WakeOnLAN Update history

Version 2.11.18 July 15, 2017

  • NEW
    Added -pw command line option.
  • FIXED
    Fixed broken dependencies in reportviewer (print function).
  • NEW
    Added Debug Logging form.
  • FIXED
    Fix crash when starting for first time on clean build of Windows 10.
  • FIXED
    Fix problem with flapping hosts.
  • CHANGED
    Code signing now SHA256 only, SHA1 signatures are depreciated.

Version 2.11.16 April 1, 2017

  • FIXED
    Setting were not saved if program closed unexpectedly.
  • FIXED
    Saved passwords in task scheduler failed if they contained international character sets.
  • CHANGED
    Security of stored passwords improved. Now using AES encryption engine.

Version 2.11.15 January 10, 2017

  • NEW
    Italian translation.
  • FIXED
    Command-line program would crash if not installed properly, or missing registry key.

Version 2.11.14 January 1, 2017

  • NEW
    Added "repeat" option to WOL packets.
  • FIXED
    Gracefully handle the rare case of corrupt user configuration files.
  • CHANGED
    The Search for Computers form is now resizable.

Version 2.11.13 December 2, 2016

  • NEW
    Added field to link an RDP file to a host, so you can save RDP configuration and password.
  • FIXED
    Command line program now follows database location changes automatically.
  • CHANGED
    Closing main form will minimize to task tray, if that option is selected.

Version 2.11.12 October 31, 2016

  • CHANGED
    Network interface selection is now automatic.
  • CHANGED
    Splash screen can now be disabled.
  • NEW
    Code signing: the EXE's and shared DLL's are now digitally signed.

Version 2.11.11 July 22, 2016

  • FIXED
    Substitution variables now work on command-line and scheduled tasks.

Version 2.11.10 May 23, 2016

  • FIXED
    Fixed compatability problem with Windows XP and Server 2003.
  • CHANGED
    German language refreshed.

Version 2.11.9 May 7, 2016

  • NEW
    NAS Keep-alive function.

Version 2.11.8 April 27, 2016

  • NEW
    Application is signed. This will fix issues where anti-virus and anti-malware display warnings during install.
  • Fixed
    64 bit installation now installs into correct folder.

Version 2.11.7 April 23, 2016

  • NEW
    Arabic translation.
  • Fixed
    Fix a problem with culture changes, default group not selected.
  • Fixed
    Program could fail to start if launched from non-admin account.

Version 2.11.6 April 5, 2016

  • Fixed
    Logic error in culture handler.

Version 2.11.5 March 30, 2016

  • Fixed
    Program could fail to start if launched from non-admin account.
  • Changed
    Recompiled for Visual Studio 2015.
  • Changed
    Retargeted for DotNet 4.6.

Version 2.11.4 June 23, 2015

  • Changed
    Fixed an error with the "progressBar" in the Search page.
  • New
    Added "-p" command-line option to the GUI program, allows overriding the machines.xml file location.
  • New
    Fixed missing dependecies in the "Print Report" page that could cause a crash.
  • Fixed
    "Host Groups" are now sorted alphabetically.

Version 2.11.3 April 19, 2015

  • Changed
    French language updated.
  • New
    Added Spanish language.
  • New
    Added task-tray options for RDP and Shutdown, in addition to Wake-Up.
  • Fixed
    Fixed some problems with the Auto-Updater.

Version 2.11.2 April 3, 2015

  • Changed
    Splash screen is multithreaded and the program startup experience is more fluid.
  • Changed
    Russian language translation has been brought up-to-date.
  • New
    New custom shutdown command substitution parameters: $PF and $PFX86.
  • Changed
    Minor code refactoring and optimization.

Version 2.11.1 March 28, 2015

  • New
    New installer based on Inno Setup.
  • New
    Installer is now multilingual. Installation language carries over to the WOL program.
  • New
    New scheduler option to send messages to machines.
  • New
    New feature: managed thread pool. The polling of machines is now managed so that it doesn't overload network.

Version 2.11.0 March 7, 2015

  • New
    Added "legacy" shutdown option, to support Windows workgroup computers.
  • New
    Added $HOST substitution variable.
  • Changed
    Restructured and simplified the host properties page.
  • New
    Added a message (popup) handler that supports Windows workgroups, if RDP is enabled.
  • Fixed
    Fixed a problem with the database not being saved, immediately after a host delete.
  • Fixed
    Fixed password being shown in cleartext on properties page.

Version 2.10.19 February 27, 2015

  • New
    The "Listener" screen has been enhanced and displays more information about captured packets.
  • Fixed
    The installer now remembers your custom database path. Upgrading the software is easier because you will not have to tell it where the db is.
  • Fixed
    If you change the name of the database to a custom name, the software and the installer now remember your setting.
  • New
    The command-line program now displays the broadcast subnet it is using for wake-ups, to help in debugging.
  • New
    Added an option on the main form to clear the IP addresses of selected hosts. (Useful for DHCP hosts).
  • Changed
    Dutch language translations updated.
  • Fixed
    Fixed a bug where changing the display language could sometimes corrupt the main WOL window. During upgrades, the program would revert to English.

Version 2.10.18 February 14, 2015

  • Fixed
    The scheduler window would sometimes disappear if it was minimized and closed.
  • Fixed
    The event-log history windows is now multithreaded, so the rest of the program is not delayed while it loads.

Version 2.10.17 January 20, 2015

  • Fixed
    Fixed an error that could occur after repeatedly clicking the "schedule" button.
  • Fixed
    Fixed various issues with the task scheduler. Especially, the weekly trigger days would be incorrect if the host was in a culture that starts the week on a day other than Sunday.
  • Fixed
    Search function now sets a sane default broadcast subnet when it detects a new host computer.
  • Fixed
    The AutoUpdater module could throw an error for some users in non-English cultures.
  • Fixed
    The shutdown "popup message" was not using the correct host name to send the message to.

Version 2.10.16 December 13, 2014

  • New
    Event Log tracks all wake-ups, shutdowns, and exceptions. Events are stored in the Windows event log, and are also displayable and searchable within AquilaWOL.
  • Fixed
    The "Reboot" option was missing from the GUI task scheduler. You can now schedule an event to reboot a host, or group of hosts.
  • Fixed
    Fixed a minor issue where shutting down a local host could display a message that the host "will shutdown in -1 seconds".
  • Changed
    Some minor user interface updates.

Version 2.10.15 October 26, 2014

  • Changed
    The shutdown/reboot/sleep/hibernate subsystem has been completely reengineered. The Windows API calls have been removed, and the new code uses WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) exclusively.
  • New
    It is now possible to specify a unique "User ID", "Password", and "Domain" when shutting down a remote host.
  • Changed
    The "Donate" button has been removed from the main form and moved to the help menu.
  • New
    Added "logoff" to the list of shutdown options.
  • Fixed
    "Search" function was not filling in all default settings correctly, such as TTL and RDP Port.
  • Fixed
    The "Pinger" function was showing some hosts "offline" when they were really "online", due to a bug in the ARP MAC address validation function.
  • Changed
    Enhanced the "Reset Window Layout" option to fix more potential problems with layout. Added the option to the task tray menu.
  • Changed
    Moved all wakeup/shutdown/reboot code to a portable library that can be reused in other projects.
  • Changed
    Better error handling throughout the program. Fatal errors now show a dialog with helpful information.

Version 2.10.14 October 13, 2014

  • New
    "Safe Mode". If you hold the control key down while starting WOL, it will start in "safe mode". Safe mode resets the configuration to default and can help in various situation, like if the display is trying to start "off screen". Your computer database will not be affected.
  • New
    There is a new "Notes" field in the machine properties. You can store any user comments or notes for each machine.
  • Changed
    In some situations, DNS Servers may cache IP addresses for DHCP clients. This can cause the wrong IP address to be given to WOL and therefore WOL could indicate a machine is ONLINE when in fact it isn't. The program now verifies the MAC address for each host when determining the online/offline status.

Version 2.10.13 September 20, 2014

  • New
    You can now sort the columns in the "search" window. The main window sorting has also been replaced with the new and improved code.
  • New
    The Listener window now has a field where you can specify which port to listen on. Previously it only listened to port 9.

Version 2.10.12 June 27, 2014

  • New
    You can now schedule Wake and Shutdown of groups of machines.
  • New
    New command line option: -g, enables you to specify groups for wakeup and shutdown. See command-line help for details.
  • Fixed
    Fixed some error handling problems.

Version 2.10.11 June 20, 2014

  • New
    You can now Wake and Shutdown groups of machines. Right-click on the desired group and select Wake Up or Shutdown.
  • Fixed
    It was possible to type invalid text into the network interface pull-down, and crash the program.

Version 2.10.10 June 9, 2014

  • Fixed
    Scheduled tasks and command-line operations involving hosts with spaces in their would fail.
  • Fixed
    Some localization problems were fixed. Some Chinese translations where corrected.
  • Fixed
    Scheduled tasks and command-line shutdowns were not using the correct field for the host name. They were mistakenly using the display name as the host name.
  • Fixed
    Custom shutdown command worked in the GUI, but failed on scheduled tasks and command-line shutdowns.

Version 2.10.9 June 2, 2014

  • New
    Added Chinese Language translation - Taiwan, simplified Chinese.
  • New
    Donate: Added a button to accept donations for the project.
  • Changed
    Many changes to the language / culture code. You can now change the language / culture and it takes effect immediately, without having to restart the program. The Language option has been moved to the Options page.
  • Fixed
    The Splash-Screen has been rewritten. It no longer has color artifacts around the edges. It should start up faster and look cleaner.
  • Fixed
    Fixed a problem with the toolbar and menubar not keeping their proper position and order on the page - during language changes.
  • Changed
    A lot of behind the scenes code refactoring and reorganization.

Version 2.10.8 May 9, 2014

  • Changed
    The Properties form has been reorganized to make it more efficient.
  • New
    You can now specify the RDP port number used for Remote Desktop connections.
  • New
    The installer now has the option to set the location of the program installation, and also the database folder location.
  • New
    Added the Romanian language translation.
  • New
    User settings are now preserved during program version upgrades.
  • Fixed
    If the shutdown form had an error during an operation, that error would remain on the screen if you retry the operation. This is now fixed.
  • New
    The application is now "single instance". If you launch the program while it is already running, it will simply open the exising instance of the program, so you won't have 2 copies of WOL running by accident.

Version 2.10.7 April 19, 2014

  • New
    Computer name field now supports spaces and extended characters.
  • New
    Search for computers function now detects WOL settings on remo name field now supports spaces and extended characters.
  • Fixed
    You can specify a particular network interface to use for wakeup. Scheduled tasks were not obeying this interface choice. This has been fixed.

Version 2.10.6 April 10, 2014

  • New
    Added Dutch language translation.

Version 2.10.5 April 4, 2014

  • Fixed
    The Host-URI field is required for shutdown to work properly. It is now a "required field".
  • Changed
    Some users are having problems with the "Listener", due to a conflict with Windows "Simple TCPIP Services". It now displays a more useful error message and has online help to explain the problem and how to resolve it.

Version 2.10.4 March 7, 2014

  • Fixed
    Fixed a problem that in rare circumstances caused a error "unable to find XML Serializer" when working with Scheduled tasks.
  • New
    Some French and Hungarian language updates.
  • Fixed
    Fixed broken links in the About-box.
  • New
    Various minor code updates.

Version 2.10.3 February 16, 2014

  • New
    WOL Network Interface is now configurable.
  • New
    The "Listener" no longer locks the port, so you can run WOL and "Listener" at the same time on the same machine.
  • Changed
    Host status check now uses URI field, was previously using the Name.
  • Fixed
    French translation brought up-to-date.
  • New
    About-box now shows all of the assembly version numbers.

Version 2.10.2 January 26, 2014

  • Fixed
    The shutdown feature was broken in 2.10.1.

Version 2.10.1 January 25, 2014

  • Fixed
    The AutoUpdate function was missing the foreign language DLL's.

Version 2.10.0 January 25, 2014

  • New
    Hungarian translation.
  • New
    New version number scheme. Even numbers will be releases. Odd numbers will be beta test releases.
  • New
    You can now add hosts into groups directly from the "Search" page.
  • Fixed
    WOL now saves window column positions, status of folders, column positions of task scheduler, etc.
  • Fixed
    AutoUpdater function has been Globalized. It is Hungarian aware. More translations coming soon.
  • Fixed
    Splash Screen has been Globalized.

Version 2.8.1 January 13, 2014

  • Fixed
    Trying to schedule an event with a local user account (non domain account) would result in a "Security Error".

Version 2.8.0 December 24, 2013

  • New
    Added Sleep and Hibernate options to Shutdown
  • Fixed
    Minor bug fixes in Search function.

Version 2.7.6 December 13, 2013

  • New
    Remote wakeup over internet. It is now possible to specify a URI for the WOL broadcast message, instead of just an IP subnet. This is to better support sending WOL messages over the Internet.
  • Fixed
    Task Scheduler Access-Rights module has been rewritten. The error:
    Security Warning "user" does not appear to have access rights to the WOL Scheduler database.
    should be resolved.
  • Fixed
    Shutdown would crash if host had an invalid shutdown command.
  • Fixed
    Some users report that the installer forced a download of DotNet - unnecessarily. Although we could not duplicate the problem, the dependencies module was competely replaced.
  • Changed
    Search function now finds MAC addresses for more types of hosts, Linux servers, for example. Search function now uses DNS name for host name, if nothing else available. The error message "The RPC Server is unnavailable" is no longer displayed when scanning Linux hosts. The search function is now able to scan across subnet octects. For example, from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.100.255.
  • Changed
    Moved code base from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2013.
  • Changed
    The installer has been rewritten. Now based on InstallShield instead of the defunct Microsoft Setup program.

Version 2.7.5 October 25, 2013

  • Changed
    Added addition error handling to the Listener function.
  • Changed
    Added error handling to Wake Up function to detect missing MAC address. Missing MAC addresses resulted in error: Conversion from string "&H" to type 'Byte' is not valid.

Version 2.7.4 September 30, 2013

  • New
    Added "group" to details view.
  • Fixed
    Fixed splash screen to not sit on top of other windows, blocking other applications.
  • Fixed
    Added additional error checking and messages in task-scheduler referring to user-id and password.

Version 2.7.3 June 3, 2013

  • New
    Added Finnish language translation.

Version 2.7.2 April 18, 2013

  • New
    Added Auto-Update feature. Program will automatically check for updates every 7 days, or every time you open the "About" box.
  • CHANGED
    Some minor interface improvements. Fixed incorrect tab-order in "Properties" window, etc.

Version 2.7.1 March 17, 2013

  • Fixed
    Setup requires the DotNet 4.0 as a prerequisite, but it was linking to the wrong download.
  • CHANGED
    Cleanup of online help.
  • CHANGED
    WakeOnLAN GUI now defaults to minimize on task-bar, instead of task-tray.

Version 2.7.0 March 12, 2013

  • New
    online help has been completely rewritten. Help is available from the program, and is mirrored on this website.
  • New
    TTL and UDP Port are now configurable for each host.

Version 2.6.5 March 6, 2013

  • New
    You may now specify the "subnet-directed broadcast" address, individually, for each host. There is a helper tool in the properties window to help you find the proper address to use.
  • New
    There is a new command line option "-p", which is used to override the name of the database. This is used if you have your database in a non-standard location, such as a file share.
  • Fixed
    Waking up hosts that were on subnets that did not end in .255, would fail. For example, if you had a host with a subnet of 255.255.248.0, WOL did not send the packet to the correct subnet.
  • Fixed
    If you used the task scheduler, or command-line to wake-up or shutdown, and your database was stored in a non-standard location, WOL could not find the database. This has been corrected.

Version 2.6.4 January 15, 2013

  • New
    WOL packet listener. Click on Tools -> Listen to open the debugging tool. It will display all WOL packets seen. WOL can be tricky to get working with all of the different types of routers, Nics, and motherboards. It can be difficult to troubleshoot where a problem is. This tool allows you to see the WOL packets coming in to this machine.
  • Fixed
    Fixed version numbers to match website.

Version 2.0.6.3 January 5, 2013

  • CHANGED
    Complete re-write of the Russian translation.

Version 2.0.6.2 December 26, 2012

  • New
    Added task-tray icon. Can minimize WakeOnLAN to the task-tray. Program will popup bubble notifications about machines going on or offline.
  • New
    Added ability to auto-start with Windows. This can be combined with the task-tray feature, so the program will auto-start in the task-tray, if desired.

Version 2.0.5.3 December 24, 2012

  • New
    Added French language translation.

Version 2.0.4.1 October 25, 2012

  • Fixed
    Fixed "access denied" error when multiple users try and access shared database, and some users only had read-only access.
  • Fixed
    Fixed error when starting program in a new environment, missing the machines.xml configuration file.

Version 2.0.2.00 June 4, 2010

  • New
    Added German language translation.
  • New
    Support for DHCP hosts. Leave the IP address blank, will use Netbios name instead.

Version 2.0.1.00 March 14, 2010

  • CHANGED
    First release as "Open Source."
  • New
    Added the ability to share the configuration on a file-share. Multiple clients can access the same machine profile.

Version 2.0.0.15 March 9, 2010

  • New
    Added "force" option to the task scheduler.

Version 2.0.0.12 July 23, 2009

  • New
    Routing to other subnets supported.
  • New
    "Send email" action type added to scheduler.
  • New
    Scheduler shutdown events now support "delay" parameter.

Version 2.0.0.11

  • Fixed
    Many fixes to Brasilian translation.
  • CHANGED
    Minor user interface improvements.

Version 2.0.0.9

  • New
    Added "-all" option to command line options.
  • New
    Added scheduling system.
  • Fixed
    Small bug fixes.

Version 2.0.0.6

  • CHANGED
    Updated flags, country names.
  • New
    Added "ip address" control.

Version 2.0.0.5

  • New
    Added a "print" function to the main menu.