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Change Log — Ericom Connect®

Release notes for Version 9.0 November 2018

  • Wake On LAN
  • oAuth SSO support
  • SAML SSO support
  • Updated SSO reference pages
  • Windows 2019 support
  • Windows 10 SAC 1809 support
  • Upgraded Ericom grid for improved performance.
  • Add “Username” as a RADIUS use condition value
  • Active Directory searches no longer includes Distribution Groups
  • Remote Agent Type 2 for Windows 2008 (.Net 3.5)
  • Reports: Added "Named Users Current/Previous month"
  • ConnectCLI: added ConnectCli activeDirectoriesRecovery
  • ConnectCLI: enhanced ConnectCli setDatabaseConnectionRecovery
  • PS: added to the Configuration directory: EricomConnect.ps1
  • PS: added to the Configuration directory: host-info.ps1
  • PS: added to the Configuration directory: LaunchApp.ps1
  • ESG: TLS 1.0 is disabled by default
  • Modified resource binding: EricomRDP connections skip AccessServer check
  • Deprecated: IIS based Kerberos authentication
  • Enhanced ability to connect to RDS hosts in an existing farm
  • Clarification: Azure Application Gateway support is only available for AccessPortal/AccessNow (web-based) interface.
  • AccessPad/Blaze (Windows) client remembers last known window position


Release notes for Version 8.5 September 2018

  • Wake On LAN
  • Ability to deny the use of saved passwords in AccessPad
  • Ability to license/limit based on number of sessions per Publish/Resource Group
  • Advanced RADIUS Use Conditions
  • All component services are compatible with Windows Server Semi-annual channel (SAC) version 1709 and 1803
  • RemoteAgent Type 2 is fully supported for servers (recommended)
  • RemoteAgent Type 2 publish by path using ‘+’
  • Linux RemoteAgent supports Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ericom RDX (RDP on Linux) supports Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Linux components supports readmd and SSSD for AD authentication
  • RemoteAgent Type 1 32-bit discontinued
  • Kerberos SSO performance enhancement (requires AccessPad 8.5 or higher)
  • Admin Tool: Added “Always enabled” mode to EricomRDP setting
  • Admin Tool: Added “Allow AccessPad to Save Passwords”
  • Admin Tool: Added Systems | Hosts | Settings | Mark as Permanently Disconnected”
  • Admin Tool: Added Systems | Hosts | Settings | Mark as Temporarily Disconnected”
  • Admin Tool: The "Host Not Running Action" has been added to non-VDI host groups.
  • Configuration Tool: New “Manage Global Services” selection
  • Configuration Tool: What’s New message
  • ConnectCLI: ResourceGroups add < groupname > to create resource group (27692)
  • ConnectCLI: (added in 8.4) ConnectCli systemHealth (CA0000045163)
  • ConnectCLI: ResourceGroups groupName addResources adds resources to resource groups
  • Two new formula variables: ClientIP and XForwardedFor
  • Disallow use of spaces in the username (CA0000052914)
  • Add RunStartup VBS functionality for Microsoft Seamless mode (CA0000048964)
  • VBS scripting feature verified for use with Microsoft Seamless
  • jQuery components in AccessPortal updated to latest version
  • ESG setting of AccessControlAllowOrigin will be blank – will inherit EUWS
  • Performance improvements when there are lots of resource objects
  • When screen mode is 'Normal' and set to a’0’ an error will be displayed.
  • Doc: Clarified publishing from workstation OS requires Microsoft Seamless
  • Doc: Clarified User vs Remote Sessions in End-user guide
[AccessNow]
  • Fixed ANFileTransfer.exe UploadHandler so that it does not require UAC elevation when launching the configured application (CA0000049923)
  • Improvements to touch detection
[AccessPad]
  • AccessPad for Linux 8.5 supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS


Release notes for Version 8.4      March 2018

  • Native SSO with AccessPortal - using Kerberos (26263)
  • Native SSO with AccessPad - using Kerberos (26263)
  • Added AccessNow Multi-touch Gesture Redirection functionality
  • Added Session Following/stealing of active sessions (26371)
  • Added ability to share sessions in AccessPortal (26371)
  • Added ability to publish applications using the canonical path
  • All component services are compatible with Windows Server Semi-annual channel
  • Ericom Connect and RemoteAgent installers require .net 4.6.2 or higher
  • Ericom RemoteAgent Type 2 (T2) is now available as an EXE installer – this is now the recommended RemoteAgent for all deployments (25465)
  • Ericom RemoteAgent Type 2 (T2) has two types of keep alive settings (26223)
  • AccessPortal: added support for session sharing (via PreferHostWithExistingSession)
  • AccessPortal/AccessPad/AccessToGo Portal Client timeout setting added (26126)
  • Improve detection of active application during reconnect (26373)
  • New log entry when trying to an invalid tenant name – search in “All log messages” for "Message Type" RemoteHostNoMatchingTenant (26387)
  • x-forwarded-for value now listed in a dedicated column in all logs
  • Admin Tool: added Active Directory Recovery Verification Interval (24697)
  • Admin Tool: added Active Directory Cache Update Interval (24697)
  • ConnectCLI: Can use '^' as a line continuation character - if the last character on the line is '^', the following line is concatenated.
  • ConnectCLI: added command ‘windowsServices’
  • ConnectCLI: added command ‘resourceGroups’
  • ConnectCLI: added command ‘resourcedefinitions’
  • ConnectCLI: added command ‘ValidateAllObjects’ (22438)
  • ConnectCLI: added three options to ‘AddAdminRecovery’ and set it to use the DNS name instead of Netbios (26419)
  • ConnectCLI: ‘systems list’ now shows the RemoteAgent type
  • ConnectCLI: ‘userActiveDirectoryInfo’ added /terse to suppress the output of the user's group memberships and attributes.
  • ConnectCLI: ‘remotehostconfig’ added parameter ‘tenant’ to set at the tenant level
  • ConnectCLI: ‘resourceGroups’ added parameter ‘tenant’ to set at the tenant level
  • ConnectCLI: ‘resourceDefinition’ added parameter ‘tenant’ to set at the tenant level
  • ConnectCLI: ‘RemoteHostSetState‘added two new parameters
  • ConnectCLI: Command-line (ConnectCLI>) 256-character limit is removed.
  • Ericom Connect Services start type set to “Automatic Start Delayed” (25591)
  • Ericom logo splash screen added to EricomRDP, Configuration Tool, Team Client, Configuration Analyzer (25303)
  • Compatible with Black Ice Print2RDP 6.4
  • Moved the ProgramData ‘deploy' subfolder to %temp% folder (25577)
  • Improved stability when failing over during database outage (20613/CA33717)
  • Improved AccessServer memory management for better stability (23810)
  • Fixed bug: wrong error logged when entering incorrect password via SSO pages (25485/CA0000041235)
  • Fixed bug where the database name could not accept a period ‘.’ (25576)
  • Resolved various CA issues
[AccessNow]
  • Updated JQuery to v3.x
  • Support for URL redirection by non-administrator users on Windows 2016 server
  • Universal printer – initial print job as fast as subsequent print jobs (25078)
  • On Windows 10 and 2016 systems, the log now shows the correct OS version (25128)
[AccessPad/Blaze/EricomRDP]
  • EricomRDP: compatible on Windows 7 connecting through the ESG
  • EricomRDP: added folders redirection support
  • EricomRDP: improved drives redirection (to specify specific drive)
  • AccessPad: Added DELETE_SETTINGS parameter to flush prior configuration during uninstall (25856)
  • All: Compatible with Windows semi-annual channel versions
  • AccessPad/Blaze: Fixed a stabilization bug in the 32-bit version


Release notes for Version 8.2 HF      January 2018

  • Ericom Secure Gateway: compatible with Azure Application Gateway
  • Reports: Added x-forwarded-for data to ‘Users’ |”End user sessions”
  • Reports: Added x-forwarded-for data to “System Health” | “Failed Logins”
  • Compatible with Lexmark universal print driver for faster printing
  • ConnectCLI: added parameters ‘EsgAddress’ and ‘EsgId’ to 'SetConnectionRule'
  • ConnectCLI: added parameter ‘batchSize’ to ‘ConnectCli deleteOldLogMessagesDb’ and ‘DeleteOldLogMessages’ (CA0000039460)
  • Team Client: Added a CTRL+ALT+DEL button to the user interface
  • Resolved issue where RemoteAgent did not reconnect to the grid after a restart (CA0000040609)
  • AccessPad/EricomRDP: fixes for applications with Japanese names and users having Japanese names

Release notes for Version 8.2      October 2017

  • AccessPad web proxy support
  • AccessPad EricomRDP is now the default protocol for all connections
  • AccessPad EricomRDP adds application session sharing and plug-in support
  • Enhanced usage reporting – Concurrent License Usage by Month and Named User License Usage by Month
  • Support for fine-grained active password policies
  • VDI with SCVMM is now released
  • AccessNow is compatible with Samsung universal printer driver for faster printing
  • ConnectCLI: added “systems setCurrentAddress” (24694) and radiusConfig
  • Configuration Tool: New setting to enable Simple Bind for Active Directory
  • RADIUS shared secret encrypted in the database and hidden in admin console
  • Session Tracking API used to detect the process has been updated (CA0000034870)
  • Improve performance for processing Binding groups (CA0000035495)
  • Resolves bug where admin could not add/remove hosts in System group (CA0000040569)
  • Fixed various minor bugs for improved stability and usage

Release notes for Version 8.1      July 2017


[Ericom Connect Changes]
  • Ericom Team Client - File collaboration feature (Enterprise Only)
  • Support for Active Directory on Windows 2016
  • EricomRDP mode is compatible with Windows 2008R2 hosts
  • EricomRDP full screen pin icon will toggle on change (20822)
  • Windows Integrated Authentication support by AccessPortal
  • Admin Tool: Configure client keep-alive heartbeat settings
  • Admin Tool: Configure AccessNow HTTPS fallback in ESG settings
  • Admin Tool: EricomRDP application mode no longer experimental
  • Add "desktop application" feature to AccessNow and Blaze (20827)
  • ConnectCli getMessageLogRecovery adds date range (From/To) options
  • AccessNow HTTPS fallback is disabled by default (starting in 8.0)
  • All self-signed certificates use 2048-bit length for the public key
  • Windows application parameter length can exceed 256 characters (22112)
  • Fixed EricomRDP crash bug (22626)
  • Resolves support issues: CA0000036859, CA0000035495, CA0000034870, CA0000033717, CA0000035123

[AccessPad/Blaze]
  • New client keep-alive heartbeat
  • AccessPad Login dialog fixed on high resolution displays (22636)
  • AccessPad EricomRDP Full Screen bar pin toggles on state change
  • Fixed AccessPad EricomRDP crash bug (22626)
  • AccessServer includes stabilization fixes (CA0000034750)
  • Resolves AccessPad-specific support issues: CA0000035663, CA0000035583

[AccessNow]
  • New client keep-alive heartbeat
  • AccessServer includes stabilization fixes (CA0000034750)

Release notes for Version 8.0      April 2017


[Ericom Connect Changes]
  • VDI functionality - Technical Preview
  • RemoteAgent can configure a default Systems group
  • User Affinity assignment: Static Persistent and Dynamic Persistent
  • Native client bi-directional audio (EricomRDP)
  • Native client device redirection (EricomRDP)
  • Native client Microsoft Easy Print (EricomRDP)
  • Native client RemoteFX (EricomRDP)
  • Native client file based copy paste (EricomRDP)
  • Admin Tool: Dashboard indicator for LUS configuration consistency
  • Admin Tool: Configure “Smart Sizing” in Connection Properties
  • Admin Tool: Ability to manually add accounts to ‘Users’ list
  • Admin Tool: Improve performance by caching metadata
  • Support multiple Active Directories with the same UPN suffix
  • Ericom Connect and RemoteAgent installers require .net 4.5.2 or higher
  • Option to configure security headers in ESG, EUWS, and AWS
  • ConnectCLI can be run as a command shell
  • Systems can be automatically marked Permanently Disconnected
  • Systems can be automatically removed from a group on Permanent Disconnect state
  • Config Analyzer is launched with the New Grid operation
  • Minor internal bug fixes in AccessPad for Windows
  • Smashed the token bug (Resolved CA0000032885, CA0000033208, CA0000032872)
  • Resolved CA issues: CA0000031689

Release notes for Version 7.6.1      February 2017


[Ericom Connect Changes]
  • URL Redirection on Linux
  • Application publishing on Linux
  • Session sharing with Linux sessions
  • AccessPortal Keyboard locale will be saved locally on the device
  • Publish paths and parameters in non-English characters.
  • Auto-detect and switch keyboard language in user sessions
  • Admin Tool: new configuration for the F11 execution scope
  • Admin Tool: new configuration for Keyboard Detect Languages
  • Admin Tool: new Blaze setting and options for “True Lossless” mode
  • CLI (EndUserSessions) command lists portal and sessions for a user
  • Program field length set to 256 characters due to RDP (19702)
  • Unused RemoteAgent services (LB/RB) disabled by default (19995)
  • Smashed the RADIUS “Connection Lost” bug (resolved: CA0000030979, CA0000031435)
  • Resolved CA issues: CA0000029922, CA0000031271, CA0000032348
  • Resolved AccessPortal CA issues: CA0000021667, CA0000031612
[AccessNow]
  • Auto-detect and switch keyboard language in AccessNow sessions (resolved: CA0000027367)
  • Updated AccessNow printing engine (resolved: CA0000027126)
  • Smashed a bug related to service crash: (resolved: CA0000031844, CA0000032064)
  • Resolved CA issues: CA0000030558, CA0000027262, CA0000031844, CA0000032645
[AccessPad/Blaze]
  • New Linux x64 version for Ubuntu 14.04
  • Add capability for “True Lossless” mode
  • The full screen connection bar height has been extended by three pixels
  • Resolved CA issues: CA0000010088, CA0000001106, CA0000029266, CA0000029267, CA0000027817
[AccessToGo]
  • New default: multi-touch mode enabled
  • New default: full screen resize on reorientation enabled
  • Resolved extra space when keyboard hides (CA0000022001)
  • Resolved CA issues: CA0000027842, CA0000029228, CA0000008976, CA0000031158, CA0000032211

Release notes for Version 7.6.0.15799      February 2017


[Ericom Connect Fixes]
  • Fix AccessPortal in HTTP mode to work with Chrome 56

Release notes for Version 7.6.0.12954      November 2016


[Ericom Connect Features]
  • New AccessPortal user experience
  • New Admin console user experience
  • Windows 2016 Remote Session Host (RDSH) compatible
  • Windows 2016 SQL Server compatible
  • Session Shadowing (Control and View only)
  • Session Log off, Disconnect, and Reset
  • Support use of pre-created blank SQL database
  • RADIUS - add Send Client IP using an attribute
  • RADIUS - changed Default Domain to accept ' \'' or '@ \
  • New Ericom RDX Linux xRDP
  • Linux sessions adds support for printing and audio
  • New Dashboard element: Database Usage, RemoteAgent Status (Windows, Linux)
  • AccessPortal can save items as Favorites
  • CLI to flush database date prior to a specified date
  • CLI (SetConnectionRule) to configure Publish groups based on client type (AccessPad, AccessPortal, AccessToGo)
  • CLI to edit a desktop session title label
  • CLI to display dbgmon details for support purposes
  • Publish .BAT files
  • Admin setting to block CTRL+P in AccessNow sessions
  • User's Remote Sessions Report now displays all running applications in the session
  • Session Log off, Disconnect, Reset and Send Message
  • Smashed various bugs
[AccessToGo Features]
  • Android 6.0 and 7.0 compatible
  • Multi-touch mode is enabled by default now
[AccessNow]
  • Copy Paste in-session only will not lose text formatting (16584)

Release notes for Version 7.5.2      September 2016


[AccessPad Bug Fixes]
  • Redirect Default Printer Name with Multi-byte character Issue
  • Copy/Paste Issue when accessing Network Mapped Drive
  • Release notes for Version 7.5.2      May 2016


    [Ericom Connect Features]
    • Publish applications and groups now have Unique ID's
    • New security options to launch apps requiring encoded ID's and names
    • Launch Analysis is now also available in Professional edition
    • Preserve ClientName method added, "CC#"" method optional
    • Added ConnectCli resourceDefinitions
    • Smashed AccessPortal bug - allow special characters in passwords
    [AccessPad Features]
    • Windows AccessPad Launch using URI Feature
    • Windows AccessPad pre-configurable shortcuts
    • Installer adds option to register the estp URI
    • Release notes for Version 7.5.1      March 2016


      [Ericom Connect Features]
      • Ericom Connect Linux Session support
      • AccessServer for Linux (Managed mode only)
      • RemoteAgent for Linux (Type 2)
      • New RemoteAgent Web Service for Type 2 RemoteAgents
      • Ericom Analytics for data visualization and business intelligence (Enterprise)
      • CLI commands to backup/restore the database
      • CLI command to reset all component certificates to the default
      • Publish folder contents can appear on top level of application list (AccessPortal, AccessPad, and AccessToGo)
      • Reordered the contents of the Navigation panel for improved ergonomics
      • New default grid parameters: 1, 0, and 2 (previously 2 1 5)
      • Three new "Login Name Formats": Omit Credentials (AccessPad requires 7.5 or higher), Omit Domain, and Custom.
      • Additional SSO page that accepts pre-configured parameters: application name, folder name, and full screen mode
      • Default number of tenants allowed with an Enterprise license has been increased from 10 to 1,000
      • New parameters added to EndUserSessionReportingView
      • Added function to specify a custom address and port for a registered system
      • Fixed timezone handling (11740)
      • ALT+Tab button in AccessNow Toolbar
      • Application "Scale to Fit" for applications requiring a fixed resolution
      • Chrome Direct Copy/Paste to/from local device (Windows)
      • The default minimum resolution is now 768 x 600
      [AccessPad Features]
      • AccessPad Start Menu shortcut icon
      • AccessPad Signed Configuration File support

      Release notes for Version 7.3      November 2015


      [Administrative Features]
      • Multi-tenancy
      • Delegated administration with customizable roles
      • New configuration options for Ericom Secure Gateway connections
      • New option to enable RADIUS for ESG connections only
      • Configuration Analyzer utility available as individual download
      • Added new Report options (e.g. "Failed Logins")
      • Added new Client "Access" page
      • Support for Microsoft Azure SQL
      • Smashed bugs
      [AccessNow Features]
      • TouchPad Mouse
      • Chrome Direct Copy to local
      [AccessPad Features]
      • AccessPad Windows supports Desktop Shortcut icon
      • AccessPad Windows supports SSO from local Windows OS
      • AccessPad Windows x64 now available

      Release notes for Version Version 7.2      August 2015


      [Administrative Features]
      • Windows AccessPad is Windows 10 compatible
      • Windows AccessPad can be pre-configured with server address
      • Windows AccessPad UniPrint bundled MSI
      • AccessNow HTML5 is Microsoft Edge compatible
      • Support for Amazon AWS SQL Database
      • Smashed bugs

      Release notes for Version Version 7.1      June 2015


      [Administrative Features]
      • Multi-language support for Connect Admin console - eight new languages!
      • Cool new AccessPortal with interactive menu bar
      • New ConnectCLI command to change published icons
      • Handy built-in Configuration Analyzer
      • New Upgrade/Redeploy feature
      • Option to use an encrypted password with SSO
      • AccessPortal HTTP interface for testing
      • Smashed some bugs

      Release notes for Version 7.0.1      March 2015


      [Administrative Features]
      • Added RADIUS to Administration Console
      • Added System Level Settings to Administration Console Configuration
      • New filtering feature for Users list, Registered Systems, and Connect Services
      • Enhanced some Tooltip texts
      • Standalone RemoteAgent supports LUS
      • Smashed a few bugs
      • Added new feature content to Documentation
      [Security Features]
      • Enhanced XTEA encryption

      Release notes for Version 7.0.0      March 2015


      [Administrative Features]
      • Web-based Administration Console
      • Health Status Widgets
      • Resource Launch Analysis
      • Comprehensive Reporting Function
      • ConnectCLI command line interface
      [End-User Features]
      • AccessNow v7.0 HTML5 interface
      • AccessToGo v7.0 mobile client
      • AccessToGo Connect v7.0 mobile client
      • AccessToGo Sector v7.0 mobile client
      • AccessPad Windows v7.0, AccessPad Mac 3.1 native client
      • Direct Single Sign-On interface
      • AccessPortal Login Portal
      [Security Features]
      • HTTPS Compatible
      • Includes Ericom Secure Gateway for remote access
      • Supports RADIUS two-factor authentication method
      • Supports third-party trusted certificates
      [Infrastructure Features]
      • PoC and Production installer options
      • Built-in Ericom grid for high availability
      [Requirements]
      • Microsoft Active Directory
      • Microsoft SQL or SQL Express 2012
      • Microsoft IIS 8 or higher
      • Windows 2012R2 for Ericom Connect Grid components
      • Windows 2008 or higher recommended for Terminal Servers and Remote Desktop Servers
      • Windows 7 or higher recommended for workstation access (physical and virtual desktops)
      [Connect Server Minimum Requirements]
      • RAM: 7 GB
      • Cores: 4
      • Storage: 1GB