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Parallels Remote Application Server v.16 Release Notes

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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