Lights-Out maintenance release 2.0.2
Today we published a Lights-Out maintenance release 2.0.2 which fixes issues reported by our users since release of 2.0.1. See below for a complete list of all fixes. It also includes a new console feature and a server feature to monitor Windows Updates.
What’s new in Lights-Out maintenance release 2.0.2?
The console does now show a status panel at the bottom. This allows you to sign off and then connect to another server without leaving the console.
Calendar events are now sorted by time.
Monitor Windows Updates
We added a new option to monitor Windows Updates. This is an experimental feature. It keeps the server running while Windows Updates are installed.
Upgrading the Server
Simply download 2.0.2 on your server and run the installer. You don’t need to uninstall 2.0.0 or 2.0.1. 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 2.0.2
Fix #227932 Wake domain is not saved on client side.
Fix #625005 Backup wake task is not working for setting “Always on during configured backup time”.
Fix #997366 Disabled time span does not count down in console.
Fix #498650 Detection of server 2016 evaluation improved.
Fix #104472 Shutdown fails on WHS 2011 if forced.
Fix #415692 Deadlock in Dashboard.
Fix #746979 Console does not store individual mac addresses for each server in MRU list.
Fix #512539 Devices are not sorted by name in uptime chart.
Fix #512539 Calendar entry changes the end date if end is on next day.
Fixed disabling monitors (ShadowCopies, TaskScheduler).
Fixed shutdown blocker in Client Software if a backup is running.
Fixed detection of storage server and server 2012 with essentials role.
Fixed action after backup in calendar if not forced.
Fixed missing backup veto.
Added a status panel in console to allow sign off to connect to another server without leaving console.
Added support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2.
Added Windows Update monitoring (experimental).
Added sorting of next calendar events in status tab.
Added HD/SSD detection to installer. If a HD is detected, service start type is set to “automatic (delayed)”.
Replaced wake tasks with waiteable timer.
Improved backup history handling.
Improved time to wake server after client resume/reboot.
March 24, 2017 @ 1:39 pm
How do you install through a “headless server” when the dashboard keeps closing down during installation ?
March 24, 2017 @ 4:48 pm
Hi Mick, use Remote Desktop to connect to the server and then start the installation.
March 26, 2017 @ 3:28 pm
Do you have to reinstall/update console on clients manually or is it automatically propagated?
March 27, 2017 @ 6:24 pm
Console is not yet updated automatically. So yes, you have to download the latest installer from http://
:7782 and run it again. Uninstall is handled automatically.
March 31, 2017 @ 5:27 am
Nothing seems to happen when I click on Download button. Am I doing something wrong?
March 31, 2017 @ 10:23 am
April 12, 2017 @ 2:55 pm
Used Lights-Out on a Windows Homew server. Microsoft does not support it anymore. Now installed the paid version 1.x on a Windows10 desktop, get the message that version 2 is available. Question: can I keep on using version 1 (simple task for it is to start the Windows10 machine and stop at specific times, the Bios does not support this) or do you advice to switch to version 2? Do I need to pay when I use it on a single machine, private?
April 12, 2017 @ 4:57 pm
I recommend to update to version 2 because 1.6 is end of life.
Wether you need a license or not depends on the features you like to use. The free Community Edition may be enough for your usage scenario. Give it a try, you can test the full functionality for 30 days without any risk. Then it changes automatically into a free Community Edition.
August 11, 2017 @ 4:08 pm
thanks for your great pice of Software. Question: Did I Need a new license for Version 2.0.2, or will work my old from Version 1.x ?
August 29, 2017 @ 10:33 am
Version 2 requires a new license. If you already have a 1.x license you get a 30% discount for a 2.0 license. See here for upgrade instructions /help2/webframe.html#UpgradeALicense.html
March 31, 2018 @ 5:21 pm
thanks for your great pice of Software.
Question: is version 2.x client side compatible with osx sierra.
April 1, 2018 @ 4:46 pm
yes Sierra is supported, see here /help25/webframe.html#Requirements.html at the bottom.