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2019-08-29T14:06:01Z
Changes so far in this version:

Please note that version 9.0.0 requires .NET 4.8 and is not backwards compatible (cannot connect to older servers).

[FEATURE] Client/Server: Protocol change->Due to many security changes you can no longer connect to older versions or connect with older Clients to this version. If you want to downgrade to older version without loading settings from an older backup
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Upgraded to .NET 4.8 (VC-602)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Archive Compress->Added new Credential option to be able to store archive on network share. If you relied on Credential of content please use the same Credential (if using the same share) (VC-811)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Active Directory->Added test button (VC-531/VC-608)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Slack - send messages->Added support for attachments (VC-789)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Job/Task log->Added database output search (VC-693)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: SQL Task->Support for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora (VSPS-76)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Web macro Task->Upgraded UI for more complex logic (VC-695)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Robot Task->Upgraded UI for more complex logic (VC-695)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Updated general encryption security to AES-256 (VC-704)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: General Web Client updates
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Web API->Added ability to run Job with Job Variables set (VC-667)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Logs->Added all Job log search based on date interval (VC-889)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: New Tasks for Amazon DynamoDB (VC-636)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Settings->Import/Export->Added filter on name (VC-890)
[FEATURE] Client: Server manager/Main window->Added computer name (VC-932)
[FEATURE] Client: Connection Explorer/Remote file/folder browser->Improved threading for better UI experience (VSPS-83)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Variables->Added Variable for printing special characters {STRING(Print|line1\nline2)} (VSPS-101)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Powershell->Added command support to be able to set Execution Policy and other (VC-882)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Box transfer optimizations (VSPS-82,VSPS-83)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Local/Remote file filters->Added better date validation and showed accepted server format (VC-959)
[FEATURE] Server: Exit codes->Auto adding not found exit codes (VC-947)
[FEATURE] Client: Performance increase in main window when connecting/listing (getting full username) (VC-963)
[FEATURE] Server: Performance increase in Server process polling (VC-946)
[FEATURE] Client: Added setting to allow multiple Client instances on the same Server (VC-936)
[FEATURE] Client: Performance increase in Connection Explorer/remote folder browser (VSPS-83,VSPS-99)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Sharepoint/Cloud->Added result Variables (VSPS-95)
[FEATURE] Client: Performance increase startup (VC-998)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Powershell Task now support typed parameters (VC-898)
[FEATURE] Client: Triggers->Added Copy Trigger Id from Trigger to clipboard (VC-954)
[FEATURE] Client: Mixed GUI updates (VC-1035,VC-1031)
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Dynamics CRM->Added Connection test (VC-1005)
[FEATURE] Client: Auto selection/scroll to when clicking on Manage buttons for Notifications, Credentials and Connections (VC-918)
[BUGFIX] Client: Fixed issue with farsi language display (VC-802)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: .NET Code Task->Fixed various issues refreshing, run and dll selection (VC-819)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Excel Create/Set->Fixed issue with Date formatting (VC-803,VC-856)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Log off Task->Fixed issue running Task on Windows 2016 (VC-831)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: MFT->Variable fixes for Download/Upload path and file name (VC-580)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: FTP/SFTP->Fixed List folders action and some GUI related stuff (VSPS-81)
[BUGFIX] Server: System - Restart Task->Fixed issue rebooting with no Credential (VSPS-93)
[BUGFIX] Server: Fixed a memory leak that appeared in VMWare systems related to Active Directory (VC-752)
[BUGFIX] Client: Fixed deselect all issue in Job permissions (VC-853)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Web service Task->Fixed array parameter issue (VC-852)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Excel - Recalculate->Fixed issue with xls files (VC-673)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Certificates manager->Fixed right click issue (VC-861)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Audit log->Versions->Fixed Task N/A issue (VC-834)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: File filter->Fixed count issue when there was access problems (VC-833)
[BUGFIX] Client: Trigger->Fixed issue with UI issue and "Run delay" option (VC-866)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Sync files Task->Added support for one-way synchronization and made some changes to the propagate deletion function (VC-722)
[BUGFIX] Server: Tasks with sub exe (like SSISB) did not include all error output (VC-867)
[BUGFIX] Server: AMPQ Connection->Fixed issues related to Connections settings (port save and auth warning) (VC-862)
[BUGFIX] Server: Remote File Trigger->Fixed issue with download hwne using option "Save files relative to destination source path" (VSPS-80)
[BUGFIX] Server: SSISDB Task->Fixed a folder refresh issue (VC-872)
[BUGFIX] Client: Fixed an issue clicking on link in output (VC-859)
[BUGFIX] Server: SSIS Task->Fixed Credential validation issue (VC-874)
[BUGFIX] Server: Excel Create->Fixed performance issue when writing to Excel file (VC-885)
[BUGFIX] Server: Sharepoint Delete->Fixed null reference exception on Connection Id (VC-886)
[BUGFIX] Server: Logging->Fixed issue with cleaning up external database according to cleanup rules (VC-883)
[BUGFIX] Server: Office Macro Task->Fixed error handling for non existing file (VC-869)
[BUGFIX] Server: Sharepoint->Fixed issues downloading files with # character in it (VSPS-89)
[BUGFIX] Client: Remote folder browser->Fixed tooltip (VSPS-88)
[BUGFIX] Client: Box->Fixed issues with Test files tab not working properly (VSPS-82)
[BUGFIX] Server: FTP/SFTP Upload->Fixed multiple upload items "On error" handling to be able to ignore "No files found" (VSPS-86)
[BUGFIX] Server: Web macro Task->Fixed "Uncaught ReferenceError" (VSPS-899)
[BUGFIX] Server: VCCommand.exe->Fixed remote connection issue (VC-854,VC-855)
[BUGFIX] Server: Fixed non working date Variables in date filter i.e. {TASK(Active|LastExited|dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm)} (VC-913)
[BUGFIX] Server: SFTP->Added more clear error when preserving dates on upload fails (VSPS-96)
[BUGFIX] Server: Flow->Notifications - fixed possible duplicate Notifications when using 'On complete' events (VSPS-97)
[BUGFIX] Server: .NET Code Task->Fixed assembly load issue (cannot find the file specified) (VC-901)
[BUGFIX] API: License->Fixed license issue (switching from Pro to Basic) (VC-922)
[BUGFIX] Installer: Killed other instances of PreInstaller (preventing installation) (VC-930)
[BUGFIX] Server: MFT->Fixed folder permission issues (VC-896)
[BUGFIX] Server: Fixed "Credential not found" issue when running Task manually (in a loop) and exiting (VC-940)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: SFTP->Fixed a possible cause for error 96273 (VC-894,VC-953,VSPS-98)
[BUGFIX] Client: SFTP->Fixed a possible cause for error 96273 (VC-894,VC-953,VSPS-98)
[BUGFIX] Client: Permissions->Fixed Trigger permissions (menu) (VC-929)
[BUGFIX] Server: SFTP/SCP Task/Trigger->Failed to download System.ArgumentException: String cannot be of zero length (VSPS-102)
[BUGFIX] Server: Remote file Trigger->Fixed stack overflow crash related to many subsequent connection failures (VC-893)
[BUGFIX] API: Web API->Fixed certificate issue when using HTTPS (VC-875)
[BUGFIX] Client: Remote folder browser->Fixed empty path issue on non-existing predefined folder (VSPS-100)
[BUGFIX] Client: Fixed a translation bug in main window right click menu (VC-839)
[BUGFIX] Client: Manage Server Connections->Handled empty hostname issue (VC-976)
[BUGFIX] Client: Variables->Fixed usage of Variables in Connection Explorer/Remote folder/file browser (VC-1000)
[BUGFIX] Server: Execute Task->Fixed problems showing error output when file was not found (VC-1002)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Variables->Fixed issue using User Variables in File filter (VC-1003)
[BUGFIX] Server: Loops->Fixed value "1" added to CurrentXValue when originating from Go to Task in Flow (VC-1007)
[BUGFIX] Server: Sync file(s)->Fixed issue with with sync when file is deleted in source (VC-943)
[BUGFIX] Server: PrevTask value issue in long running event for Notification (from Task) (VC-1013)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: WebDAV->Fixed connection issue for uncommon responses (VSPS-104)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: WebDAV->Fixed issue not uploading full folder structure (VSPS-106)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: WebDAV->Download->Fixed issue with destination folder Variable not resolved (VSPS-107)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Web service Task->Fixed issue using a Variable in url (VC-978)
[BUGFIX] Server: SQL Trigger->Fixed issue when trying to deactivate Trigger when in retry mode (on error) (VC-1016)
[BUGFIX] Server: Assembly execute/Web service->Too long time loading dll issue (VC-977)
[BUGFIX] Server: Web service->Web service refresh crash issue (VC-971)
[BUGFIX] Server: Sharepoint upload issue->PropertyOrFieldNotInitializedException (VSPS-108)
[BUGFIX] Server: Email Task->Get/Delete messages/headers - fixed unread/read filter (VC-1027)
[BUGFIX] Client/Server: Excel Create->Fixed erroring out if no file is found (VC-860)
[BUGFIX] Server: Copy files Task->Fixed a potential issue when copying very large files (VC-950)
[BUGFIX] Client: Cloning Job from other Server resulted in wrong JobId in Stats class (VC-1033)
[BUGFIX] Server: Amazon S3->Fixed issue with file upload/download when requests are handled by cluster of servers (VS-PS-112)
[BUGFIX] Client: Output window->Fixed some issues related to resolving links (VC-1038)
Henrik
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Joey S
2019-09-26T15:46:32Z
I receive an error when trying to use that link

"Please do not link directly to this resource. You must have a session in the forum."
Support
2019-09-27T15:23:45Z
Originally Posted by: Joey S 

I receive an error when trying to use that link

"Please do not link directly to this resource. You must have a session in the forum."



When just clicking on the download link? Do you still get that error?
Michael
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Nelsonb44
2019-10-03T08:37:20Z
webclient seems to have improved lots, however what I would like to do is have a "log in step", which can be copied from job to job. I can then play it so it gets to the correct place and then continue recording.
Support
2019-10-03T12:40:14Z
Originally Posted by: Nelsonb44 

webclient seems to have improved lots, however what I would like to do is have a "log in step", which can be copied from job to job. I can then play it so it gets to the correct place and then continue recording.



Thanks for the suggestion! I recommend that you use the feature-suggest forum section and make a request for this.

Also; can I ask what company you belong to that has VisualCron registered? I can not find any company registered with us under your email domain that you used to sign up.
Michael
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SafonovPA
2019-10-08T14:44:14Z
Originally Posted by: Support 

Changes so far in this version:

[FEATURE] Client/Server: General Web Client updates



Greetings!
Can you explain this a bit more? What kind of updates made to the Web client?
Can we hope for a mobile webpage version of web client any time soon? This would be great!
Support
2019-10-08T15:41:32Z
Originally Posted by: SafonovPA 

Originally Posted by: Support 

Changes so far in this version:

[FEATURE] Client/Server: General Web Client updates



Greetings!
Can you explain this a bit more? What kind of updates made to the Web client?
Can we hope for a mobile webpage version of web client any time soon? This would be great!



Generally, it is edited to become more responsive so that you can use it in any device. We still have to fix some resizing issue to better work. Mostly it is UI fixes but we will also start working on Job editing. It is an ongoing process but it changes from day to day.
Henrik
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Chris (Yoursite)
2019-10-20T20:26:02Z
Hi,

I upgraded and my web macros no longer work - they all stall at the stage below:

VisualCronClient_H3kPDUXU0R.png

It appears any web macro that opens a new tab fails on the new version.

Thanks,
Chris
Support
2019-10-21T07:53:13Z
Originally Posted by: Chris (Yoursite) 

Hi,

I upgraded and my web macros no longer work - they all stall at the stage below:

VisualCronClient_H3kPDUXU0R.png

It appears any web macro that opens a new tab fails on the new version.

Thanks,
Chris



Did you try to open it and save it and run again? If it still fails please export your macro Job and send to support@visualcron.com
Henrik
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dmk
2019-10-28T15:13:47Z
The inability for the new client to connect to previous server versions is going to present a serious obstacle to upgrading. We always upgrade our dev server at least a week ahead of our prod server, to make sure the upgrade works smoothly and new the version behaves itself. Is it possible to run multiple client versions on the same machine, so we can connect to 9.0.0 on Dev and 8.5.5 on Prod during the eval period? (Was it really necessary to eschew backward-compatible connectivity?)
Support
2019-10-28T21:15:15Z
Originally Posted by: dmk 

The inability for the new client to connect to previous server versions is going to present a serious obstacle to upgrading. We always upgrade our dev server at least a week ahead of our prod server, to make sure the upgrade works smoothly and new the version behaves itself. Is it possible to run multiple client versions on the same machine, so we can connect to 9.0.0 on Dev and 8.5.5 on Prod during the eval period? (Was it really necessary to eschew backward-compatible connectivity?)



Unfortunately yes. We seldom do this but in this case we had to as the old encryption could not support new encryption. What has been changed is the way we encrypt local properties in settings-files. For example usernames and password. In 8.5.5 and older we use 3DES while in new version we use AES256.

To overcomes this problem you can zip the installation folder of 8.5.5 and unzip it on your desktop computer. Then create a short cut to the VisualCronClient.exe to your desktop.
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wam
2019-10-29T23:38:06Z
I wonder if it's possible to run a docker container that contains VisualCronClient and isolated settings?
wam
2019-10-30T20:00:02Z
Henrik,

I tried to create a docker image of the VisualCron Client by bootstrapping it from the download link on the forums, and got an error message when my dockerfile tried downloading VisualCron9.0.0.exe from the URL provided in this thread:


Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://www.visualcron.com/resource.ashx?a=4036&b=1" -OutFile .\VisualCronDocker.exe
Get-Content VisualCronDocker.exe


This outputs:


Please do not link directly to this resource. You must have a session in the forum.


Do you think there is any way to lax this restriction so I can build a docker image of VisualCron installer? My other option is I'll just include the VisualCron.exe I download and a continue downloading the latest exe.
Support
2019-10-31T13:04:01Z
Originally Posted by: wam 

Henrik,

I tried to create a docker image of the VisualCron Client by bootstrapping it from the download link on the forums, and got an error message when my dockerfile tried downloading VisualCron9.0.0.exe from the URL provided in this thread:


Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://www.visualcron.com/resource.ashx?a=4036&b=1" -OutFile .\VisualCronDocker.exe
Get-Content VisualCronDocker.exe


This outputs:


Please do not link directly to this resource. You must have a session in the forum.


Do you think there is any way to lax this restriction so I can build a docker image of VisualCron installer? My other option is I'll just include the VisualCron.exe I download and a continue downloading the latest exe.



We have never used Docker but does this work on regular download?
Henrik
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wam
2019-10-31T13:41:59Z
Yes, it's not a strict requirement. A Dockerfile has access to the underlying filesystem. It's the DOcker image (that is used to start the container) that is in effect a jail and then would not "see" that underlying filesystem.

I guess, if you can give me permission to host VisualCron9.0.0 on my GitHub, I can probably try to put together a full set of instructions that would allow people to host multiple versions of VisualCron Client on the same machine using docker containers.
wam
2019-11-04T14:45:09Z
Hi Henrik,

Just a nudge. If I can have your permission to host VisualCron v9.0.0.exe on my GitHub, I'd be glad to try to experiment with mocking docker image for VisualCron Client 9.0.0, which can then be an easy template for previous versions of VisualCron as well.
Support
2019-11-04T15:23:40Z
Originally Posted by: wam 

Hi Henrik,

Just a nudge. If I can have your permission to host VisualCron v9.0.0.exe on my GitHub, I'd be glad to try to experiment with mocking docker image for VisualCron Client 9.0.0, which can then be an easy template for previous versions of VisualCron as well.



Yes, I do not see how this could be a problem. Please proceed and let us know. Thanks!
Henrik
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CMBI-IT
2019-11-20T16:22:05Z
We are very interested in the Master / Slave synchronization feature.

Could you explain more? Active-Passive design?

Is there any updated detail documentation for that?

Thanks.
Support
2019-11-26T09:35:03Z
Originally Posted by: CMBI-IT 

We are very interested in the Master / Slave synchronization feature.

Could you explain more? Active-Passive design?

Is there any updated detail documentation for that?

Thanks.



This Sync featuere will come in next version. We will make a video of how it works later.
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Support
2019-11-26T09:35:44Z
Final version was released today. Thank you for your testing!
Henrik
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