Base WinINSTALL Version:          9.00.0000 (English)

 Hotfix WinINSTALL Version:        9.00.0001 (English)


Files included in this hotfix:



Old Version

New Version





Hotfix description and installation instructions (this file)




Hotfix installation trigger file


Updated agent module for handling scheduling




Updated agent MSI file


Updated console module for PXE Client Reset




Updated console MSI file


Updated agent module for handling patch management


Updated console module for PXE Client Reset


Updated console module for patch management


Updated console resource file


Issues addressed in this hotfix:


Issue: DTR 18183 – 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 – 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.


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.
  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 WIPXECR.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.