WinINSTALL DMS/DAS 9.0 Hotfix 1

 

 

Base WinINSTALL Version:          9.00.0000 (English)

Hotfix WinINSTALL Version:         9.00.0001 (English)

 

 

Products affected by this hotfix:

 

 

 

Files included in this hotfix:

 

File

Old Version

New Version

Description

WI900001_DMS_DAS.html

 

 

Hotfix description and installation instructions (this file)

Upgrader.xml

 

 

Hotfix installation trigger file

SNAPMACH.dll

9.0.29.249

9.0.32.257

Updated agent module for handling scheduling

WIAgents.msi

 

 

Updated agent MSI file

WICRAgent.dll*

9.0.24.222

9.0.32.225

Updated console module for PXE Client Reset

WIConsole.msi

 

 

Updated console MSI file

WIUpdateAgent.dll

9.0.26.230

9.0.32.233

Updated agent module for handling patch management

WIPxeCr.dll*

9.0.24.217

9.0.32.219

Updated console module for PXE Client Reset

WIPatchCfgu.dll

9.0.29.228

9.0.32.231

Updated console module for patch management

WIRESCON.dll

9.0.29.248

9.0.32.253

Updated console resource file

WIMAUtl.dll

9.0.24.249

9.0.32.251

Updated agent module providing utility functions

 

*The files WICRAgent.dll and WIPXECr.dll are only needed for DAS.  The DMS product does not require either of these two files.

 

 

Issues addressed in this hotfix:

 

Issue: DTR 18183 – (DAS only) Optimize query for Create PXE Clients dialog.

 

Description: The query for available machines in the Create PXE Clients dialog screen can cause a long delay in larger environments.

 

Resolution: The query has been rewritten to significantly reduce the delay.

 

Issue: DTR 18203 – (DAS only) Client Reset server agent fails to connect to the WinINSTALL database.

 

Description: The Client Reset agent on the PXE server can intermittently attempt to use a stale database connection.  Once this occurs, the agent will log a DB connection error in the Event Viewer every 2 minutes.  Furthermore, clients of that server attempting to reset will fail with "TFTP file not found."  This state persists until the Master Agent on the server is stopped and restarted.

 

Resolution: The agent database access method has been corrected to avoid this problem.

 

Issue: DTR 18190 – Failed to update Windows Update Agent errors due to download failures.

 

Description: Under certain circumstances (due to timing issues) the download of the Windows Update Agent update executables fails on server agents. As a result, agents report "Failed to update Windows Update Agent," and some agents may then fail to perform scans and remediations.

 

Resolution: The server agent has been modified to prevent two threads from conflicting with each other.

 

Issue: DTR 18192 – Machines->All Machines->Licenses page shows bad data in columns.

 

Description: Some of the information displayed on the licenses page is incorrect.

 

Resolution: The console has been modified to correct the storage and display of license information.

 

Issue: DTR 18194 – Existing Schedules disappear after upgrade to 9.0.

 

Description: After updating the WinINSTALL database to 9.0 from a prior version, scheduled jobs no longer show up in the console.

 

Resolution: The console has been modified to correctly display pre-existing and new jobs.

 

Issue: DTR 18109 – Patch Management Create Package and Add Package to List functions prompt for each vulnerability.

 

Description: Selecting multiple remediations to download and create packages and/or add packages to list requires the user to click ‘Yes’ to enable the download of each selected remediation.

 

Resolution: A ‘Yes to All’ option has been added to the dialog.

 

Issue: DTR 18200: - Viewing License detail information in large environment takes a long time.

 

Description: Adding a new license or viewing the license count for an existing license can take an unacceptably long time in some environments, especially those with over 2,000 nodes.

 

Resolution: The SQL query has been revised to significantly increase the speed of displaying the results.

 

Install instructions for this hotfix:

 

  1. Save copies of any files replaced by this hotfix so they can be restored for patching to official releases.
  2. Copy all of the files in this hotfix to each share's Bin folder.  *Note: The files WICRAgent.dll and WIPXECr.dll are only needed for DAS.  The DMS product does not require either of these two files.
  3. Start the console, which will then automatically upgrade.
  4. From the console, re-start any agents, which will then automatically upgrade the agents:
    1. Select the machine or machines to be upgraded in the machine list.
    2. Right click / Agent Maintenance / Stop Agent / OK.
    3. Right click / Agent Maintenance / Start Agent / OK.
    4. Upon startup, the agents should update.
  5. Verify that SNAPMACH.dll (on console machines) and WIUpdateAgent.dll (on all machines with WinINSTALL agents installed) has been updated in the local \Program Files\OnDemand\WinINSTALL\Bin folder.

 

Note:    The default for all agents is to check for upgrades on startup.  Please confirm that this option has been set in Agent Settings… / Advanced / Check for upgrade at startup, and set if necessary.