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Safe AutoLogon

Version History

New Version 2207.801
[+] Increased security by:
    (a) removed requirement to run service under username with Administrator rights on local and remote computers
    (b) removed requirement to have Remote Registry running on client SAL computers
    (c) removed requirement to use ports 135 and 445 for communications (or having to turn the firewall off)
[+] WM Software has been granted the use of port 21801 by for its software to communicate over an IP network. This allows firewalls to remain enabled on clients and servers.
[+] A utility to adding port 21801 to the firewall is included in both SALPS and SAL
[!] Automatic unlocking first time worked, but when set to every time, automatic unlocking it did not work
[!] Fixed problem if NetBIOS computer name was > 15 characters

New Version 2205.508
[+] Safe AutoLogon running on Workgroup computers can now activate with a LAS server; the LAS server must be listed in DNS in an SRV record. This LAS activation requires manual activation.
[+] When typing in a password, a preview icon has been added to briefly show the password
[+] Locking workstation on a Workgroup computer requires user intervention, which defeats the purpose of a seamless auto-locking feature, so it is disabled if the computer is a member of a Workgroup.
[!] The About box font has been corrected

Version 2202.314
[!] Improved reliability of reading automatic plain text Windows logon settings
[!] Decryption setting spurious error was showing after installation

Version 2202.306
[+] Vastly improved speed when opening Options
[+] For enterprise customers who want to use a specific domain controller that might be faster, have less traffic, or is in closer proximity to the client, there is an option to enter a comma-delimited string of domain controllers manually instead of using the default domain controller that the operating system is using. See our KB article.
[!] When pressing Options, a message may show saying “Retry”/“Switch to”/”Cancel”.
[!] Safe AutoLogon might be, on tightly locked down computers, unable to decrypt the encrypted strings that hold the username, password, and domain.
[!] Some English-countries would not show up as English in the language options

New Version 2202.287
[+] On setup, Safe AutoLogon now reads any existing automatic logon setting and username and incorporates them into its settings. This aids in rollouts to existing clients so administrators don’t have to duplicate the automatic logon status and username.
[+] MSI files can now be extracted that matches the operating system architecture
[!] If the LAS server was setup in DNS, but the computer was not setup, the activation step would show an error

Version 2103.207
[!] Misc bug fixes and improvements

Version 2103.197
[+] In addition to the computer-joined domain DNS searches, Safe AutoLogon now also searches in domain suffixes if added manually, by local policy, or by group policy
[+] Admins can now right-click and copy the password to the clipboard

Version 2103.197
[+] In addition to the computer-joined domain DNS searches, Safe AutoLogon now also searches in domain suffixes if added manually, by local policy, or by group policy
[+] Admins can now right-click and copy the password to the clipboard

Version 2103.183
[+] Only run nslookup if SALPS DNS query does not succeed at startup

Version 2103.163
[+] Compatible with single-signon software
[!] Updated About window now properly shows expiration dates of subscriptions

Version 2103.153
[+] The startup logo can now be hidden when automatically logging on
[+] The startup logo is now in the language of Safe AutoLogon
[+] Misc control placements
[!] On some computers, the main program would not start because of an unregistered file

Version 2103.151
[+] Updated controls

Version 2103.141
[+] Better explanation in log if unable to active with LAS server
[!] Some languages would not show special characters correctly on Windows 10 version 2004
[!] Clicking on security groups would end the Safe AutoLogon client

Version 2103.131
[+] In addition to automatic regional/language detection, the language can now be manually changed or previewed in Safe AutoLogon Options
[+] If restricting access, the user no longer has to be a direct member of the group listed – the user can be from another nested security group
[+] Groups can now be refreshed in the Options form
[+] New icons on Options
[+] Internal optimizations
[!] Shrunk height of options form so it fits on PoS systems and servers running at 800x600 resolution

Version 2005.794
[+] Ctrl+backspace clears text fields
[!] SALPS server entry box and Add button were enabled when Options were shown even if not getting credentials from a Safe AutoLogon Password Server was checked.

Version 2005.791
[!] Logon may loop without logging on

Version 2005.788
[!] Group Type and Unlock Type were not included when saving to a .salset file

Version 2005.783
[!] Fixed issue of a dialog showing “a” when security settings are enabled

Version 2005.781
[+] Added a way to get the LAS server without changing DNS by manually adding an entry in the Registry. More information on how to do this is in our kb.

Version 2005.748
[+] New option for adding LAS server to Registry for customers that cannot add an SRV record to DNS and do not want to update the client ‘hosts’ file.

Version 2005.736
[!] Fixed issue when using SALPS servers entered into SAL client

Version 2005.673
[+] Allow lower case and fqdn names for manual adding of SALPS server in the SAL client
[!] Manually adding SALPS servers, without an SRV record of the SALPS server in DNS, could not find the SALPS server

Version 2005.433
[+] Misc UI improvements
[!] Fixed erroneous message box when limiting access to domain groups

Version 2005.427
[+] Improved options screen
[+] Added an option to unlock the screen if it becomes locked, either once or every time. After logging in, some third party applications may lock the screen
[+] Waiting for network delay now waits only as long as needed until the network is running
[+] Numerous login speed improvements with a SALPS server
[+] New command line utility to input logon name, password, domain and store them in the SAL Registry
[!] SAL would not login if the network cable was disconnected and SALPS was setup and logon locally was selected
[!] If the computer was hard reset, SAL may think the computer was already logged on and not log on automatically

Version 1910.283
[+] A new dialog sends usernames that exist in SALPS to Safe AutoLogon clients, if a company has many usernames/clients they need to change them quickly
[+] A new dialog sends enable/disable automatic logons to Safe AutoLogon clients
[+] Password automatic generation is now greatly expanded by using Mersenne Twister and dictionary words with or without numbers and symbols.
[+] The Autogenerate passwords for checked users now does not automatically save to AD, but instead just places the auto-generated passwords for each user into the list - this avoids forcing passwords to be saved to AD without the administrator reviewing them

Version 9.0.745
[!] The security group allowed to run Safe AutoLogon was always defaulting to Domain Admins

Version 9.0.718
[+] Cleaned up user interface
[!] On some systems, RDPing into a computer running Safe AutoLogon may disconnect the RDP session

Version 9.0.614
[+] Decreased load times
[+] New splash screen
[!] On some systems first time installed, the automatic logon would not work until a second restart.

Version 9.0.583
[+] Option to show SALPS servers found in DNS from the Safe AutoLogon client
[+] Enhanced in-process encryption with additional encryption processes
[+] Decreased logon time when using SALPS from about 30 sec to about 5-10 sec; the time decrease is an estimate and depends on network and environment
[+] ‘Domain networks’ firewall on the Safe AutoLogon client computer can now be turned on and it will still get the password from a SALPS server
[!] Safe AutoLogon graphic was showing after the session logged off
[!] Password complexity was only calculated as a password was being typed in; now the complexity also shows when the program starts

Version 8.0.1142
[+] Added minimize option to application
[+] Misc improvements
[!] Fixed automatic logon on Windows Server 2016
[!] Fixed unsigned executable
[!] Non-administrators changing settings, when asking for credentials and prompt is canceled, spurious error is now not shown

Version 8.0.787
[+] Updated software to be compliant with SALPS 8.0
[!] Updated query system for SRV records to avoid permissions error

Version 6.0.1147
[+] Improved SALPS communications on Windows 7 x86 systems if the SALPS was unavailable or the network was unplugged
[!] Fixed minor licensing issue with LAS across a WAN
[!] Fixed issue with SALPS if the username was not found, the CAD prompt was delayed to allow the user to login
[!] Adding a computer to the SALPS via command line might corrupt the SALPS database
[!] Changed DNS query code that could spuriously log a 9003 DNS error in the event file

Version 6.0.480
[+] Settings can be protected from another group residing in another domain. If the client running Safe AutoLogon belongs to domain "A" and it logs in as a user on domain "A", the settings can be protected by a user that is a member of group "C" in domain "B". This gives more control over changing settings on the client.
[!] Windows 8.1 clients would not automatically logon after a power off/power on.
[!] If a SALPS server is listed in DNS, but the SALPS server doesn't exist and Safe AutoLogon is set to use local credentials, Safe AutoLogon would not automatically logon.

Version 6.0.237
[+] The local hosts file can be used to list a SALPS server, if DNS servers cannot be updated with the SRV record
[+] A new command-line utility allows a previously-saved salset file to be saved on a local or remote computer
[+] Querying remote SALPS servers is no longer dependent on the current user’s security rights
[!] SALPS server order was not being saved

Version 5.0.2184
[+] Misc internal code updates.

Version 5.0.2173
[+] Updated licensing for more flexibility with the LAS, so the software doesn't check in with the LAS after each boot.
[+] Added a 'Check for Updates' option.

Version 5.0.1201
[+] Updated for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 compatibility.

Version 5.0.1095
[!] Fixed the "code expired" error after pasting in a valid evaluation code.

Version 5.0.1091
[+] Added a Help file
[!] Misc internal improvements

Version 5.0.1064
[+] Added new language (Chinese). 15 languages supported: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish.
[+] Changed Options button functionality.
[+] Updated the menus for Arabic and Chinese languages; changed misc labels and times to display appropriate language.
[!] Fixed Safe AutoLogon not logging on if a company shows a security message prior to logging on and it is not acknowledged by the user by pressing the OK button after two minutes.
[!] Fixed the confirmation of removing a SALPS server may not be visible.

Version 5.0.1044
[+] Added new languages (Arabic, Malay, Indonesian). Languages supported (14): Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish.
[+] Entire user interface is now shown in all supported 14 native languages.
[+] Simplified evaluation start screen.
[+] Certified for Windows 8.
[+] Added discount option on Settings window.
[!] Fixed issue with domain-joined XP and pressing the Shift key if Ctrl+Alt+Del were bypassed.
[!] Fixed issue when receiving SALPS settings for security groups privileges.

Version 5.0.919
[+] Added the ability to use the SALPS server if automatic log-back-on is enabled when a user logs off.
[+] New graphics.

Version 5.0.801
[+] Now compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 2012.
[+] Added new capabilities to coincide with the release of Safe AutoLogon Password Server 5.0.
[!] Fixed user security configuration not keeping its values.

Version 4.1.1428
[!] Fixed an issue with x86 Vista and x86 Windows 7 systems in a VM where the reboot may freeze the VM.

Version 4.1.1265
[!] On 64-bit systems, the About box was showing 32-bit.
[!] Fixed minor auto-logon issue with Win7x64.

Version 4.1.1263
[+] Faster AES calculations.
[!] Minor bug fixes, not logging on with some x64 computers.

Version 4.0.505
[!] If the trial expired, or had 15 days left, the window indicating this information could not be closed.

Version 4.0.501
[!] If there was no DNS server available or the SRV record's computer was unavailable, running the UI for the first time would show "Installation Date Unavailable".

Version 4.0.491
[+] Optimized SRV record querying from DNS.

Version 4.0.424
[+] Safe AutoLogon now looks for an SRV DNS record entry for the SALPS server by default, instead of storing the SALPS server locally on each SAL client.
[+] Running the software for the first time no longer prompts to scan for SALPS servers. Users can Scan for SALPS servers when adding them using Settings.
[+] Like on Vista/7/2008, the Safe AutoLogon graphic now appears on the "Welcome to Windows" page.
[+] The Settings window has been simplified.
[+] If the TLP license is expired and the user tries to run the software twice (within 15 seconds), a notification showing TLP expired is shown. This allows the program to end gracefully without notifying end users.
[+] Main UI Shows the maximum encryuption of the operating system.
[+] There now is always a fixed amount of asteriks in the Password field, regardless of the length of the actual password. This decreases the ability to guess the password based on the number of characters.
[+] More menu options.
[!] Fixed autologon issue happening on some computers.

Version 3.6.306
[!] Fixed a few integration issues with the LAS on Novell networks.