Just upgraded to windows Viewer and Host v22.214.171.124 fr om v6 and I've bumped into a quirk, seems readily reproducible. There appears to be an issue with the logon mechanism wh ere extra connections are performed.
In the viewer, I have an address book folder with 5 connections (2 of which are online, 3 are offline).
If I sel ect the online connection #1 and right-click and choose "Log on", online connection #2 (!) shows "Logging on...". Once #2 has become logged in, #1 shows "Logging on".
If I double-click on connection #1 (default action is view only), the same behavior occurs (connection #2 logs in, followed by the #1), except that only connection #1 opens up in the desktop Viewer (as expected).
If both connections are logged in, Logging off fr om #1 behaves as expected: only connection #1 is logged off.
If I attempt to log into the 2nd connection, only the 2nd connection logs in (as expected).
It's a minor issue, but slightly annoying. Causes some extra/unnecessary connection activity.
No, the connections point to two different host machines with unique Internet-ID's. The two connections are physically located at the same remote location and on the same local network as each other. (i.e. they are at the same relative internet facing IP address relative to the RU ID Servers)
I'm connecting from a separate remote location from the two connections in question.
Perhaps, the issue might be caused by the address book file being somehow damaged or corrupted. Could you please try downloading Portable Viewer or using Viewer on some other machine and try adding these two remote connections to see if the issue occurs this way as well? You can also try adding a new address book to the same Viewer as described here and creating connection entries for the same remote Hosts to see if the issue re-occurs.
Looks like your address book corruption guess was on the mark.
I exported the address book and imported it into a portable viewer running on a different system. From this set up, clicking "Logon" for connection #1 did nothing: no logon attempt at all, for connection #1 or connection #2.
Connection #2 works as expected. But Connection #1 can't be launched at all.
After clearing the address book and creating new connections #1 and #2, everything works as expected.
The "corrupted" address book was from the previous RU 6.10.10 install (which functioned as expected)
In this case the issue have been caused by the address book file being somehow corrupted (most probably by some firewall/antivirus software) which is a relatively rare issue. There was no other reports from other users that updating to the latest version had damaged their address book files, so this is rather a one-time thing issue that is unlikely to occur for other users when updating Remote Utilities.