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Parallels Remote Application Server v.16 Release Notes

Parallels Remote Application Server v16 Update 1 (Sept 12, 2017)

Parallels Remote Application Server Core v16.0.1.18458

Improved:

  • Publishing agents status when installing or uninstalling an agent.
  • Second level authentication OTP is asked if user moves from a gateway which does not require OTP to a gateway which requires it.
  • Remote application may not appear on the client side.
  • Universal Printing from Internet Explorer.
  • RDSH agent deployment.
  • Performance and stability of the Client Manager.

Fixed:

  • Published Application run mode not working.
  • RAS Console locking while retrieving agent states in a multi-site environment.
  • Crash if preferred PA is deleted but still referenced by an other agent.
  • "Running processes" and "Session manager" filtering not working if multiple filters are used.
  • VDI information not properly synched between PAs.
  • Disabled PA still receives information from other PAs.
  • Predefined application list not being provided from standalone RAS Console.
  • "Sign in to Parallels My Account" displayed multiple times.
  • Guest listing after VDI host agent restart.
  • Pre-created guests creation in multiple-PA environment.
  • Nutanix guest deletion.
  • Issues with cloning KVM templates.
  • Publishing of VDI applications via specific guest.
  • Issues with override guest RDP port.
  • Issues with guest recreate and domain joining.

HTML5 Gateway

Improved:

  • Support Japanese input on when using Parallels HTML5 Client via Internet Explorer.
  • Performance when listing a long list of published applications.

RAS PowerShell

New Commands:

  • Get-RASTurboSetting
  • Set-RASTurboSetting
  • Added Parameters
  • Set-GW -WebRequestsURL

Parallels Client (Windows) v16.0.1.18457

Fixed:

  • SSO stability on Windows 10.
  • Connection properties policy removed if user changed his password.
  • Smart Card detection message not correct when Smart Card is un-enrolled.
  • Possible crash with new version of Windows UI automation module.

Parallels Client (Linux) v16.0.1.18456

New:

  • Automatic reconnection on network failures

Fixed:

  • Black screen on connection to a published desktop if server authentication is set to "Do not connect" or "Warn"
  • Client occasionally hangs on session startup if a powered-off mobile device is redirected to the session.
  • Client hangs occasionally on attempt to configure USB devices for redirection into a remote session
  • Crash when session client is launched w/o user password specified.
  • A list of connected MTP devices is not refreshed correctly.
  • Client-side session dialogs are not translated.

Parallels Client (Mac) v16.0.1.18459

Improved:

  • The mouse pointer moves better when you use an on-screen keyboard as a trackpad.
  • More detailed error messages are displayed when an RDP connection fails.

Fixed:

  • Client machine name is not sent to a RAS server
  • 'OverrideArgs' URL parameter is ignored when launching an app in an already running session.

Parallels Client (iOS) v16.0.1.18459

Improved:

  • More detailed error messages are displayed when an RDP connection fails.
  • Handling of touch gestures when using the Dumbo mouse.
  • Overall stability.

Fixed:

  • Now you cannot export or import connections when these actions are prohibited by the policy on the RAS server.
  • The “Delete” key on an external keyboard doesn’t get stuck anymore.
  • App Switcher becomes disabled after you log in to RAS and some published app starts automatically.
  • When you’re working with a published app and need to enter a password, the on-screen keyboard doesn’t show predictive text anymore.

Parallels Client (Android) v16.0.1.18459

Improved:

  • More detailed error messages are displayed when an RDP connection fails.
  • Improved handling of touch gestures when using the Dumbo mouse.
  • Overall stability.

Fixed:

  • Now you can scroll a page up and down when an on-screen keyboard is opened.
  • Parallels Client doesn’t freeze anymore after you disconnect an RDP session.
  • Sound from other apps is not muted anymore when you open Parallels Client and connect to RAS
  • If a published application is configured to create a desktop shortcut, such shortcuts appear automatically on the desktop of your Android device.

Parallels Client (Chrome App) v16.0.1.18454

Fixed:

  • Universal printing crashes the client.

Reporting v16.0.1.18455

Fixed:

  • Wrong calculated time in some reports.
  • VDI Apps sessions logged to VDI desktop sessions.

WebPortal v16.0.1.18457

  • When "Enforce HTTPS" is selected, users and administrators cannot log in.

HA-LB Appliance v16.0.1.18457

Improved:

  • If a master device goes down users connect to the secondary device, if the master is recovered users do not re connected with it but keep the connection on the secondary device.

Parallels Remote Application Server v16 - Hotfix 2 (August 11, 2017)

Parallels Remote Application Server Core v16.0.0.18342

Fixed:

  • When installing RDSH agent, RDSH role fails to be added.
  • Published application might disappear when the state changed multiple times
  • Default theme was not created for secondary sites during upgrades.
  • RDSH agent might switch to the disabled state.
  • Check for update feature was not working properly.
  • High CPU usage when printing via "legacy" mobile clients.
  • Print jobs might not get spooled from redirected universal printers.

Parallels Remote Application Server Power Shell:

Fixed:

  • New-VDIGuest pushing of Guest Agent fails if VM is not started.

Parallels Client (Windows) v16.0.0.18343

Fixed:

  • Credentials are prompted every time a published item is launched.

Parallels Client (Android) v16.0.0.18319

Improved:

  • Screen scrolling when keyboard is open.
  • Overall stability.

Parallels Remote Application Server v16 - Hotfix 1 (July 20, 2017)

Parallels Remote Application Server Core v16.0.0.18335

Improved

  • Corrected localizations strings.
  • Stability and memory management.
  • Agent status reported when services are not running.

Fixed

  • Site replication setting in Universal Scanning section.
  • Invalid error message was shown when using VDI Host agent appliance.

RAS PowerShell API

Fixed

  • Remote installations of RAS Agents.

Parallels Client (Windows) v16.0.0.18330

Improved

  • Corrected localizations strings.

Parallels Remote Application Server v16 (July 10, 2017)

Parallels Remote Application Server Core v16.0.0.18328

New features:

  • Application publishing introduces support for Turbo.net containerized applications.
  • Quick Keypads: keyboard shortcut templates for quick access to menu commands from mobile clients.
  • VDI: Support for Nutanix Acropolis and KVM hypervisors.
  • VDI: Support for Citrix XenServer 7.0 hypervisor.
  • VDI: Support for linked clones (VMware, KVM, Hyper-V).
  • VDI: Test VDI Template Wizard - allows to validate a VDI template before usage.
  • VDI: Ability to recreate existing guest VMs with same names for linked clones.
  • VDI: Ability to send messages or log off sessions from the VDI Template Guest VM list window.
  • VDI: RASPrep, a faster alternative to SysPrep.
  • RAS Console can now be installed on any Windows computer and connect remotely to different farms.
  • RAS Console can be deployed without the need of elevated privileges.
  • RAS Console: Support for custom client filtering instead of browsing for exiting client devices.
  • RAS Console: Ability to search in the Settings audit category.
  • RAS Console: Ability to view what is published from an RDSH or RDSH group.
  • RAS Console: Ability to view effective access for published items for a user with specific device and connecting through a particular gateway.
  • RAS Console: Ability to view running sessions from a selected RDSH.
  • RAS Console: Support of AD groups for Administration accounts.
  • RAS Console: Redesigned UI of the Site and Remote Desktop Session Host categories.
  • RAS Console: Redesigned UI of the Gateway properties window. Added an option to forward requests to a Web server. Also added the ability to specify a default URL for HTML5 access.
  • RAS Console: Ability to see on which servers a published item is running and by which users.
  • Ability to mark a published folder to be used for administrative purposes only (i.e. not visible on the application listing on the client).
  • Ability to specify an overlay icon for a published application icon.
  • Ability to restrict access to full RDP desktop if only applications are published to a user.
  • Policies: A setting to control for clipboard redirection.
  • Policy to redirect connections from one gateway to another gateway within the same farm or to a gateway from a different farm.
  • Ability to add users to Remote Desktop Users group when deploying RAS Agent from the RAS Console.
  • Desktop experience is automatically enabled when the RDSH agent is installed.
  • Helpdesk email option for mobile device clients.
  • Sending alerts when a Publishing agent state changes.
  • Ability to rename RADIUS OTP connection type name.
  • Ability to automatically log off clients from the RAS farm if no sessions are running.
  • Device Manager settings allow administrator to disable USB storage devices.
  • Device Manager can now lock a device remotely.
  • Ability to assign preferred publishing agent to a RSDH agent, VDI agent, PC agent and Secure proxy gateway.
  • Automatically enable "Touch mode" for Office 2013/2016 applications used on iOS and Android devices.

Improvements:

  • Help desk administration accounts cannot apply settings to the farm.
  • Installer: Prohibits installation of server components on operating systems other than Windows Server.
  • VDI and PC connections make use of all available PAs.
  • Server states are now the actual running state as seen by the publishing agents.
  • RAS VDI stack received numerous stability and performance improvements.
  • RAS Gateway is now a 64 bit application.
  • Device Manager received numerous stability and performance improvements.
  • VDI guest sessions require VDI guest agent to be installed is now mandatory.

HTML5 Gateway

New features:

  • Themes - allow to customize appearance of Parallels HTML5 Client to match your company branding.
  • File transfer: upload/download files to/from the server hosting a remote session.
  • Support for Network Level Authentication (NLA).
  • Support for high resolution icons.
  • Ability to automatically log off clients from the RAS farm if no sessions are running.

Improvements:

  • Second level OTP entry fields use password asterisks.

RAS PowerShell

New Commands:

  • Invoke-LicenseDeactivation
  • Get-RASFarmSettings, Set-RASFarmSettings
  • Get-RASLBSettings, Set-RASLBSettings
  • New-VDIHost, Get-VDIHost, Set-VDIHost, Remove-VDIHost
  • Get-VM, Start-VM, Stop-VM, Suspend-VM, Restart-VM
  • New-VDIGuest, Get-VDIGuest, Set-VDIGuest, Remove-VDIGuest
  • Get-VDIGuestDefaultSettings, Set-VDIGuestDefaultSettings
  • New-VDIPool, Get-VDIPool, Set-VDIPool, Remove-VDIPool, Add-VDIPoolMember, Remove-VDIPoolMember
  • New-PubVDIDesktop, Get-PubVDIDesktop, Set-PubVDIDesktop, Remove-PubVDIDesktop
  • New-PubVDIApp, Get-PubVDIApp, Set-PubVDIApp, Remove-PubVDIApp
  • New-VDITemplate, Get-VDITemplate, Set-VDITemplate, Remove-VDITemplate
  • Get-VDITemplateSettings, Set-VDITemplateSettings
  • Add- VDITemplateLicenseKey, Remove-VDITemplateLicenseKey
  • Get-VDIPersistentGuest, Set-VDIPersistentGuest
  • Get-VDISettings, Set-VDISettings
  • New-RASAdminAccount, Get-RASAdminAccount, Set-RASAdminAccount, Remove-RASAdminAccount
  • Get-RASMailboxSettings, Set-RASMailboxSettings, Invoke-TestMailboxSettings
  • Get-RASLoadBalancing, Set-RASLoadBalancing
  • New-PA, Get-PA, Set-PA, Remove-PA

HALB v16.0.0.18322

  • No updates

Parallels Client (Windows) v16.0.0.18324

New features:

  • Support for local printer settings in the remote application.
  • Session Information window that shows the quality, bandwidth and RTT of the active connections.
  • Clipboard redirection setting.
  • Ability to automatically log off clients from the RAS farm if no sessions are running.
  • PDF printing without the need of an external application.
  • Support for Smart Cards PIN pass-through when SSO is enabled.
  • Installer: Automatically install portable Parallels Client if the user does not have administrative privileges to install into Program Files.

Improvements:

  • Hide RDP connection bar on top of the screen when sessions starts.
  • When desktop is replaced by Device manager, auto play feature is disabled.
  • Second level OTP entry fields use password asterisks.

Parallels Client (Linux) v16.0.0.18325

New features:

  • Added Bi-directional audio redirection.
  • Generic USB device redirection.
  • Support Plug and Play device redirection
  • Support for automatic detection of connection quality.
  • Clipboard redirection option.
  • Ability to automatically log off clients from the RAS farm if no sessions are running.

Improvements:

  • Second level OTP entry fields use password asterisks.
  • Support for RDP-UDP transport.

Parallels Client (Mac) v16.0.0.18324

New features:

  • Ability to change domain password.
  • Support for high resolution icons.
  • Support for automatic detection of connection quality.
  • Clipboard redirection option.
  • Ability to automatically log off clients from the RAS farm if no sessions are running.
  • Added client logs to help troubleshooting.

Improvements:

  • Second level OTP entry fields use password asterisks.
  • Support for RDP-UDP transport.
  • Reduced network data usage for bi-directional audio.

Parallels Client (iOS) v16.0.0.18316

New features:

  • Swiftpoint GT mouse support.
  • Support for Quick Keypads: keyboard shortcut templates.
  • Unlock Parallels Client with Touch ID & Passcode.
  • "Dumbo" mouse mode.
  • Support for automatic detection of connection quality.
  • Clipboard redirection option.
  • Automatically enable "Touch mode" for Office 2013/2016 applications.
  • Automatically start applications when the user logs into a RAS connection.
  • Support for formatted text clipboard redirection (RTF and HTML).
  • Settings to distinguish between RAS Gateway and RDP Server authentication.
  • Support for multiple concurrent RDP connections.
  • Support for RAS policies (connection properties & applicable settings).
  • Use help desk RAS settings to send problem reports.
  • Ability to rearrange connections.
  • Use Spotlight to find and launch published applications.
  • Support 3D touch for connecting to hosts from iOS dashboard.
  • Today extension to launch recent connections and published applications.
  • Export and import connections.
  • Display resolution settings with support for DPI configuration.

Improvements:

  • Second level OTP entry fields use password asterisks.
  • Support for RDP-UDP transport.
  • Input fields detection.
  • Detection of text for selection.
  • Display multiple connections on the screen.
  • Display of published items with long names.
  • Relocated global settings to reside within the application.

Parallels Client (Android) v16.0.0.18316

New features:

  • Support for Quick Keypads: keyboard shortcut templates.
  • Unlock Parallels Client with fingerprint & PIN code.
  • "Dumbo" mouse mode.
  • Support for automatic detection of connection quality.
  • Ability to automatically log off clients from RAS farm if no sessions are running.
  • Clipboard redirection setting.
  • Automatically enable "Touch mode" for Office 2013/2016 applications.
  • Automatically start applications when the user logs into a RAS connection.
  • Support for formatted text clipboard redirection (RTF and HTML).
  • Settings to distinguish between RAS Gateway and RDP Server authentication.
  • Support for multiple concurrent RDP connections.
  • Support for RAS policies (connection properties & applicable settings).
  • Use help desk RAS settings to send problem reports.
  • Ability to rearrange connections.
  • Export and import connections.
  • Display resolution settings with support for DPI configuration.

Improvements:

  • Client user interface is redesigned according to Material design guidelines
  • Second level OTP entry fields use password asterisks.
  • Support for RDP-UDP transport.
  • Input fields detection.
  • Detection of text for selection.
  • Display multiple connections on the screen.
  • Display of published items with long names.

Parallels Client (Chrome App) v16.0.0.18324

New features:

  • File transfer: upload/download files to/from the server hosting a remote session.
  • Support for high resolution icons.
  • Ability to automatically log off clients from RAS farm if no sessions are running.

Improvements

  • Second level OTP entry fields use password asterisks.
  • Support for RDP-UDP transport.

Reporting v16.0.0.18324

Improvements

  • Fixed session type information.

WebPortal v16.0.0.18324

Improvements

  • "Secure option" is now hidden rather than disabled when the option is not needed. Error messages if applications listing times out.



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