These release notes contain a high level list of changes made to each version of the AppsAnywhere Windows Client

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Version 1.5.2 - Application (Upcoming Version)

Released: TBC

Features

  • Updated client branding

Fixes:

  • AAWIN-144 - Improvements to the way downloads of third-party client installers are handled to reduce the changes of error

  • AAWIN-171 - Unable to launch SCCM applications that use Windows variables in the launch path

  • AAWIN-174 - Unable to deploy SCCM applications that are set to “Install for User”

  • AAWIN-172 - Updates to the way translation strings are handled in the client

  • AAWIN-167 - Firewall rules installed by the client have an overly permissive scope

    • The AppsAnywhere client doesn’t actually require the firewall rules to operate (i.e. they can be disabled or deleted), they only exist to stop the user being prompted when the client first initializes.

    • Their scope has been limited to address concerns expressed by customers relating to their previous scope

  • AAWIN-178 - Minimum client version is not enforced on app launch

Version 1.5.1 - Application (Current Version)

Released: June 2021

Fixes:

  • AAWIN-146 - Unable to launch apps that require third-party clients if versioning information could not be retrieved

  • AAWIN-157 - Windows Virtual Desktop client is not detected when machine is Azure AD joined and client is installed in user mode

  • AAWIN-159 - Non-English versions of the Windows Virtual Desktop client are not detected

  • AAWIN-169 - AppsAnywhere service becomes unresponsive in high-load and/or multi-user environments

Version 1.4.1 - Application

Released: December 2020

Fixes:

  • AAWIN-154 - Client setup executable is not correctly identifying 64-bit systems when CPU is AMD Ryzen

  • AAWIN-150 - Client communications failing for some users in multi-user environments running FSLogix

Compatibility:

  • Due to the changes for AAWIN-107, 1.4.0 or greater client is REQUIRED for facilitating Parallels RAS launch requests from AppsAnywhere version 2.10 onwards

    • Customers should ensure that the 1.4.0 or greater client is deployed to all managed machines and set as the minimum version in client settings when using AppsAnywhere v2.10

Version 1.4.0 - Application

Released: November 2020

Features:

  • AAWIN-110 - Manage the installation and update of the Windows Virtual Desktop client, in accordance with the organisation's client settings

  • AAWIN-138 - Gather information about the device's Windows Virtual Desktop configuration during validation

  • AAWIN-139 - Ability to configure and launch the Windows Virtual Desktop client from a launch in AppsAnywhere

  • AAWIN-140 - Detect when the client is running inside a Windows Virtual Desktop environment

  • AAWIN-148 - Update the .NET version used by the client and have the auto-update process inform the user if they need to install an updated version

  • AAWIN-124 - Add an option for disabling SSL certificate validation (for testing purposes), seen as valid SSL is now required by default

  • AAWIN-107 - Implement more secure launch mechanism for Parallels RAS launches

Fixes:

  • AAWIN-47 - Client limited to TLS 1.0 by default

  • AAWIN-100 / AAWIN-101 / AAWIN-102 - Security improvements in response to external pen testing

  • AAWIN-105 - Client actions are delayed by up to two minutes if the .lck file is deleted for whatever reason

  • AAWIN-150 - Client communications failing for some users in a multi-user environment

    • Updated in 1.4.1

Compatibility:

  • Due to the changes for AAWIN-107, the 1.4.0 client is REQUIRED for facilitating Parallels RAS launch requests from AppsAnywhere version 2.10 onwards

    • Customers should ensure that the 1.4.0 client is deployed to all managed machines and set as the minimum version in client settings when using AppsAnywhere v2.10

Compatibility Note

There is a known compatibility issue with WVD instances running FSLogix which is in the process of being resolved. Version 1.4.1 has been provided to resolve this issue.


Version 1.3.10 - Application

Released: 18th October 2019

Fixes:

  • AAWIN-98 - Validation errors due to incorrectly configured Scheduled Task

  • AAWIN-99 - RequestClient unable to communicate with AppsAnywhere process due to ARP errors

    • The fix for this issue is disabled by default and activated by registry key. Only activate this key if you are seeing problems.

Version 1.3.9 - Missed

Version 1.3.9 was created for the purpose of production testing a change that has since become the basis of version 1.3.10. 

Version 1.3.8 - Application

Released: 8th July 2019

Features:

  • AAWIN-91/AAWIN-93 - Cloudpaging launch data properties captured for Analytics

Fixes:

  • AAWIN-92 - Cloudpaging now correctly launching first time following minimum version check

  • AAWIN-94 - Improved handling of Citrix resources when Citrix Receiver is linked to multiple StoreFronts

Version 1.3.7 - Application

Released: 8th April 2019

Features:

  • AAWIN-34 - Base URL now stored in registry on successful validation

  • AAWIN-49 - Client now detects Cloudpaging player core installation


Fixes:

  • AAWIN-6   - DisablePreDeploy key available to prevent pre-deployment of 3rd party clients

  • AAWIN-10 - Improved validation handling of the SCCM client

  • AAWIN-15 - Third party minimum version is now respected irrespective of pre-deploy status

  • AAWIN-21 - Client now reports final state of SCCM deployment. Previously the first state change was logged so could incorrectly report failure

  • AAWIN-48 - Client now ignores users in the Win32_User profile class with no home directory to successfully validate

  • AAWIN-51 - Improved handling when launching different executables from the same Cloudpaging package

Version 1.3.6 - Application

Released: 30th November 2018

Features:

  • AA-323    -  Support for delivery of Citrix resources through Citrix Receiver 

  • AAWIN-1 -  MSI's should support upgrades

  • AAWIN-2  - Use the AppsAnywhere client to launch Cloudpaging apps (to allow for multiple custom launch commands)

  • AAWIN-8  - Locally deployed delivery method should be able to handle environment variables such as ‘%programfiles%’

Fixes:

  • AAWIN-11  - Post-upgrade splash screen for third party client does not offer a 'Reboot now' option when reboot is required

  • AAWIN-19  - Client should respect device proxy settings


Version 1.3.5 - Application

Released: 30th August 2018

Features:

  • AA-942      - Improve client detection to avoid having to ask the user if they have previously used AppsAnywhere

  • AAWIN-4   - Improve initialization procedure to avoid race conditions and subsequent validation failures

  • AAWIN-18 - Stop using UDP broadcast for internal communications as these are being blocked by F-Secure

Version 1.3.3 - Application

Released: 8th May 2018

Features:

  • AA-752 - Added "Ignore SCCM" registry key for customers not using SCCM functionality

Fixes:

  • AA-756 - Security Update for Parallels Integration

  • AA-759 - S2HubConfig.xml is missing dialog box being displayed by updater

Version 1.3.2 - Application

Released: 5th March 2018

Features:

  • Additional Managed Windows Defender Exclusions (see article)

  • Updated Cloudpaging Upgrade flags to more forceful upgrade policy (vomus > vamus)

  • Added reporting of Laptop vs Desktop to enable AppsAnywhere 2.4 laptop detection functionality

Version 1.3.1 - Updater

Released: 5th March 2018

Features:

  • Minor change to updater process to allow for future upgrades given new MSI product codes

Version 1.3.0 - Application

Released: 15th February 2017

Features:

Version 1.2.0 - Application

Released: 28th July 2017

Features:

  • Parallels Client integration

Version 1.1.0 - Application

Released: 30th June 2017

Features:

  • Detection and launch of locally installed apps

  • Advanced third-party client management workflow

  • VMware View client integration

Fixes:

  • Improved handling of SCCM deployment failures

  • Changed self-update to run at a random time through the day to reduct server load

  • Improvements to device identification to reduce errors on terminal servers

  • Improvements to Cloudpaging launch workflow to account for apps already being deployed

  • Clearer, more persuasive "Restart Now" screen

  • Improvements to initialisation process to ensure AppsAnywhere is running in the right session

Version 1.0.7 - Application

Released: 13th April 2017

Fixes:

  • Added more specificity to WMI queries as on some systems results returned without the property required

  • Check for trailing slashes on protocol requests that could stop message decryption from succeeding

  • Added a retry if generation of device ID fails (in case WMI service is busy) before reporting an error

Version 1.0.6 - Application

Released: 28th March 2017

Features:

  • Management for entirely new update process

  • Switched service communication from TCP ports to named pipes to stop client conflicting with other applications

Fixes:

  • Incorrect version number displayed in Programs and Features

Version 1.0.5 - Updater

Released: 28th March 2017

Features:

  • Completely new update process that uses MSI re-install to allow for all elements of the client to be updated

Version 1.0.4 - Application

Released: 2nd March 2017

Features:

  • Cloudpaging Player now launches by default as soon as an app is added to the player

  • Registry key override for the above feature to revert back to AppsAnywhere splash screen only option

  • Institution ID can now be included in client download filename to ensure it is present for the first launch of the application and subsequently be sent with the very first versioning check to ensure the correct Cloudpaging Player version is used for the given institution

  • Splash screens are no longer system modal

Fixes:

  • Logged on username not reported in some terminal server environments

  • Unsupported SCCM versions can cause validation failure

  • Applications auto-run regardless of AppsAnywhere delivery method setting

  • SVOROS and SVORUO registry keys being read from incorrect location in registry

  • Cloudpaging Player not being correctly initialized following installation when dependencies exist

Version 1.0.3 - Application

Released: 25th January 2017

Features:

  • Initial support for initiating deployment of SCCM applications

  • Support for registry override to disable self-update functionality

  • Removal of initialization screen by default with a registry override to make it display on startup

  • Better handling of errors when the updater fails to contact the versioning API

  • Better handling of errors contacting the versioning API on first run when Cloudpaging is already installed

  • Client is now automatically initialized following a validation/launch request if it is not already running in the background

Version 1.0.2 - Updater

Released: 7th December 2016

Features:

  • Fixed a problem with updater not being able to update parts of the main application because they are in use

  • Updater now stops the core service and running processes before update and restarts them afterwards

Version 1.0.1 - Application

Released: 7th December 2016

Features:

  • Added ability for the main application (on initialization) to update the self-update executable

  • From this point, updates will be specific to either the main application or the updater

Version 1.0.0 - Initial Release

Released: 22nd November 2016

Features:

  • Encrypted messaging with AppsAnywhere

  • Browser protocol message handling

  • AppsAnywhere session validation

  • Cloudpaging Player installation management

  • Cloudpaging application launch

  • Cloudpaging application multi-launch (with dependencies)

  • Self-update functionality