Parallels Remote Application Server v16.5 Release Notes

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    Parallels Remote Application Server version 16.5 update 2 (December 07, 2018)

    RAS Core v16.5.2-20589

    • Improved: Second level authentication - Dualshield provider can now be used in a multi-domain environment.
    • Improved: Modified the High cipher strength string to achieve the A rating in SSL Lab testing.
    • Improved: Optimized the drag and drop transfer for selected applications.
    • Fixed: Moving an RDSH server from one site to another could result in the Agent status reported as being "not verified".
    • Fixed: When using a round-robin load balancing method, servers would not load balance connections correctly in some cases.
    • Fixed: Some fonts would not print correctly in NextGen applications.
    • Fixed: A printed page was scaled incorrectly in some cases.
    • Fixed: On a guest VM recreation, a corresponding computer object could be accidentally removed from Active Directory.
    • Fixed: An RDP session was shown as active for some time in the Parallels RAS console after the session logoff.
    • Fixed: The IP address field could become empty for a running guest VM in the Parallels RAS console.
    • Fixed: In the event of a logon storm, multiple users could be connected to the same VDI guest VM.
    HTML5 Gateway:
    • Fixed: An incorrect number of remaining days could possibly be stated in the password expiration reminder message.
    HALB v16.5.2-20588
    • Fixed: On a rare occasion, HALB could stop working after configuring SSL Offloading due to incorrect certificate file formatting.
    Parallels Client (Windows) v16.5.2-20590
    • New: Option for enhanced move/size of published application windows.
    • Improved: Optimized the drag and drop transfer for selected applications.
    • Fixed: When in desktop replacement mode, and a published desktop is set to start automatically on machine startup, the desktop is started in the background.
    • Fixed: When closing some applications, a black box remains where the application window used to be.
    • Fixed: Single sign-on may not work in case of switching between user accounts in Windows.
    • Fixed: Unexpected behavior when moving published applications across monitors after changing monitor placement.
    • Fixed: Blank pages instead of the actual content could be printed from Internet Explorer.
    Parallels Client (macOS) v16.5.2-20585
    • New: Support Dark Mode on macOS 10.14 Mojave.
    • New: Connect automatically to a newly registered RAS farm.
    • Fixed: Published applications launching via URL Schema commands.
    • Fixed: Impossible to restore minimized windows for some published applications.
    Parallels Client (Linux) v16.5.2-20588
    • Fixed: Published applications launching via URL Schema commands.
    • Fixed: Launching published applications via HTML5 Client could fail with the "Invalid Credentials" error.
    • Fixed: A maximized published application window could be displayed incorrectly.
    • Fixed: When establishing a connection, incorrect user credentials could be used if multiple connections for the same farm exist in Parallels Client, each using different user credentials.
    • Fixed: Printers are not redirected to a remote session if redirection is configured via policies.
    • Known problems: Authentication with smart card may not work properly with the Linux client
    Parallels Client (iOS) v16.5.2-20594
    • New: Automatically adjust the pointer position in the Dumbo mouse mode.
    • Improved: Automatically adjust the application toolbar position to keep it visible when the keyboard is shown.
    • Improved: Show the scale factor in the Dumbo mouse mode only when a remote screen is actually zoomed in.
    • Improved: UI appearance on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS Max.
    • Fixed: Published applications launching via URL Schema commands.
    • Fixed: Multiple temporary connections can be created after a published application is launched via URL Schema.
    Parallels Client (Android) v16.5.2-20594
    • New: Automatically adjust the pointer position in the Dumbo mouse mode
    • Fixed: Published applications launching via URL Schema commands.
    • Fixed: Multiple temporary connections can be created after multiple published applications are launched via URL Schema.
    • Fixed: On tablet devices, a remote screen scrolls unnecessarily in the Touch mouse mode.
    • Fixed: Parallels Client crashes on startup after a fingerprint is removed from a device.
    • Fixed: Parallels Client crashed sometimes after connecting to a remote session.
    • Fixed: Shortcuts to published applications are not removed after the connection is reconfigured for another RAS farm.
    Parallels Client (Chrome App) v16.5.2-20585
    • New: Display password requirements to the user when changing the AD password.
    • New: Added AD password expiration notification. A user will be notified when the password expiration date approaches and will be able to change the password.
    CloudPortal v16.5.2.20588
    • Fixed: Specifying description of the client results to many popups with Size Limit

    Parallels Remote Application Server version 16.5 update 1 hotfix 3 (November 16, 2018)
    RAS Core v16.5.1.20460


    Fixed:
    • Applications in folders were not showing to the end user.

    Parallels Remote Application Server version 16.5 update 1 hotfix 2 (November 09, 2018)
    RAS Core v16.5.1.20458

    Fixed:

    • Possible crash in Publishing Agent when using multiple sites.
    Parallels Remote Application Server version 16.5 update 1 hotfix 1 (October 11, 2018)
    RAS Core v16.5.1.20454
    Fixed:

    • Installer not unregistering components during uninstallation causing upgrade failure
    Parallels Remote Application Server version 16.5 update 1 (October 8, 2018)
    RAS Core v16.5.1.20451

    • New: Added support of VMware ESXi 6.7 and VMware vCenter 6.7
    • New: Added delegation of session management to custom administrators for specified themes
    • New: Added new counter "RAS Client connections" to Secure Client Gateway counters
    • New: Added command line tool to add a root administration account
    • Updated: EULA
    • Improved: Scanning redirection over TWAIN
    • Fixed: Client password policy is not applied under certain conditions
    • Fixed: Scanning redirection on Win2003 does not work under certain conditions
    • Fixed: RAS Agents statuses are not always correct
    • Fixed: Sometimes guest VM is no longer provided to clients if there was an attempt of direct connection
    • Fixed: User may connect to a guest VM with a disconnected session of another user
    • Fixed: VDI agent may crash on a clone creation on Hyper-V 2008r2
    HTML5 Gateway:
    • Fixed: Audio redirection
    HALB v16.5.1.20453
    • Fixed: Appliance does not accept connections when system is out of resources
    RAS PowerShell v16.5.1.20451
    • New: Added RAS Objects and Enums to Documentation
    Reporting v16.5.1.20447
    • New: Added option in "Applications Usage report" to show "RAS published applications only" or "All applications"
    Parallels Client (Windows) v16.5.1.20448
    • New: Added prompt for permission elevation when installing RAS Client through the RAS Client Downloader
    Parallels Client (Linux) v16.5.1.20446
    • New: Support for FIPS 140-2 compliance (Linux 64-bit)
    • Fixed: Sometimes remote session windows remain on screen after one was logged off from the remote session
    • Fixed: Remote session closes unexpectedly
    Parallels Client (Mac) v16.5.1.20447
    • New: Added a virtual PDF printer when using RAS Universal Printer
    • Improved: Overall stability
    • Fixed: Some key combinations from AZERTY French keyboard worked incorrectly
    • Fixed: Microphone redirection doesn't work on macOS 10.13
    Parallels Client (Chrome App) v16.5.1.20446
    • New: Policies - Support for more granular options

    Parallels Remote Application Server version 16.5 hotfix 1 (August 8, 2018)
    RAS Core v16.5.0.20278

    • Fixed: Sessions manager might report old sessions.
    • Fixed: Full clone guest agent update may fail to power on a guest VM.
    • Fixed: Template update fails with "Guest agent didn't respond" error.
    • Fixed: After deployment a forwarding gateway is has Not Verified.
    • Fixed: First launch of an App-V application may fail.
    Parallels Client (Mac) v16.5.0.20276
    • Fixed: Microphone not redirected on macOS 10.13.
    Parallels Client (iOS) v16.5.0.20223
    • Fixed: Switching between connections causes a published application to disappear.
    • Fixed: Possible failure when launching published applications.
    • Fixed: Unable to authenticate when second level authentication is enabled.
    Parallels Client (Android) v16.5.0.20222
    • Fixed: Possible failure when launching published applications.
    • Fixed: Application crashing when attempting to configure using the invitation email.
    Reporting v16.5.0.20274
    • Fixed: Possible upgrade failure from version 16.2.

    Parallels Remote Application Server version 16.5 (July 11, 2018)
    RAS Core v16.5.0.20263

    • New: Console authentication
      • Added support for RAS Single Sign-On.
      • Improved the authentication logon and connections configuration windows.
      • Ability to add domain administrators as root admin accounts on new installations.
      • Automatic logon if a single farm is configured.
      • Ability to auto logoff RAS Console administration session after a set idle time.
    • New: Improved notification system
      • Create multiple notifications of the same type.
      • Notification grace period.
      • Trigger notification can be set to be triggered when value is below or above a threshold.
      • Configurable notification intervals.
      • Send emails to non RAS administrators.
      • Run scripts when notification is triggered.
      • Added additional information to the notification emails.
    • New: Client policies
      • Split policies into granular blocks for greater flexibility.
      • The policies can now also be applied based on of the client operating system.
      • New settings:
        • Client options: Force PC keyboard
        • Display: Acceleration Mode
        • Browser: Open application in new tab
        • Local devices and resources: Allow file transfer commands
        • Open application in (tab / new window): HTML5 only
    • New: Licensing and Publishing agent
      • Added support for maximum number of concurrent users limit when using SPLA license key.
      • Ability to auto promote secondary Publishing agent to master.
      • Ability to set a Publishing agent to run in stand-by mode.
    • New: Security & Authentication
      • Radius
        • Allow "Forward the first password to Windows authentication provider" for non challenged requests.
        • New Radius sub types: Azure MFA, Duo, FortiAuthenticator, and TekRadius.
      • Added support of Elliptic-curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) ciphers to RAS secure proxy gateway.
      • Ability to set the expiry date for self signed certificates created in RAS Console.
      • Support for FIPS 140-2 compliance added to RAS secure proxy gateway.
      • Optimized blocking of unwanted tunnelling sessions in the gateway.
    • New: Themes enhancement
      • Introduced support for white labelling of Parallels Client (Windows).
      • HTML5: support logos of different sizes.
      • HTML5: ability to hide Parallels Client download link.
      • HTML5: ability to override post logon message.
    • New: RDSH Groups and auto provisioning of RDSH from a template
      • An RDSH group can now make use of a VDI template to auto provision servers depending on the need.
      • An RSDH server can only reside in to a single RDSH group.
    • New: VDI Improvements
      • VDI Host agent is now installed together with Publishing agent.
      • VDI Host agent can now manage multiple VDI hosts.
      • Retain guest VM MAC address on recreation.
      • VM Guest counter is now unique per template rather than a global value.
      • Ability to specify a number of guests to be cloned once after template creation.
      • Enhanced clone preparation stability.
      • Improved VDI sessions information and management.
      • Ability to retrieve guest VM logs from RAS Console.
      • Updated VDI appliance OS to TurnKey Linux 14.2 (Debian Linux 8 (Jessie))
      • Deprecated support of Windows XP and Windows Vista.
    • New: Improved RAS Console UX improvements:
      • Improved representation of performance metrics in the Farm \ Site view.
      • Added Disk access counters in Site view.
      • Ability to update a set of agents during a RAS administration session.
      • RDSH UPD settings
      • The Designer has been relocated under the Site category.
      • Ability to import and export Published applications filtering by MAC address.
      • Ability to import and export Farm Audit Settings processes.
      • New publishing device OS filtering.
      • Validation of property sheet is triggered only when the OK button is clicked.
      • Client version column in the Client manager category now display additional information to distinguish portable version of the client.
      • Suppress "Applying Settings window" for admins with view permissions only.
      • Ability to configure HTTP proxy settings from the Administration category.
      • Ability to replicate application target information across all servers and sites.
      • New: Ability to revert settings changes.
    • New: Share universal printer driver instance for same printer type.
    • New: Ability to browse and publish existing App-V applications available on RDS hosts.
    • New: Added system performance counters to RAS secure proxy gateway, RAS publishing agents and RAS RDSH agent.
    • Improved: Shell detection for grouping applications.
    • Improved: Reduced the size of RAS appliances.
    HTML5 Gateway:
    • Redesigned user interface.
    • Added support for the following policies: "Remote audio recording", "Prohibit change password", "Redirect URLs/MAILTO to the client device", "Keyboard Mode", "Allow file transfer command", "Allow clipboard redirection".
    • New: Drag & Drop will upload files to the remote server.
    • New: Ability to launch applications in a separate browser tab.
    • Improved: CredSSP protocol updated to mitigate against CVE-2018-0886.
    • Improved: Session persistance is now based on cookies.
    • Improved: Shortcut keys for desktop session rearranged.
    HALB v16.5.0.20261
    • New: Updated HALB appliance OS to TurnKey Linuz 14.2 (Debian Linux 8 (Jessie))
    RAS PowerShell v16.5.0.20263
    • New Commands:
      • Invoke-RDSProcessCmd- Sends an RDS Process command (Cmds: Kill).
      • Invoke-RDSSessionCmd - Sends RDS session commands.
      • Invoke-PAPromoteToMaster - Promote to Master of a RAS Publishing Agent server.
      • Set-PAPriority - Change priority of a RAS Publishing Agent server.
      • Invoke-VDISessionCmd - Sends VDI session commands.
      • Invoke-VDITemplateCmd - Invokes a VDI template commad (Cmds: EnterMaintenance, ExitMaintenance, RecreateGuests).
      • Add-PubAppFileExt - Adds a file extension for the specified published application.
      • Remove-PubAppFileExt - Removes a file extension for the specified published application.
      • Set-PubAppFileExt - Modifies the file extensions of the specified published App.
      • Copy-PubItem - Copies/duplicates a Published item.
      • Move-PubItem - Moves a Published item.
      • Invoke-PubItemCmd - Invokes a Published item command (Cmds: SortFolder).
      • Set-PubItemClientOSFilter - Modifies the filter of type 'Client OS' for the specified published resource.
      • Get-PubItemIcon - Retrieves a published icon and save it to a file path
      • Get-RASPrintingSettings - Retrieves the Parallels RAS Universal Printing settings.
      • Set-RASPrintingSettings - Update RAS Universal Printing settings.
      • Get-RASScanningSettings - Retrieves the Parallels RAS Universal Scanning settings.
      • Set-RASScanningSettings - Update RAS Universal Scanning settings.
      • Add-RASPrintingAutoInstallFont - Adds an Auto install font to Parallels RAS Universal Printing settings.
      • Remove-RASPrintingAutoInstallFont - Removes an Auto install font from Parallels RAS Universal Printing settings.
      • Get-LicenseDetails - Retrieves Parallels RAS license details.
      • Invoke-ClearRASAgentLogs - Removes the Log file of one or more RAS Agents.
      • Invoke-RetrieveRASAgentLogs - Retrieve the Log files of one or more RAS Agents.
      • Set-RASAgentLogLevel - Updates the Log Level of one or more RAS Agents.
      • New-RASFarm - Creates a new RAS Farm setup on the specified server
      • Remove-RASFarm - Removes a RAS Farm currently connected to.
      • Get-RASSystemSettings - Get the RAS system settings
      • Set-RASSystemSettings - Updates the RAS system settings
    • Improved Commands:
      • Set-RDS - Added new parameters.
      • Set-RDSDefaultSettings - Added new parameters.
      • Set-GW - Added new parameters.
      • Set-PA - Added new parameters.
      • Set-PubFolder - Can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • Set-PubRDSApp - Added new parameters & can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • Set-PubRDSDesktop - Can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • Set-PubVDIApp - Can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • Set-PubVDIDesktop - Can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • New-PubFolder - Added new parameters & can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • New-PubRDSApp - Added new parameters & can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • New-PubRDSDesktop - Added new parameters & can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • New-PubVDIApp - Added new parameters & can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • New-PubVDIDesktop - Added new parameters & can pass '.ico' for -icon param.
      • Set-2FASetting - Added new parameters.
      • Set-RASSessionSetting - Added new parameters.
      • New-VDITemplate - Added functionality to convert a VM into a template (previously was required to be a VDIGuest).
      • Set-RASFarmSettings - Added new parameters.
      • New-RDSGroup - Added RDSH template parameters.
      • Set-RDSGroup - Added RDSH template parameters.
      • Add-RDSGroupMember - Added check that can only add standalone RDS servers (not from template).
      • Remove-RDSGroupMember - Added check that can only remove standalone RDS servers (not from template).
      • Set-RASLBSettings - Fixed Load Balancing method type, was bool and now enum with proper values.
      • Add-PubItemUserFilter - Accepts an SID of the user/group account to add for the filter.
      • Remove-PubItemUserFilter - Accepts an SID of the user/group account to remove from the filter.
      • New-RASSession - added connection retries .
    • Fixed Commands:
      • Invoke-ExportSettings - Fix export with UNC path.
      • Invoke-ImportSettings - Fix import with UNC path.
      • Get-InvitationEmailSettings - Renamed command (Before was: Get-RASInvitationSettings).
      • Set-InvitationEmailSettings - Renamed command (Before was: Set-RASInvitationSettings).
      • Send-InvitationEmail - Renamed command (Before was: Invoke-SendRASInvitation).
      • Send-TestEmail - Renamed command (Before was: Invoke-TestMailboxSettings).
    Parallels Client (Windows) v16.5.0.20264
    • New: Add an option to show pinned/unpinned, or hide connection bar for desktop sessions.
    • New: Support for FIPS 140-2 compliance (64 bit client only).
    • New: Support multiple certificates on a smart card.
    • New: Display password requirements when changing active directory password.
    • New: Deprecated support of Windows XP and Windows Vista.
    • Improved: Updated trusted.pem root certificates.
    • Improved: Task-bar application grouping
    • Improved: No flashing of windows security pop up during smartcard logon.
    Parallels Client (Linux) v16.5.0.20267
    • New: Support for FIPS 140-2 compliance (Linux 32-bit and Linux ARMv7).
    • New: Policies - Add support for "Enable extended logging".
    • New: Policies - Support for more granular options.
    • Improved: Updated trusted.pem root certificates.
    • Fixed: Authentication fails with Gemalto smart cards
    Parallels Client (Mac) v16.5.0.20266
    • New: Policies - Add support for "Enable extended logging".
    • New: Drag'n'Drop support for files in RTFD format
    • Improved: Updated trusted.pem root certificates.
    • Fixed: Save Password does not work when authenticating with different domain from NetBIOS.
    • Fixed: Icon of a published Firefox app appears with a black background.
    • Fixed: Change keychain entry name from "2X Client" to "Parallels Client".
    • Fixed: Possible crash when remote application window is closed.
    Parallels Client (iOS) v16.5.20218
    • New: Policies - Add support for "Enable extended logging".
    • New: Policies - Support for more granular options.
    • New: Automatic logoff from a RAS farm after prolonged inactivity.
    • New: Quick screen zoom by double-tapping in Dumbo mouse mode.
    • New: Ability to pin keyboard on the screen.
    • Improved: On-screen toolbar appearance.
    • Fixed: Copy-paste of a text in RTF format from a remote session to a local app on iOS 11.
    • Fixed: Possible crash on RAS connection removal if a policy has been pushed from it.
    • Fixed: Remote session doesn't lock in portrait or landscape orientation.
    • Fixed: Possible crash on connections import.
    Parallels Client (Android) v16.5.20218
    • New: Policies - Add support for "Enable extended logging".
    • New: Policies - Support for more granular options.
    • New: Automatic logoff from a RAS farm after prolonged inactivity.
    • New: Quick screen zoom by double-tapping in Dumbo mouse mode.
    • New: Ability to pin keyboard on the screen.
    • New: Keyboard "Text" mode: send whole words and phrases to a remote session.
    • Improved: On-screen toolbar appearance.
    • Fixed: Possible crash when setting custom resolution for a remote session.
    • Fixed: Possible crash when scrolling through published applications.
    • Fixed: Default apps in Contacts are replaced with Client.
    • Fixed: Crash on Android 8 after adding published item shortcut to a Home screen.
    • Fixed: Crash on Android 8 if Client is minimised while on published items screen.
    Parallels Client (Chrome App) v16.5.0.20261
    • New: Connection properties advanced settings - reconnection support .
    • New: Policies - Add support for "Reconnection".
    • New: Policies - Add support for "File transfer command".
    • New: Support for remote audio recording (not supported for accelerated client).
    • Improved: CredSSP protocol updated to mitigate against CVE-2018-0886.
    • Improved: Updated trusted.pem root certificates.
    VDI Appliance v16.5.0.20261
    • New: Updated HALB appliance OS to TurnKey Linuz 14.2 (Debian Linux 8 (Jessie))
    Reporting v16.5.0.20264

    CloudPortal v16.5.0.20264

    RAS Performance Monitor v16.5.0.20261

    • New: Added the following counter to the RAS Gateways:
    • Cached Sockets.
    • Wyse connections over SSL.
    • Wyse connections.
    • Client Manager Connections over TCP SSL.
    • Client Manager Connections over TCP.
    • HTML5 Connections over SSL.
    • HTML5 Connections.
    • Redirected HTTPS.
    • Redirected HTTP.
    • UDP RDP Tunnels over DTLS.
    • UDP RDP Tunnels.
    • Tunneled RDP over SSL.
    • Tunneled RDP.
    • Cached Threads.
    • Total threads.
    Known Issues
    • Core
      • Excluded fonts might still be embedded in print job.
    • RDSH Groups and auto provisioning of RDSH from a template
      • The agent status of a newly added RDSH host might be shown as "non verified".
      • Scheduled server group reboot does not include servers created from a RDSH template.
    • VDI
      • Upgrade of VDI template might fail with error 'Guest agent didn't respond'.
      • Log message [E 06/00000039/TXXXX/PXXXX] dd-mm-yy hh:mm:ss - Failed to get persistent guest id for XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX in host X, might shown in the log. Log can be ignored.
      • Guest VMs listing might fail on vCenter 6.5.0.
      • URL/email redirection does not work.
      • Console might hang on attempt to remove "failed to create" guest if AD is inaccessible.
      • Scheduled tasks to disable VDI hosts are ignored.
    • RAS Gateway
      • A Gateways set in forwarding mode might result in a "non verified" state. Setting the gateway to the normal mode and back to the forwarding mode from RAS Console running on the gateway can fix the problem.
    • App-V
      • Applications might fail to start if launched for the first time. Wait a few seconds and retrying to lunch the application solves the problem.
    • PowerShell
      • Using New-VDITemplate with option -FolderNamePath will not generate VMs in the desired folder.
    • Parallels Client (iOS)
      • If the Legacy client is also installed on a device HTML5 Client might detect and use it instead of using Parallels Client.
      • App Launcher might become empty if an idle RAS session has been logged off automatically.
    • Parallels Client (Chrome)
      • Audio redirection might crash the client on low spec chromebooks.
     
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