Release Notes

RU Server 2.8.2.0

Released on November 28, 2019

  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.10.10.0

Released on July 2, 2019

  • Fixed an issue that caused the system to crash when applying Windows updates KB4503293 and KB4501375 on some systems. It is advised to first update Remote Utilities before applying those Windows updates;
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.10.9.0

Released on April 30, 2019

  • Fixed an issue that caused connections in the address book to briefly go offline and back online even on a stable Internet connection.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Host service to stop after authorization.

RU Server 2.7.9.0

Released on April 16, 2019

  • Fixed an issue that caused folders and entries in a synced address book on the Viewer side to disappear after being edited.

Remote Utilities 6.10.8.0 and RU Server 2.7.8.0

Released on April 14, 2019

  • Synchronization of large address books via the self-hosted server (RU Server) was improved.
  • Keyboard input model in Viewer connection properties can now be explicitly selected on the Keyboard tab.
  • Fixed an issue with RU Server which would sometimes cause client authorization to drop.
  • Fixed an issue with email notifications not sent via SMTP when using non-Latin characters in computer name.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.10.5.0 and RU Server 2.7.6.0

Released on February 6, 2019

  • Fixed an issue with certain keyboard shortucts not working after the previous program update.
  • Fixed an issue with blank remote screen feature not working on Windows 10 in some cases.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.10.3.0 and RU Server 2.7.5.0

Released on January 1, 2019

  • Ability to switch to the legacy keyboard input model in Viewer connection properties.
  • Fixed an issue with certain Windows hotkeys and key combinations not working.

Remote Utilities 6.10.2.0

Released on December 26, 2018

  • Ability to specify your own SMTP settings in the MSI Configurator for the "Send email" feature. Note: This feature has replaced the old mechanism of sending emails via our hosted service.
  • Local cursor now takes the shape of the remote cursor. This lets the program display different remote cursor states (such as column resizing arrows) correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with some Settings protection checkboxes not saving in Host configuration window.
  • Remote printing now works with apps such as Edge and Photos.
  • Session video recording consumes less CPU resouces on the Viewer. Session videos now show the remote cursor.
  • Fixed an issue with RU Server's Auto-import feature which caused RU Server service to hang/freeze in certain conditions.
  • Switching to the main Viewer window is now possible even when an authorization prompt window is being displayed. The authorization prompt window is no longer modal.
  • Fixed a bug which would sometimes cause switching the typing focus away from the mini-chage window in Full Control connection mode.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.9.4.0

Released on October 19, 2018

  • Authorization methods Single-password security, RU Security, Windows security and Custom Server Security can now be enabled simultaneously using checkboxes.
  • 2-step verification has been added. You can use Google Authenticator or any other similar app to receive the security code when connecting to a remote Host.
  • The self-hosted server can now be protected with a PIN-code against unauthorized use of the Internet-ID feature by strangers who happen to find out or guess the server's address and port.
  • You can now remotely restart the Agent as administrator (provided you know the credentials) in order to perform the necessary tasks during a remote session, such as installing programs and interacting with UAC prompts.
  • The use of the self-hosted server's Internet-ID feature can now be restricted to authorized users only (i.e. permission-based use of the Internet-ID).
  • Single-password security is now more clearly separated from Remote Utilities Security in connection properties on the Viewer side. Namely, the password and username/password can be saved separately for each of these two authorization methods.
  • Data encryption protocol has been changed to a more modern TLS 1.2.
  • Host authority is now verified automatically based on certificates. If Host certificate has been changed the Viewer receives a warning.
  • New and more streamlined Host settings interface with a Dashboard that summarizes the most important details.
  • The remote screen transfer speed of dynamically changing content (e.g. videos) over slow connections has been increased.
  • New "Log off on disconnect" option added to connection properties.
  • "Force custom server security" option can now be enabled for a user account on RU Server. This option, when enabled, forces this specific user to connect to Hosts using Custom Server Security only (provided the user is signed in on the server).
  • Left-hand mouse support.
  • Remote Utilities monitor driver (the one used for blanking remote screen) now works on Windows 10 with secure boot enabled.
  • Data transmission protocol for the remote sound feature has been updated. The new protocol is not backward compatible with older versions.
  • A bug that would cause a folder in an address book to disappear when dragged onto itself.
  • A bug that would cause the notification panel to stay on the desktop even after remote connection was closed or terminated.
  • A bug that would cause the address book file to get corrupted in some cases after closing the Viewer.
  • A bug that would cause the Viewer to show a warning when trying to unbind hotkeys in Viewer options.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.8.0.1

Released on August 26, 2017

  • Custom Host installers built with the MSI Configurator can now be digitally signed. Learn more
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.7.0.2

Released on July 6, 2017

  • An option in the Host settings that when enabled integrates Host with Windows Firewall at system startup.
  • A special check/mechanism that should fix the issue with Host service not starting sometimes after the upgrade and issues with uninstalling the Host.
  • Fixed issues with Custom Server Security not working properly when Windows security is enabled as an alternative authorization method.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.7.0.1

Released on June 28, 2017

  • A new license type - STARTER license - is now offered.
  • The Power Control mode commands (restart, shut down etc.) can now be applied to multiple connections in the address book.
  • Automatic online status checks are now available for direct connections. This option needs to be enabled in connection properties.
  • Updated display rules for the "Remote Utilities has been installed" message, which appears when "Generate Internet-ID" option is selected during MSI Configuration.
  • The "exit" command now works properly in the Terminal mode.
  • An issue with the notification panel randomly changing its location on the screen in some circumstances.
  • An issue with connections added to a synced address book via code not being synced properly with the server address book.
  • A problem with proper Windows username display in the User column in the Details view.
  • A problem with the Viewer freezing when Wake-on-LAN is run on multiple connections at once.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.6.0.7

Released on May 1, 2017

  • Custom Server Security, if enabled, now overrides Windows security.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.6.0.5

Released on April 20, 2017

  • Improved "Internet-ID" tab in the MSI Configurator. All Internet-ID settings are now in one place.
  • Improved "Settings update" tab in the MSI Configurator.
  • When using the "Add using code" feature the remote computer name is automatically used as the connection name.
  • The encrypted code sent via email now also contains a custom Internet-ID server address, if used.
  • The "Add new connection" button in the contents pane of the address book can now be hidden in Viewer options.
  • An automatically generated password created when using the MSI Configurator is now longer and more secure.
  • A bug that allowed elevation of remote user's rights when opening Internet Explorer from the notification window has been fixed.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.6.0.3

Released on March 28, 2017

  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.6.0.2

Released on March 27, 2017

  • Instant search across all address books open in Viewer.
  • Address book navigation bar similar to the address bar in Windows Explorer the navigation bar lets you quickly navigate back along the current path.
  • A special "All connections" item in the Viewer address book tree that displays all connections across all address books.
  • Permissions in RU-Server address book can now be selectively applied to either the object and its subobjects, object only or subobjects only. This allows for better planning and organization when setting permissions in a multi-user environment.
  • European Portuguese interface language.
  • Host installation notifications now do not require remote user to click on the Accept button instead an informational message is displayed after Host installation.
  • Internet-ID is now 12-digit (e.g. 123-456-789-012) instead of 9-digit (e.g. 123-456-789). This is to eliminate possible duplication issues and improve overall stability.
  • An issue with connections showing OFFLINE status even though they were online has been fixed.
  • Internet-ID can now be randomly generated on a given Host the "fixed ID" change that was introduced in version 6.5 has now been rolled back.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.5.0.8

Released on December 12, 2016

  • A bug that caused online status notifications still show in the system tray despite the corresponding check box being unchecked in Viewer options
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 6.5.0.7

Released on December 10, 2016

  • A bug that would cause creating duplicate Internet-IDs on cloned machines
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 6.5.0.5

Released on December 6, 2016

  • Multiple address books that can be synchronized through the RU Server.
  • Centralized permissions management in the RU Server. Users and groups can be created, and each user or group assigned different permissions for accessing the address books, synchronized through the server.
  • Additional authorization method to the Host – “Custom server security”. With this authorization method the RU server acts as a “domain controller” for the Host. You can use accounts created on the RU server to authorize on the Host.
  • The Blank remote screen feature for Windows 8 and higher (requires agreeing to install an additional driver during Host installation).
  • Local address book encryption in the Viewer. When enabled, the user must enter the unlock password to start working with the Viewer and to get access to the contents of the address books.
  • RU server now keeps a connection/error log.
  • In addition to /name and /password the Viewer now accepts remote computer’s IP address and Internet ID as parameters.
  • You can install and uninstall RU printer and RU monitor drivers in the Host settings.
  • Chat messages can now be sent by pressing Enter.
  • “Run after reboot” option for Agent
  • Auto-import - Hosts connected to the self-hosted server (RU Server) are automatically added to a designated address book folder
  • Encrypted address books can now be imported into the Viewer
  • Connections in the Viewer's address book can now display online status for Internet-ID connection type.
  • A notification appears in the system tray whenever a remote PC comes online
  • New license type per operator mini.
  • Connections can be dragged from a folder in a local address book and dropped into a folder in a cloud address book and vice versa
  • RU Server is now capable to maintain up to 100,000 Hosts simultaneously.
  • Password prompt window simplified – additional authorization options are available with a click on the Advanced button.
  • Speed and performance on slower networks for Windows 8 and higher.
  • A remote session starts faster, especially for Internet-ID connections.
  • Host logs are now more detailed.
  • Integrating of Agent with Windows firewall.
  • “Scanning for Hosts” tool dialog
  • RU Server configuration window (settings) can now be launched from within Administrator Console
  • A bug that caused the files to be irreversibly deleted when the move operation in File Transfer was cancelled or interrupted.
  • A bug that caused glitches when multiple monitors in the Full Control were viewed with Economode enabled in the connection properties.
  • Host settings are now stored in the SOFTWARE registry key instead of the SYSTEM key. The settings are no longer reset/deleted during Windows 10 upgrades.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.
  • “Sticking” Alt, Ctrl or Shift key when switching from Full Control window to another window while keeping the key pressed
  • Idle or active hosts in the RU Server Administrator Console not showing
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 6.3.0.6

Released on July 2, 2015

  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 6.3.0.4

Released on June 18, 2015

  • Q+Alt+Tab switches windows on the local desktop when used in the Full Control Window.
  • Alt+F12 Toggles between Full Control and View Only modes when hit in the Full Control/View Only mode window.
  • Balloon hint/tooltip of the Host now shows the computer name of the administrator/technician who connected to the remote PC.
  • The entire Host icon menu can now be hidden in the Host settings.
  • Hiding Host’s tray icon is no longer possible.
  • Encrypted block of text not being sent via e-mail by a configured Agent package when using “Automatically generate Host password” in the MSI Configurator.

Remote Utilities 6.3.0.3

Released on June 2, 2015

  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 6.3.0.2

Released on May 12, 2015

  • You no longer need to launch the Viewer with administrator rights in order to be able to use video chat or session video recording
  • Host and Agent crashing/hanging when changing Windows color scheme
  • Viewer now remembers its windows position when they are minimized and then restored
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 6.3.0.1

Released on May 8, 2015

  • Updated Viewer interface
  • Custom field for the “Send ID via e-mail” option
  • “Ask user to identify themselves” configuration option now works for all package types (standard, one-click and agent)
  • “Restart Host” item in the Host menu
  • Ability to generate ID on the remote Host without sending an e-mail
  • An option to hide Active Directory tree in the Viewer
  • Minor issues with the One-click configuration option
  • Internet ID being incorrectly added to the “Direct connection” field in connection properties

Remote Utilities 6.2.0.1

Released on March 26, 2015

  • A toolbar button for minimizing the Full Control window when in fullscreen mode.
  • RU Server administration console has been added to the Viewer as a built-in tool.
  • The checkboxes on the Modes tab in Host security settings were inverted. Now if a checkbox is checked, it means that the corresponding mode is allowed.
  • Sync issues between Viewer 6.0.x.x. and Viewer 6.1.x.x that caused the address book to disappear. Now if the sync server has a newer version of the address book than the Viewer version, the sync will not work until the Viewer is updated.
  • Some issues with file access rights when using File Transfer mode.
  • An issue with the Full Control window freezing with enabled capture sound mode in some operating systems.
  • Arrow keys not working in a non-tabbed Full Control window.
  • Mini-chat panel in the Full Control window losing focus.

Remote Utilities 6.1.0.3

Released on March 2, 2015

  • Simplified registration system. Now you only need to register the Viewer instead of registering each and every Host as before
  • Simple 9-digit format for Internet IDs
  • Auto-logon now works for Internet ID connections via RU Server
  • Blank remote screen option now works with capture alpha-blending windows option
  • Access denied error when re-connecting to the same remote PC after reboot
  • Issues with importing records into a synced address book
  • An issue when the user had to make one extra click in an application window to start typing after switching remote desktops in the Full Control window
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 6.0.0.4

Released on December 17, 2014

  • Issue with address book not importing properly using the "Import connections" command.
  • Issues when registering version 6 with a free version 5.x license key.

Remote Utilities 6.0.0.3

Released on December 16, 2014

  • Address book sync via Remote Utilities Sever (formerly called "GMS").
  • Multiple active address books in the Viewer
  • Session video recording
  • Take screenshot of the remote screen
  • Simple chat in the Full Control/View window
  • Automatic daily backups of address books in the Viewer
  • Agent connection log is now available in %AppData%\RUT_settings after the Agent is closed
  • Mapped network drive support in File Transfer mode
  • Windows PE 5 support
  • Comments field in address book records
  • Sort order field in address book records to enable custom sorting
  • Send broadcast message using the "Send message" connection mode
  • The "Screen Recorder" connection mode now supports multiple monitors
  • Protection against address book sync conflicts. Now if a certain Viewer is offline it cannot change/update records in a synced address book.
  • Issues with the Agent not properly working with UAC in some cases
  • Problem with empty pages when printing some files using the remote printing feature
  • Problem with RDP settings not saving properly
  • The USERNAME field in email messages sent by a custom MSI installer now correctly reflects the current user logged into the PC
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 5.6.0.6

Released on February 12, 2014

  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 5.6.0.5

Released on January 22, 2014

  • Free license for business use for 10 remote PCs.

Remote Utilities 5.6.0.2

Released on January 14, 2014

  • Mobile Viewer for iOS and Android.
  • When launched by a user with administrative privileges, the Agent module runs as a service thus making it possible to handle UAC prompts remotely. This was previously available with the Host only.
  • Desktop Viewer now launches the native RDP client when the RDP connection mode is used.
  • The notification panel can now be moved/dragged around the screen.
  • Remote Host version and currently logged in user name are displayed in the address book “Detailed” view in Viewer.
  • The columns in the “Detailed” view can now be rearranged.
  • The one-click installer no longer opens Remote Utilities website after installation.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 5.5.3.0

Released on August 4, 2013

  • Significantly improved and optimized XML parsing mechanism of the address book.
  • Updated Viewer interface.
  • A bug with cascade authorization when using "Connect through Host" feature.
  • A bug that caused the GMS server IP/DNS address to be erased during remote Host upgrade.
  • A bug in the File Transfer mode when connecting to older versions of Host.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 5.5.2.0

Released on June 30, 2013

  • An error message that appeared when closing the Viewer
  • Fixes in the File Transfer mode and other connection modes
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 5.5

Released on June 24, 2013

  • Auto reconnect during temporary network breakdowns
  • New MSI configurator in the wizard form. New step added to the MSI configurator wizard that allows you to control which settings are applied during the remote Host update.
  • A panel/window at the bottom-right corner on the Host side with the list of currently connected Viewers. The remote user can close some or all of the connections. This panel is optional and can be enabled/disabled in the Host settings.
  • New "Full screen" view mode. When this mode is on, the window frame is removed but no scaling occurs. If the remote monitor resolution is higher than the local monitor resolution, scrolling is enabled. What was previously "Full screen" mode has been renamed "Full Screen Stretch".
  • An option to erase/wipe Host settings from the remote PC when uninstalling.
  • License Key Storage now shows the number of unused licenses left for each product key.
  • View mode toggle icons have been added to the toolbar.
  • Windows serial key is now displayed in the Inventory Manager report.
  • Dragging the tab away from the Full Control and View window will pop out the tab into its own window (behavior similar to that of the web browser Google Chrome).
  • French interface language. Parlez-vous fran?ais?
  • Program operation on Windows 8 has been optimized to improve performance.
  • Error log now shows not only the error number but also additional information/explanation about the error.
  • "Capture sound" option is now included in the Connection Properties so you can enable it permanently for a selected address book entry.
  • A bug that caused the Full Control and View window to change its position and dimensions every time the user switched to another remote screen tab. Now if a user maximizes the Full Control and View window it will stay maximized regardless of the new tabs open.
  • A bug that caused an RDP over ID connection to close when minimizing the RDP window.
  • Cascade authorization (Connect through Host feature) bug that caused erratic cascade connectivity and required manual logon to each intermediary Host.
  • A bug that caused the times for the files in File Transfer mode, both local and remote, to be displayed in UTC time, not local time.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 5.4.0.2

Released on January 16, 2013

  • The ability to disable remote printer driver installation when configuring an .msi file using MSI Configurator
  • Warning if the IP/ID/DNS name field is left blank when adding a new connection.
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 5.4.0.1

Released on January 7, 2013

  • Hebrew interface language
  • Polish interface language

Remote Utilities 5.4

Released on October 30, 2012

  • Remote printing (printing a remote document on a local printer)
  • Event/Connection log in the Viewer that helps diagnose connection problems if any
  • RDP over ID, a feature that allows you to connect by the RDP protocol using Remote Utilities' ID feature as a tunnel
  • "Reboot in Safe Mode with networking" option added to the Power Control connection mode
  • Improved Viewer interface and main toolbar
  • Fixes in the text chat mode
  • Minor fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 5.3

Released on July 26, 2012

  • 4-digit password is now available in RUT Host and Agent
  • Ability to show a disclaimer to a remote customer was added to Agent customization settings
  • Gateway Mediation Server (GMS) updated to version 1.2
  • Agent (formerly "Quick Connect") module interface revamped
  • Fixed issues when configuring different types of a distribution file using MSI Configurator
  • Fixed issues with the Multiple users and permissions feature

Remote Utilities 5.2.2

Released on July 13, 2012

  • Viewer interface has been completely revamped
  • Minor fixes and updates to the Host module

Remote Utilities 5.2.1

Released on June 12, 2012

  • New program icons
  • "Capture sound" feature
  • Full control and view window is now located on the same monitor as the Viewer's main window
  • A minor bug when configuring Quick Connect using MSI Configurator
  • Minor Text chat bugs
  • Minor Callback connection bugs
  • Other fixes and improvements

Remote Utilities 5.2

Released on April 27, 2012

  • Added Active Directory tree browser. Now the RUT-Viewer address book window shows the actual Active Directory tree, and you can connect to any computer right away. You can use the default domain controller for the network where the RUT-Viewer machine is located, or you can specify a different domain controller using a special dialog window.
  • Added different users with different permissions for a single RUT-Host. This feature is available for both the security system of Remote Utilities and WinNT security.
  • Added an "Ask user permission" option in RUT-Host settings. If this option is set, a message is displayed to the remote user, allowing them to accept or decline a remote connection.
  • Added the ability to launch and work when the remote computer is in Windows Safe Mode. The remote PC is available for remote connection after a reboot in Safe Mode.
  • Improved RUT-Viewer and RUT-Host installer. Now you do not need to uninstall the program manually before updating. Simply run the new version installer file and follow the installation wizard instructions to update the program.
  • Added Windows PE support.
  • Improved the Password setting window that appears after the RUT-Host installation has been simplified.
  • Removed the outdated video overlay connection mode.
  • Removed the HookDrv.dll library, which caused antivirus software to create a false alarm.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.

Remote Utilities 5.1.2

Released on January 27, 2012

  • Added IPv6 support.
  • Minor fixes.

Remote Utilities 5.1.1

Released on January 15, 2012

  • Internet ID technology has been optimized for fast Internet connections. For improvements to be seen update both the Viewer and the Host, as well as the GMS (if the latter is used).
  • Improved mouse and keyboard response time.
  • Improved proxy-server support.
  • Improved MSI-Configurator: now the configurator works if RUT-Host is installed (but is not running) on the PC. This works for all configuration options except Quick Connect.
  • Custom-built Quick Connect module now always asks user confirmation before sending connection credentials to the administrator's e-mail.
  • One-click installer now works in silent mode. However, our website opens in the web-browser during installation.
  • Quick Connect now uses simplified Internet ID codes with the mask xxx-xxx-xxx where x is any figure from 0 to 9.
  • Fixed issues with keyboard not working in some cases.
  • Fixed 'Blank remote screen' feature issue in Windows 7.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Remote Utilities 5.1

Released on December 12, 2011

  • Quick Connect module a stand-alone Host executable that runs without installation and administrative privileges.
  • Added the ability to customize QuickConnect with logo and text for branding purposes.
  • Added Voice and Video chat connection mode optimized for slow networks.
  • Gateway Mediation Server which is a replica of our global Internet ID server, but runs locally and is available for free.
  • Tabs to the Full Control and View window, like in a web-browser. This can be disabled in the RUT-Viewer Options.
  • Added Remote Settings mode that grants direct access to remote RUT-Host settings via the corresponding item in the RUT-Viewer context menu.
  • Added Address Book Manager to allow working with several address books in different places including network locations.
  • Added the ability to automatically send the Internet ID and Password to the helpdesk technician via e-mail once the configured QuickConnect module is first run on the remote side.
  • Added multiple tabs, Windows 7 like address bar and the ability to transfer files from one remote PC to another in the File Transfer connection mode.
  • Added the ability to generate meta-keys for registering RUT-Hosts. This protects the owner of the license from an unauthorized use of their license key. This is especially useful for Helpdesk license owners.
  • Added the ability to edit the properties of multiple connections at once.
  • Added the ability to show a small blue globe beside the RUT-Host icon when the connection with an Internet ID server is live.
  • Added automatic clipboard sync (so far for plain text only).
  • Added new error message system with message log and smart non-intrusive error notifications.
  • Added support for HTTP and SOCKS proxy servers both on the RUT-Host and RUT-Viewer side.
  • Now all installer and executable files are digitally signed with the certificate issued by DigiCert Inc.
  • Added support for proxy server NTLM authorization.
  • Improved MSI Configurator tool now this tool allows configuring three different output files: Standard MSI file (.msi), One-click installer (.exe) and QuickConnect (.exe).
  • Improved Remote Webcam connection mode by making it transmit the image and sound in the real time using the latest audio and video codecs.
  • Improved Block Remote Screen window with the ability to show rich text formatting or a web page.
  • Improved the thumbnail previews algorithm in the RUT-Viewer main window.
  • Improved RUT-Host installer ??“ now the UAC privileges elevation message shows only once.
  • Improved and extended Power Control mode (former "Shutdown" mode).
  • Improved and extended Execute mode.
  • Minor improvements to the Callback Connection feature.
  • Fixed the occasional bugs when the Connect through Host feature was used.
  • Fixed bugs with the Internet ID, File Manager and multi-monitor features not working properly in some cases.
  • Fixed several bugs in the Screen Recorder connection mode.
  • Fixed memory leakage which occurred on the RUT-Host side in some cases.
  • Some changes to the user interface.
  • Multiple improvements and fixes.

Remote Utilities 5.0.1

Released on May 17, 2011

  • Added a new licensing option - Home License

Remote Utilities 5.0

Released on March 8, 2011

  • Internet-ID allows connecting over the Internet to a PC which is located behind a firewall or a NAT device. No network configuration on the remote PC side is necessary.
  • a new "Helpdesk" licensing option.
  • the ability to select a terminal session out of several terminal sessions being active on the remote PC.
  • RUT-Viewer now works on Wine in Linux OS.
  • the ability to run RUT-Host as current user.
  • Modified RUT-Host settings now there are user settings and system settings.
  • invitation system. An administrator or a helpdesk specialist generates a special invitation code that contains an Internet ID, a password and a license key. The code is then applied by the user on the remote PC.
  • one-click installer as a single EXE-file which automatically installs the configured RUT without any queries.
  • RUT-Viewer ping capability that allows to almost instantly determine which computer is on the network.
  • Help to RUT-Host (previously Help was available in RUT-Viewer only).
  • the ability to view the callback connection query list in RUT-Viewer.
  • the ability to activate all callback connections in one click on RUT-Host.
  • a new tab called "Users" in the Task Manger connection mode window.
  • tree view of connection properties for the Connect through Host feature.
  • the speed of browsing the remote registry.
  • integration of the RUT-Host with the Windows 7/Vista/2008 built-in Firewall.
  • issues with NTLM authorization with Windows 7/Vista/2008.
  • issues causing instability of RUT-Host when using the Connect through Host feature.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.

Remote Utilities 4.3

Released on September 9, 2010

  • video/sound capture module.
  • remote registry connection mode.
  • a new hotkey for closing the remote connection window.
  • import/export of registry keys in the Remote Registry connection mode.
  • Remote Web Camera connection mode. Now the Open OGG is used instead of the proprietary WMV.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause incorrect work in Full Control/View mode on server operating systems.
  • an issue with entering IP addresses in the RUT-Host settings.
  • an issue with entering IP addresses in IP-filter settings.
  • Minor improvements and fixes.
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