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BootManage Administrator ::: Version History

This is the version history of the product "BootManage Administrator".
It contains information about new features, fixed problems, and also improved and changed functions for each version.

Version 7.8 Build 1867

New:

Supports unattended installation of Windows 8

Two-Level-Protection against unintended automated reinstallation

Performance-optimized installation on solid state disks (SSDs)

Improved:

Enhanced installation sequence for Windows 7 and Server 2008 deployments

Extended WIM image deployment

Improved installation support for current hardware and Bitlocker environments

Version 7.7 Build 1825

New:

Load balancing for Windows PE boot images

Flexible TFTP server configuration in large company environments

Variable Management via BMA web server

Support for XenServer 5.6.1 fp1 and other PCs with gPXE boot code

Fixed:

License manager now accepts license keys with more than 32k licenses

The total number of registered licenses can now exceed 32k

Clean up orphan variables when deleting objects

Possible problems with Linux boot image handling

Improved:

Report generator access control and error handling

Database access for server, client, operating system and variable objects

Client list display in the web server interface

Version 7.6 Build 1735

New:

Service tasks for servers

Manual Prestaging for new PCs

BMA Webserver extended functionality

Fixed:

Windows Vista / 7 / Server 2008 UAC support

Improved:

Server configuration

Version 7.5 Build 1730

New:

IBM AIX NIM (Network Installation Management) integration support

Integrated WinPE 2005, 2.0 & 3.0 Boot Image Creator tools

Comes with updated bootix TFTP Server for Windows

Fixed:

MS SQL Server error "column desc can't be created"

Can't see boot images when using MS SQL Server

Improved:

Send Wake On LAN packet into multiple network segments

Version 7.4 Build 1700

New:

Windows 7 unattended deployment

Multiple WinPE 2005 & 2.0 Boot Images

Integrated WinPE 2005 & 2.0 Boot Image Creator tools

Improved:

Extended Boot Image Management

Windows deployment scripts with predefined variables

Version 7.3 Build 1688

New:

Web Server based Roll-Out

Boot Image assignment via BMA variable

Fixed:

Problem when moving PCs to another group

Problem when sending WOL signal to multiple PCs

Improved:

Status & progress information during PC installation

Option file handling performance

Version 7.2 Build 1664

New:

Automated Installation of Windows Server 2008

Windows Imaging (WIM / ImageX)

Sysprep support for Ghost imaging

New variable types (encryption, boot-time)

Fixed:

Web Server password validation against Windows AD

Target MAC address can now be changed (e.g. when replacing the NIC)

All target specific files are removed when the target is deleted in the BMA

Separator character handling for multi-select variables

Improved:

Web Server functionality, robustness, performance, configurability, look & feel, debug mode

ActiveX Control functionality, 100 new objects

Reporting of status messages that indicate installation progress

Mass storage driver detection & handling

Ghost, DriveImage, and custom installation templates support NTFS filesystems

 

Version 7.1 Build 1632 - 1663

For internal revision only, not released to public

Version 7.1 Build 1631

New:

Support for Windows Vista

Windows PE 2005, Windows PE 2.0, and BartPE boot image support

Unlimited Client Parameters

Fixed:

Target machine hung during Red Hat Linux deployment

Moving prestaged clients from prestage to master server did not update the assigned installation server

Impossible to remove read or write permissions from PC groups

Improved:

Driver Management

Linux Support

Hardware Inventory

 

Version 7.0 Build 1615

New:

Windows PE and BartPE boot image support

Client Prestaging

Report Generator

SQL Server support

Fixed:

Web view was truncated when using SSL connection

Option files sometimes incomplete when using rollout feature

Improved:

Improved hardware detection

Improved web server view

Extended ActiveX functionality

Improved database access

Improved rollout functionality

Windows integrated authentication

Extended TFTP Server functionality

Changed:

Changed default memory manager and disk cache options in order to provide more conventional memory

Version 6.7 Build 1592 - 1614

For internal revision only, not released to public

Version 6.7 Build 1591

New:

BootManage Administrator update functionality

Improved:

Hardware detection works faster and detects more devices

Version 6.6 Build 1590

New:

Extended support for add-on drivers

Additional web server functions

Linux unattended installation

License report generation

Fixed:

Patching of path to client OU in domain environments

Improved:

Improved handling of Ghost imaging

Improved INF file parser for add-on driver integration

Changed:

Custom options for image based installations in client dialog

Imager status and error messages included in client log

License keys are version aware

Version 6.6 Build 1589

New:

Support for data partitions and FAT32 quick format

Changed:

Changed partition creation scheme

Possibility of keeping existing data partitions

Version 6.6 Build 1586 - 1588

For internal revision only, not released to public

Version 6.6 Build 1585

Improved:

Improved handling of backup TFTP servers

Version 6.6 Build 1584

New:

Show PC status in BMA console

Experimental support for diskless Linux configurations

Improved:

Complete redesign of selective roll-out functionality

Workaround solutions for problematic clients (PXE / BIOS related)

Build 1574 - 1583

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1573

New:

Support for optional parameters

Fixed:

Some adapters were not shown in the client's hardware properties

Improved:

Comment field added to client properties

Build 1572

Fixed:

Error when trying to shutdown a client that is not accessible

Changed:

Altered the client details view

Build 1571

New:

Support for BroadCom Gigabit NICs

Support for OEM resources: OEM logo, OEM login logo, OEM name

Fixed:

In single server mode, no permissions were shown in server properties

Build 1570

Fixed:

During server synchronization, wrong permissions were applied

Problem with creation of directory structure during installation of new servers in multiserver mode

Changed:

When saving client information, focus stays on the client

Build 1569

Fixed:

Problem with driver INF files in which the same description is used for multiple device IDs

Build 1568

Fixed:

Duplicate MAC address entries caused erroneous tree view

Problem during MAC address lookup

Problem when trying to delete an entry in database operation mode

Improved:

More detailed debug log

In database operation mode, entries can now be sorted by clicking on the caption

Build 1567

Fixed:

Old OEMSETUP.INF files caused "No driver information found" message

Build 1566

Fixed:

Option files were not removed when deleting a client

Selecting an individual boot image for a single client caused all further selected clients to also receive this boot image

Build 1565

New:

Remote wakeup proxy for operation in networks where directed broadcasts are not possible / allowed

Support for backup TFTP server shares to implement fault tolerant TFTP operation

Improved:

Remote wakeup function displays a message when the destination network is unreachable

Build 1564

Fixed:

Problem when a server's SecID was not set

Build 1563

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1562

Fixed:

It was not possible to create groups whose name already existed on another server

Build 1561

New:

Commandline switch to remedy the problem of duplicate server SecID entries (/Server_BugFix_ClassID)

Improved:

Remote Wakeup function additionally sends a WoL packet to the broadcast address

Build 1560

New:

BootManage Administrator Release 6.5 introduces several new features:

User and group management

Console access security

Search function

Preparation for web server operation

Changed:

Server synchronization mechanism changed to polling mode

Build 1559

Fixed:

Error when opening the driver properties from the main dialog window

Changed:

Operating system entries can be deleted although they are assigned to one or more clients

Build 1543 - 1558

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1541 - 1542

New:

Added support for additional OEM releases

Build 1540

Changed:

When a new server is added, synchronization is no longer performed automatically for all existing servers

Build 1539

Improved:

Handling of partitions that exceed 2 GBytes in size

Build 1538

New:

Unknown clients can be deleted from the context menu via right mouse click

Display system information of remote client

Support for client imaging via PowerQuest DeployCenter

Fixed:

Problem when copying files to NETSETUP and I386 folders during the addition of an operating system

Improved:

Shutdown timeout can be configured

Locked clients can be shut down

Build 1537

New:

Support for OEM versions

Release version is displayed in main window

Fixed:

Client properties managed PC button displayed wrong value

Problem with drag & drop operation when moving clients

A server's advanced properties were not displayed

Improved:

Roll-Out function supports both client host name and DNS name

MSC device detection support for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 operating systems

USB device detection support for Windows 2000 operating system

Build 1536

Improved:

Dynamic field ranges for custom options extended from 170-184 to 170-194

Handling of custom options display

Build 1535

Fixed:

Licensing problems within an OEM release

Improved:

Updated BMTOOL utility to version 1.09

Changed:

Information gathering mechanism within batch file GETINFO.BAT

Build 1533 - 1534

For internal revision only, not released to public.

Build 1532

New:

Support for TCP/IP BOOT-PROM equipped ADMTEC network adapters

Send messages to clients from the BootManage Administrator console

Integration of client management functions

Fixed:

Problem with an OEM release

Build 1531

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1530

New:

Support for TCP/IP BOOT-PROM equipped Intel Pro/1000 Gigabit network adapters

Support for Windows XP Home edition

Support for Windows 2003 Server Standard, Enterprise and Web editions

Support for client imaging via Norton/Symantec Ghost

Language independent operating system operations

Changed:

Display of show driver operation mode

Build 1529

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1528

New:

Support for an additional OEM release

Fixed:

Problem with driver installation for Windows NT 4.0 operating system, where the driver INF file is stored in unicode format

Small problem in english message file

Improved:

Functionality of BMTOOL utility extended

Changed:

When BootManage Administrator runs in debug operation mode, the debug output is sent to the main log file

Build 1526 - 1527

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1525

New:

Support for an additional OEM release

Support for patch field table extension

Improved:

Debug information for Roll-Out mode of operation

Extended functionality of BMTOOL utility

Changed:

PXE boot loader assignment for OEM versions

Build 1524

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1523

Improved:

ActiveX interface allows to delete clients

Time control service works persistent across console restarts

For each server, the synchronization, Roll-Out and error control features can be controlled individually

Build 1522

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1521

Fixed:

Problem when moving clients

Problem with drivers that have an "name=0,," entry in the SourceDisksFiles section of their INF file

Error 5 message during server synchronization

Support for slow server connections

Changed:

Operation of the batch file REGISTER.BAT

Build 1519 - 1520

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1518

Improved:

Reinstallation, remote shutdown and time control service functions are accessible via right-click context menu

Build 1515 - 1517

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1514

Improved:

Remote wakeup function is accessible via right-click context menu

Build 1513

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1512

New:

ActiveX interface for the integration of the BootManage Administrator functions in custom applications

Bad server list allows to exclude specific servers from specific functions

Improved:

Licensing mechanism allows to use combined (PXE and TCP/IP BOOT-PROM) licenses

Automatic boot loader adaption

It is no longer necessary to define custom options T130 and T131 on the BOOTP/DHCP server

Improved Roll-Out functionality with automatic error detection

Build 1484 - 1511

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1483

Fixed:

Ghost images and tools were not copied to server

Operating system default parameters were not recognized

Improved:

Performance of selective Roll-Out mechanism

Performance of client import mechanism

Build 1482

New:

Adaption of version number for OEM releases

Function "Manage boot image" can be hidden

Fixed:

Combo box was not reset in client properties extension dialog

Build 1481

New:

Support CopyINF parameter within INF files

Fixed:

Problem with INF files from Windows XP operating system

Improved:

INSTALL.BAT batch file for Windows XP operating system supports USB driver detection

Build 1480

Fixed:

Problem when copying multiple driver CAT files

Drivers with explicit path definitions within their INF file were copied to the wrong destination directory

Improved:

BootManage Administrator update function

Build 1479

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1478

Improved:

Handling of non-integer TCP/IP BOOT-PROM types

Build 1477

Fixed:

Problem with non-integer TCP/IP BOOT-PROM types

Build 1476

New:

Update via Internet function

Build 1475

New:

Client inventory function

Integrate existing clients without prior reinstallation

Perform one-time client remote boot, e.g. for BIOS update or reference image generation

Improved:

Display selected operating system instead of first available one

Build 1474

New:

Added database operation mode

Improved:

Error handling for the case that the BootManage Administrator cannot write to the log file/directory

Build 1473

Fixed:

Wrong path assignment for the diskless operating system type

Build 1472

New:

Additional drivers can be installed from the BootManage Administrator console

Drivers can be deinstalled from the operating system properties dialog

Fixed:

When selecting the name field in the server properties window, the field contents was cleared

Workgroup parameter was not cleared when client was moved from workgroup to domain

Improved:

Method for the installation of drivers that require the generation of subdirectories

Handling of server log file and error message box displayment

English and german texts in online help, dialog boxes and messages

Login password is no longer visible during logon procedure

Background operations now also work when the BootManage Administrator console is minimized

Clarified messages on the client screen when error conditions are encountered during unattended installation

More detailed feedback messages from the client during the automated installation process

Successful client installations are logged in the server log file

Changed:

Log file size is limited to 32 kByte by default

When a client is deleted from within the console, its log file is deleted as well

Build 1463 - 1471

For internal revision only, not released to public

Build 1462

New:

Clients provide feedback about status of client installation

Support for Intel Pro 10/100 network adapters

Support for Intel 82562 network chipsets

Improved:

Install scripts for various operating systems now store result information in the log file

Builds prior to 1462

Builds prior to 1462 are considered "old versions". For these, version history information is no longer available.