PA File Sight Change History

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. More info
* 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

Updates in 2013

5.2.2.115 * Fixed sorting in Group Column report
* Fix for broken reports based on bad date range parsing
* Won't broadcast an error when an update is available
* Satellite will work on Windows 2000 (Central Service and Console will not)
5.2.2.115 * "Satellite Services" button renamed to "Advanced Services" -- more services to come :)
* More logging and checks around Fail Over configuration sync
* Email error acknowledgement
* Richer Error Audit report
* Added support for dynamic email lists for the Email Action
* Added PowerShell support for Execute Script Action
* Execute Script Action can handle huge lists of items now
* Added ToLog in Execute Script
* Added another index to DevProps table
* Added Acknowledged alert category, with [Fixed], [Ack'd] in subject line
* Updating Console, Satellite and Fail Over Slave is prompted for upon logging in as an administrator
* HTTPS cookies set with Secure flag now
* Protections against cross-site scripting added to HTTP/S server
* Fix for potential race condition in database transfer
* New Alert Reminder feature (under Advanced Services)
* Work around for Outlook removing extra line breaks in alert emails
* Added monitor-type and action cross-reference sections added to the Configuration Audit report
* Computer and Group configuration IDs mirrored into the database for easier data extraction
* Added system information to the Console About Box
5.2.1.54 * Custom Properties can be assigned to groups, computers and monitors, and used in reports or Actions
* Acknowledge All errors works with embedded Chromium now
* Table of Contents report is resizable
* Reduced some internal locking for improved performance
* Start/Stop service action can now Pause and Continue services
* Time zone fix for some reports
* Improved file syncing with the Fail Over slave
* Email subject lines encoded with quoted-printable as needed
* Not generating SSL certificate for bad hostnames
5.2.0.55 * External API includes more details in the server info
* Chromium embedded browser working for new installs again
* Added Live View to File Sight
* Added computer status to API_GET_SERVERLIST
* Console will show "OK - Update Available" in heart beat when appropriate
* Improved report column widths
* Improved HTTPS internal stats that determine if the service thinks it's behind
5.1.2.58 * Scheduled reports can archive a CSV file of the data
* Embedded Chromium updated
* Quoting service path
* Server Status reports update via on-page AJAX rather than page refresh
* Fix for some charts generated where the , is a decimal point
* Fix for View-Only users not being able to see server status reports
* New and improved for PDF generator
* Text in report grids can be copied again
* All Servers report shows aliased and real computer name
* Improved Server Status report rendering
* Fix for problem with other Python installations on the server
* Added CSV to some Table-only report types
* External API can now put groups of servers into and out of maintenance
* Added GET_GROUP_LIST to external API
5.1.1.24 * Fix for non-Latin characters in some reports
* Fix for Support & Maintenance not being honored when copied via Copy Computer Configuration
* Charts show up for reports when HTTPS is turned off (to just HTTP)
* Properly escaping some text in the All Servers report
* Fix for embedded Python crash, also upgraded Python to 3.2.4
* Shows 127.0.0.1 for access coming from local machine
5.1.0.119 * User IP - track the user's IP address and computer name when they access a file
* Access Control - control who gets to see what
* Fail Over - setup a second Central Service to act as a hot standby with automatic failover (Ultra only)
* Chromium-based browser in the Console
* Added new Action List
* Putting local computer name into CommonName (CN) field of certificate instead of "{app} on {server}"
* Console tries to detect and warn about SSL certificate-hostname mismatch errors
* Updated to ExtJS 4.1.1
* Setting to disable password export functionality when exporting configurations
* Automatically adds server's hostnames to generated SSL certificate
* Added missing index for MS SQL Server users
4.2.2.107 * New HTML5-based charts (instead of Flash-based)
* Fix to Syslog Facilities (now correctly Local0 to Local7)
* More feedback during database upgrades
* Fix for aliases containing single quote
* Quicker database updates during upgrades
* Better Satellite Down alert title
* New ADD_GROUP and DELETE_GROUP External API calls
* Individual file activity can be reported separately (via email, Syslog, SNMP Trap, etc)
* Fixed Direct Send test button
* Object Finder (in Bulk Config, etc) better shows selected nodes
* Can start and end maintenance for a group by right-clicking the group
* Configuration to turn off links in emailed reports
* Mailed reports and PDFs default to not having links
* Better diagnostic messages for SSL certificate errors
* Added CallURL and SNMP Trap actions
* PALowPriorityHelper will wait longer for active requests
* Better clean up of file name structures in driver (\Device\Afd from WinHTTP)
* Network connection logging
* Fixed socket leak in Tunnel
* Added ability to alert when a user deletes X files in Y time
* Added HttpOnly to session cookies
* Fix for Satellites resending data to Central Monitoring Service
* Avoiding duplicate database key problem
* Very large CSV reports generate quicker
* Backup service:port switching enhanced
* Fix for reports that filter on owning computer

Updates in 2012

4.2.1.44 * Optimizations to monitor much heavier loads with less CPU and buffer usage
* Increased default buffer sizes to further increase handled load levels
* SQL Native Client can be optionally installed during Easy Deploy
* Weak SSL encryption ciphers disabled by default
* Better chance for driver upgrade to succeed on 64-bit Windows
* Increased monitoring efficiency
* Console's embedded browser will use latest installed IE version
* Satellites initialization delayed a few seconds for server to settle down
* Analysis and reporting of heaviest processes and files when File Sight buffers fill
* Satellites will only ever clean up their own data in the database
* Better ignore list handling
* Ignored Users and Programs show at top of lists
* File Sight has new 'Max expected records per day' threshold to help validate config
* File Sight Central Service will do deletions based on database server time
* Menu tabs removed from group reports when creating PDF
* Process names collected for Satellites forwarding data
* Upgrade is skipped for Satellites if version already matches Central Service
* Better SSL error handling in embedded browser
* View-only sessions can't acknowledge errors
* Write to Log File action will create folder if needed
* Fix to ErrorHistory - trims alert text to fit if needed
* Satellite IP addresses not shown to non-administrators
* Disabled embedded browser's clicking sound when pages refresh
* Added 'Computers: Upgrade Monitoring Satellite' Bulk Config option
* Escaping XML server list in the External API
* If server changes name, or report host settings change, SSL certificate will be regenerated automatically with new names * SSL certificate will regenerate if server name or report URL changes
* New Configuration Audit report
* Fix to Network Message action
* Logging for mismatched SSL certs
* Can set local hostname for Console to use
* Reduced CPU usage when running reports, and they're faster :)
* Database connection problems will be alerted in the service earlier
* File system rights issues will be alerted on
* Console's embedded IE will treat monitor site as Trusted Site
* Fix to Syslog Sender action
4.1.3.19 * Much better performance (doesn't fall behind under heavy load)
* Fix to process name retrieval (was showing DLL names)
4.1.3.6 * Satellite database settings can be set via Bulk Config
* Any records that can't be recorded (database down, etc) are written to a disk queue rather than held in memory
* All Satellites Summary report shows database settings and Run As account
* Server status acknowledgement setting can be changed without restart
* Can set MaxRecords on Satellites via Bulk Config
* Upgraded IPWorks for SMTP extra line fix
* Decreased PDF generation delay
* Set Server Maintenance Bulk Config operation can append or overwrite
* Satellites refresh their config after the central service restarts
* SNMP Trap action now supports version and community string values
* 'sticky' group report type menu
* Moved to EXTJS v4.0.7 from v2
* Simplified report CSS
* Embedded IE control will use best of IE 8 or IE 9 rendering
* File Sight is better at capturing process name for very short-lived processes
* File Sight script will report 'File' or 'Directory' in the script variable
* When HTTP starts for first time, default port will change to a free port if needed
* UTF-8 used instead of ASCII for some internal requests
* Better logging for Easy Deploy
4.1.1.62 * Syslog sender action added
* Imports additional credentials from a saved server config
* Can lock central service and Satellite services from being stopped
* Satellite configuration app can have a password assigned like Console
* Change to help with monitoring mounted drives
* Improved LDAP group navigation
* Satellite registration database regularly backed up with configuration database
* Fix for extremely rare name leak in File Sight filter
* SMS (SMPP) action can set the Sender Address field
* Copy and Paste monitors
* Fix for Custom Data Set report with multiple selections
* New groups default to parent group's report settings
4.1.0.10 * New easier to scan alert format
* Case insensitive process ignores
* Performance boost in the embedded HTTP server
* CallURL action added
* File Sight can fallback to local storage if MS SQL Server is down
* Fix for Reboot action that wasn't getting run

Updates in 2011

4.0.8.168 * Support for centralized management of Satellite monitored servers
* Remote Console support
* Password protected reports
3.9.1.89 * High CPU usage caused by DRIVER_CONDITION_VOLUMES_MOUNTED floods mitigated
* Database retries will not be attempted if failure is not connection related
3.9.1.72 * Improved robustness when using MS SQL Server, and the database is unavailable
3.9.1.62 * Failures as well as successes can now be reported on
* Fix for extremely rare startup crash
* Fix for regression issue that caused File Sight to not load on Windows 2000
* Fix to HTTP server that could crash on specific malformed input
* File Sight will consider truncating a file to 0 bytes as a write
* Better email MIME headers
* Increased NamedGlobalMap slots
* More reliable PDF creation
* Number formatting uses system settings
* Added Tab Separated Values (.txt) report display type
* Decreased volume queries for servers that repeatedly report volume mounts
* Added /COMPLETEIMPORT command line
* Fixed regression bug that kept directory reads from being reported on

Updates in 2010

3.9.0.50 * Fix for extremely rare crash where the monitoring service runs out of memory
* Scheduled reports and server maintenance can be 'daily' scheduled starting on the current day
* Removed unused print CSS
* Fix to memory leak if using SSL and many invalid SSL connections are made
* Change to Interpret Application Behavior -- will ignore CREATE/DELETE if no data is written in between (often happens BEFORE a save)
* Selectable text in the report grids
* Fix for resource leak introduced in 3.9.0.13
* Moved to OpenSSL 1.0.0a
* Silenced browser error dialogs
* Diagnostics for ActiveSync interop issue
* SSL change to better support Firefox
* Added OpenSSL configuration options, and changed a default
* Improvements to embedded HTTPS server
* Fix for rare loss of logging when ignoring processes from several monitors
3.8.0.66 * Busiest process reporter counts reads and writes, not just opens
* DTMF dialer handles longer lists of requests
* Extensive logging for emailing of reports
* Failed Fast I/O followed by successful IRP requests are not marked as failed
* Multiple copies of a report sent at the same instant will retain the PDF
* Handle renamed computer by automatically renaming configuration
* Report date/time range selection keeps 24-hour time format
* File Sight will report bad/missing SIDs from the driver
* Fix to PDF generation for PDFs that should be archived as well as emailed
* File Sight supports monitoring removable (USB) drives
* Fix for rare Console crash
* HTTP_Max_Serve setting is honored to enable serving large files (often CSV reports)
3.7.8.56 * Driver will coalesce more read/write requests to cut down on buffer usage
* Ignoring some activity at the driver level to further reduce buffer usage
* Added a warning about IE 6
* Fix to rare web server startup race condition
* File exclusions apply to the destination of a rename
* DisableOldFNLookup set for PA File Sight by default
* Report index page wasn't showing reports
* All seen processes are added to the selectable Ignore Process list
* Internal HTTP server handles incoming UTF-8 requests (for Chinese .CSV support)
* Cap on max HTML report size to keep from running out of memory (File Sight status reports can potentially get very large)
* Fix to File Sight's "Consider 'moves' to the Recycle Bin as deletes"
* Fix for reports that can't be re-created after having been cleaned up
* Log levels can be changed dynamically, without restarting the service
3.7.7.20 * Fewer driver buffers needed for specific scenarios
* Fix for case where rename/moves that are reported as deletes
* Upgraded PDF creation component
* Added StatusText variable
* Additional logging
3.7.6.33 * Registry setting to hide Hourly Alert Rate chart
* Extra PDF generation logging
* .CSV attached to report emails
* Some internal settings incorrectly being cached
* Less CPU usage
* HTML email sender will send if EITHER a PDF or report image file exists
* Fix to drive mapping for systems with large numbers of drives
* Fix to Direct Send (e-mail action) on MX lookup error

Updates in 2009

3.7.5.40 * HTTP header changes for .pdf (for help with loading PDF when using SSL)
* Email message prioritization (important for shutdown alerts)
* If File Sight's buffers are overwhelmed, it will report on the probable process
* Images show up better in generated PDF reports
* Date/time selection fix when choosing a time within past 24 hours
* Change to fix rare Console shutdown error
* Changed to SWFObject 2.2 for better Flash compatibility
3.7.4.31 * "Fix" hint added to driver error message
* Extra logging for the SMS action
* Less registry usage
* Default MaxRecords for File Sight driver set to 20000
* Internal driver changes to make fewer system calls
* Moved to SQLite 3.6.19
* Direct email sending added to E-mail action GUI
* Installer correctly updating product's .NET-based components
* Database memory limits added
* Properly suppressing actions when a monitor can't run or in error state
* PDF report generation working with SSL self-signed certificates
* Security Alert for affected monitoring working again
3.7.3.30 * Report generation uses a bit less CPU
* MaxRecords value isn't overwritten on reinstall/upgrade
* Added memory to System Details portion of server status report
* Decreasing lock contention
* Minor update to the report's data set selection UI
* Added /COMPRESS_DATABASES option to Console (does SQLite VACUUM)
* Optimized email sending, so shutdown alert works again
3.7.2.10 * Added GUI setting for no-overwrite-reports for Scheduled Reports
* Fix to crash involving Security Alert changes
* Fix to race condition-based crash in Server Status report creation
* Increase Server Status Report fluidity
* Directory creation detected in File Sight
* Added Acknowledge 'All for Computer/Device' and 'All Shown Above' buttons on the Server Status Report for Error Auditing
3.7.1.15 * Large table report redirector page working
* A few more usability hints
3.7.1.6 * Added Microsoft Office temp files to default ignore list
* Computer Notes now shown on Server Status report
* Reports available in PDF
* Run Now on scheduled reports sends emails if so configured
* All mailed reports now have a PDF attachment
* Scheduled reports can have a PDF version stored in an archive directory automatically
* Setting report time frame parameters is easy with new @ notation
* File Sight driver uses significantly less memory, which further reduces the monitoring load
* Basic File Sight status charts added
* Added NTLM authentication support (for Exchange) to Email Action
* Updated reports to look better in all browsers
* Upgraded to latest SQLite version
* File Sight can flag Recycle Bin moves as deletes
* Device name logging
* Added support for mounted SAN drives, mount points, etc
* SSL supported for web-based reports (see Settings -> HTTP Settings)
* Server Status report supports error acknowledgement to help with IT workflows
* Fix to server going into maintenance mode if a maintenance plan exists when the service starts
* Server status report generates and displays much faster
* Account SID shown if it can't be mapped to a username
* Optional additional I/O stat logging
* Fixed a rare crash in Interpret Application Behavior
* Warning if System or Network is ignored (miss all activity on shares)
3.6.6.5 * Important security update for the embedded HTTP server (found out about problem on May 5th, fixed on 6th, confirmation of fix on 7th, deployed on 8th)
* File Sight can track files that were opened before it started (that are still open)
* Setup can install silently (using the /SILENT switch)
* Removed duplicate Create notifications
* Checksum algorithm to prevent duplicate entries in the database within a very short time was sometimes failing
3.6.1.24 * File Sight dataset Changes By User will handle no users being selected
* Scheduled reports auto-refresh (in browser) on their refresh cycle
* Fix to File Sight read structs to coalesce on the fly if possible (better performance)
* Fix to Browser pane to stop showing 'Action Cancelled', and also much better Back functionality
* Added Sleep method to Execute Script action
* Mailed reports will have a clickable link above the report graphic
* New consistent finder UI
* New Calculated Status monitor
* Fix for occasional red X in emailed reports
* File Sight will count unique filenames when calculating number of files read/written by a user
* Additional logging, and more error messages have user hints
3.6.0.76 * CSS fix for IE 6 and ExtJS 2.2 grid headers
* Fixed a memory leak in the Console GUI
* File Sight User Activity Tracker says how long it took the user to surpass the limit
* Settings can now turn default training on and off
* Database transfer to MS SQL fix
* Date columns in reports now sortable in all locales
* Multiple datasets on the same sortable table report supported
* Upgrade the old default buffer size of 50K to new default of 100K

Updates in 2008

3.6.0.48 * Server status report will now show mount points
* Status report refreshes as soon as clicked
* Fix to handle old 3.4 licenses
* Fix when Lite license is used
* Event Log notification can specify the source, event ID and category
* Monitor nodes show last run time
* Improved Startup Wizard
3.6.0.26 * 64 bit operating system support added
* User summarized activity alerts (ex: read more than X files in Y minutes)
* Microsoft SQL Server supported as a backend in addition to the current embedded SQLite database
* More attractive reports, with customizable report templates and CSS
* Better performance, less memory and CPU usage, increased stability with various .NET versions
* Using Microsoft's latest driver technology
* Report creation is more efficient
* Sortable report tables
* Moved to SQLite 3.6.4
3.4.10.35 * Improved support for UTF-8 report emails

Updates in 2007

3.4.10.14 * Message Box action now works on Vista, and in Terminal Services windows as well
* Message Box action uses configurable message text
* localhost used for Run Now command rather than computer name
* Write to Log File action has configurable max size
3.4.10.4 * Minor resource leak in the Console has been fixed
* Report templates can be customized
* Emailed status reports with embedded report graphs show correct graphs
* PA File Sight database recording defaults to true
* WinHTTP client auto-detects more proxy information from IE settings and handles proxy authentication
* Increased SQLite page size for better I/O efficiency
* Deleting orphaned SQLite master journal files
* Email throughput optimization
* Ability to remove HREFs in emailed HTML status reports
3.4.9.15 * Importing configuration for a server whose name contains the name of the source server works better
* Phone Dialer (DTMF/SMS) action will force $Details$ to be a single line of text
* Emailing reports works with UTF-8 report files
3.4.9.5 * Added additional logging for report generation
* Change to try and make WMI let go of our DLL on shutdown
* Fixed a repaint problem in read-only text boxes
* UTF-8 used for HTML reports to better support customers of non-Latin based languages (particularly Asia languages)
* WMI polling no longer causes the floppy disk to seek
3.4.8.17 * Fix in the periodic daily scheduler for monitors with a fixed start time and a small period
* Added logging for hosted .NET CLR startup
* Alternate technique for finding drives in WMI
* Phone Dialer (DTMF/SMS) action will appropriately serialize multiple calls to the phone/modem
* PA File Sight fix for particularly slow I/O (coming in from the network) that could get missed
* Server maintenance scheduled now copied when importing from a configuration file
* Added support for the MachineIP script and message variable
* Changed the way .CSV files are attached to mailed reports
3.4.7.6 * Added SMTPS (SSL-encrypted SMTP) support
* Optimized status report creation
* Updated to SQLite 3.4.1
* Improved database layer efficiency
* Ability to delete multiple reporting data sets at once
* Greatly reduced flicker while scrolling and resizing
3.4.4.4 * PA File Sight has configurable handling for alternate data streams (see www.poweradmin.com/help/FS_3_4/Monitor_FileSight_DataStreams.aspx )
* More aggressively throttling CPU usage to the target value
* Fixed error in scheduled reports UI where no report type is chosen when OK is pressed
* PA File Sight can filter on and display amount of data read/written
* Application behavior interpretation to override false-positive delete notifications (see www.poweradmin.com/help/FS_3_4/Monitor_FileSight_AppBehavior.aspx )
* Updated PA File Sight UI
* PA File Sight rename alerts show the final filename
* Added (experimental) 64-bit File Sight driver to build and install
* Added additional SMTP logging
* Backup From address added to the Email action
* Fixed a bug in File Sight settings persistence
* Added Phone Dialer support sending control characters (useful for sending SMS messages via an attached phone)
* Added Phone Dialer support for variables (for sending SMS messages via an attached cell phone)
* Added the scheduling and delivery of computer and summary status reports
3.4.1.25 * Added additional controls to monitor and improve internal efficiency
* Diagnostics added for graphical report creation
* Creating graphical reports is slighly faster and uses less memory
* Ensuring the monitor's last run time is accurately saved
* Added additional startup logging
* Uninstaller behaves better
* Optimized the scheduler thread
* Activity tracker has been highly optimized
* Security message about app starting to match message for app stopping
* Monitor result status in log file output changed to be more user friendly
* Guarantee no hanging linefeeds in outgoing SMTP messages
* Scheduler fix that sometimes prevents auto-maintenance from starting
3.4.0.39 * File Sight now operates on file name specifications (using * and ?) instead of just file extensions
* Automated server maintenance scheduling
* Phone Dialer action for sending DTMF/CallerID alerts over the phone system via a regular modem
* Dial-Up Connection action for connecting to the Internet so notifications can be sent
* Much more flexible scheduling for monitors, maintenance and scheduled reports
* Mailing of HTML reports is now supported
* Upgraded to SQLite 3.3.13
* Fixed an error with report time frames
* The File Change report now handles partial file names and paths
* Improved server credential handling and related user hints
* MessageBox actions correctly truncate messages too long for the screen
* Option to have status reports almost instantly up-to-date (see Settings -> Status Report Settings)
* Hardened internal HTTP report server
* Ability to set action names for E-mail, Pager and SMS actions
* Files and directories read by FileSightSvc.exe and Console.exe are ignored
3.3.2.8 * Logging SMTP activity for troubleshooting purposes
* Fixed the scheduled report dialog that was always selecting the first data set
* Fixed a crash in report auto-print if running as Local Service

Updates in 2006

3.3.0.4 * New branding graphics to match new website
* MessageBox action constrained so it doesn't go off screen
* Fix for a problem when valid licenses are not recognized
3.2.24.7 * Scheduled reports moved to a more prominent position. They also now have their own schedules
* Numerous minor user interface improvements
* Database robustness increased to fix reporting issue
* Increased default max threads to 80
* Change to ensure monitors are not starved for a worker thread
3.2.22.19 * File Sight ignored file list is stored in a database now instead of the registry
* Various minor user interface tweaks to make it easier to use for first-time users
* Upgraded to SQLite 3.3.7
3.2.22.11 * First Release - (It's version 3.2.22.11 since that is the product platform it is built on)
 
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