitors it runs
* Fix for when monitors in a Satellite get stuck because of licensing
* Fix for SNMP COUNTER values spiking if they exactly hit the 32-bit max value
* Configuration data is smaller in memory for very large installations
* Catch exceptions in scripts in the Execute Script monitor and actions
* Capping monitor status text to 16KB by default (registry configurable)
* Advanced Event Deduplication has an option to never suppress alerts
* Ad Hoc charts for very small values (.0001) will look better
* Added ability (off by default) for Run-Report or View-Report users to be allowed to create SNAP Tunnels (for RDP usage)
* Fix for spikes in SNMP Bandwidth report when using custom scaling, per second data, and the value wraps
* Live View on Alert Reminders shows more information
* Added DedupeID to the Error Audit report, and made the ErrID field visible
* Added rel="nofollow" to PDF links in reports
* Can now pass /PASSWORD={pw} to Console along with existing /USER={user} and /SERVER={server:port}
* Performance charts can combine and compare different value types by converting charted values to percent of maximum
* Added Group Path to the All Errors report
5.8.0.307 * Fix for the "Everything" setting in the Inventory Report
* Fix for not being able to set SNMP credentials within the SNMP monitors
* Fix for checking Debug, Diagnostic and Analytic Event Logs
* Fix for extremely large emails that block future alerts
* The Service monitor will consider Automatic (Trigger)-start monitors as Manual start
* Disk Space monitor handles SNMP errors better
* Smart Config-created Disk Space monitors will default to using global setting for "add new disks"
* Added Open http://{server} to server's right-click Operations menu in the Console
* Fix for detecting Automatic (triggered) services
* 'Report events separately' support added to the Web Page monitor
* HTTP library configured to use TLS 1.2 or 1.1 if available
* Call URL Action can now post arbitrary text with configurable encoding (for Slack integration, among others)
* CPU throttling is no longer a System Alert
* Fix for intermittent report, Inventory Collector and Powershell Execute Script failures
* Added PermLog for user logins for the application
* GroupID can be used for Event Deduplication
* Fix for Console showing a login page
* Fix for cached ping failures reporting success
* Added DO_QUIET and END_QUIET to the external API
* Added a Duplicate option to Scheduled Reports
* Fix for not updating large training values in SNMP Monitor
* Being more specific with flags used when opening a service to start/stop/restart
* Fix for Customize option on Copy Monitors to Computer Bulk Config operation
* Windows 2003/XP installs will create SSL certs with SHA1, and lower HTTPS security to compatible settings
* Fix for expanding some performance counter instances with *
* New inventory property for the date when a server was added for monitoring
* CD/DVD drives won't get added to the Disk Space monitor when applied from a template
* Change to how chart precision is determined
* Fix to Service monitor erroneously detecting services as Boot start
* Upgraded to SQLite 3.8.10.2
* Fix for monitors not did not correctly end training mode
* Fixed "Hide OK" Error Audit check box
* Inventory Collector pings slower during trace route
* File Age monitor behaves correctly when no _matching_ files are found
* Updated CEF (Chromium) to 3.2171.1979
* Change to configuration backup and restore to handle coming v6 features
* Fix for rare case where missing disk didn't cause an error in the Disk Space monitor
* Fix for some per-second SNMP stats that were calculated wrong
* Inventory Alerter monitors will go into Alert state if there is not inventory, instead of 'can't run now'
* Alert for monitors that are always Busy and can't ever run
* Report won't auto-refresh if you have scrolled down a bit
* Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1p and disabled DHE ciphers to protect against LogJam
* Added support for 2048 and 4096 bit Diffie-Helman key-exchange setup parameters
* Disk Space monitor has option disk-size based thresholds for easier copy/paste/template usage
* Shipping dh2048.pem and dh4096.pem files rather than take hours to generate them
* Fixed variables used in Satellite up and down alerts
* Fix in System Details for grabbing correct number of pending updates
* Upgraded to ExtJS build 4.2.3
* Fix for Corporate Ultra unlimited license not being recognized as unlimited
* Fix for some grid columns not lining up under headers when using Chromium
* Performance Monitor will report processes, CPU% and PID when high CPU usage reported on for a process or overall CPU
* Configuration to control which protocols outgoing WinHTTP will use
* UCDavis memory OIDs checked if host.hrStorage table not found
* Process Monitor will try most recently successful method (WMI, SNMP, etc) first on subsequent connections to a server
* Increased timeout when checking for Windows Updates
* Fix for Ack race condition for alerts coming from Satellites
* Added GID and ALL options to external API request API_GET_SERVERLIST
* E-mail alert Acknowledgement will ignore auto-responder messages
* Fix for event escalation that would run actions too often if it got behind
* Fix for read only access to whole device tree when a PDF is generated
* Updated to EVO PDF converter v6.2
* Exposed AckedBy and AckedTime in Powershell Execute Script
* Restart of the Satellite will not cause the monitors to reset their status
* Fix for Inventory Alerter running on Satellites going into error over a temporary communication drop
* Fix for Satellite statistic IDs that can have the wrong value over time, causing charts to disappear
* Acknowledging an alert can stop further alerts via Event Deduplication
* HTTPS server will send configurable X-Frame-Options header to protect against click jacking
* Fix for errors showing up in Recent Alerts with a blank description
* Fix for bad tag in XML Configuration Audit report
* Removing common text from the OID-only part of an SNMP Trap alert
* Changes so initial license installation is smoother
* First time SSL certificate creation via OpenSSL will use low priority processes
* Event Deduplication will look at the monitor's true Event/State type, rather than the Actions setting
* Acknowledge All Errors in Bulk Config gives the option to not fire acknowledgement actions
* Configurable info box sizes for the All Servers and Group Summary reports
* Group reports will indicate if a server's status is questionable because of a Satellite being offline
5.7.0.295 * Fixed File Age monitor when it doesn't find any matching files but needs to alert on All Old or All New
* Server Status Report charts dynamically widen to fill any extra space
* Can require Console remote login to use same version as Central Service
* New Connected Sessions report
* Disk Space, Services, SNMP and Performance monitors can all report on errors separately
* New SSL certificates will use SHA-256 instead of SHA-1
* New installs will NOT support SSLv3 by default - existing users can go to Settings -> HTTP Server Settings
* New installs will use the strong cipher list by default
* Upgraded to EvoPDF 5.11
* Better database cleanup for very large Event Log databases
* Execute Scripts can read computer Inventory values
* Recently Acknowledged Alerts report part added to Server Status Reports
* Group Summary report has new "Don't show all-green servers" setting
* Group Overview report has new "Don't show all-green servers" setting
* 10% reduction in data exchanged between Central server and Consoles and Satellites
* Fixed threshold editing in the Directory Quota monitor
* Protection against 'connection storms' for sites with hundreds of Satellites
* Fix for filter backslash escaping
* SNMP inventory collector will use sysUpTimeInstance if hrHostUptime is not available
* Server Status Report charts can be disabled
* File & Directory Change monitor will log why it claims a file changed
* Improvements for cases where the Performance Monitor is getting stuck in locks
* TLS 1.0 and 1.1 can be disabled via registry (SSLv2 and SSLv3 can already be disabled)
* Additional protection against cross-linked groups
* Option to avoid PDH DLL when monitoring performance counters
* Fix for uptime report that uses time of day/week filtering
* Server Report settings are inherited but also now merged with lower levels
* Preventing Disk Space Monitor's check for new drives from degrading and taking a long time
* Fix for users with limited rights to be able to create groups and devices within groups in their control
* Overlapping custom properties are correctly overridden going down the device tree
* Advanced Event Log monitor delta finding works now with IDs added to lists
* Another reduction in CPU usage AND a bit more responsive :)
* File & Directory Change monitor can track direct child folder creation without monitoring all child folders
* Execute Script monitor can return multiple results
* Can copy from the Discovery Dialog's Add and Ignore lists (whichever has focus)
* Fix for Web Page monitor reporting timeout when using the HEAD command
* Reduced CPU usage when doing security check
* Actions fire on OK only if they fired in an alert state
* Groups and servers can override the order that report parts show up (not just that they exist or their settings)
* Configuration Audit report can show credentials used by servers/devices
* Fix for Service monitor's "Report each service separately"
* Disk Space monitor's 'auto add disk' setting stays set
* Error History updates should post before actions fire
* Fix for the Event Log Validator which would not see the very newest event
* Significant performance boost in core functions
* Bulk Config copy config to computers is handled asynchronously
* ActionType variable available in Execute Script actions
* Fix for HTTP headers passed from Web Page Monitor
* Satellite down notifications were not replacing replacement variables
* Race condition in Write to Log File actions fixed
* Random deduplication field added to disable deduplication on individual monitors
* Fix for File & Directory Size monitor which was not alerting when no files found
* Better output for the HTML Configuration Audit report
* Less internal locking -- can support even more monitors
* Helper log file is log rotated
* Fix for File & Directory Size monitor alerting when it shouldn't
* Can disable image in outgoing report emails via registry setting HTMLEmail_NoImage = 1
* Fix for not being able to end immediate maintenance at the top level
* Adjustment to SNMP throttle
* Fix for crash in report when access is denied for server
* Registry setting to disable MIB syncing
* Improvements to MIB parsing speeds
* Fixed incorrect MIME type when a report redirect happens
* Ability to disable an inherited chart for server reports
* Fix to CallURL action that was stuck using GET command
* Fix for rare crash in server discovery
* More flexible "Console needs to match service version" settings
* Fix for Execute Script monitor where SSH scripts could fail silently
* Suppressing error messages in reports that limited accounts (probably end customers) see
* Better memory management for large installations
* Fix for Fail Over file sync that sometimes fails
* Update Manager will only show automatically once per version update
* File sync to Fail Over will compress files before sending
* Digitally Signing all executables, including 3rd party where needed
* Log File, File Age, File & Directory Change, File/Directory Size and Directory Quota monitors can use standard variables including $CustomProp()$ in path
* Execute Script Action and Monitor can set Custom Properties
* Throttling Console config download if needed to reduce memory usage
* Compressing XML sent between Central Service and Consoles and Satellites
* Fix for $act.TimeInErrorStr not being correctly set in the Execute Script
* Added <generatePublisherEvidence enabled="false"/> to .config files so .NET apps won't authenticate their digital signature
* Less database locking during cleanup operations
* Fixed a few dialogs where the time unit could set incorrectly if using not using English
* Service Monitor (and others that can report events separately) won't advance through multiple escalation steps in one run of the monitor
* Added SetComputerPropertyByID to Execute Script
* File Age, File/Directory Size, File & Directory Change monitors can use expansion variables in the file specs as well as paths
* Sub-groups with no access to parent can correctly still read inherited report settings
* Scheduled reports not shown to users who shouldn't have access
* Fix for extremely large reports displaying internal scripts
* Bug fixes
* Fix for getting disk space stats from ESX volumes with similar names
* AvoidPDH setting can load performance instances that incorrectly report code page of -1 (such as Search Gatherer Projects object)
* Registry controllable PALowPriorityHelper drop-dead timer and thread levels
* Server order in the Group Summary and Group Overview reports can be configured
* Restricted user accounts can put servers/monitors into maintenance if they have that right
* Fix for non-English performance counters being recognized for default charting's sake
* Exposed monitor-specific Event Deduplication settings for the SNMP Trap monitor
* Fix so unlicensed servers can be disabled
* Can set Max CPU throttle setting on Satellites via Bulk Config
* Fix for putting deep groups of servers into maintenance
* Execute Script will return msUNKNOWN if it can't find the monitor whose status is being requested
* Sending LastRun as UTC to account for time zone differences in Satellite deployments
* Improved hand off from one PALowPriorityHelper to another
* Fix for missing IP Address in Inventory Database

Updates in 2014

5.6.0.163 * Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.1j (to protect against POODLE vulnerability)
* Server Status report charts shown in user's local time zone
* Find dialog works via Ctrl-F in more areas of the Console
* Fix for applying deltas to Event Log monitor from Monitors: Set Monitor Parameters
* User can control Sent Email, Service Start/Stop and Monitor Change permanent logs
* Fixed problem where some .CSV files couldn't get saved from a Scheduled Report
* Fixed Execute Script (PowerShell) StoreValue method
* Satellite up/down notification template can be left empty, in which case the email template will be used
* Charts sorted better when they are numeric
* Fix for shrinking Network Map
* Better support for Bulk Config's Monitors: Set Monitor Parameters for Event Log
* Process monitor will not append process name to end of path twice (and will fix existing monitors)
* Smart Config lets you specify a starting group for new computers
* SpeedFan temperature labels are editable
* Log rotation puts files into an Archive folder
* Fix for busy Satellites sending error events too slowly when under load
* Added default Bandwidth charts for Performance counters
* Logging and fix for generating SSL certificates
* Syslog monitor validates host more thoroughly before using it
* Fixed problem with retrieving disk space on ESX
* Event Log monitor writes to database more efficiently
* Registry value that will disable all database cleanup
* Fix for Execute Script where an alert could say "Script indicates actions should not be fired"
* Performance increase
* Web Page monitor fix for sites that need client certificates, but will continue without one
* New PermLog for servers entering and leaving maintenance
* Fix for a crash in the Group Status Column report
* Server leaving and entering maintenance mode system alerts can access server custom properties in Execute Script actions
* Fix for importing configurations, and for new installations
* Fixes for monitoring ESX statistics
* Console will give a hint if the HTTP server didn't start because of SSL certificate issues
* Server Status Report charts can use user-chosen units
* Standardized Permanent Log output, made easier to use in Excel, etc.
* SendMail function in VBScript will send as HTML if it sees a <!DOCTYPE in the body
* Smart Config can set server alias on new servers
* Fixed rare crash when network connection is dropped while SSL negotiation is taking place
* Fixed date in Permanent Logs
5.5.0.147 * Server Status report has new Full History links below Recent Alerts to see alerts from 1, 5, 15, 30 and 60 days back
* Recent Alerts can not only hide ack'd alerts, but now hide them when the monitor is OK
* For monitor copy/paste, copy now copies to TEXT and UNICODETEXT parts of clipboard
* Servers won't exit Maintenance window if Satellite is disconnected
* Enabling custom alert text on a Web Page monitor won't cause it to fail
* Rotating and compressing log files
* Getting drive lists will gather Windows and SNMP when appropriate
* Fix to Process monitor which wasn't handling getting a name instead of OID
* Registry configurable custom chart sizes for Scheduled Reports (for use in your own pages/apps)
* Per-second counters won't have a value of 0 on the first reading
* Configuration Audit report has option to show or not show item IDs
* Can right-click an Action and select Duplicate
* User Access gives the option of granting non-admins ability to put servers/monitors/groups into maintenance
* Added proxy info to HTTP error message
* Event Escalation for Satellite Down notifications
* ErrorHistory items that fail to send get requeued (some were before - now all are)
* HTTP Server Settings option to choose stronger SSL/TLS settings
* Fix for Support & Maintenance expired reminders that come out too often
* Configuration Audit report shows Event Escalation
* New long term log file of email sent, and service start/stop times
* Removed odd character at the end of emailed SMS alerts
* Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1h to fix the ChangeCipherSpec vulnerability
* Performance Monitor now supports * in counter instance
* Syslog can use source IP when non-conforming packet arrives
* Discovery scanner will check with Active Directory for list of server names
* Added Bulk Config option to set monitor Deduplication Field IDs
* Added SET_SERVER_PROP and GET_SERVER_PROP external APIs
* Fix to ignore PAExec more completely in service lists
* Increased time out for Event Log checks
* Added row Description value to Execute Script action
* Sending simultaneous reports with PDFs works better
* Fixed Performance Monitor capping some counters at 100 (like _VM_Process\% Processor Usage)
* Improved the Group Overview report
* SNMP and Performance monitors indicate how long each counter has been over threshold in alerts
* Fixed sorting of server names in All Errors report
* Exporting as a template gives an option to export Actions
* Fix to allow 15 second drift when looking for last-boot change
* Fixed 64-bit SNMP bytes-in, bytes-out wrapping when calculating per-second values
* Updated to CEF 3.1750.1738
* Disk Space free/used bytes charts work on the Server Status Report
* Fix for security bug that could allow users to see servers outside their group
* File Age monitor supports multiple extensions, and extensions to ignore
* Service Monitor won't be created by default if it can't access service list
* Improved Windows OS detection in Smart Config
5.4.0.156 * Removed the RecommendUs dialog based on customer feedback
5.4.0.154 * Changes to Inventory Collector to clarify and minimize changed behavior based on customer feedback
* Email addresses can be marked as admin, and only admin will receive Broadcast messages (System Alerts)
* Passwords in Userlist.txt are encrypted when next used or service is started
* Protection against manually entering non-resolvable SNMP Object names
* Added /norestart to vcredist during install
* Handle HTTP redirects other than just 301 and 302
* Can set embedded Chromium proxy server via user-specific registry setting
* Report folders use IDs instead of names -- handles non-ASCII computer and group names better
5.4.0.148 * Bulk Config: Copy Monitor to Computers has option to customize monitor or copy as-is
* MIB Parser can load MIB files from sub-folders
* Update to CPU throttling
* Configuration Audit report can be output in text, HTML or XML
* Improved SNMP disk detection
* Deduplication state is persisted across restarts
* Bulk Config can set SSH and ESX credentials
* Improved Bulk Config when changing Event Log and Service monitors
* Configuration Audit report can show Custom Properties
* Updated Monitor Status report with more information
* Changes to try and get diagnostic dumps in a few extreme circumstances
* New Web Page monitor functionality
* Synthetic _Total CPU counter for SNMP counters
* Email alert subject and body can be overridden via script
* Upgraded to SQLite 3.8.3.1
* Fix for Alert Reminder emails that get the subject prepend or {id:} appended multiple times
* The application can remind you about Support & Maintenance expiring
* Two new fields added to the SNMP Trap action
* Loading PDFs, CSVs in the Console works now
* Fix for Service monitor that would revert Ignore settings
* Fix for ErrorHistory2 table creation
* Recent Alerts will show up for new installations
* Fixed broken this month/last month uptime calculator for inventory
* Fix for rare crash
* Expression operators AND, OR and NOT are no longer case sensitive
* Log File Monitor will go into Can't Run Now instead of Can't Run if a file is in use
* Missing Ping or Web Page responses will show as a negative value on most charts
* Can reset immediate maintenance period while already in maintenance on servers and monitors
* Added subdirectory support for the Log File monitor
* Bandwidth charts added for Windows servers
* Inventory Collector monitor filters on computer type
* Differentiating better between same-named Groups in expressions
* Inventory Collector is prevented from firing alerts
* Protection against divide by zero when sizing Javascript grids
* External API can start and end maintenance on individual monitors
* Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1g to protect against the heartbleed vulnerability
* Upgraded Chromium embedded browser
* Fix Console delay for limited-scope users
5.3.0.191 * Fix for Web Page monitor that checks multiple URLs
* Better SNMP disk detection/labeling
5.3.0.188 * Upgraded to latest stable release of all 3rd party components
* Increased and made configurable mail connection timeout
* Won't try to start/stop services when a service is added or has it's startup type changed
* Fix in Syslog Monitor where per-facility filters were sent to all facilities
* Disk Space monitor will always show free space in alerts, even if checking % free
* Won't fire a global error message when a new version is out
* Start Service action won't try to run on services being alerted on because they were added, removed or have a changed start type
* Smart Config-created Service Monitor will be in training for 1 day to ignore the automatic start services that stop by themselves
* Fix for broken reports based on bad date range parsing
* Improved Process monitor
* Logging website credential changes
* Fixed escaping of error messages in Monitor grid, including details pop-up, and Error Grid.
* Retry added for case where ESX disk space can not be checked
* Fix for Acknowledge notifications that were not being sent
* Execute Scripts won't send email when Quiet! is enabled
* Alert Reminder defaults to 7 days if no time frame is given
* Add Actions Bulk Config operates on Acknowledge Actions now
* Event Deduplication (in Advanced Services in the Console)
* Direct OID entry for SNMP Monitor
* Monitors can be put into maintenance mode individually
* Try new authScheme if needed on HTTP attempt with credentials
* Fix for backup SMTP server not being used when needed
* Database connection string handles the Failover Partner parameter
* Disk Space monitor can automatically add (new) unmonitored disks
* Error Audit report, and Alert Reminders, now have Recorded Monitor Status and Current Monitor Status fields
* Alerts without a defined From address can get sent
* Update to PASystemDetails to detect when Windows Update is not configured
* Console can group similar monitors together
* Group Column report has better column sorting
* Settings get synchronized to Satellites more regularly
* Scheduled Reports with archived CSV and PDF can control overwriting
* Configuration setting to skip troubleshooting hint on a per-monitor-type basis
* Sending event Acks to Satellites in batches instead of individually
* Satellite installed from command line will automatically connect
* Syslog monitor can parse more date/hostname formats
* Configurable Recent Alerts columns
* Time parser can handle 'Current time - 0 hours'
* Expression properties show a tooltip with possible string values
* Update for Windows Update pending count
* Differentiate between 99.9% and 99.999% in reports
* Subscription license can be used in multiple installations
* Added EXPORT_SERVER to the External API
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