Hi Pals of Proxy,
PROXY Pro v10.2 Hotfix #1 is now available! Customers can head to proxynetworks.com/download to grab the latest software zip file. For a detailed breakdown of changes in v10.2, please review our “What’s New?” PDF. Below is a list of changes contained within this release pulled directly from the “What’s New?” PDF. Note that the new watermark and border along the perimeter of the Host screen during a connection apply to both PROXY Pro P2P and RAS customers and the rest of the new enhancements apply to customers with the PROXY Pro RAS Edition. For those keeping up with our blog posts, keen observers may notice we’re announcing Hotfix #1 for v10.2 and that there was no blog posting for v10.2 (first customer ship). We found a small bug with the Deployment Tool in that release, which has now been resolved for today’s release of Hotfix #1.
Upgrading the PROXY Pro P2P Edition? Review the PROXY Pro P2P Edition Upgrade Guide.
Upgrading the PROXY Pro RAS Edition? Review the PROXY Pro RAS Edition Upgrade Guide.
Host Console Watermark and Border Options to Show Connection
This version of the Host now supports additional options for alerting a console user when a remote control session starts or is active. These settings are configured in the Host Control Panel and include the ability to show a border around the screen being captured (all monitors) and/or a translucent watermark that displays the connected user, also on all monitors. Note that this is in addition to the previous alert features including Popup Notifications, Beep, etc.
Ability to Launch the Installed Master from the Web Console
The installed Master connection window can now be launched when clicking on a Host name in the Web Console. This is in addition to the “Connect in Browser” and ClickOnce options and is available on the Windows platform. This capability is available for both live remote control sessions as well as playback of recorded sessions.
New Utility to Allow Host Settings Updates Through a RAS Server
The new PROXY Pro Host Updater Utility is a long-running desktop application that connects to a RAS server and allows an administrator to automatically apply a set of Host settings updates in JSON format to all Hosts that are in communication with that RAS server, regardless of whether they are on the LAN or in the same domain. (This is in contrast to the Deployment Tool, which only works peer-to-peer with Hosts that are on the LAN). This new utility is installed alongside the Deployment Tool via the DeploymentTool.msi installation package.
Documentation for the PROXY Pro Host Settings Updater can be found here.
New RAS Host Grouping Rule (by Active Directory Computer Membership in Security Groups)
PROXY v10 supports automatically organizing Hosts in the RAS Server by Active Directory “organizational unit” hierarchy. Version 10.2 extends this functionality to include a new type of Host Grouping Rule “AD Security Membership”. This new rule is similar to the existing “Active Directory” rule (which is now renamed to “AD Organizational Unit”). However, instead of placing the Host in a group named for the one OU which contains the Host computer, the Host is placed in one group for each of the possibly many AD security Groups of which the Host computer is a member.
Ability to Have HOD Report to Multiple RAS Servers
To meet certain availability and redundancy requirements, PROXY will allow a downloaded HOD to report to multiple PROXY Pro RAS Server installations. The first set will always be the Server installation the HOD was downloaded from while alternate/additional Servers can be configured by an administrator.
Host Settings JSON Representation Improvements
The PhSetup command has supported exporting and importing Host Settings from and to a Host for several releases. This release introduces new functionality to make this easier. First, the Deployment Tool now lets you Export a Host Configuration to JSON, either by saving to a file or copying to the Clipboard. Second, the Proxy Host Control Panel now has a hidden button that lets you import a JSON file, which can be made visible either by holding down the Shift key when you open it, or by using a new “/all” option on the command line. This is a good option meant for administrators of the Hosts.
Thanks for catching up with us!
Proxy Networks Support Team