Latest innovations in Public Channel (available for all users):
- NEW: “Processes and Services“ module for monitoring and modifying processes and services
- NEW: The build number of Windows 10 will now be displayed in the computer view
- NEW: In response to user requests, the time format has been extended with an “AM/PM“ setting in the account
- NEW: Windows Security: program icons have been updated and extended
- NEW: The settings for modules in computers will now display all available modules and not just the ones that have been assigned to that computer
Latest innovations in Insider Channel (only available for users who have actively enabled this):
- NEW: Drive monitoring now recognizes NVMe drives (Non-Volatile Memory Express)
- NEW: Detection in the Hardware module has been extended
- NEW: Driver installation for Windows Updates has been improved
- FIX: Remote Desktop dialog was no longer readable with 200% font size; this has been corrected
The new Insider Channel at O&O Syspectr is now available. This allows interested users to obtain new and enhanced modules before all other users. This feature can only be enabled per computer via the settings menu. Please note that these modules may contain errors or not fully function. For this reason we do not recommend them for use on systems that are of critical importance!
To coincide with the release of O&O Syspectr as a free solution, we have made the following changes:
- NEW: O&O Syspectr is now free – with no limits on its use and the number of machines
- FIX: Sorting has been corrected in the computer view
- Windows Update Module
- NEW: Errors during installation of a driver will now be displayed
- Drive Monitoring Module
- NEW: NVMe disks are now supported
- NEW: S.M.A.R.T. support extended
- FIX: Correction for too many messages being sent
- Remote Desktop Module
- FIX: Session information will now always be displayed
- Disk Usage Module
- NEW: NVMe disks are now supported
- Defrag Module
- NEW: O&O Defrag 21 agent is now supported
In response to the possible vulnerability of nearly all IT systems worldwide to Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios, we’ve extended O&O Syspectr to identify afflicted computers. This extension is based on Microsoft guidelines for identifying such problems on current Windows systems: https://support.microsoft.com/help/4072698.
- New: Expansion of the “Windows Security” module to include the following features (*)
- Checking hardware to see how current its firmware is
- Expanded verification of Windows-Updates to see how up to date they are
- Verification of configured Windows settings
- Various minor bug fixes and customizations (such as correction of spelling errors)
If one of these features reports a problem, it could mean that the system in question is experiencing an attack as a result of Meltdown and/or Spectre. This being the case, you should contact your hardware supplier to obtain the necessary updates.
(*) Note: This feature must be actively enabled by the user because it is not enabled by default.
After a long period of development, we’re now happy to release the new O&O Syspectr Service. It contains not only a large number of improvements, but extensions and preparations for future features as well. The following is a list of changes:
- New: The image repetition rate and quality of image transfer can now be selected in the Remote Desktop.
- New: Hardware recognition has been extended in the Hardware module.
- New: XEN virtualizations will now be taken into consideration.
- New: O&O Defrag 20.5 is now supported.
- New: Only the agent will be installed when using O&O Defrag, and no longer the entire program environment with user interface.
- Fix: A domain firewall will also be correctly treated on non-domain computers.
- Fix: Installation on a Hyper-V computer will now be correctly recognized.
- Fix: Changes to the subscriptions will no longer result in frequent error notices.
- Fix: An MTP device connected to a USB port will no longer be displayed as unlocked in the USB module.
- Fix: Installation of drivers during a Windows update has been corrected.
- Various minor bug fixes and fine-tuning (e.g. errors in transcription)