Feature-History – Lights-Out
New: Support for Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 2019 Essentials
New: Support for Synology NAS devices
New: Monitor web page access to detect device activity
New: Resolve mac address to vendor
New: Acronis True Image 2019 (both Windows and macOS)
New: Time Machine (macOS)
New: Carbon Copy Cloner (macOS)
New: UrBackup (all, Windows, macOS, Linux)
New: Hyper Backup (Synology)
New: Active Backup For Business (Synology for Windows)
New: Automatic server dection and certificate installation
New: Column for mac vendor in network tab
New: Support for client access via TeamViewer, Remote Desktop or Browser
New: Download log files
New: Disable client power management actions based on hardware or manually
Improved: Double click on column border creates best fit
New: macOS Client software
New: Linux Client software
New: It’s now possible to change the active backup provider in the context menu
New: You can now wake-up other client computers
New: You can manage your server via Lights-Out Console, RDP, TeamViewer and Web browser
#100950 Client command line does report wrong server state
Fixed extend maintenance dialog
Fixed first seen time stamp
Fixed wake-up reason
Improved security for unauthenticated access
#764356, Timer removed after Standby
#466884 Fixed Console does no longer show recorded events
#638492 Fixed unreliable wake-ups (tasks missed)
#550438 Improved backup history (missing backups results)
Fixed parameter “-update” for LightsOut2.Server.SSL application
Fixed bug with downloading updates
Improved handling of forced action after backup
Added workaround for duplicate SID on client machines
Added support for Acronis TrueImage 2019
#354962 Fixed failing login after server rename or domain join
#200111 Fixed scaling issues in Remote Desktop from High DPI system to server
#491426 Fixed client installer warning “RemoteRegistry Service not running”
#252270 Fixed inner forced calendar task with same action (was ignored)
Fixed Direct Deploy error “can’t create config file”
Fixed some dialogs with truncated translations
Fixed Console crash if settings file is damaged
Added official support for Acronis TrueImage 2018.
Added confirmation dialog for delete operations.
Added RSS feed display to status pane.
Added console auto login checkbox.
Added console update.
Added local and remote server update.
Added automatic updates.
Added different update channels.
Added console device details pane.
Added AD client deployment.
Added setup package creation for easier deployment.
Added better handling of damaged user settings.
Sleep now is using standard action first.
Updated forum link and name.
#280112 Non-monitored network device is not displayed in dashed style.
#239807 First damaged json file stops reading of all devices.
#885307 Exit code detection wrong for Acronis TrueImage 2017 after upgrade from previous version.
#259153 Client ui scaling on high dpi display.
#695297 Remote web access rights are not applied.
#499002 Scheduled backup missing after slow cold boot.
#645733 AWAYMODE not detected and prevents Standby.
#625173 Client action timer not detecting starting backup during count down.
#447667 Wrong server runtime chart if suspend initiated outside of Lights-Out.
#117917 Disabled setting no longer working after reboot.
#922018 Inner forced calendar action uses outer forced action.
#845569 Save energy is using the configured standard action if set to standby or hibernation.
#288154 Added new option “execute end action only if local server is online”.
#645589 Added workaround for loading license file on a server core installation without UI.
#593855 Fixed missing link for business maintenance.
Bug fix release
Fix #400421 Failed check for domain controller blocks users account detection
Fix #352695 After failed standby incomplete resume of monitoring and operation
Fix #464730 CPU load monitor not working if previously disabled
Fix: action after backup missing if calendar end is exceeded
Fix: Apple Mac computers missing after settings change
Fix: state check of controlled services missing on service startup
#470330 Added support for Veeam Agent for Windows
Added: verification for TLS 1.2 and a workaround if automatic fallback to TLS 1.1 is not working
Added: name of monitored known task to runtime chart.
Improved handling of backup results in console/dashboard
Bug fix release
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.
Bug fix release
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 localisation 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 wake-up)
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
Unified license, no longer bound to a specific platform
Unified installer, one binary for all supported platforms
Official support for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server Essentials 2016
Completely redesigned calendar module with support for complex recurring rules
Supports client computer schedules
Supports calendar groups applied to multiple computers
A separate Management Console can be installed on any client computer to manage Lights-Out
Management Console can manage multiple Lights-Out servers
Management Console can manage Lights-Out servers over the Internet (remote)
Client computers can connect via Internet (remote)
Client computers can be controlled by Lights-Out calendar
Lights-Out 2 supports backup monitoring on client and server to give you a centralized view and management
Lights-Out 2 can schedule backups for client and server
Lights-Out 2 supports many backup providers out of the box
New sources: power requests from other software, user activity on server etc.
Backup on client computers and server
Automatic detection of all network devices in your LAN
Windows 10 improvements
Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 support
Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) support
Windows 10 support
Windows Server Technical Preview 2 support
Hyper-V host support
Bug fix release
Support for High-DPI display and MAC OS X Yosemite
Column sorting in computer tab
More command line options for client
Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Action timer on status tab
New standalone version of Lights-Out for desktop systems
RDP and console monitoring
Support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Support for mobile devices
Client on-click backup command
Client command line
Bug fix release
Support for Windows Home Server 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
Mac OS X
Client management actions
Display of active monitors
Uptime chart shows scheduled backup times
Adding IP based devices
Second, scheduled backup by Lights-Out
Better integration with Drive Extender on WHS v1
Enable monitoring via tray app on client
Bug fix release
First commercial release with 30 day trial
More monitoring options (network devices, CPU and network load, process, file, console)
Run a program after resume
Client tray app
Licensed to Acer and pre-installed on Acer Aspire easyStore
Uptime chart with tooltips
Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese translations
Version check for sbcore service
Remote access monitoring
English user manual
Improved client installer
First public release!
German user manual
First internal release for moderators on home-server-blog.de
Lights-Out starts as a private project for my Windows Home Server