WINSelect Standard Release Notes

Version 8.10.1111.819 – 32bit (19 February, 2016)
Version 8.10.1112.819 – 64bit (19 February, 2016)

New Features

Windows 10 features that WINselect now allows you to control:
1) Hiding Windows Action Center.
2) Blocking Start Menu items:
– Control Panel
– Settings
– File Explorer
– Lock
– Sign out
– Most used
– Programs and Tiles on right-hand side of Start Menu panel
– Run
– Shut down
– Start Button Context Menu
– Taskbar and Start Menu
– Store Metro App
– Cortana
3) Limiting functionality:
– Uninstall of apps
– Pinning of apps to Taskbar
– Right-click on tiles and customization of Start Screen

Fixes

14798 Resolved an issue where, in a particular condition StorageSpace is not mounted when trying to install Deep Freeze 8.30 remotely and locally.
14852 Resolved an issue where WINSelect registry key is not removed after uninstalling WINSelect from workstations.
15761 Resolved an issue where enabling Group Policy Editor crashed the editor after trying to save some group policy setting.

Known Issues

87187 Cannot add key combinations that use the ESC key to the list of blocked hotkeys. (Case No: WXK-4WYW-897)

Version 8.0.2100.790 (02 March, 2015)

New Features

Control Windows 8/8.1 Charms – Block the Windows 8 Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings Charms.

Control the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen – The following options are available to control the user experience:

– Disable the Windows 8/8.1 Application Bar

– Disable the Windows 8/8.1 Task Switching Bar

– Disable the right-click on Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen tiles

– Disable the uninstall of Windows 8/8.1 apps.

– Disable the pinning of Windows 8/8.1 apps to the Taskbar

– Prevent customization of the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen

Boot to Desktop – Option to always boot to Desktop, instead of the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen.

Disable Start Button Context menu – Disable the context menu that appears on right-clicking the Start Button in Windows 8.1.

Disable Internet Explorer Address Bar – Disable the Address Bar in Internet Explorer 9.X onwards (In Windows 8/8.1, the address bar can be blocked in the desktop version of Internet Explorer only).

 

Fixes

7560 Resolved an issue on Windows Server 2012 where remote installation of WINSelect failed with an incorrect message.

7562 Resolved an issue where, Drive and file extension > Mapped network drive is disabled after applying “Disable removable drives” setting.

9950 Resolved an issue where multiple tabs could not be closed in Internet Explorer 10/11. (Case No: PNJ-193-78583)

10174 Resolved an issue where trace file is created on the desktop when opening PDF iles in the browser. (Case No: UGU-463-27945)

10247 Resolved an issue where opening Internet Explorer 10/11 in desktop mode gives ‘Internet Explorer has encountered an error’ if “Prevent opening file…” (Case No: ZJB-959-16939)

10261 Resolved an issue where Network Restrictions are not being applied on Internet Explorer 11 (Case No: SFE-108-58122)

10544 Resolved an issue where WINSelect is not blocking any sites regardless of restrictions. (Case No: PTS-948-54858)

11816 Resolved an issue where Traces.htm file is being created when Internet Explorer is accessed on workstation with WINSelect. (Case No: HPD-371-42443)

13015 Resolved an issue where WINSelect “configuration” dialog box was grayedout when canceling WINSelect task configuration dialog box.

 

Version 7.60.1111.734 (February 2014)

New Features

•   Support for Windows 8.1
•   Support for Internet Explorer 11

Fixes

7616   Resolved an issue with remote install of WINSelect client where it fails due to ‘WMI Exception’. (Case No: CJI-488-82702)

7861   Resolved an issue where Disable WINSelect for Administrators Switch is turned off if WINSelect is disabled and then enabled through Faronics Core. (Case No: BAV-968-10974)

7890   Resolved an issue where Firefox profiles are blocked unless C: drive blocking is turned off. (Case No: VSF-435-45863)

8522   Resolved an issue where the user cannot launch Roblox once WINSelect is installed. (Case No: KAA-654-10526)

9476   Resolved an issue on WINSelect compatibility with IE 11. (Case No: IUH-727-63506)

7.50.1111.706 (May 2013)

New Features

  • Support for Windows 8.
  • Support for Firefox up to version 20
  • Support for Internet Explorer up to version 10 (metro Internet Explorer not supported).
  • Support for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.

Fixes

4020   Resolved an issue where WINSelect was unable to apply ADM Template options on a 64-bit Windows 7 system. (Case No: AGP-784-34382)

4157   Resolved an issue where installing WINSelect rendered Jaws 13 inoperable.  (Case No: FTD-678-57895)

4714   Resolved an issue where WINSelect did not allow screensaver password request when ‘Disable Task Manager’ setting is enabled in WINSelect configuration. (Case No: XHY-347-68252)

6097   Resolved an issue where WINSelect was reporting that evaluation has expired when a Subscription license was applied. (Case No: NEI-589-97763)

6248   Resolved a compatibility issue with Adobe Acrobat and Flash plug-ins when attempt to view a webpage with flash objects will end up with the browser lock-up and freeze. (Case No: FFG-189-55338)

6715   Resolved an issue with FireFox when enabling “Prevent opening of files or folders from address bar” setting in WINSelect configuration that caused web pages to load slowly. (Case No: RCT-684-17926)

7300   Resolved an issue where multiple user session codes (in thousands) could not be generated on Loadin side. (Case No: FJX-913-21795)

7431   Resolved an issue where RunOnce applications do not run when WINSelect was installed. (Case No: YZU-291-58956)

7496   Resolved an issue where Google Chrome pages did not load. (Case No: COE-902-69687)

7498   Resolved an issue where Network restrictions setting do not prevent access to unauthorized sites if run Internet Explorer 10. (Case No: SNA-831-14888)

7518   On Windows 8: Webpages disallowed under Network Restrictions node are not blocked if Internet Explorer was opened from metro UI. Metro Internet Explorer is now blocked when Network Restrictions are enabled.

7539   Resolved an issue where the Configure WINSelect dialog displayed as ‘Computer is offline’ even when it was online if try to apply setting to workstation in log-off state.

7546   Resolved an issue where the OK button did not work on the Configure WINSelect dialog after changing the settings.

7552   Resolved an issue where the menu items were not disabled in Microsoft Word 2007 even after the Disable executions of VB applications settings was applied.

Version 7.44.1111.675

Fixes

440.     Resolved issue that could cause the inability to save a document to a USB thumb drive from Microsoft Word. (Case No: MIG-575-47018)

441.     Resolved issue that could prevent some websites from opening properly when using Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. (Case No: WWK-378-42969)

442.     Windows 7 only: Resolved issue that could prevent some 16-bit applications from running correctly. (Case No: GOZ-738-62415)

443.     Resolved issue that could prevent UAC from functioning as expected in an administrator account. (Case No: NRI-216-42567)

Version 7.43.1111.667

New Features

•    Support for Internet Explorer 9.

Fixes

188.     Resolved issue where it was able to open Internet Explorer even after disabling it in the Applications tab.

229.     Resolved issue where it was possible to change the size of the Mozilla Firefox window even  when Maintain current size and position setting was on.

325.     Resolved issue where WINSelect Client install or uninstall could not be scheduled from Faronics Core.

326.     Resolved issue where the Japanese translation for Disable WINSelect was incorrect.

327.     Resolved issue where the menu item is not disabled as expected in Internet Explorer as expected even when the Recently Closed Tab menu item is disabled in WINSelect.

352.     Resolved issue where it was not possible to print to a network printer in Internet Explorer 8. (Case #: 153-37551)

353.     Resolved issue where generating codes and applying user session overwrites WINSelect settings. (Case #: 153-38886)

358.     Resolved issue where the connection with Citrix is lost when WINSelect is installed. (Case #: 76-33280)

359.     Resolved issue where Quick Time streaming video could not be accessed when WINSelect was installed.

370.     Windows XP Spanish only: Resolved issue where an invalid character was displayed in the Task History description message for install and uninstall action.

373.     Resolved issue where the error message Exception EF open error in module FrzState2k.exe… is displayed when a system drive is disabled through WINSelect and Lock Keyboard and Mouse is applied via Deep Freeze.

374.     Resolved issue where the WINSelect Enterprise workstation .msi file is left under ProgramData\Faronics\Faronics Core\Data after uninstallation.

377.     Resolved issue where the WINSelect configuration file was located on C:\document and settings\application data\WINselect folder after installation when the Faronics StorageSpace was full.

399.     Resolved issue where the volume on the system tray does not work with a right or a left click.

431.     Adobe Reader 10.x only: Resolved issue where the Adobe Reader could be closed, minimized or resized in Kiosk mode.

436.     Resolved issue where there was no sound or Windows Media Player video file when WINSelect was enabled on Windows XP.

437.     Resolved issue where Windows Explorer crashed when copying files from a drive after it is disabled in Drives and Extensions tab.

438.     Resolved issue where command prompt will be disabled was present in the user guide which had to be removed.

439.     Resolved issue where video and audio files could be run by double-clicking on them even if extensions were disabled in WINSelect extension list.

Known Issues

204.     Some application menus are displayed in WINSelect menu recorder but the menus are not added in Menu list box.

Version 7.42.1111.661

New Features

•    Support for 64-bit Operating Systems.

Fixes

408.     Resolved issue with WINSelect and Citirx clients. (Case# DMM-470-34022)

410.     Resolved issue where WINSelect Client install or uninstall could not be scheduled from Faronics Core.

412.     Windows 7 systems only: Resolved issue where Task Manager remained in disabled state even after disabling protection or uninstalling WINSelect client from the computer for a particular condition.

416.     Resolved issue where the workstation could not logon with Pharos when WINSelect was installed. (Case# AFB-391-21900)

432.     Resolved issue where the new menu Add site to start menu is not present in browser’s menu list. This issue occurred only for Internet Explorer 9.0.

Version 7.41.1111.650

Fixes

354.     Resolved issue where the network sharing is removed when WINSelect disables removable drives. (Case# 76-38654)

368.     Resolved issue where WINSelect service is not started and WINSelect workstation UI is not launched after corrupt WINSelect configuration file, but it has no side effect on Windows operations.

395.     Resolved issue where the copyright information was displayed incorrectly.

Version 7.31.1111.635

New Features

•    Simplified Chinese localization added.

Version 7.30.1111.630

New Features

•    Support for Windows 7.

Fixes

255.     Resolved issue that could cause a web browser to crash while filling out a PDF form.

256.     Resolved issue that could prevent sound from being played when browsing a site that uses Java in Internet Explorer while in Kiosk Mode.

266.     Resolved issue that would cause an existing and valid License Key to be over-written with no License Key when executing the “WINSelect.exe /NoGui /Password= /License=” command.

280.     Resolved minor cosmetic issue in the WINSelect title bar on the workstation.

286.     Resolved compatibility issue with McAfee Antivirus.

289.     Localized the EULA that appears during installation.

317.     Resolved issue that could prevent the Undo all edits button from successfully removing all settings for an imported WINSelect template.

319.     Resolved minor localization issue in Spanish.

320.     Resolved issue that could cause settings to be uneditable if the Edit Action Behavior dialog had been cancelled.

Version 7.20.1111.613

New Features

•    Support for Microsoft Office 2007.

•    Support for logon scripts.

•    Visual indication of menu recording status.

•    Fast enable/disable via system tray icon shortcuts.

•    Countdown timer that indicates the remaining user session time.

•    Indicator that shows if printing is or is not allowed as well as the number of remaining pages from the printing quota.

•    Warning message can be shown a pre-set number of minutes before the user session expires.

•    Increased control over user session codes.

•    Improved session code generation for increased readability.

Fixes

26.      Resolved issue that could cause errors to be encountered when all icons are selected to be hidden under the Hide specific desktop icons option.

42.      Resolved usability issue that could occur when Microsoft Word is added to WINSelect in Kiosk mode and multiple files are opened after logging in.

54.      Resolved issue that could prevent the Prevent Right-click option from functioning as expected if Google Toolbar is installed.

64.      Resolved issue that would generate an erroneous Use Add/Remove programs message when uninstalling WINSelect in some circumstances.

140.     Resolved issue that could cause the message Local Profile Corrupted to be displayed when trying to login to Windows. This occurred irrespective of the status of WINSelect.

163.     Resolved cosmetic issues in the Japanese localization.

179.     Resolved issue that prevented the Refresh Key (F5) from working correctly in Internet Explorer 7 in Kiosk mode.

190.     Resolved issue that could prevent a user from being able to log in if permissions on the WINSelect folder had been modified.

193.     Resolved issue that could result in the Task Manager being launchable in some circumstances, even if it had been blocked in WINSelect.

194.     Resolved issue that failed to remove the Kiosk Launcher settings when Kiosk settings were removed.

200.     Resolved issue that could cause an erroneous End Task message box to display when a user manually logged off, restarted, or shutdown a computer.

203.     Resolved issue that caused incorrect context sensitive help text to be displayed in the UI.

239.     Resolved minor localization issues in German, Japanese, and Spanish.

245.     Resolved issue that could prevent a user from being able to rename a newly created folder.

247.     Resolved issue that would prevent new home page settings from taking effect in Internet Explorer until a user logged out and then logged back in.

248.     Resolved issue that caused mapped network drives to be disabled if the Disable removable drives setting had been applied.

251.     Resolved issue that could cause an error to occur when launching Microsoft Word.

Version 7.12.1111.591

New Features

•    No changes—version number change to keep the build number in sync with WINSelect Enterprise.

Version 7.11.1111.580

New Features

•    Logoff / Logon is not required while applying WINSelect parameters.

Fixes

3.        Resolved issue for Windows Vista only: Applying changes to a WINSelect configuration sometimes causes Windows Explorer to crash, displaying a message indicating unable to read memory.

41.      Resolved issue for Windows Vista only: Microsoft Hearts application did not run and displayed error message if it was added to the Kiosk.

49.      Resolved issue for Windows 2000 or machines using Classic Start Menu only: When Start Menu was set to be hidden, it was possible to get the Start Menu to appear by clicking at the edge of the screen where the button would have been; however, the Start Menu that does appear was empty.

50.      Resolved issue where Gom Player did not open in Kiosk mode as expected if it was set to launch at startup and maintain the window size.

52.      Resolved issue for Windows 2000 and XP only: Hidden desktop icons were shown when the user created new icons different from the default name on the desktop.

61.      Resolved issue for Windows 2000 or machines using Classic Start Menu only: When Programs Menu was set to be hidden (under Start Menu > Disable Selected Items), the Programs Menu still displayed. However, the Programs Menu that does appear was empty.

76.      Resolved issue where a text file could be opened from Internet Explorer even after enabling the option Prevent opening files or folders from the address bar.

135.     Resolved issues where errors appeared in the Event Viewer on workstations where WINSelect was installed. The error displayed MFC dll inside the installation folder. This occurred in the System Log for Windows XP systems and the Summary of Administrative Events for Windows Vista systems.

177.     Resolved issue where, while opening a PDF file from the address bar, Adobe Acrobat Reader dialog pop-up is displayed showing an internal error and Internet Explorer crashes. This occurred when the option Prevent opening files or folders from the address bar was selected.

Version 7.10.1111.555

New Features

•    Installation file is now an EXE and is therefore localized in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Fixes

47.      Resolved issue that could prevent Adobe Flash applications from running in Firefox while WINSelect was enabled.

48.      Resolved issue that could result in a system crash when the Help menu item was invoked in Firefox while WINSelect was enabled.

56.      Added explanatory warning message when attempting to install WINSelect on unsupported 64-bit editions of Windows XP and Vista.

58.      Changed WINSelect Template import behavior so that the new settings are shown and need to be explicitly applied.

66.      Resolved issue that would prevent WINSelect from functioning with mandatory profiles.

70.      Resolved issue that could allow a user to change the size of the WinWord application window even if the Maintain current size and position setting had been applied.

71.      Resolved issue that could prevent Windows Search Files & Folders function from working correctly if .XSL file extensions had been blocked by WINSelect.

72.      Resolved issue that could allow Internet Explorer to be closed in Kiosk mode.

75.      Resolved issue that would allow a user to open a Word document through an HTML file even if WinWord.exe had been blocked in the Applications node.

81.      Resolved issue that would result in an empty Faronics folder remaining on the system even after WINSelect had been uninstalled.

82.      Resolved issue that would allow the Windows Print Screen function to operate via the Windows on-screen keyboard even if Print Screen had been disabled in the Hotkeys node.

123.    Resolved issue that would prevent the Firefox Help menu from being disabled if Firefox was running in Kiosk mode.

125.    Resolved issue that would prevent applications without a valid icon from appearing in the WINSelect Kiosk list of applications.

126.    Resolved issue that could result in WINSelect causing Group Policy settings to be ignored or Not Defined.

132.    Resolved issue that could result in WINSelect not allowing some registry settings to be modified or set.

134.    Resolved issue that could prevent WINSelect from appearing in the Add/Remove Programs list.

136.    Resolved cosmetic issue that would result in an incorrect error message being displayed if an evaluation (no License Key) version was installed on a system that WINSelect had already expired on.

Version 7.0.1111.531

Fixes

•     Resolved issue that could cause Kiosk mode to block sound generated from Internet Explorer.

•     Resolved issue present in Windows Vista only: In Kiosk mode, if alt+tab was enabled when switching to the desktop, all startup applications were minimized to the toolbar and could not be restored; if alt+tab was disabled, all startup applications were minimized at login and could not be restored.

•     Resolved issue where it was possible to rename files in the WINSelect folder if a batch file was run with the appropriate command (rename) by double-clicking the file.

•     Resolved issue that could allow a UNC path to be accessed using an application’s Open/Save file option even if the UNC path option was disabled from the System node.

•     Resolved issue that would allow a license key to be erroneously accepted as valid if it was entered in lower case or without dashes.

•     Resolved issue that could allow Rec.dll to be removed via the command line or a batch file when WINSelect was disabled.

•     Resolved issue where the Disable execution of Visual Basic application feature would not block View->Toolbar->Visual Basic in Microsoft Office applications.

•     Resolved issue where the Disable execution of Visual Basic application feature was named incorrectly under the Microsoft Office node.

•     Resolved issue where Macro under the Tools menu was not disabled as expected in Microsoft Access.

•     Resolved issue present in Windows Vista only: User Sessions would not function as expected when switching between generated session code.

•     Resolved issue present on non-English systems only: System default hotkeys were not present in the list.

•     Resolved issue that would result in a workstation user receiving a message only one time when they had reached the limit on the printing quota that had been assigned in WINSelect.

•     Resolved issue in which there was no validation of a license key entered during a silent MSI installation, which would result in the need to enter a valid license key after installation.

•     Resolved issue in Kiosk mode when a new application being added to an existing Kiosk set-up would require all Kiosk applications to be reconfigured.

•     Resolved issue that could cause the operating system to lockup after a logout when a WINSelect template was imported using the WINSelect Template option.

•     Resolved cosmetic issue that would display an informational WINSelect dialog to appear onscreen after uninstallation of WINSelect.

•     Resolved issue in which an error message was not displayed to the user if the user attempted to save a file to a restricted drive.

•     Resolved issue present in Windows Vista only: When the system drive was disabled, Microsoft Paint would not allow files to be saved.

•     Resolved issue present in Windows Vista only: When the system drive was disabled, Notepad would close when attempting to open a file from a second partition.

•     Resolved issue that would allow Windows Media Player to be maximized, minimized, or closed if it had been added to the Kiosk mode.

•     Resolved issue present in Windows Vista (in French and Spanish localizations) and in Windows 2000 only: the Quick Launch icon was available using the Quick Launch option from the toolbar menu when the Hide Taskbar Icon option was selected from the Desktop & Windows Taskbar node.

•     Resolved issue that could cause Windows Movie Maker to crash because if it attempted to  create a folder in the Users Directory and the option to Disable folder manipulation was selected from the System node.

•     Resolved issue that could cause the Windows+R, Windows+F, Windows+E, and Windows+M to not function as expected.

•     Resolved issue present on non-English systems only: Microsoft Publisher would crash if it had been added to Kiosk mode and set to launch automatically, then removed from Kiosk mode, and then Kiosk mode was activated.

•     Resolved issue present in Windows Vista (in French and German localizations) only: The operating system could crash when an IP address range was applied in Network configuration.

•     Resolved issue in which it was not possible to block a specific IP or IP range if that same IP or IP range was set as allowed.

•     Resolved issue in which disabled hotkeys could be bypassed by adding the Windows key to the disallowed key combination.

•     Resolved issue that could allow the WINSelect service to be stopped.

•     Resolves issue that could cause sound to blocked in web browsers if UNC path was disabled.

Version 7.0.1111.527

Fixes

•     Added support for Windows Vista Home and Home Premium editions.

•     Changed licensing method to Faronics Licensing.

Version 7.0.1111.526

First release of WINSelect 7.x.