We are proud to announce the release of Remote Utilities 6.8. This program update provides significant changes to the MSI configurator — now you can sign your custom Host installers with a valid digital signature.
We have modified the first step of the MSI Configurator process. Now in the beginning of the configuration process you must choose between two options — Online configurator and Legacy configurator:
When the Online option is selected, the configurator will remember your choices during the subsequent configuration steps and will send them to our web server at the end of the configuration process. The server will build an output file according to your selected options, sign it with our digital signature and immediately provide it to you for download. Usually, it takes no longer than a minute to build and download a custom digitally signed installer:
The Legacy option, as the name implies, is the regular MSI configurator as it has always been up until this update. With the Legacy option selected, the configuration process will take place offline on the Viewer PC. However, the output file will not be digitally signed.
The only difference is that the file built with the Online option is digitally signed with our company's signature (Remote Utilities LLC) , whereas the file built with the Legacy option is not. Otherwise, the files are absolutely the same.
If you have a working Internet connection on the Viewer PC and if you have no valid reasons to stick with the Legacy option (see further below) then you are advised to choose the Online option. Here are the benefits:
In some cases using the legacy configurator option may still be necessary: