Eazy Fix Release Notes

v11.3 Build#2705404677 (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: Change switch kernel mode to shutdown (processed in pre-OS).
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.
Kernel Driver: Fix the bug that snapshot defragment fail to dismount virtual drives upon completion.
Kernel Driver: Do not defrag the protected hidden system reserve partitions.
Pre-OS: File synchronization only process modified files.
Pre-OS: Add switch kernel mode in the pre-OS.
Pre-OS: Add efisync=1 setting in the pre-OS.
Pre-OS: Show free space and protected drive information in the pre-OS UI.
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#2704558879 (2019/04)

What is New
The following are new features and bug fixes in the new build:
General: Disable Windows fast startup if a snaphsot@1st bootup of the day scheduled task is present.
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 "Taking snapshot failed" error caused by shdserv.exe crashing.
General: Minor UI refreshment.
Driver: Fix setup BSOD caused by setting snapshot encryption level=1.
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#2703965295 (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 program settings and function to switch from Fast Restore Mode to Space Saving Mode.
General: Allow deletion of the installation snapshot in the Space Saving Mode.
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.
Driver: Allow snapshot defrag at shutdown task to run on Windows 10 systems with Fast Startup option.
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#2703446032 (2017/11)

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: Keep no more than X snapshots
General: Add program setting: automatically disable Eazy Fix 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: 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 Eazy Fix
Driver: Move license authentication from COM to driver
Driver: Fix mount snapshots as virtual drives problem on cross-linked partitions
Pre-OS: Expand the pre-OS module data cache from 4GB to 32GB for processing update baseline
Pre-OS: Change Update baseline from pre-OS module to Windows modules
Pre-OS: Increase shield.res to 1.5MB to support Windows O.S. upgrades
Pre-OS: Add option to install Eazy Fix bootloader into PBR (instead of MBR) for systems that changes MBR frequently
Pre-OS: Add shdcmd.exe /logodelaytime command
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 Eazy Fix clients new settings
Many small compatibility problems reported by customers through technical support

Product Limitations
The following limitations still exist in the latest Eazy Fix release:
Booting From an External Media (OS): Eazy Fix 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 Eazy Fix device drivers. For example, booting from a CD-ROM based Windows PE will start a different OS before Eazy Fix driver is loaded, that could change the hard drive data without acknowledging the existence of Eazy Fix snapshots on the hard drive and produce unpredictable results.
Disk Encryption Programs that Intercept Low-Level Disk I/O: Eazy FIx 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: Eazy Fix does not support systems that have multiple Windows Operating Systems with non-Windows Operating System (like Linux) loaded on the same hard drive.