PA File Sight Change History

Updates in 2020

8.0.4.20 * Internal Python initialized in a safer way
* Added LOOKUP_CID and SERVER_ENABLE to the External API
* Diagnostics for the File Sight Endpoint
* Updated from OpenSSL 1.1.1c to 1.1.1d

Updates in 2019

8.0.3.113 * Minor UI update. See the View menu to change back
* Fix for Satellites use of the Add to Block List action
* Satellites can block users more quickly
* Fix for rare crash
* File Sight will fire actions after 50 reportable I/O actions have been accumulated
* Fixed the PDF button when used within the Console
* Decreased short term memory use, and a small performance increase
* Fix for form-post escaping
* 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
* Fix for File Sight Endpoint copy detection
* Change to DriveSight and the Endpoint to better eject USB drives, necessitated by a change in Windows 10
* Quicker drive ejection in the Endpoint
* New Alerts menu to Broadcast text to user alert actions
* Default Message Templates will use the correct default language setting after it changes
* File Sight Endpoint will monitor for block USB or CD/DVDs every second
* 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
* 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
* Protection against bad response from DNS server
8.0.2.15 * 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
* More Bulk Config operations
* Group notes (similar to Server Notes)
* New User Rights for more control
* Fix for not being able to add users to the Block User List
* Better check for existing child groups or contained devices before deleting a group
* Fix for Copy field in Custom Data Set reports
* File Sight change to better handle concurrent Interpret Application Behavior checks
* Changed cipher list ordering for Weak cipher list so Windows 2003 can still connect
* Improved accuracy of Interpret Application Behavior
* Address Resolver handles ISATAP IPv6 addresses
* Two Factor Authentication can be enabled on a per-user basis at Settings > Remote Access > Filter User Access
* 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
* Reordered some lines in the HTTP/S server to potentially reduce locking
* Increased performance of DNS resolver
7.3.1.171 * WMI (Inventory Collector), PDF, and charts use the .NET 4 Helper
* Handle double-width charts in Executive Summary/Custom Group reports
* Defaulting to requiring a login to view web reports
* New User Right for setting maintenance schedules
* Fix for row variables in Execute Script actions
* Fix for crash when setting up Fail Over
7.3.1.151 * 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
* Optimizations to better handle large user lists in the File Sight monitor
* Fixed Monitor Change auditing event
* Fix for Satellite Up/Down messages that were missing the Satellite name
* File Sight service/Satellite will use fewer driver buffers
* Added new All Actions Access permission
* Email send throttling can be controlled via registry setting
* View System Activity shows template propagation
* 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)
* 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
* Better performance in heavy monitoring situations
* Fixed memory leak in File Sight reports
* File Sight will report triggering changes more quickly
* 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
* Ignored File specifications in File Sight are back to being case insensitive
* More efficient log file writer (easily handles 10X the logging)
* 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)
* New Bulk Config operation - Computers: Allow/Prevent Template Propagation
* Quieted DB_LIMIT false-positive alerts
* 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)
* 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
* Bulk Config's Monitors: Set Monitor Parameters works with the Active Directory Login Monitor filters
* 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
* Retry on failure to get VMWare ESX information
* Fix to the Startup Wizard
* Fixed the "Show devices that do not contain specified monitors" parameter for the Configuration Audit report
* Removed source of some Audit Failure login events in target servers' Security Event Logs
* Small reduction in memory usage for large installations
* Tool tips for most fields that are too long to display
* Caching domain lists
* Startup Wizard fixes
* 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
* Added missing index for File Sight table that will speed up database cleanup
* 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
* Optimized internal locking to give better concurrency
* File Sight can output and report on the "Read Entire File" field in reports
* Ability to message digest all emails, including the first one in a while
* Change that should prevent the CompNameCache database from growing so much
* Performance increase in the File Sight monitor
* Fix for Day Light Savings transition date calculations
* Fix for Interpret Application Behavior feature in the File Sight monitor
* Fix for rare race condition in Cache Manager that caused configuation updates to get lost
* Enhancement that reduces CPU usage on heavliy loaded systems
* Better SNAP Tunnel performance (RDP to Satellite for example)
* Fixed false positive FILESIGHT_AUDIT_TEST_FILE test alerts
* File Sight sends the ignored process list to the driver more reliably
* Increased report refresh reliability
* Added ability to have group reports refer to child group reports
* Fix for incompatibility with Windows Update
* Optimizations for increased performance
* Configuration checker indicates which settings need to change on a monitor to match its purpose
* Test File Name button to check against included or excluded file extensions
* Reason shown if a user can't be added to the Blocked List (such as it being a core OS account, etc)
* 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
* Change to report page refresh functionality if an HTTP error happens
* Fixes for duplicate columns in the Group Overview report (column report)
* New Bulk Config to cleanup unknown Actions
* New Credential Manager
* Fix for generating PDF of Custom Reports that might be for a different report
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.1c
* Satellite disconnected status shown on devices and monitors with a striped background
* Explicit SSL/TLS version selection in the HTTP Settings dialog
* Better Live View (with simple filtering)
* 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
* More robust Endpoint upgrade batch file
* Logging will recover from network errors better
* Upgraded to AmCharts 3.21.15 from 3.20.4
* Better chart resizing
* Fix for regression bug for cases where a folder is watched by multiple monitors
* Fixed ignore test in File Sight configuration
* Added audit change events for Servers/Devices and Actions
* 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
* Interpret Application Behavior works better with newer versions of MS Office

Updates in 2018

7.2.0.347 * 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
* 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
* Automatically use IE embedded browser if older than Windows 7 (Chromium browser won't work)
* Don't clear actions when coming out of Can't Run if also now in Alert state
* Fixed hot-links to help pages
* Additional logging added
* 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
* Increased File Sight driver MaxRecords default to 150000
* 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
* Updated SQL ODBC driver client to version 17.2
* Fixed archived log files getting deleted too soon
* Cleaned up monitor changes in the audit report
* 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
* Scheduled Reports and Ad Hoc reports can be grouped into folders via the new Report Group tab
* Extra logging around the Fail Over Slave status
* Data from Endpoints recorded to the database in more cases
* Unstable OS time alerted on (affects monitoring)
* Better control of memory usage when communicating with Endpoints
* Endpoint reports more concise list of files written to on a copy
* Endpoint will show local IPv6 addresses
* 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)
* Fail Over Slave will do less when it is not active
* Driver update to detect full file reading more accurately
* Give long file operations more time before alerting
* More efficient use of driver buffers
* 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
* Console loads much quicker
* Email server connections are disconnected after a failure so subsequent connection can succeed
* Better Satellite backoff when many are trying to connect at once
* Satellites make initial connection quicker
* No database errors if the same file is ignored twice in the same File Sight monitor
* Fix for File Sight reporting file writes as Permission Changed
* More diagnostics in the Satellite configuration app
* More diagnostics when configuring the Fail Over
* Support for using curl when the Windows TLS support is too old to connect
* 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
* Improved responsiveness in the File Sight Endpoint
* Better Console performance for limited rights users
* Added IPv4 and IPv6 Inventory fields
* File Sight service reacts to file activities quicker
* 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
* Able to use Endpoint Operations to set Endpoint host:port pairs - will verify it can reach an active Central/Satellite
* File Sight will write and then delete FILESIGHT_AUDIT_TEST_FILE.TXT in a monitored folder every 10 minutes to monitor proper functioning
* CSV file output is a little easier to read
* Fix rare crash/memory corruption caused by multi-threaded reports
* 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
* Filename field of PA File Sight's Custom Data Set report can take a comma delimited list, and ! specifier to filter out files
* 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
* Alert if a ineligible (non-local) drive is configured for monitoring
* Satellites are automatically accepted by default
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
* Improved credential caching for remote cases
* 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
* File I/O events won't be marked as failed after a failed Get End of File request
* 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
* Fix for very rare crash when backing up the Configuration database for a Fail Over Slave
* File Sight and the Endpoint attempt to detect copies through RDP sessions
* File Sight/Endpoint report Probable Copy Yes or Yes[2] in alerts and reports
* 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
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
* File Sight Endpoint will filter out local writes that happen before server reads when reporting back
* Fixed a rare deadlock
* Monitors coming out of server maintenance will revert to their previous status instead of going to Scheduled
* Drive Sight monitor supports comments via # after the ID
* Drive Sight functionality (CD/USB drive blocking) supported in the PAFS Endpoints
* Fix for Drive Sight monitor exceptions
* New support for USB\external drive blocking in the File Sight Endpoint
* Fix for rare crash while checking Endpoint alert conditions
* Activity Chart shown in navigation column when the button bar is hidden
* Syslog Sender action can send alert description and/or row variables
* Added -LOCK command line parameter to the PAFS Endpoint
* 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
* Extra ENDPFLOW logging for tracking Endpoint connection/routing problems
* Fix for reports on Copy operations
* Fix for alert message in Drive Sight monitor
* Setting to allow File Sight Satellites to see all Endpoints, when remote networks use unique IP address ranges
* 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
* 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
* Fix for charts not showing up in PDFs generated from the web report
* 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 * File Sight monitor works better with Bulk Config's Set Monitor Parameters operation
* File Sight Endpoint Operations page - lock/unlock and upgrade individual/groups of Endpoints
* File Sight Endpoint will no longer respond to -LOCK and -UNLOCK command line parameters (see above)
* File Sight Endpoint reports added to the web interface
* Fix for File Sight report bug
* New Remove from Blocked List page in the Console and web interface, requires a new Right via User Access > Filter User Access
* Fix for database error
* New HTMLEmail_NoDataFiles setting to not attach CSV files to reports
* Fix for better detecting connected Endpoints when they are connected to a different Satellite
* Endpoints can connect even if there are no File Sight monitors running
* Fix for saved CSV and PDF filenames (@@@ was getting appended)
* Log ping result if an HTTP/S connection fails
* Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2n
* Fix for FS Endpoint crash
* File Sight's User Activities and Copy Detection settings no longer require settings on the File Activities tab
* 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
* Better manageability and stability of the File Sight Endpoints
* 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
* Detailed logging added to the Endpoint
* Fix for extra data from Endpoints not showing up in reports (be sure to update Satellites)
* Satellites dynamically throttle how quickly data is sent to the Central Service based on load
* Enhanced Endpoint Operations filtering
* 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
* Dynamic Server Lists will trigger template propagation on server removes too
* File Sight Endpoint files will always be in C:\Windows\Temp\~PAFSEndp if access to that folder is available
* New Endpoint alerts for detecting when Endpoints aren't reporting in
* Added more Endpoint Operations filters
* Improved Endpoint communications
* User File Activities alerts are triggered sooner when Endpoints are in use
* Added $Notes$ replacement variable for us in actions, email templates, etc
* Protection against very large HTTP to HTTPS URL overflow
* Fixed memory leak
* Instructional message boxes added to the Block User action
* File Sight monitors run more often to more quickly respond to ransomware
* 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

Updates in 2017

7.0.3.242 * The Blocked Users List will block access to all files on all drives for all servers monitored by PA File Sight.
* The File Sight Endpoint keeps track of where server files go on the client computer. With this information, it can detect file copy operations
* System Audit Report lets you easily run a report and see what email alerts have been sent, when and how users were added or removed from the Blocked Users List, etc
* User Activity Report lets you see a list of users that have done X number of activities of a certain

Updates in 2016

6.4.0.307 * Fixed sorting problem in the Console's navigation tree
6.4.0.306 * Added new All Servers part for Executive Summary reports
* Added Debug Logging as a setting that can be set via Bulk Config to Satellites
* Added Satellite name to Configuration Audit report
* Fixed slow startup if server can't resolve SIDs
* Additional logging and diagnostics added
* Added File Sight bulk Rename alerting, same as bulk Read, Write and Delete alerting
* Fix for File Sight database cleanup on Satellites
* 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
* Added option to control whether TLS 1.2 can be disabled (like for SSLv3, TLS1, and TLS1.1)
* Fix for broken import when PAFS Ultra is doing a complete configuration import
* Satellites forcing command filter to * so that PASystemDetails and PALowPriorityHelper can connect
* 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
* Don't block the email sending thread with an exception message box
* New GET_PERF_STATS external API
* More robust initialization
* Ignored files (full path) get picked up by the monitor immediately
* Removed some internal bottlenecks
* Fix for very rare database locked-caused crash
* Added options for what alerts to combine in Email Digests
* 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 System Analyzer will report failure if the top folder could not be monitored
* File System Analyzer will show folders that couldn't be scanned in monitor status summary
* File & Directory Size monitor will report failure if the top folder could not be monitored
* 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
6.3.0.361 * Fix for missing database table when using MS SQL Server
6.3.0.356 * Change to handle Slack call in Call URL action
* MAINT x can be added to Ack emails to put a server into maintenance, though it has to be enabled via the registry. Acknowledge Alerts
* Upgraded AmCharts and ExtJS
* Can paste list of file extensions to watch or ignore into File Sight monitor
* New File Sight Live Stream chart and live File List on Server Status report
* Changed how often a Satellite will switch hosts, and don't switch until trying for 45 seconds
* Fix for not being able to remove a report part for the Server Status report
* Handle file types of TEST.* by silently changing it to *\TEST.*
* File Sight database writer has it's own thread to keep up better under heavy load
* Updated to Chromium 3.2623
* Updated to SQLite 3.13.0
* Fix for email ack checker that was checking too many lines
* Added Credentials button to the Call URL configuration dialog
* Getting email bodies handles mulitpart/alternative which helps the Email Ack processing
* Look for Microsoft's ODBC Driver for SQL Server when building connection strings
* PagerDuty action can report configuration errors
* 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
* Added permission change values to File Sight reporting options
* Monitoring System Auditing (user logins, service restarts, etc) added. Not visible yet - contact us for access
* 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 $FILEONLY$ variable that can be used in alerts - only shows the filename, not the full path
* New Advanced Settings dialog make obscure settings more visible
* Fix for Desktop Notifier not connecting
* Complete logging for CRT installation
* Fixed deleting of empty groups (and not deleting non-empty groups)
* Better handling MIME encoded emails in Email Ack
* 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
* The Satellite update will update the installed Console as well
* Fix for VCRedist failing to install during setup when the temp folder contains a ~
* Fixed $CustomProp()$ in Satellite Down notifications
* Added in-depth heart beat chart in the Console (double-click current chart)
* Added ADD_MONITOR to External API
* 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
* Added rel="noreferrer noopener" to target="_blank" links
* Added support for PA File Sight subscriptions
* 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
* Fix in File Sight reports to sort by Process
* Can save PDF files directly when generating them from within the Console
* 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
* 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 reports that get their cookie values mixed up
* Drop down list for help setting Custom Properties
* Network Message action properly truncates messages
* Added SATID parameter for ADD_SERVER external API
* File Sight monitor will load the Ignored list asynchronously to protect it against database down timeouts
* Less memory reallocation
* Multiple monitors watching the same files won't write duplicate entries into the database
* New optional parameters supported for GET_MONITOR_INFO
* Added support for a configurable Details column in the ErrorHistory database
6.2.0.220 * Template monitor dependencies on non-template monitors works better
* SetMonitorStatus support added to Execute Script for PowerShell
* Fix: Ability to uncheck dependency even if the hosting server exists in multiple groups (dynamic groups)
* 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
* 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
* Extra diagnostic logging added
* Upgraded to SQLite 3.11
* Console won't show login page after service is restarted
* 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)
* Fix so Satellite starting/stopping System Alerts come through
* Optimization to use a little less memory
* Fix so Dynamic Server List monitors can be renamed
* Change to make adding new computers faster in large installations
* 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
* Logging thread will keep up under load better
* Optimization to make HTTPS requests quicker
* Closing SSL connections that are stuck sooner
* Fix for File Sight database cleanup that didn't happen when no local monitors
* HTTPS handling threads ramp down as need allows
* Fix for some memory leaks in the central service
* 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)
* Added source IP address to File Sight's row variables
* 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
* Fixed memory leak in template propagation
* Preventing a possible deadlock when setting servers in maintenance via Bulk Config
* New CREATE_CHART External API function
* 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
* 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)
* Configurable Console "Operations" commands when right-clicking a server/device - see Console_Operations.ini
* Fixed bug where row variables were not receiving OVERLIMIT_READ, OVERLIMIT_WRITE, or OVERLIMIT_DELETE in File Sight
* Registry control of when cleanup happens for Error History table
* Cleaned up some long standing language translation file problems
* Enhanced diagnostic logging added
* 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
* Fix for SQL Native Client not getting installed with Easy Deploy
* 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
* 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
6.1.0.84 * New Drive Sight monitor
* Monitor Templates
* Integration with PagerDuty
* New Run Report Action
* Desktop Notification Application
* Dynamic Server Lists
* Configurable Group Reports
* Custom server/group icons
* Added Message Template support for actions
* Signing with SHA2 certificate as required by Microsoft
* Satellite updates use 1/3 less bandwidth
* Satellite installations can be prepared and imaged for use in multiple instances

Updates in 2015

5.8.0.307 * Fix for extremely large emails that block future alerts
* 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 failures
* Added PermLog for user logins for the application
* GroupID can be used for Event Deduplication
* Fix for Console showing a login page
* Added DO_QUIET and END_QUIET to the external API
* File Sight monitor can include and exclude files based on paths with wildcards (i.e. C:\Audit\*.pdf )
* Added a Duplicate option to Scheduled Reports
* 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
* Upgraded to SQLite 3.8.10.2
* Fixed "Hide OK" Error Audit check box
* Reduced database access
* Queued data is now correctly dropped when a monitor is disabled
* Updated CEF (Chromium) to 3.2171.1979
* Change to configuration backup and restore to handle coming v6 features
* 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
* Shipping dh2048.pem and dh4096.pem files rather than take hours to generate them
* Fixed variables used in Satellite up and down alerts
* 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
* Fix for Ack race condition for alerts coming from Satellites
* Added GID and ALL options to external API request API_GET_SERVERLIST
* Interpret Application behavior recognizes the pattern used by AutoCAD software
* 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
* 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
* 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 * Can require Console remote login to use same version as Central Service
* New Connected Sessions report
* 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
* Recently Acknowledged Alerts report part added to Server Status Reports
* 10% reduction in data exchanged between Central server and Consoles and Satellites
* Protection against 'connection storms' for sites with hundreds of Satellites
* Server Status Report charts can be disabled
* TLS 1.0 and 1.1 can be disabled via registry (SSLv2 and SSLv3 can already be disabled)
* Additional protection against cross-linked groups
* Overlapping custom properties are correctly overridden going down the device tree
* Indication will show why an IP address might be missing
* Error History updates should post before actions fire
* Significant performance boost in core functions
* Bulk Config copy config to computers is handled asynchronously
* ActionType variable available in Execute Script actions
* 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
* Prevent crash when simultaneous requests for File Sight's Live View are processed
* Better output for the HTML Configuration Audit report
* Less internal locking -- can support even more monitors
* Helper log file is log rotated
* 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
* Fix for crash in report when access is denied for server
* Fixed incorrect MIME type when a report redirect happens
* Fix to CallURL action that was stuck using GET command
* Improved resolving of SIDs to usernames
* More flexible "Console needs to match service version" settings
* 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
* 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
* Added SetComputerPropertyByID to Execute Script
* 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
* 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 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
* Sending LastRun as UTC to account for time zone differences in Satellite deployments
* Improved hand off from one PALowPriorityHelper to another
* Fix for resolving IPv6 client addresses

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
* 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
* Log rotation puts files into an Archive folder
* Fix for busy Satellites sending error events too slowly when under load
* Logging and fix for generating SSL certificates
* Users on Satellite servers will get their username added to the central server
* Performance increase
* Alerts will specify "File:" or "Directory:" when reporting changes
* New PermLog for servers entering and leaving maintenance
* Fix for importing configurations, and for new installations
* Console will give a hint if the HTTP server didn't start because of SSL certificate issues
* 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
* Rotating and compressing log files
* Registry configurable custom chart sizes for Scheduled Reports (for use in your own pages/apps)
* 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
* Event Escalation for Satellite Down notifications
* Fix to a specifically ignored file not matching in a rename
* 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
* 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
* Added row Description value to Execute Script action
* Sending simultaneous reports with PDFs works better
* Improved the Group Overview report
* Fixed sorting of server names in All Errors report
* Exporting as a template gives an option to export Actions
* Updated to CEF 3.1750.1738
* Fix for security bug that could allow users to see servers outside their group
5.4.0.156 * Removed the RecommendUs dialog based on customer feedback
5.4.0.154 * 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
* Added /norestart to vcredist during install
* 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 * Configuration Audit report can be output in text, HTML or XML
* Deduplication state is persisted across restarts
* 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
* 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 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
* Can reset immediate maintenance period while already in maintenance on servers and monitors
* Added subdirectory support for the Log File monitor
* 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
5.3.0.188 * Updated to latest stable build of all 3rd party components
* Increased and made configurable mail connection timeout
* Won't fire a global error message when a new version is out
* Fix for broken reports based on bad date range parsing
* 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)
* Monitors can be put into maintenance mode individually
* Fix for backup SMTP server not being used when needed
* Additional memory buffer checks
* Slightly less CPU usage
* Fix for driver exception for very long file names
* Database connection string handles the Failover Partner parameter
* 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
* 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
* Configurable Recent Alerts columns
* Time parser can handle 'Current time - 0 hours'
* Added EXPORT_SERVER to the External API
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