Baseline Shield Release Notes

v11.3 Build#2705404663 (2020/01)

What is New
The following are new features and bug fixes in the new build:
General: Renew digital signature.
General: Adjust low free space safety stops.
General: Calibrate system reserve partition protection strategy.
General: Add USB offline activation.
General: Add shcmd.exe /state command line to query snapshot defragment status.
General: Add efiprotect setting in the setup.ini to protect EFI partitions.
General: Add usebootx64 setting in the setup.ini to bypass 3rd party UEFI bootstraps.
General: Add 5 seconds delay to flush drive cache before shutdown.
General: Add minidump to setup.
General: Add Snapshot Validator.
General: Add Restore when computer shutdown option.
Kernel Driver: Fix the bug that snapshot defragment fail to dismount virtual drives upon completion.
Kernel Driver: Fix fastrestore=1 caused system BSOD bug.
Kernel Driver: Do not defrag the protected hidden system reserve partitions.
Pre-OS: Add Back to Start in the pre-OS recovery menu.
EndPoint Manager: Add toolbar.
EndPoint Manager: Add view client settings.
EndPoint Manager: Add Last snapshot deletion in detailed view.
EndPoint Manager: Add server detailed logging.
EndPoint Manager: Add Key Management Server (KMS) for internal license control.

v11.2 Build#2704558901 (2019/04)

What is New
The following are the new features and bug fixes in the new build:
General: Add setup switch to disable Windows 10 from automatically installing Windows Updates.
General: Add setup switches to exclude user Desktop and Documents from restore.
General: Add Snapshot Validator tool.
General: Add dynamic disk support.
General: Fix setup problem on single larger than 2TB partition.
General: Fix "Update baseline failed" error caused by shdserv.exe crashing.
General: Minor UI refreshment.
Pre-OS: Fix the UEFI BIOS 1GB memory allocation limitation.
Pre-OS: Renew UEFI bootloader Microsoft digital signing.
EndPoint Manager: Fix a bug in EPM scheduled task to wakeup client on LAN.

Known Issues
The following are known problems or bugs in the current release:

v11.1 Build#2703965474 (2018/10)

What is New
The following are the new features and bug fixes in the new build:
General: Fix "subscription license cannot be activated automatically during setup" problem.
General: Modify GetComputerID function to generate random machine ID for computer with same HDD serial number.
General: Fix snapshot table corruption caused by power reset during hibernation shutdown.
General: Do not optimize snapshot if the snapshot is not consistent (red color snapshots).
General: Add option to install optional Windows updates.
General: Show Windows update status.
General: Refresh Windows UI.
Driver: Fix the bugs of flushing disk cache when receiving power down.
Driver: Divide the kernel driver in Fast Restore Mode and Space Saving mode.
Pre-OS: Add DiskVerifyInfoIndex to partition structure.
Pre-OS: Fix the bugs of updating sectors which is being written by another thread.
Pre-OS: Fix the bugs of displaying build number in UEFI pre-OS recovery console.
EndPoint Manager: Save the console detailed view column layout and width in the setting.ini file.
EndPoint Manager: Add count of Window 10 workstations to group properties.

Known Issues
The following are known problems or bugs in the current release:

v11.0 Build#2703437843 (2018/02)

What is New
The following are the new features and bug fixes in the new build:
General: GUI face-lift
General: Renew Microsoft Authenticode signing certificate
General: New license design for perpetual and subscription based license
General: New RSA encryption based license authentication
General: Remove offline activation support
General: Remove pre-activated license support
General: Show License Maintenance remaining days in About
General: Add program setting: automatically disable Baseline Shield to install Windows Updates that changes bootloader (BCD)
General: Modify the tray icon class (CShdTray) to reduce the chance of loading tray icon time-out error
General: Add option to hide uninstaller from Windows Control Panel/Add and Remove programs
General: Add multi-user support in Baseline Shield
General: Add command line switch shdcmd.exe /defragnow to defrag baseline
General: Installer prompts error if the system disk is encrypted or compressed
General: Modify Setup INI wizard to support the new program settings
Driver: Add asynchronous communication model to the device derivers
Driver: Add disk cache to synchronous communication model drivers
Driver: Patch disk IO that occurs after Windows has started the shutdown process
Driver: Fix the bug of locking dump file in redirecting dump thread
Driver: Support resuming in uninstall and update baseline process
Driver: Fix BSOD caused by disabling Baseline Shield
Driver: Move license authentication from COM to driver
Pre-OS: Expand the pre-OS module data cache from 4GB to 32GB for processing update baseline
Pre-OS: Increase shield.res to 1.5MB to support Windows O.S. upgrades
Pre-OS: Add option to install Baseline Shield bootloader into PBR (instead of MBR) for systems that changes MBR frequently
Pre-OS: Add shdcmd.exe /logodelaytime command
Pre-OS: Add "Switch to VGA mode" to the pre-OS Recovery Console menu
Pre-OS: Fix the bugs on updating sectors during uninstall
EndPoint Manager: Change name from Remote Management Console (RMC) to EndPoint Manager
EndPoint Manager: Add scheduled tasks for remote run
EndPoint Manager: Modify the Send Files function
EndPoint Manager: Add Copy/Cut/Paste commands for managing clients between groups
EndPoint Manager: Add check license maintenance feature
EndPoint Manager: Add install Windows Updates feature
EndPoint Manager: Add Windows Updates column in the Detail View to show Windows update status
EndPoint Manager: Administrator can limit user rights to selected groups
EndPoint Manager: Administrator can limit scheduled tasks to selected groups
EndPoint Manager: Add backup EndPoint Manager server database feature
EndPoint Manager: Add restore EndPoint Manager server database feature
EndPoint Manager: Add Automatically query and add clients to group
EndPoint Manager: Add clients settings for setting Baseline Shield clients new settings
Many small compatibility problems reported by customers through technical support

Product Limitations
The following limitations still exist in the latest Baseline Shield release:
Booting From an External Media (OS): Baseline Shield cannot protect a hard drive when changes are made to the hard drive from an external or foreign (Windows or non-Windows) operating system bypassing Baseline Shield device drivers. For example, booting from a CD-ROM based Windows PE will start a different OS before Baseline Shield driver is loaded, that could change the hard drive data without acknowledging the existence of Baseline Shield snapshots on the hard drive and produce unpredictable results.
Disk Encryption Programs that Intercept Low-Level Disk I/O: Baseline Shield may have conflict with some applications that proxy low-level disk I/O.
Dual Boot of Windows and Linux OS on the Same Hard Drive: Baseline Shield does not support systems that have multiple Windows Operating Systems with non-Windows Operating System (like Linux) loaded on the same hard drive.