Lights-Out for Windows 7, 8 and Windows Server
Release notes and known issues

This documentation applies to version 1.6.1 of Lights-Out for Windows 7, 8 or 10 as "Home Server".

Current Version 1.6.1 Build 2408
Lights-Out for Windows 7, 8 or 10 as "Home Server" and Standard Windows Server
  • Fixed missing Mac OS X detection
  • Improved communication between client tray app and service
  • Added a workaround for resume issues on Windows 10
  • Added Windows 7 Backup support back into Windows 10 if used a server
  • Added support for MAC OSX 10.11 (El Capitan)


Differences between Lights-Out on WHS and Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • There is no WHS Connector and therefore no working communication infrastructure on Windows 8
  • Lights-Out uses a special (TCP/IP based) communication protocol on port 7679
  • Port 7679 is opened during installation on the Windows 7, 8 or 10 "Server", if you use another personal firewall you have to open port 7679 by yourself
  • Client computers are joined during setup to their server, server discovery is handled by sending a multicast on port 7679
  • There is no pre-configured SSL infrastructure on Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • There is no client backup handled by the server
  • There is no WHS Console on the client


Known issues:
  • No backup support for clients
  • Mac and Mobile support only in LAN (local), not in WAN because SSL infrastructure is missing


Older versions


Version 1.6.0 Build 2373
  • Fixed: Overflow issue if clients has 10 or more network interfaces
  • Fixed: Tooltip exceeds 64 characters on localized versions
  • Fixed: Service dies under high CPU load (e.g. running Blender)
  • Fixed: Problems with Lights-Out client UI and connected standby (e.g. Surface 3 Pro)
  • Fixed: Automatic wake-up after network change
  • Fixed: Webservice not working under low memory condition on server
  • Added: Workaround for unsupported MAC OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Added: Support for Windows 10 and Server Technical Preview 2 (Server 2016)
  • Added: Workaround for license installation on server core or Hyper-V server without UI


Version 1.5.7 Build 2284
  • Fixed: Loading ProviderFramework.dll on Windows 7 if system is not installed on c: (only WSE 2012R2)
  • Fixed: Missing backup detection if "Always on during backup" is disabled (only WHS/WSE)


Version 1.5.6 Build 2283
  • Fixed: Calendar issue introduced in build 2136. Server goes into standby 3 minutes before a calendar entry starts if server is already active and calendar entry has a forced end action
  • Fixed: Random silent service crash
  • Fixed: Idle detection for Mac Agent running on a headless Mac Mini
  • Fixed: Occasional crash in network scanner with multiple network cards
  • Fixed: Log file write access issue
  • Fixed: Unexpected client count down window
  • Changed: Removed http prefix on wake domain to prevent a crash in windows store app
  • Changed: Task scheduler tasks are no longer hidden
  • Changed: Mac Agent does no longer display missing license if run outside home network
  • Changed: Increased interval between pinging ip devices
  • Added: LightsOutCleanup tool
  • Added: Support for Windows 10
  • Added: Support for Windows Server Technical Preview
  • Added: Support for High-DPI Displays
  • Added: Windows 8 icon set for client application
  • Added: More translations to standalone installer
  • Added: Support for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Added: Command line option to trigger client action after backup
  • Added: Popup message for new version information
  • Added: Correct sorting of all columns in Computer Tab


Version 1.5.5 Build 2136
  • Added action timer on status tab, color change during count down
  • Increased max. delay time limit to 240 minutes
  • Standard action is now suppressed if backup or calendar tasks are scheduled within next 3 minutes
  • Improved communication between Console and Service
  • Fixed a configuration issue for the Lights-Out Mac Agent
  • Fixed a bug in ShareMonitor introduced in 1.5.4
  • Fixed client About dialog, shows no longer licensed to <number> if server is not running
  • Fixed closing Console on Windows 7/8
  • Fixed managing computers and server via mobile app
  • Fixed jumping mouse arrow on client


Version 1.5.4 Build 2055
  • First release
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