Today we published maintenance release 2.0.1 which fixes issues reported by our users since release of 2.0.0. See below for a complete list of all fixes. It also includes a new feature which allows waking multiple computers.
What’s new in maintenance release 2.0.1?
In this release, we added one new feature which was already available in 1.x: Waking multiple computers!
This is a feature for advanced users and requires manual edition of a configuration file. We advise to make a backup of the file first!
Navigate to “C:\ProgramData\LightsOut2Client”. ProgramData is a hidden folder, you have to change explorer folder options to make it visible (Hidden files and folders – Show hidden files, folders and drives).
Open the file “ClientSettings.json” with an editor of your choice. We recommend to use notepad++ because it can restart itself with administrative rights without losing your changes. This makes editing configuration files a breeze.
The file should look similar to this:
Now add a comma after the last line and then insert the new line
"AdditionalWakeMacs": "your macs go here, separated by commas". Add all MAC-Addresses of computers you want to wake. It should now look similar to this example:
Upgrading the Server
Simply download 2.0.1 on your server and run the installer. You don’t need to uninstall 2.0.0. The installer takes care of it.
Upgrading Windows Client Computers
Windows Client Computers should upgrade within 15 minutes. You can also restart the computer to trigger the upgrade.
Upgrading Apple Mac Computers
Open Safari and download the Mac installer. Run it. It automatically takes care of any previous installation.
List of fixed issues in maintenance release 2.0.1
Fix #386490 Crash in Acronis detection
Fix #734008 Dashboard Crash on Essentials 2016
Fix #193857 Better handling of existing Macintosh Computers
Fix #452385 Double OK in properties dialog no longer required
Fix #854478 Japanese text does now fit on license page
Fix #971402 Improved support for Azure Cloudbackup
Fix #940804 Fixed Cloudberry localization issue and detection
Fix #840216 Recurring event not visible for New Zealand time zone
Fixed missing confirmation dialog in status – save energy
Fixed high CPU load in service created by calendar schedules
Fixed problem with user account detection if DC is not available at boot time
Fixed problem with server ID detection if DC is not available at boot time
Fixed detection of backup window change on Essentials
Fixed Dashboard crash in Essentials 2016
Fixed xcopy not working in batch files (backup scripts or user/system scripts)
Fixed Dashboard/Console reconnect failure
Added wake task for backup window on WHS/Essentials
Added support for additional mac addresses on client (for waking multiple computers)
Added a workaround if Essential 2012/2016 modules are not installed (missing) on 2012/2016 Essentials
Added wake-up via internet for console login window