LOGINventory Version 8.3.14

Build 13869 (08/18/2021):

  • New New command line parameter for asset inventory and VMware scan: ///Vm.Custom: Setting properties for virtual machines possible during host scan. For example, the ///Vm.Custom.MyProperty MyValue parameter creates a property “MyProperty” with the value “MyValue”.
  • Cross-agent handling of ///Custom parameters improved
  • Linux capture: the Perl module Compress::Zlib and Perl module Digest::MD5 modules are no longer required for acquisition
  • SQL scan: no more abort when reading databases if permissions on a database are missing
  • SNMP scan: correct readout of MAC addresses even with different formatting
  • ESXi / Exchange scan: multiple credentials with the same name and different password are correctly tried
  • Linked Documents: default value changed to “Show linked only”
  • Monitor acquisition improved for docking stations
  • Fixed Exchange online scan bug (not all mailboxes were displayed)

LOGINventory Version 8.3.13

Build 13647 (21.06.2021):

  • New Windows Release ID: Microsoft has decided to discontinue the field “ReleaseId” (e.g. Windows 10 1607, 1809, 2009, …) and instead only fill the new field “DisplayVersion” (e.g. 20H2, 21H1, …). With version 8.3.13 the field “DisplayVersion” is newly introduced, furthermore the values are “converted” in each case, so that existing queries continue to work without problems and can also be filtered to e.g. “ReleaseId < 1809”.
  • SQL server scan with Windows credentials continues even if the account is not authorized on all databases
  • Better “ChassisType” detection of specific NAS
  • Linux scan: Fixed error when detecting “LastInventory.IP”
  • Linux RPM package: Unnecessary dependencies removed (no more warnings during installation)
  • Outlook online capture also possible if outlook.office365.com does not respond to a ping
  • Remote Scanner: better handling of “cancel” commands during scan
  • Database transfer: indexes are created after executing the “Transfer” function
  • SQL database: stored procedure calls improved so that there are less “open transactions” (affects system tasks)
  • Settings: When the “Processed” folder is changed, the DataService is restarted

LOGINventory Version 8.3.12

Build 13480 (11.05.2021):

  • Remote Scanner: Entries in the “File Search” tab disappeared with the update to 8.3.11. This problem has been fixed.
  • SQL Server Acquisition:
    • SQL Server clusters can now be detected
    • Instances with the names “MSSQLServer” are now also detected correctly
    • Specifying known instances via command line is possible, e.g. LOGINfoESX.exe !Server\Instance
  • Acquisition of SWID tags: Works even if the software vendor (wrongly) wrote only the name into the SWID tag
  • No more problems with LOGINventory.config, if an attempt was made to share the data directory as non-administrator
  • Windows XP acquisition works correctly again

LOGINventory Version 8.3.11

Build 13328 (14.04.2021):

  • Important Remote Scanner: Significant performance improvements for setups with many scan definitions / jobs / accounts
  • New VMware scan: Assignment of custom properties to VMware hosts possible via Remote Scanner in the user interface
  • Migration of scan definitions and accounts when moving from version 7 to version 8 works correctly again
  • User roles management: new users for a role are now added to the previous selection and no longer replace the previous selection
  • Mircrosoft365 subscriptions: Names have been updated to reflect Microsoft renaming. Note: The names of already added products in License Management have not been adjusted. If needed, these can be renamed manually.
  • Linked documents: Character limitation for URL length has been removed: Even very long links can now be stored
  • Linux scan:
    • Two-digit core numbers supported
    • Support of Fedora version 33 (use of SSH.Net 2020)
    • Fixing of “sudo not found” errors with e.g. Igel Thin Clients
    • IP v6 addresses at NetworkAdapter are now also read out
  • No more exception when clicking on “Show autofilter row” in the custom properties
  • Reports with local administrators no longer contain all local users, but only members of the “Administrators” group
  • Settings: Improved navigation via tab key
  • LOGINfo.script: When reading out using the “fileversion” command, strings in comma format are converted to dot format
  • Sharing of the data directory via the settings: Permissions are set so that only read/execute permissions are available in the script directory
  • Offline agent wizard: changes are reliably applied by clicking “Update”
  • “Linked documents” widget: option to hide documents always visible

Important Changes in LOGINventory Development

Starting with LOGINventory version 9, we will continuously provide new features to offer you more functionality more often and faster. In return, new major versions will contain fewer new features.

Dear customers, partners and friends of LOGINventory,

With this letter we are pleased to inform you about which news we are planning in the upcoming LOGINventory development, why we are doing this, and how you will benefit from them.

Current Situation

During the last years we have continuously developed LOGINventory further, releasing a new major version in a cycle of about 2-3 years, which we made available to you if you had a valid Software Assurance (SWA) or formerly Software Upgrade Subscription LOGINventory (SUSL). During the course of the major release, we have of course tried to fix bugs as best we could and provide small features that were urgently needed by you in a timely manner.

The release of a major version generally already started the development of the following version and you had to wait for bigger feature requests until the release of the next major version.

Also during the development of LOGINventory9 (release expected in the first half of 2021), many developments were already running in the background for quite some time.

We have been developing features for a year and a half and have to wait until the release to make these developments available to you. Here is a short insight to already developed features and their time of completion:

  • Newly read values:
    • Hyper-V and VMware snapshot / checkpoint information (Q1/2020)
    • Information on virtual hard disks of VMs (Q2/2020)
    • Actual logins of users to devices (Q4/2020)
  • New interface for manual creation of assets: Asset Editor (Q2/2020)
  • New Info Widget (Q3/2020):
    • Graphical info
    • Multiline description texts
    • Replaces Journal, ComputerAccount and UserAccount widget
  • Display of current Ping Status (Q4/2020)
  • New Reports: (Q4/2019)
    • Switch Documentation
    • Handover Certificate
    • QR Codes Compact
  • Password Management: user accounts / passwords can be assigned to assets and encrypted using master password (Q1/2020)
  • New Query Editor (Q4/2019)

Changes

In the future, we aim to provide you with new features at shorter intervals, which is why we are planning the following changes to our update/upgrade policy with the release of version 9:

We will already provide new, larger features with updates within version 9 as soon as they have been fully developed and tested. This will allow you to benefit from real new features faster and more often, rather than receiving only bug fixes within version 9.

We will continue to release new major versions at intervals of approximately 1.5 – 2.5 years, which will contain the respective features that were released in the lifecycle of the previous version. We will continue this procedure so that active maintenance contracts retain their value. Conversely, this means that the differences between the last update of a previous version and a new major version will be significantly smaller than before, as shown here in the graphic:

Graph Changes Development LOGINventory

Overall, we are confident that you will benefit from these changes and that the waiting time for new features will be significantly reduced.

For example, you can look forward to the following features soon after the release of version 9.0:

  • Storage of own relations between assets, users and groups
  • License management usability improvements and license model enhancements
  • Read ACL permissions from Linux / NAS
  • Rule-based categorization of software packages

 

We are looking forward to a continued good cooperation!

Best regards from the entire LOGINventory team

LOGINventory Version 8.3.10

Build 13149 (19.02.2021):

  • Important When scanning or executing LOGINfo.exe, problems occur much more rarely or .dmp files are created less often
  • LOGINfo.script: Variable %Programdata% can be used in if-conditions
  • Scanning of services: exit code 1077 (not run since last reboot) is no longer logged, so that the entries in the change history are omitted
  • Reading stub names: If a VM name with spaces was assigned in the hypervisor, this is shortened in LOGINventory so that only up to the first space is read. This leads to a better mapping between stubs and VM scans.
  • The template “PnP Signed Drivers” is now visible below an asset if corresponding drivers were scanned
  • Exchange Server: Current CUs are detected correctly

LOGINventory Version 8.3.9

Build 13053 (19.01.2021):

  • Improved serial number detection for HP monitors
  • Improvement in mapping between Linux VMs and hosts (UUID swapping)
  • The values “LastUsedInLicMgmt” & “CalculationTime” do not write change entries to the history anymore
  • Remote scanner: jobs can be disabled (without deleting the schedule)
  • Tasks can be disabled (without deleting the schedule)
  • Improvements when scanning a Windows machine that sends a ping response with TTL <> 120..128 (e.g. due to VPN)
  • Inv files created during the scan now also have milliseconds in the file name, so that there are no longer leftover inv.tmp files when scanning the same device several times within the same second

LOGINventory Version 8.3.8

Build 12938 (December 8, 2020):

  • Multitenancy web interface writes the received inv files back into the correct data directories (Note: This did not work correctly with build 12931 only)
  • Linux detection: Percentage data on partition occupancy available

Build 12931 (December 3, 2020):

  • Set custom properties via remote scanner definition: Special characters in names now allowed
  • Set IsVirtual=false for physical machines (previously this was only true for virtual machines)
  • Improved return code, if Digest::MD5 was not found during SSH scan
  • Improvements in using the offline agent in the multitenancy version
  • Restructuring of the logic for saving settings in the multitenancy version
  • Visual Studio 2019 is now also automatically recognized in license management
  • Duplication of folders and the license management node is now possible in license management
  • Last layouts (positions, widths) of the widgets are loaded again on restart

Build 12855 (18.11.2020):

  • The Tasks “Assets younger than 30 days” & “Assets younger than 5 days” send the correct export in the attachment
  • “Create filtered query” works correctly again with Boolean Properties
  • Setting custom properties through the Powershell for “InventoryInfo” type queries now also supported
  • Reading of recursive memberships of users in AD security groups improved
  • Improved mapping between host and guest systems: The UUID is also mapped correctly, even if “byte-swapping” occurs
  • User role concept now also works with users from other domains
  • No more documents can be linked to linked documents (prevention of cyclic references)
  • Correct handling when setting “empty” custom properties via the remote scanner
  • VMware scan now supports setting custom properties from the command line

LOGINventory Version 8.3.7

Build 12739 (19.10.2020):

  • Web Interface: Last column is displayed even if the grid is wider than the screen
  • Windows are moved to the default screen when opened, if they are currently not visible (e.g. when screens are disconnected)
  • Migration of scan definitions when switching from LOGINventory7 to LOGINventory8 improved
  • Remote scan improved: dump files are created less often

Build 12709 (07.10.2020):

  • License Management: No more error message when deleting products
  • Linux acquisition: You can also scan with members of the “wheel” group

Build 12694 (30.09.2020):

  • Important License Management: Significant Performance Improvement
  • New Linux scan: Linking between virtual machines and hosts for e.g. KVM hosts
  • Linux scan: Improved recognition of the chassis type
  • Job Monitor: Selection of columns without function no longer possible
  • Improved migration of license management nodes from version 6 or earlier

LOGINventory Version 8.3.6

Build 12636 (09.09.2020):

  • Memory optimization of the LOGINventory8-InventoryService
  • Changing the schedule of the system tasks
  • XenApp acquisition: No more unnecessary dmp files
  • Improved detection of .NET 4.8, Exchange 2016 & 2019 CUs
  • SNMP acquisition: Correct return code if scan failed
  • Remote Scanner: Column “Group” can be displayed in the overview of the definitions
  • Remote Scanner: CSV import of definitions extended
  • Node sharing: Path of the share is displayed in the console
  • Node sharing: New option to hide the share below the root node
  • Improvement when reading out local group members (no more empty names)
  • Cloud subscriptions can now be deleted in queries to the entity “UserCloudSubscriptionInfo” (e.g. Software -> Query Lists -> Cloud Subscriptions (User))
  • Linux Scan: Improved detection of CPU and core count