Brainwaregroup.com http://www.brainwaregroup.com de-de Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:30:08 +0100 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:30:08 +0100 TYPO3 news-243 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:23:00 +0100 Spider 6.4.1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-641-published/ Spider 6.4.1 published Spider 6.4.1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

Important innovations for SAM

  • With the new contract type “Volume Licensing Contract” extensive new SAM functions are introduced. The update adds this contract type in general, even for customers without a full update edition and must be authorized on those installations if required.

    • The volume license agreement can be used to describe standardized products (enterprise products). These products are defined as standard products throughout the whole company and can be installed indefinitely. Their licensing is based on contractually agreed characteristics. A dedicated license metric procedure ensures the correct calculation.
      For these products, no license requirement is reported.
    • In the future, content-based templates will be used to store standard volume license agreements in the system, which will make it easy to compile corresponding contracts. For example, possible standardization products will be available for selection.
    • A volume license agreement can be associated with several enrollments, each referring to different business units (branches). Different standard products can be defined for each enrollment.
    • Licenses can be created directly from the volume license agreement. In the case of the license and maintenance system, if the volume license agreement terminates, the end of the contract is assumed and applied (e.g. end of maintenance, end of license for rental licenses).

  • A new report shows Oracle Java SE versions installed on clients and servers. These are displayed as normalized software products, e.g. Java SE 8 u131, Java SE Development Kit 8 u151, Java SE 7.x etc. For virtual systems, if available, the underlying host system is displayed. This report helps identify which systems use Oracle Java.
    The interpretation is based on the underlying inventory data. For Windows based system, the installed programs provide a good overview. Unix / Linux systems require additional inventory extensions. The Columbus Datacenter Inventory solutions will be expanded accordingly.
  • For a consistent and easy processing of OEM licenses, the following functions have been added: When importing OEM licenses, the serial number of the computer system can be specified. This can usually be found in the order items. Based on the serial number, if uniquely identifiable, the asset is automatically linked to the OEM license. OEM licenses are only processed as compliance relevant if there is a linked asset and it has an active status. OEM licenses of inactive assets are therefore no longer processed in the compliance calculation. If no asset is linked to an OEM license, it will not be processed in the compliance calculation. The business unit of the OEM license is aligned with the business unit of the asset.
  • Spider has been extended for automated processing of consumed applications to Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Server, Citrix). The following functional scope was added or completed:

    • The Inventory and Metering of Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Server) will continue to require Columbus Datacenter Inventory on the Windows Server. The metering function identifies and transmits accessing users and remote clients.
    • The remote clients identified in this way are listed in a new area in the Spider Web UI. In addition, the remote clients will be connected with an asset by matching the host name, if possible.
    • From the SAM point of view, the accessing systems are usually to be licensed, so a complete view of the accessing remote clients to assets is required.
    • A regular background service will check, if an asset can be found based on the host name and then link it automatically. If multiple assets are found based on a host name, the user can specify to which asset the remote client will be linked.
    • For all remote clients for which no asset can be determined, functions for mass creation of new assets (Unknown or Template Assets) are available. This can happen, for example, if the complete inventory is not available in Spider, when using thin clients or accessing external computers.
    • Built-in reconciliation makes management, auto assignment, and adding missing assets very easy.
    • Regular synchronization makes used applications on Remote Desktop Services visible as remote software usage on the linked assets.
    • The License Metric Procedures (LMPs) harmonize the license demand of locally installed products and their use on Remote Desktop Services.
    • It is also possible to activate the 90 day rule. In addition, you can set after which waiting period unused applications on Remote Desktop Services are removed from the accessing assets.
    • This transparency makes it possible to determine the effective consumption of software on Remote Desktop Services and to take it into account in the compliance calculation.

General

  • With Spider 6.4.1 the upload function for documents will be renewed. User systems and browsers that access Spider no longer need to support JAVA applets. Instead, it is necessary that the browser used is HTML5 enabled. It is still possible to upload documents and files from the file system using drag & drop. Drag and drop directly from Outlook is no longer supported.
  • The Spider Web API now better supports concurrent access to objects. If, when changing an object, the read sysUpdateDate field is specified, the Web API ensures that the object has not been changed since reading out. Thus, interim changes cannot be accidentally overwritten by re-editing. If the sysUpdateDate field is not specified, the new changes will be made anyway.
  • So far, it was possible in the Spider Web API, that one can administrate users without tenant linking. Due to the current customization, the original routes are marked as obsolete and should not be used if possible. As a new alternative, new routes with client information are provided. This ensures that the managed user and the Web API user are assigned to the same tenant.
  • With Spider 6.4.1, a button for easy reset of the set filters is again introduced on search pages.
  • In the new object searches introduced with Spider 6.4, you can now also search for results that are not equal to the filter value.

Asset Management

  • The employee display form (EmployeeView) now also supports the new search technology introduced with Spider 6.4.

License Management

  • It is now possible to derive a new article from an existing catalog article.

Software Services

  • The "AD Groups" section has been removed from the Software Services results pages and added to the main menu as a stand-alone menu item.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • In the future, content additions to the license metric procedures will be delivered via the Software Services. These are the LMP definitions that describe, among other things, definitions for suites and other LMP features. The monthly software service updates provide faster delivery of extensions and changes. Only from this Spider version the LMP definitions supplied by the Software Service can be used.

Corrections

General

  • The performance of object indexing has been significantly improved.
  • If the bulk change feature was selected, it could cause the user interface to be locked so the user had to use the back button on the browser.
  • The Excel export of certain reports was not filtered correctly by tenant (mandator).
  • After switching to the new search technology introduced with Spider 6.4, the configuration key "EnableLegalEntityAuthorisation" was not evaluated correctly.
  • The installer had not issued a warning if ASP.NET was not registered in IIS on the application server.

Asset Management

  • Asset search results were not filtered correctly when the search page was called via the Inventory dashboard.
  • The Vulnerability Report for MS17-010 (WannaCry) can now also be filtered by Legal Entity.

License Management

  • Due to a rendering error, the progress plots on the Compliance pages on the Y axis displayed only a portion of the numbers to be displayed.

Software Services

  • When transferring cloud subscriptions from the Recognition module to Spider Asset, errors could occur under certain circumstances.
  • The Cloud subscriptions search page contains the "Used" column. The calculated value contained besides the used accounts also the suspended accounts as well as accounts with warning. Since this could lead to confusion, the column now only contains the number of accounts used.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • There was an error in the license metric procedure for secondary use rights that could cause an endless execution.
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news-241 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 11:34:00 +0100 OM 4.7.1 incl. Spider Incident https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/om-471-incl-spider-incident/ OM 4.7.1 incl. Incident released OperationsManager 4.7.1 has been released and is available for download.

This is a Maintenance Release and includes the server core modules and the following workflow packages:

  • Spider Incident 4.0.551

New Features and enhancements:

OM platform maintenance & bug fix release

  • Http requests have not been redirected to https if forcessl was set to true

Spider Incident

  • OneSearch: Support for short Ticket ID
  • External Ticket Creation: Redirection parameter for Cancel button
  • Notify customer by e-mail about a new note
  • Maintenance & bug fixes

For a full list of items changed, please also read the What’s New documentation.

OperationsManager 4.7.1 Release Notes and Installation guidelines are available on the following link.

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news-242 Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:00:00 +0100 Software Services - December 2018 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-services-december-2018/ Software Services - December 2018 The release of the December 2018 update of the components of the Software Services is available at the download area.* 

Recognition Catalog

The Recognition Catalog contains normalization and recognition capabilities for more than

  • 2.144.000 inventoried programs,
  • 55.600 software publisher,
  • and 4.657.500 inventoried files.

Please check the Release Change documents

 

Software and SKU Catalog

The Software Catalog contains more than 862.200 relevant and normalized articles (SKUs) of software licenses and maintenances and more than 53.000 license relevant product versions. 
Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles (SKUs): 9996
  • Versions: 867

 

Spider Data Collector

The Spider Data Collector (SDC) provides a set of connectors to 3rd party inventory for a out-of-the-box collection of computers, software, users, virtualization and many more.

Please check the User Manual for a full reference of all connectors.

 

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news-238 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.4.0 HF4 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-640-hf4-published/ Spider 6.4.0 HF4 published Spider 6.4.0 Hotfix 4 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

License Management

  • When creating licenses and maintenance without explicitly selecting an article, the article could be linked to the li-cense or maintenance by specifying the article number afterwards. However, this automatic coupling only worked if there was exactly one article for the article number. Now it is possible to declare a custom article as the preferred article. This is then used in case of ambiguity for the coupling.

Corrections

Common

  • Grouping by Legal Entity in an object search led to their ID being displayed instead of the Legal Entity's path. This has been fixed for both the table and the diagrams.
  • Certain configurations of parameter and type fields caused problems with displaying, filtering, and grouping in the new search UI. This has been corrected.
  • In the case of the "New: copy values" function, an error could occur for certain objects, which could possibly lead to either the newly created object being assigned to an incorrect higher-level object or a permission error being dis-played.
  • The filter settings of report favorites from Spider installations prior to version 6.4.0 were not properly reflected in the new report page. This has been adjusted.
  • Under certain circumstances, the field names in the field selection dialog of a report have not been translated or translated correctly.
  • Exporting search results to an Excel / CSV file ignored the field selection.
  • Selecting a category in the dialog for creating a favorite did not work, whereby existing favorite categories were not displayed.
  • Using favorites for object searches was not working from the favorites summary page. Furthermore, the favorite fil-ters were incorrectly removed when the favorite grouping was canceled. Both errors have been fixed.
  • The extended functions of the New button ("New: select type", "New: <Object type>", "New: copy values") were not available if the user was authorized by profiles only.

Asset Management

  • The report "Assets with current scan information but inactive status" now excludes devices that were last scanned more than 90 days ago.
  • When copying an Asset ("New: copy values"), the Function Unit, the UUID, the Recognition link, the last scan date, and the last import date were also copied, if any. These values will no longer be transferred to the copy.

License Management

  • Viewing product versions by business unit caused a database error under certain circumstances.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • When calculating the secondary use rights in conjunction with MSDN licenses, too little license consumption was determined.

SAM Cloud Edition

  • In the SAM Cloud configuration, the menu entry for the administration page of the Data Collector download was missing.
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news-235 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 18:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.4.0 HF3 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-640-hf3-published/ Spider 6.4.0 HF3 published Spider 6.4.0 Hotfix 3 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

Common

  • It was not possible to select profiles when authorizing saved Advanced Searches.
  • A search restricted to a type returned no results but an error message when role selectors were active.
  • If a filter with a wildcard was specified for a parameter field, an error occurred in the object search.
  • The Excel export of search results failed if the result contained parameter columns.
  • Object fields configured as Entity Type could not be added to the field selection in the search because they were not listed.
  • The column names of reports were not translated correctly during the Excel export.
  • Business units could not be moved if profiles were assigned.

License Management

  • For spider installations without a recognition module, the manufacturer filter of the article catalog search page did not work.
  • For spider installations without a recognition module, product versions may have been incorrectly deleted under certain circumstances.

Contract Management

  • Due to an error, the contract search showed redundant results even if the column "Contractual Party" was hidden.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • The license metric procedure "Cleansing: Multiple Assignments of the Same Product Version" did not always identify a multiple license requirement for the same product version on an asset. The license metric procedure has been revised.

 

     

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news-232 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.4.0 HF2 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-640-hf2-published/ Spider 6.4.0 HF2 published Spider 6.4.0 Hotfix 2 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

Common

  • In the field selection of the object search, some fields were shown twice.
  • The Excel export did not work in some reports.
  • Under certain circumstances, a session in the user interface could prematurely abort.
  • When using selection controls with search function it was not always possible to select the desired search result item due to the result sorting and the limitation of the result display. The behavior of these controls has been changed to place the search result, which fully matches the search term, at the top of the results list. This change relates to the ComboBox, the CostCentre control, the ObjectSelection and the PermissionSelector of the advanced search.
  • Due to an error in the installation routine, Spider installations consisting only of Spider Core and Spider Contract could not be upgraded to version 6.4.
  • Due to an error in the object search, linked columns were displayed in the search result with the ID instead of the identifier.
  • In the Bulk Change, the Location control was displayed without caption.

Contract Management

  • Due to an error in the contract search, contracts were displayed multiple times in the result set as soon as the "Type of contract" field was present in the search result.

Software Services

  • Due to an error, the list of pre-defined program assignments also showed custom assignments.

 

     

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news-229 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:23:00 +0200 Spider 6.4.0 HF1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-640-hf1-published/ Spider 6.4.0 HF1 published Spider 6.4.0 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

Common

  • Certain object searches (especially Product search and Product Version search) failed when the SortResult setting in the configuration was set to True.
  • Due to an error, in certain configuration scenarios no parameter fields could be displayed in the search. Note: When using an Entity Type on a Parameter field, it is necessary to specify a Bound Column.
  • Due to an error, report filters passed as URL parameters were not properly supported.
  • Due to a database error, changes in the object field configuration could result in an error message if Spider Admin was run by a user other than the database administrator.

Asset Management

  • Due to an error in the default configuration, forms for the asset type "Mobile Device" were incorrectly titled "Desktop".

SAM Cloud Edition

  • When updating SAM Cloud installations, migrating user role assignments to user profile assignments failed.
  • In the SAM Cloud Edition, the archived filter was not displayed in the asset object search. As a result, it was not possible to search for archived assets.
  • In the SAM Cloud Edition the administration form for Data Collector download page could not be reached due to lack of role permissions.

 

     

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news-228 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.8 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-638-published/ Spider 6.3.8 published Spider 6.3.8 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

This update is particularly intended for customers who cannot yet upgrade to Spider 6.4, but need the GDPR features.

GDPR compliance

In order to comply with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), various adjustments were made to Spider. Since the GDPR demands data minimization and stipulates that personal data may be stored only if they serve a specific operational benefit, Spider's standard configuration has been revised and unnecessary fields have been removed. In addition, a data deletion mechanism has been implemented to automatically clean the "RecycleBin" tables in each Spider database.

The GDPR also stipulates that persons must be given information about the data stored about them on request. Spider users can call up a self-assessment. Information can also be generated for employees who are not Spider users.

Also new is the imprint, which can be customized. Likewise, a cookie notice and a privacy policy can be deposited. Both the Cookie Notice and the Privacy Policy must then be approved in order to use Spider. Spider 6.4 provides also a new GDPR employee information page and a new GDPR self-information page for users.

License Management

  • Standard reports were supplemented for a portfolio evaluation of the software products used. The Software Services now include UNSPSC classifications per software product. The portfolio analysis allows filtering according to defined UNSPSC classes and a multi-level drill-down.
    - Overall overview according to UNSPSC classes
    - Overview software products according to UNSPSC classes
    - Overview installations for software products with UNSPSC

Software Services

  • The automatied assignment of Software Packages to Assets is now also possible through AD group membership of AD computers.
  • The calculation of the overview of Subscriptions (cloud) has been fundamentally redesigned so that a significant speed improvement could be achieved.

Corrections

License Management

  • With bulk import of licenses and maintenances, assigned contracts could not be imported.

Software Services

  • The overview of the subscription (cloud) could not be opened because of a time-out error.
  • The summary of recognized products also summed up installations of assets with inactive status. The detail list, on the other hand, only showed installations of status-active assets, so there was a difference. This has been changed: The overview will also only show installations of status-active assets in the future.
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news-225 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:08:00 +0200 OM 4.7.0 incl. Spider Incident and Knowledge Base https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/om-470-incl-spider-incident-and-knowledge-base/ OM 4.7.0 incl. Incident and KB released The new OperationsManager version 4.7.0 has been released, which is available in the DownloadArea. This is a Maintenance Release and includes the server core modules and the following workflow packages:

  • “Spider Knowledge Base 4.5.30” feature update & bug fix release.
    For a full list of items changed, please also read “Spider Knowledge Base - What’s New” documentation.
  • “Spider Incident 4.0.550” feature update & bug fix release. For a full list of items changed, please also read “Spider Incident - What’s New” documentation.
  • OM platform: major infrastructure security update-, maintenance & bug fix release

    • Up to date 64bit Java 8 release
    • Switched to latest Payara 4.1.2.181 application server (based on Glassfish 4.1)
    • https://docs.payara.fish/release-notes/release-notes-4-181.html
    • Various updated 3rdparty libraries
    • Support for GDPR / DSGVO requirements

      • Optional “Cookie bar” hosting
      • Optional “Privacy Policy” hosting
      • Optional “Imprint” hosting

The detailed ReleaseNotes and New & Noteworthy documents are partly available on the following link.

 

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news-221 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:23:00 +0200 Spider 6.4.0 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-640-published/ Spider 6.4.0 published Spider 6.4.0 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

What is new in Spider 6.4?

New search functions

  • The search functions in Spider 6.4 have been completely redesigned. A new and innovative user interface concept now also allows a freely selectable combination of different filters in property searches. The biggest change, however, is that from now on both search pages and in reports multiple nested groupings are possible. In addition, you can switch from the results display to a chart view with drill-down features.

GDPR compliance

  • In order to comply with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), various adjustments were made to Spider. Since the GDPR demands data minimization and stipulates that personal data may be stored only if they serve a specific operational benefit, Spider's standard configuration has been revised and unnecessary fields have been removed. In addition, a data deletion mechanism has been implemented to automatically clean the "RecycleBin" tables in each Spider database.
  • The GDPR also stipulates that persons must be given information about the data stored about them on request. Spider users can call up a self-assessment. Information can also be generated for employees who are not Spider users.
  • Also new is the imprint, which can be customized. Likewise, a cookie notice and a privacy policy can be deposited. Both the Cookie Notice and the Privacy Policy must then be approved in order to use Spider.

Web API

  • As of Spider 6.4, a REST standard based programming interface - Spider Web API - is provided. On the one hand, it serves the better integration of Spider and Columbus products among each other, but on the other hand, above all, the integration of Spider with existing customer and third-party systems.
  • The Spider Web API allows you to perform search queries, request reports, and create, modify, assign, detach, and delete objects. The Spider Web API is an integral part of Spider 6.4 and is immediately available after installation.
  • The Spider Web API has its own documentation section with information about all features, their parameters, and return values. For testing and development purposes, the Spider Web API Explorer is available. This makes it easy to get started with the use of the interface and also to facilitate the analysis of possible errors. For in-depth development work, such as the construction of new interfaces, Swagger is available.

Authorization concept

  • For Spider 6.4, the authorization concept has been extended. Previously, users had to be assigned the permissions separately for each application. There were no cross-application roles. This gap is now closed by the introduction of profiles. A profile bundles multiple application roles, allowing you to centrally manage and assign all permissions required for a specific role.
  • Among other things, this enables the tasks of the system administrator and the user administrator to be separated. The system administrator defines the roles and authorizations and combines them into profiles. The user administrator can assign the profiles to the users and does not need to have in-depth knowledge of the system.
  • Profiles do not replace roles, but only summarize them. Form permissions are still assigned to roles. Business units can be given either roles or profiles.

Catalogs

  • Spider 6.4 eliminates monthly updates to the software catalog. The catalog contents will be delivered and installed in the future with the Recognition module. Thus, the monthly execution of an additional setup can be eliminated. The prerequisite for this is the Recognition module with version 1.1805.2.

Improvements

Common

  • A new user interface concept for searches was introduced including a new filter area, groupings and graphical evaluations. IMPORTANT: For customer-specific search views, the upgrade notes regarding the fields "MandatorID", "LegalEntityID" and "sysArchived" must be strictly observed!
  • A new REST standard based Web API has been introduced, which is now an integral part of every Spider installation. (For more information, see the chapter "Web API" in the document "Spider - Technical Reference".)
  • A new authorization concept allows the combination of multiple roles to profiles.
  • In the Service Journal, the activities of the individual Spider Services are logged. So far, there was no function to clean up the journal of legacy data. Now all service journal entries older than 3 months are automatically deleted.
  • The administration pages for the documentation entries have been revised to better match the usual user guidance.
  • The support information displayed on the info page was previously only language-dependent. Now a language and country specific configuration can be configured. Instead of the two-letter language code, a combination of two-letter language code and two-letter country code must be specified in such a case.
  • The minimum requirement for installing Spider 6.4 is the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2.
  • The minimum requirement for installing Spider 6.4 is Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
  • The minimum requirement for installing Spider 6.4 is Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

GDPR

  • Spider 6.4 provides a new GDPR employee information page and a new GDPR self-information page for users
  • The default configuration for the employee object has been reduced. The following fields are no longer delivered and will be removed when updating from Full-Update Editions to Spider 6.4. The fields remain in the data table. All permission and visibility have been removed. If there is a customer-specific purpose that justifies processing the data, for customers using the Flex edition of Spider it is still possible to display and the fields in question:

    • Title
    • StaffNo (Active Directory: StaffNo)
    • PhoneNo (Active Directory: PhoneNo)
    • MobilePhoneNo (Active Directory: MobilePhoneNo)
    • DateOfEntry
    • DateOfEmission
    • FaxNo
    • PrivatePhoneNo
    • Department
    • Location
    • Country
    • CountryCode
    • State
    • StreetAddress
    • PostalCode


  • The default configuration for the asset object has been reduced. The following fields contain additional technical information for which there is no specific use in the standard. These fields are no longer removed and will be removed when Spider 6.4 is updated from Full-Update editions. The fields remain in the data table. All permission and visibility have been removed. If there is a customer-specific purpose that justifies processing the data, for customers using the Flex edition of Spider it is still possible to display and the fields in question:

    • IPAddressV4
    • IPAddressV6
    • MacAddress 1-4


Asset Management

  • The asset classes "Azure Server" and "Azure Client" have been added to the default configuration.

Licence Management

  • Standard reports were supplemented for a portfolio evaluation of the software products used. The Software Services now include UNSPSC classifications per software product. The portfolio analysis allows filtering according to defined UNSPSC classes and a multi-level drill-down.

    • Overall overview according to UNSPSC classes
    • Overview software products according to UNSPSC classes
    • Overview installations for software products with UNSPSC


  • The product and article catalog will be released and installed together with the recognition module in the future.

Software Services

  • The automatied assignment of Software Packages to Assets is now also possible through AD group membership of AD computers.
  • The calculation of the overview of Subscriptions (cloud) has been fundamentally redesigned so that a significant speed improvement could be achieved.
  • The Data Collector download page provides cloud customers with the ability to download the Data Collector directly from the Spider interface. Previously, the files had to be stored on the application server. Now the files can be uploaded directly in the administration area of the Spider user interface. A copy operation on the application server is no longer required.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • For selected products from Red Hat Linux and Suse Linux Enterprise Server, an automatic license requirement calculation has been supplemented by a separate license metric procedure. Linux products are subscription models that can be used on physical, virtual or even cloud systems, depending on the product. The following products are supported:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for Virtual Datacenter (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server incl. Smart Management (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for Virtual Datacenter incl. Smart Management (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Entry Level (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Entry Level incl. Smart Management (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for HPC (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for IBM Power (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for IBM Power incl. Smart Management (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for IBM System z (Product Specific)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for IBM System z incl. Smart Management (Product Specific)
    • Suse Linux Enterprise Server for x86-64 (Product Specific)
    • Suse Linux Enterprise Server for x86-64 unl.VM (Product Specific)
    • Suse Linux Enterprise Server for POWER (Product Specific)
    • Suse Linux Enterprise Server for ARM (Product Specific)
    • Suse Linux Enterprise Server for ARM unl.VM (Product Specific)


  • For the Abbyy FineReader product versions, suite definitions have been added that do not require additional licenses for concurrently installed and suite-containing products. Suite Definitions have been added for the following product versions:
    • FineReader Corporate Concurrent-User
    • FineReader 1 Corporate Concurrent-User
    • FineReader 1 Professional Device
    • FineReader 2 Corporate Concurrent-User
    • FineReader 2 for ScanSnap Device
    • FineReader 2 Professional Device
    • FineReader 3 Corporate Concurrent-User
    • FineReader 3 for ScanSnap Device
    • FineReader 3 Professional Device
    • FineReader 4 Corporate Concurrent-User
    • FineReader 4 for ScanSnap Device
    • FineReader 4 Professional Device
    • FineReader 5 Corporate Concurrent-User
    • FineReader 5 Office User
    • FineReader 5 for ScanSnap Device
    • FineReader 5 Professional Device
    • FineReader 6 Corporate User, Concurrent-User
    • FineReader 6 Professional Device
    • FineReader 7 Corporate User, Concurrent-User & Device
    • FineReader 7 for ScanSnap Device
    • FineReader 7 Professional Device
    • FineReader 8 Corporate User, Concurrent-User & Device
    • FineReader 8 Professional Device
    • FineReader 9 Corporate User, Concurrent-User & Device
    • FineReader 9 Professional Device
    • FineReader 10 Corporate Site, User, Concurrent-User & Device
    • FineReader 10 Home Device
    • FineReader 10 Professional Device
    • FineReader 11 Corporate User, Concurrent-User & Device
    • FineReader 11 Professional Device
    • FineReader 12 Corporate User, Concurrent-User & Device
    • FineReader 12 Professional Device
    • FineReader 14 Corporate Site, User, Named-User, Concurrent-User & Device
    • FineReader 14 Enterprise User, Named-User, Concurrent-User & Device


  • A "Suites and other bundles definition lists" report has been added to show the definition of suites and other lists of products used by the LMPs for the automatic license requirement calculation. The report enables filtering and displays the product definitions containing those suites and bundles. For example it is possible to determine which products are part of a suite definition, or for which product versions a specific calculation is used.

Oracle Database Services

  • The integration of the data center module (eRunbook Appliance) has been completely reworked. Datacenter modules can be registered via the Spider Web UI. With Spider multi-tenant systems, the data center functionality can be set for each tenant separately. The new multi platform inventory components deliver their data alternatively to a Spider Data Collector (SDC) or a Columbus Infrastructure. The further processing of the inventory data is fully automatic.

Corrections

Common

  • On systems with large amounts of data, there was a malfunction of bulk imports through which the IDs of the imported records could not be validated. This mistake was particularly noticed with the bulk import of recognized products. Nevertheless, it could also affect other objects such as software associations.
  • The error handling in the case of non-accessible databases had to be revised. An incorrect error message was displayed under certain circumstances.

License Management

  • With bulk import of licenses and maintenances, assigned contracts could not be imported.

Software Services

  • The overview of the subscription (cloud) could not be opened because of a time-out error.
  • The summary of recognized products also summed up installations of assets with inactive status. The detail list, on the other hand, only showed installations of status-active assets, so there was a difference. This has been changed: The overview will also only show installations of status-active assets in the future.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • For the Microsoft 365 E3 / E5 products, the definition of containing products has been completed. For employees no additional licensing requirements will be calculated for a separately assigned Office 365 E3 / E5 or a user-licensed Windows Enterprise, as they are already covered via Microsoft 365.
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news-222 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.7 HF 2 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-637-hf-2-published/ Spider 6.3.7 HF 2 published Spider 6.3.7 Hotfix 2 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

General

  • On systems with large amounts of data, there was a malfunction of bulk imports through which the IDs of the imported records could not be validated. This mistake was particularly noticed with the bulk import of recognized products. Nevertheless, it could also affect other objects such as software associations.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • For the Microsoft 365 E3 / E5 products, the definition of containing products has been completed. For employees no additional licensing requirements will be calculated for a separately assigned Office 365 E3 / E5 or a user-licensed Windows Enterprise, as they are already covered via Microsoft 365.
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news-220 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:55:00 +0200 Columbus 7.5.5 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-755/ Columbus 7.5.5 Released The new Columbus version 7.5.5 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

Global

For Columbus 7.5.0 major changes and more details to fixes or improvements, please check document Columbus 7.5.5 - Release Notes (Contains completely notes for released versions).

Migration & Setup

  • New: Respect new GDPR rules for personal data
  • Fixed: Change role for OTB settings could remove assigned “Central Task manager” role

Management Framework

  • Improved: Rename “LDAP Synchronisation” agent to “Active Directory Importer”
  • Fixed: Site Server appoints himself to MasterOTB
  • Fixed: Unhandled exception - Unable to create directory
  • Fixed: After restore, a backup set the timestamp was wrong

Management Console

  • Fixed: Executed Management Console on Site Server required direct DB access
  • Fixed: Execute multiple Management Console on same device log exceptions
  • Fixed: Device – SW-Assignments – Missing header and vertical scroll bars
  • Fixed: Device – SW-Assignments – Status for SW-packages with multiple patches wrong
  • Fixed: Device – SW-List – Show package documentation
  • Fixed: Various grids show error “grid index out of range” or similar exceptions
  • Fixed: Smart selection on software does not work
  • Fixed: Load selection from file into selection node might not show all selected items
  • Fixed: Device – SW-Assignments - Export to file contains no data
  • Fixed: Infrastructure - Scan for additional Depots is not triggered
  • Improved: Inconsistent naming of activation state
  • Improved: Client Template – Create new template with defaults
  • Improved: Client Template – Allow user trigger SW-installation in a terminal session
  • Improved: Active Notification could slow down the Management Console in large environments

Management Client

  • Fixed: Actions not executed
  • Fixed: Error during restore when no image is selected
  • Improved: Verify local block depot - Add a self-healing

Local Inventory / NetworkScanner

  • Fixed: Network Scan – Failed to save software inventory data
  • Fixed: Importer – Error happed: "String or binary data would be truncated."
  • Fixed: Hardware scan not contain data for graphic adapter
  • Fixed: Delete & Re-deliver for inventory values did not work

OS-Deployment

  • Improved: DISKPART changes disk letters
  • Improved: Allow to include sxs folder

UpdateManagement

  • Improved: The minimal delay between scan, download and install actions is set to a randomized value between 1 and 15min
  • Fixed: The action “Scan&Install updates” did not react enforced
  • Fixed: STUB updates did lose information after DB update
  • Fixed: Same product listed several times in the list for managed updates

REST Interface

  • Fixed: Missing data in GET /treeNodes on large databases
  • New: Get device inventory software
  • New: Get device inventory hardware

SW-Deployment

  • n/A

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-212 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:02:00 +0200 Columbus 7.5.4 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-754-released/ Columbus 7.5.4 Released The new Columbus version 7.5.4 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

Global

For Columbus 7.5.0 major changes and more details to fixes or improvements, please check document Columbus 7.5.4 - Release Notes (Contains completely notes for released versions).

Migration & Setup

  • New: Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Improved: Support for changed DB access information
  • Fixed: Do not more overwrite ColumbusInventoryAgent.cfg
  • Fixed: Paragon folder missed tools for imaging over PXE/Windows PE session

Management Framework

  • Improved: Faster response for OTB requests to prevent reach for maximum allowed connection threads
  • Improved: Allow request replication set from other server than the origin creator was
  • Fixed: Access violation while check to send e-Mails

Management Console

  • Improved: Client Template – Shareless settings (Highly recommended to review the settings after update!)
  • Improved: Show progress and function cancel for mass-operations like move or delete objects
  • Improved: Deny the assignment for SW-packages to unmanaged device or user objects
  • Improved: Close CMC while background actions are running
  • Fixed: Clone a user object did not work
  • Fixed: The hint text for device health state does not show correct text
  • Fixed: Filter for devices shows exceptions
  • Fixed: Exported device list contains correct UUID now
  • Fixed: The form “Calculating software list for device” could hang

Management Client

  • New: Status information for Client stored in local registry: Activation, OID, Last SW Processing
  • Fixed: Prevent for multiple user instances
  • Fixed: Autoupdate could fail
  • Fixed: Command line !PROCESS did not work as expected
  • Fixed: Online imaging was not executed in some circumstances

Local Inventory / NetworkScanner

  • New: Inventory Scanner for Apple Macintosh, results usable for smart selections (The documentation coming soon after release!)
  • Improved: Obtain OS family value to difference Windows, MAC and other platforms
  • Improved: Add inventory scanner as entry for Software scan result
  • Fixed: Delete & Re-deliver for inventory values did not work

OS-Deployment

  • Improved: PrepareCaptureAction does cleanup folders “C:\Windows\Asetup” and “C:\Windows\Temp”

UpdateManagement

  • Improved: The minimal delay between scan, download and install actions is set to a randomized value between 1 and 15min
  • Fixed: The action “Scan&Install updates” did not react enforced
  • Fixed: STUB updates did lose information after DB update
  • Fixed: Same product listed several times in the list for managed updates

REST Interface

  • New: Command to add new node in organisations tree

SW-Deployment

  • Fixed: The Package Studio did not write down the CRC message into package history file correctly

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-209 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:45:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.7 HF 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-637-hf-1-published/ Spider 6.3.7 HF 1 published Spider 6.3.7 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

Software Services

  • For a better understanding, the term "External Accounts" has been changed to "Accounts (Cloud)". Likewise, the term "Cloud Subscriptions" has been changed to "Subscriptions (Cloud)".

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • The license metric procedure for VMware has been extended: VMware Workstation Pro includes VMware Player.

Corrections

General

  • Under certain circumstances, links in data grids did not display correctly.

Asset Management

  • For Assets, the bulk change wizard incorrectly displayed an inoperable "Type Change" field. This field will no longer be displayed. The Asset type change is currently only supported by the bulk import or by the dedicated type change wizard, which can be started from the page "Edit Asset".
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news-205 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:45:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.7 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-637-published/ Spider 6.3.7 published Spider 6.3.7 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

Asset Management

  • The change of the type of an Asset is now possible both via a special wizard and via the bulk import:
    All you have to do is specify the new Asset type. All subsequent bookings are automated. All type parameters are deleted. At the same time, the type of the FunctionUnit of the Asset is also changed.
    In order to be able to perform the type change by bulk import, a column with the name "Type change" must be specified in the Excel file. The content of the column is the translated type name.
  • A new vulnerability report provides details of devices likely to be affected by the Specter or Meltdown vulnerabilities, allowing an assessment of the vulnerability. Prerequisite for this are the February releases of the software service components (Recognition and SDC). These must first be updated.
  • Note: The term "base product" has been replaced by the term "software product" in the user interface and all reports.
  • The list of installed Programs for an Asset has been revised.

Software Services

  • New is an implementation for application virtualization via packages. First, Microsoft App-V is supported. (Later versions will also include virtualization solutions of other manufacturers.) App-V Packages and AD Group permissions can be read out via standard connectors and imported via the Recognition module. The synchronized packets, AD Group assignments, and application usage data are displayed in the UI. The assignment of Software to a Package automatically leads to the creation of SoftwareAssignments (remote) to the Assets of the users, which are determined by the AD groups. When calculating the license requirements through the license metric procedures (LMP), it is taken into account that local installations may also be present. Two standard reports are provided for the evaluation of the application usage.
    Notes: (1) The prerequisite for reading and importing Microsoft App-V data are the February releases of the software service components (Recognition and SDC). These must first be updated. (2) The (obsolete) SoftwarePacket data object is removed from Spider with version 6.4. Until then, a migration of the SoftwarePacket data to the new Package data object will be possible.
  • For the representation of the cloud subscriptions (Microsoft, Adobe) a separate area is introduced in the user interface. It contains an overview of all cloud subscriptions with status information. A detail page shows a comparison of subscribed, used, and available quantities for individual cloud subscriptions. From the average prices of the product the monthly costs are calculated. The assigned accounts can be viewed as a list on the cloud subscription. For each record, it is also determined whether an employee is assigned from the employee master record and whether the account is marked as inactive in the local Active Directory or in the online portal. Another detail page shows the assigned subscriptions with status for individual accounts. For Microsoft Accounts, the service plans that apply to the account are displayed.
  • The synchronization process between the Recognition module and Spider Core has been redesigned to better aggregate employee data from multiple import sources.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • A new license metric procedure has been introduced for the calculation of standardization products from Microsoft Campus EES contracts. It affects the metrics Academic User and Student User. For enterprise customers, it has no effect or side effects. Universities wishing to get a compliance calculation of their EES contracts should contact our support or consulting teams.
  • The license metric procedures have been extended to calculate the Microsoft SQL Server 2017 editions.
  • The license metric procedures have been extended to cover the Microsoft Core CAL Suite and the Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite (user based and device based). The CALs for the individual products contained in the CAL suites do not cause any additional license requirements.
  • The license metric procedures have been extended to support the calculation of Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5. The containing products and CALs do not cause additional license requirements.
    For the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Security (EMS) products, the Windows Server CAL was added.
  • The license metric procedure "Microsoft Remote Use" has been improved in runtime behavior for very large environments (> 40,000 systems).

Oracle Database Services

  • The Oracle Dashboard has been redesigned: The list of License Scopes now shows the license requirement. In addition, the calculated license values are shown if average prices have been stated on the Products. If a license statement can not be made for individual databases due to incomplete scan data, these will be listed in a separate list "Database instances without license scope".
  • The Oracle License Scope details page has been revised: The calculated license values are displayed for the products, options or packs detected, provided that the products have average prices.

Corrections

General

  • The JAVA applet for the drag-and-drop upload expires on 18.03.2018 and therefore had to be replaced.
  • Selecting a document template for document generation resulted in a serious exception error in Spider Asset and Spider License.
  • When updating to Spider 6.3.6 HF2, a database error could occur if document templates were previously deleted.

Asset Management

  • An error prevented the object type from being resolved during the XML import of FunctionUnitRelationships.
  • The manufacturer filter did not work in the list of installed programs on a device (asset).
  • In the form for assigning Software to Active Directory groups, the "Save" button was not activated in some circumstances due to an error.
  • The "Assets with current scan information but inactive status" report returned no results.
  • The report "Recognition: Found programs" has been revised: Inactive assets are no longer considered.
  • The report "Recognition: Detected files per device" returned no results.

License Management

  • In the compliance overview for a product, not all business units with license entitlements were displayed in the "License Entitlement" table.
  • In the compliance overview for a product, downgrade for roaming was not included in the "License Entitlement" table.
  • Under certain circumstances, license metrics were created twice.
  • When creating a new License Key by copying the values from an existing an error occurred.
  • In the Licence Maintenance Wizard multiple selection did not work.
  • If a role was deprived of the right to split Licences, the corresponding button was not functional but still visible.

Contract Management

  • When updating a Spider Contract database, an error could occur if additional parameter columns have been defined for the contract table.
  • The Total Payments field in the Payment Plan form displayed an incorrect value.

Software Services

  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between the Recognition module and Spider Core, no parameters were transferred to the employee.

License Metric Procedures (LMP)

  • The license metric procedure "Microsoft Remote Use" has been adjusted. If a newer version is running on a terminal server (same edition) than is installed on the system, the license requirement of the higher version of the terminal server is output. The local installation does not indicate a license requirement in this case.
  • The license metric procedures "Microsoft Server" and "Microsoft Virtualization" have not always cleaned up a generated hint text. This has been corrected.
  • For earlier Creative Cloud suites, the Acrobat XI Pro can also be used as part of the suite. This will now be considered in the license metric procedure.
  • The same software can be used on assets simultaneously as a local installation and as remote use (e.g. Terminal Server, App-V packages). The automatic calculation of the resulting license requirement has not taken into account all cases. As a result, under certain circumstances, the same software that is remotely used has been counted multiple times. This has been corrected.

Oracle Database Services

  • Under certain circumstances, the Oracle License Scope object search did not show any results.
  • The search page for Oracle database instances also incorrectly displayed entries with Standard Edition 2 (SE2) when filtered for Standard Edition (SE).
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news-199 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:46:00 +0100 Columbus 7.5.3 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-753-released/ Columbus 7.5.3 Released The new Columbus version 7.5.3 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

Global

For Columbus 7.5.0 major changes and more details to fixes or improvements, please check document Columbus 7.5.3 - Release Notes (Contains completely notes for released versions).

Migration & Setup

  • Fixed: Open firewall for REST service
  • Fixed: Migration from COSOFTWARE could fail because for wrong date format
  • Fixed: Missing UpdateManagement and Imaging files in OSDepot

Management Framework

  • Fixed: Fails to stop from time to time
  • Fixed: Direct assigned gets removed overnight
  • Fixed: Message from Active Notification get lost
  • Fixed: Index for packages missing info.rtf and changed script entries
  • New: Offer SFTP for further delivery for MAC, Linux and Unix inventory data
  • New: Use for OpenSSL 1.0.2.14 (1.0.2n)
  • New: Show in log when using SSL secured communication

Management Console

  • Discontinued: Infrastructure - Remove context menu function "Delete single agent"
  • Fixed: Show old data when switch sites or virtual nodes
  • Fixed: Missing permissions when login as SYSADMIN
  • Fixed: Access violation for “Who has this group assigned”
  • Fixed: Grant a security right
  • Fixed: False SmartDeploy OS-Release get deleted
  • Fixed: Color settings for CMC
  • Improved: Show real server name for additional SW-agents too
  • Improved: Allow import time over midnight
  • Improved: Show unknown updates first
  • Improved: Clone a device support for SmartDeploy settings
  • Improved: Allow SW-Reinstall for filtered lists
  • New: Easy report for package assignments
  • New: Easy navigate for organisations tree

Management Client

  • Fixed: User part does not react for service shutdown
  • Fixed: Inventory scan request over Active Notification
  • Fixed: Imaging menu does not support settings from Client Template
  • Improve: Allow multiple OTB hosts for Active Notification
  • Improve: Prevent reboot when change OTB host
  • Improve: Process identification and get settings for each service start-up
  • Improve: Dynamic Client Config - Run config.wms when process identification
  • New: Show icon in systray permanently
  • New: Allow empty account for local NT security

Local Inventory / NetworkScanner

  • Fixed: SoftwareScan could contain invalid date format.
  • Fixed: SW-metering was not able to detect some processes
  • New: Detect Windows as Azure instance

OS-Deployment

  • Fixed: "No Disk" for some card reader devices (Lenovo ThinkStation P310)
  • Fixed: LegacyDeploy – Support for network setting “Standalone”

UpdateManagement

  • Fixed: Recognize needed system reboot after update install
  • Improved: Load distribution for update scan process
  • Improved: Stop WUA after usage

REST Interface

  • Improved: Support device with multiple MAC addresses
  • Improved: Check for pending actions

SW-Deployment

  • Improved: Simplify the usage for command POWERSHELL

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-196 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:13:00 +0100 Software Services - December 2017 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-services-december-2017/ Software Services - Dezember 2017 The monthly update of the components of the Software Sevices have been published and are available at the download area.* 

Recognition Catalog

The Recognition Catalog contains recognition capabilities for more than

  • 1.653.500 inventoried programs,
  • 46.400 software publisher,
  • and 3.648.400 inventoried files.

Please check the Release Changes for a full change reference of all recognizable products. 

Software Catalog

The Software Catalog contains more than 773.600 relevant and normalized articles (SKUs) of software licenses and software maintenances. Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles (SKUs): 4.202
  • Versions: 205

Please check the Release Changes of the catalog. Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Consolitation of Microsoft Campus SKUs.
  • Reactivate manufacturer iGrafx: All iGrafx products from Corel have been moved.
  • Raname manufacturer ENTEO into IVANTI.
  • Most manufacturer codes have been modified (userfriendly – capital / small letters).

Spider Data Collector

The Spider Data Collector (SDC) provides a set of connectors to 3rd party inventory for a out-of-the-box collection of computers, software, users, virtualization and many more.

Please check the User Manual for a full reference of all connectors.

 

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news-194 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:02:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.6 HF 2 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-636-hf-2-published/ Spider 6.3.6 HF 2 published Spider 6.3.6 Hotfix 2 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

License Management

  • The form for browsing the article catalog has been further improved. The global manufacturer filter is taken into account unless another manufacturer has been selected. For manufacturers without a name, the manufacturer code is displayed.

Corrections

General

  • A cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS) in a configuration form has been fixed.
  • A cacheable HTTPS Response vulnerability of certain web services has been fixed.
  • Due to an error, from version 6.3.6 HF1, misleading messages regarding the authorization were displayed when starting a bulk import.
  • Due to an error deleting users was prevented under certain circumstances.
  • Due to an error deleting text modules was prevented under certain circumstances.
  • Due to an error in the determination of authorizations, it was possible that after an update of the spider installation, both the bulk import and the bulk change did not work anymore.

Asset Management

  • The report "Employee with non MSDN systems" has been revised since it contained some incorrect results and it was too slow.

License Management

  • On the Product Edit page, the number of installations was incorrectly linked, so clicking on the link did not lead to the list of installations.
  • On the Compliance Dashboard, wrong numbers for installations of products were displayed.
  • Due to an error, some data was not displayed in the compliance progress analysis.
  • Due to an error, under certain circumstances not all manufacturers could be selected in the manufacturer's filter on the browse article catalog page.

Oracle Database Services

  • The report "Oracle License Scope: license relevant products" was incomplete, as the Oracle Database Standard Edition (SE) was only partially considered.
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news-183 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0100 Columbus 7.5.2 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-752-released/ Columbus 7.5.2 Released The new Columbus version 7.5.2 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

Global

For Columbus 7.5.0 major changes and more details to fixes or improvements, please check document Columbus 7.5.2 - Release Notes (Contains completely notes for released versions).

Migration & Setup

  • Discontinued: WebService (COM-Interface) from Columbus 6 (ANSI version)
  • Fixed: Missing SSL files after install Columbus infrastructure
  • Fixed: Missing NotificationSVC & ColumbusHook after install Columbus infrastructure

Management Framework

  • Fixed: OTB forwarder stuck when handle old commands
  • Fixed: Truncate for log files not working
  • Improved: Open FTP ports for local Windows firewall
  • Improved: Support for NAS without correct disk layout

REST Interface

  • Improved: Creation for device objects over REST for more than 80’000 items
  • New: Offer /latest to simplify URI request independent from interface version
  • New: Get list for pending device action
  • New: Check for specified device action
  • New: Schedule update scan, Client Uninstall and online disk backup, add more device and user functions

Management Client

- Fixed: Truncate for log files not working

Management Console

  • Fixed: SmartSelection - "Windows XP & 2003" - Wrong condition
  • Fixed: PXE rules import does not update display list
  • Fixed: The right CO_LISTMACH1 was need to show user lists
  • Fixed: Navigation bar offer navigation icons even no data visible
  • Fixed: User grid empty
  • Fixed: Device or user assigned SW-package list get issues with inherited or denied assignments
  • Fixed: Infrastructure Blockstore Agent – Select a sync server immediately close session
  • Fixed: Disk Management shows not creation date but import date
  • Fixed: Realtime monitor could freeze session
  • Fixed: OS SmartDeploy – Open maintenance form not working
  • Fixed: Infrastructure REST Agent – Assignments was not updated
  • Fixed: Import from LDAP could stuck for OUs with empty spaces
  • Fixed: Delete company or site does not clean-up all data from DB
  • Improved: Calculation speed for rights, tree content and SW-assignments
  • New: Offer option to recreate Client AutoUpdate files (Infrastructure Base Agent)

OS-Deployment

  • Fixed: Domain join could fail for OU with empty spaces
  • Fixed: Information from legacy Windows deployment (unattend.txt / unattend.xml)
  • Fixed: Repeated OS-actions was stop after 24h
  • Fixed: Processing OSDeploy.exe if no network available
  • Improved: Finalized the bitlocker partitioning
  • New: Offer to process OS-Deployment from USB-Stick
  • New: Offer to select disk for install Windows

UpdateManagement

  • Improved: Offer button to download source file
  • Improved: Reduce download time on Management Client for updates from Blockstore
  • New: Offer forced scan & install actions

SW-Deployment

  • Improved: Scripting – Timeout for VBS code execution set to 60s
  • Improved: Scripting – The SET command was not work as expected in user sessions
  • Improved: GUI – The form for SW-Kiosk always displayed on top - New: Offer forced scan & install actions

Local Inventory / NetworkScanner

  • Replaced: Current content for InventoryItems.csv (For Spider only!) replaced with multi selectable items and levels
  • Fixed: Network scanner gets trouble while using netBIOS
  • New: Offer wildcards for excluded paths

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-182 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:33:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.6 HF 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-636-hf-1-published/ Spider 6.3.6 HF 1 published Spider 6.3.6 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

License Management

  • Due to an error, the dialog for selecting a manufacturer filter was displayed without con-tent.

Software Services

  • Due to an error the global filter for Legal Entities was displayed in the list of software of an asset for which metering data are available, as well as in the metering details of the in-stallations. The filter should not have been shown on these forms and was also ineffective there.
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news-181 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:24:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.6 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-636-published/ Spider 6.3.6 published Spider 6.3.6 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • For the document generation, text modules can now also be defined and embedded in Microsoft Word template files. For each module several text variants can be defined. When setting up a document to be generated, the variants of the embedded text modules are available for selection via a dialog-based wizard. This new feature is available for all applications. Especially for contract management, the flexibility in contract-based document generation is significantly improved by the text modules.
  • The object history maintenance service has been optimized to allow faster revision of very large amounts of data.

License Management

  • When displaying the Licenses assigned to a Maintenance, the license volumes are now also displayed.

Software Services

  • The current release extends the automatic integrated processing of cloud-based user sub-scriptions such as Microsoft Office 365 or Adobe Creative Cloud products. The following areas are affected by the enhancement:
    Which cloud user belongs to which employee or Active Directory user? The users of the cloud portals are automatically linked to the employee base via various mechanisms, if possible. At best, employees will be imported via the Active Directory Connector. For users of the cloud portals who can not be linked automatically, a simple manual linking option is provided.
    Which cloud product corresponds to which licensed product? The Recognition module has been enhanced with the ability to evaluate cloud-based products. For cloud products that are not automatically interpreted, it is possible to link them manually.
    Who uses which subscriptions? Which user uses which subscriptions both as a simple evaluation on the data read out of the cloud portals as well as based on the linked data from employee base and licensed products. The user subscriptions are automatically syn-chronized to the relevant employees as software usage and evaluated in compliance.
    Considering the impact of cloud products on local IT and SAM: Linking local cloud pro-duct installations. Cloud products are often suites or bundles and combine several product use rights, such as different single applications or CALs. For the cloud-based user subscrip-tions of Microsoft and Adobe, the usage rights are evaluated and applied to the inven-toried data.

Corrections

General

  • The setup routine has not adequately addressed installation issues with the Global As-sembly Cache (GAC). Now the installation is interrupted with a message in case of an error and it is possible to repeat the procedure or cancel the entire setup routine.
  • Due to an error customized EntityType assignments in the object configuration were in certain cases overwritten when updating Spider.
  • The setup routine has not created any shortcuts due to an error.

License Management

  • Due to an error, the coupling to the article was removed during the split of licenses and could not be restored.

Software Services

  • When viewing the installations of a recognized product, under certain circumstances a global filter was displayed that could not be disabled.
  • During the synchronization process between the Recognition module and Spider Asset could an error could occur which lead to an abort of the process if Assets had no Function Units, but Employee assignments should be created.
  • For bulk imports for recognized products, validation failed because a database query took too long.
  • Spider requires a localhost binding on the application server for technical reasons. So far, the setup routine has not checked for this requirement.
  • Under certain circumstances, the list of members of an Active Directory group also dis-played blank records.

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • Correction of an error in the calculation of the license demand for Windows Server 2016 Standard, System Center 2016 Standard or Core Infrastructure Suite Standard considering assigned VOSE environments that could occur under rare circumstances.

ITM Cloud Edition

  • When migrating an existing "SAM Cloud" installation to an "ITM Cloud" installation, a database error could occur.
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news-176 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:02:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.5 HF 2 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-635-hf-2-published/ Spider 6.3.5 HF 2 published Spider 6.3.5 Hotfix 2 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • System Information: In order to improve requests to Brainwaregroup support, Spider now has a form for creating a file with system information. This file can be used to supplement a support ticket, thus enabling faster processing of the ticket. If the support request also relates to asset management, it is also possible on this form to generate another file with support information for a particular asset to supplement the support ticket also with this file.

Asset Management

  • A new report with the title "Vulnerability Report for MS17-010 (WannaCry)" shows which assets are affected by the vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 (WannaCry). Prerequisite for this evaluation are the September releases of the software service components (Recognition and SDC). These must be updated before.

License Management

  • Articles can now be imported using the standard XML importer.

Software Services

  • In the future, all software products identified in Spider will be displayed on the software services result page. Until now, only software products were displayed that were linked to at least one licensed product in the product catalog by software recognition. The step of displaying all detected software products allows easier adding of freeware, open source, or other software products that do not require recognition in the product catalog. Basical-ly, an evaluation of the software products and their installations is possible. In addition, in the Spider user interface it is possible to decide for each software product whether it should be ignored for further processing or connected to a software.

     

Corrections

Asset Management

  • The percentages displayed on the Inventory dashboard were not consistent under certain circumstances.

License Management

  • For the "Subscription" license type, the article change wizard indicated that the article would also include maintenance, which was incorrect.

Software Services

  • When for a recognized software product a software assignment should be made by a production transfer from the catalog, it was possible that no results were displayed on the selection page in the product catalog. This problem existed since version 6.3.5.
  • During the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the Recognition module, there was a problem with the identification and assignment of individual devices to assets if the hostname was case-sensitive. This problem existed HF6 since version 6.3.3.
  • If the list of possible alternatives contained many results when selecting a standard for a recognition result, no scroll bar was displayed so that elements outside the view area could not be selected.

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • An error occurred during the automatic license requirements calculation for Windows Server Standard, System Center Standard, or Core Infrastructure Suite (CIS) Standard, which concerns the discovery of licensed virtual machines. Under certain circumstances, the license requirement, which was calculated on the basis of virtual systems, was not high enough. This has been fixed.
  • An error in the automatic license requirements calculation of the Core Infrastructure Suite (CIS) product versions has been fixed. If several CIS versions or editions are assigned to one server, a too high license requirement has been indicated. Now, with multiple versi-ons of CIS on a server, the down-edition and down-version handling will be considered.

     

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news-175 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.5 HF 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-635-hf-1-published/ Spider 6.3.5 HF 1 published Spider 6.3.5 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

General

  • When updating existing installations, the setup routine could abort with a database error message.

     

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news-165 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:15:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.5 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-635-published/ Spider 6.3.5 published Spider 6.3.5 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • With the legal entity filter, it is now possible to explicitly select no legal entity in order to find objects which are not assigned to a legal entity.
  • A title can now be defined for a DataGrid in the form generator by configuration. The visi-bility of the title depends on the visibility of the DataGrid.
  • For a DataGrid in the form generator, it is now possible to define by configuration whether it should also be visible without results.

Asset Management

  • The "Name" field of the "SoftwarePackage" object has been extended to a length of 255 characters.

License management

  • The article catalog search has been completely reworked, whereby the performance could be significantly increased.
  • Missing license metrics are now added automatically. Manual intervention in the configu-ration is no longer required.
  • It is now possible to create new articles (SKUs) and immediately use them just like catalog articles for license creation. These articles can also be proposed for inclusion in the article catalog if the upload to the Recognition Center is enabled.
  • The license key search now also shows the product version and may be filtered by product version.
  • In the installations overview of a product or a product version, the main user of an asset is now specified.

Recognition and Metering

  • From now on, programs without name will no longer be displayed in Spider, since specific information on the installed program cannot be provided.
  • When synchronizing devices to assets, assets whose last scan date is older than n days (configuration) are disabled. The comparison date has been changed from LastUpdateDate (device) to invLastScandate.

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • The execution order of license metrics procedures has been changed.
  • A new license metrics procedure for Concurrent User license metrics has been added. For Concurrent User metrics, the license requirement is measured separately and can be mapped as an additional license requirement. License requirements are no longer indicated for installations.

     

Corrections

General

  • The setup routine could fail when updating Spider Contract installations if there were da-tabases for additional Spider applications.
  • During document full-text searches, an error occurred when the user executed the "Discard search filter" function. The form could then no longer be operated.
  • Under certain circumstances, an unnecessarily high amount of memory could be used when sending emails.
  • The "ObjectSelectionEntityType" control triggered an error on creation forms.
  • The call-up of bulk imports was very slow.
  • Due to an error, an overflow of the ID in the TransactionInfo table could occur. This resulted in several different errors in Spider and could cause the application to become inoperable.

Asset management

  • Under certain circumstances, it was possible that an asset and the assigned function unit were assigned to different legal entities. If this happened, this condition could not be rectified.

License management

  • In the ManufacturerEdit, ProductEdit, ProductGroupingEdit, and ProductVersionEdit forms, the legal entity filter for compliance data display did not work correctly so that, in some cases, no correct information could be displayed.
  • When viewing a product, an exception could occur under certain circumstances.
  • The manufacturer filter in the article catalog search showed an incorrect manufacturer name despite correct filtering.
  • Licenses and maintenance items which were assigned to obsolete or deleted articles could no longer be processed. This resulted in an error. It was then also impossible to assign these to another article.

Recognition and Metering

  • In the view of programs for an asset, programs could only be displayed by means of an in-correctly applied filter in certain constellations.
  • In past versions, it was possible to create software assignments whose legal entity devi-ated from the legal entity of the assigned asset by means of the synchronization of soft-ware assignments via Active Directory groups in a special constellation. These incorrect entries are corrected with the current update.

Oracle Database Services

  • If the Oracle Dashboard was filtered by legal entity, the sum of the product mappings could differ from the sum of the products.

     

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news-162 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0200 Columbus 7.5.1 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-751-released/ Columbus 7.5.1 Released The new Columbus version 7.5.1 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

Global

  • For Columbus 7.5.0 major changes and more details to fixes or improvements, please check document Columbus 7.5.1 - Release Notes (Contains completely notes for released versions).

Migration & Setup

  • Fixed: Migration to German based SQL-Server failed

Management Client

  • Improved: Do not process as TrustedInstalled when reach timeout
  • Fixed: Missing %_OSLang% as static variable
  • Fixed: Command TEXTFILE with parameter /OMITTRAILINGCRLF not working as expected
  • Fixed: SW-order contains no user e-mail address
  • Fixed: Double started columbus.exe for user sessions
  • Fixed: Log entry “Failed to request required blocks, restore has failed”

Management Console

  • Improved: Display name to select language shows value in native language
  • Improved: Support to Drag & Drop non pre-selected objects
  • Improved: Changed colour for highlight grid objects
  • Fixed: Remove a user object does not remove security assignments
  • Fixed: Remove a site object does not remove security assignments
  • Fixed: Mail and phone links not available for filtered user grids
  • Fixed: Remove a company object does not remove data assignments
  • Fixed: Inheriting for variables aborts
  • Fixed: REST agent gets no description in Site Management
  • Fixed: Delete a device object can show error during a refresh for grid
  • Fixed: Wrong SW icon for list for assigned SW-packages for user
  • Fixed: Missing rights for SmartSelections for SYSADMIN
  • Fixed: Import template.json did not update unattend.xml in DB
  • Fixed: LDAP Import store devices in wrong site

OS-Deployment

  • Improved: OSDeploy.exe support for Windows 10 (1703) – Locked service DB
  • Improved: Support for latest Ubuntu Linux distribution
  • Fixed: Partition scheme for SmartDeploy did not support Bitlocker encryption
  • Fixed: Forward OSDeploy index data over OTB did not work
  • Fixed: ColSetup x64 could not identify by UUID on some hardware
  • RemotelyAnywhere
  • New: SW-Package “900200_RemotelyAnywhere_12_Certificate.ENU”
  • Improved: SW-Package contains latest available version 12.4.3832

UpdateManagement

  • New: Offline Downloader for Updates and Catalogues
  • Improved: Offer button to navigate to support page
  • Improved: Browse for STUB file changed to “Downloads"

Inventory

  • New: Inventory supports ISO 19770 (SWIDTag) information for Spider
  • New: Inventory supports model tagging for HP and DELL

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-158 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.4 HF 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-634-hf-1-published/ Spider 6.3.4 HF 1 published Spider 6.3.4 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • The settings for the page "Data Collector Download" can now be configured in SAM Cloud Edition and all Full Update editions.

Contract management

  • The list view of the contracts for a contractor can now also be filtered for archived contracts.

Recognition and metering

  • The list of inventoried systems has been expanded by the UUID.

Oracle Database Services

  • In the Oracle Dashboard, it is now possible to filter by Legal Entity.
  • The Oracle Dashboard has been extended by a configuration analysis for product assignments. A comparison is also made between the license requirements for Oracle products from Software Services and Software Assignments. Thus, possible synchronization problems can be detected quickly.
  • The following reports have been expanded by the column "Legal Entity": "Oracle Database Instances", "Oracle Options & Mgmt Packs (license relevant)", "Oracle Options & Mgmt Packs (non license relevant)", "Oracle License Scope: license relevant products", "Oracle License Scopes: Physical Servers", and "Oracle License Scopes: Systems"
  • It is now possible to navigate directly into the license scope from the Oracle Dashboard.
  • For an Oracle License Scope the assigned Legal Entity is now displayed.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error in the form generator, the "Postback" setting in the Calendar control caused under certain circumstances that the selected date could not be removed.
  • Under certain circumstances, the type filter did not work correctly in the object search. The displayed result did not match the filter settings.
  • The forms used to create Advanced Searches responded very slowly. A performance issue has been discovered and fixed.
  • In the form generator, dynamic locking (SQL ReadOnly) no longer worked for certain buttons after saving (or certain other operations). The buttons "Delete" (ButtonDelete), "Save" (ButtonSave), "Set status" (ButtonSetStatus) and "Set value" (ButtonSetValue) were affected.
  • An error occurred while calling up the overview for bulk imports.
  • Due to an error in the form generator, only the date "01.01.0001" was displayed in the calendar control if an SQL statement was specified in the configuration to determine the default value.
  • Due to an error in the setup routine, an incorrect value could be entered into the configuration required in Spider to connect the Enterprise Services Infrastructure (ESI). The configuration key "ApiPort" was empty, which caused Spider to be inaccessible.

Asset management

  • In the Task Dashboard, an incorrect value was displayed for "Assets with outdated scan date" under certain circumstances.

License management

  • The global filter for manufacturer was not displayed correctly in the Compliance Dashboard. (An incorrect manufacturer name has been displayed.)
  • Under certain circumstances, the value in the "Quantity" field of a License could not be increased by an error if the License was assigned to several consecutive Maintenances.
  • Due to an error the user was unintentionally redirected to the License Create Wizard if he has set or removed the global Manufacturer filter in the Maintenance Create Wizard.
  • During the transfer process, which transfers Products from the Product Catalog to the Mandator, an error occurred when with a new version of the Product Catalog a Product was assigned to a new Manufacturer. The message in the error log was: "Can not insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.Product'."

Contract management

  • The bulk change did not work correctly for the Contractor Assignment. The displayed messages were "ContractorID column is read-only." or "It is not allowed to change the Contractor."

Recognition and metering

  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the Recognition module, Software Assignments that are created due to the user's membership to an Active Directory group have been created without Legal Entity.
  • The overview of the programs did not work under certain circumstances, so that no content was displayed.
  • An incorrect result was displayed on the Software Services start page when several status filters were combined. From now on only one status filter at a time can be applied.
  • When displaying the unknown programs, an error occurred when no program name was available for a program.

Oracle Database Services

  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the Recognition module, Software Assignments to an Oracle License Scope have been created without Legal Entity.

Reporting

  • In the Task Dashboard, under certain circumstances an incorrect value was displayed for "Assets with outdated scan date".
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news-156 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.2.17061 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6217061-published/ Spider 6.2.17061 published Version 6.2.17061.0 of the Spider product suite has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

General

  • In the Chrome browser, there was a display error due to which several selection controls did no longer work correctly as of version 57 (or maybe earlier). When trying to select an item, the controls were only displayed in a "flickering" manner, which made it impossible to carry out any selection.
  • In case of existing installations, an interruption of the setup could occur during updates if the module "Spider Purchase" used to be installed on the system at an earlier point in time.

License metrics procedures

  • Error correction regarding the license requirement calculation for user-based products. A license consumption could be calculated for inactive employees.
  • In case of the automatic license requirement assessment of Windows Server 2016 or Sys-tem Center 2016, the minimum licensing was incorrectly determined for physical systems with only one processor.
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news-157 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.4 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-634-published/ Spider 6.3.4 published Spider 6.3.4 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • The setup routine contains a new, more understandable dialog for checking the system requirements and the prerequisites of the SQL server.
  • The setup routine outputs a warning in case of a system update when a version change is carried out (change of the Major and/or Minor Version) while customer-specific components exist on the system.
  • A new overview labeled "License Information" shows how high the utilization of the licensed objects (assets and contracts) is.
  • So far, the filter settings of list views were saved automatically so that a page which was called up again at a later point in time then immediately showed the same filter settings. The behavior was analog to the search pages but was perceived as an error by many users. The filter settings of the list views will now no longer be saved.
  • In case of a bulk import, there will now be a distinction between whether an object was found, not found or not unambiguously found. Not unambiguously found objects cannot be changed or deleted. If an objects was not unambiguously identified, the data set may be used for insertion of a new object.
  • If the bulk change contains at least one archived object in the selected objects, only the status can be changed during the bulk change. This prevents a change of archived objects.
  • The bulk import will now check the authorizations of the user regarding the object prior to the file upload. This way, restrictions regarding the authorizations may already be displayed on the file upload page. Furthermore, the restrictions are taken into account in the selection options for the import mode.
  • Up to now, Tasks for which a user did not have authorization were also shown in the Task Dashboard. When trying to call up the corresponding report, however, this caused an error message with regard to authorization. The Task Dashboard has been adjusted so that only those tasks for which the user has authorization are displayed.
  • The overview "Information about index" issued an error when the indexing was switched off. However, there was no actual problem.
  • The employee has been expanded by the "UserPrincipalName" field. This corresponds to the identically named field from the Active Directory and is required as identifier.

Asset Management

  • Devices which have not been reported by the inventory system for a certain number of days will be set to inactive. This number of days may be set at the mandator.
  • When assigning a software directly to a program, it can now also be filtered by manufacturer.
  • The software assigned to an employee is now shown directly in all different employee views.
  • The Task Dashboard now also shows the calculation errors of the automatic license requirement calculation LMP.
  • The asset type "Server" has now been expanded by the field "Logical CPU Count". (This change applies only to Full Update Editions.)
  • Bulk import and bulk change have been activated for Asset models too.

License management

  • New easy-to-use Compliance standard reports have been added. In case of full update editions, the new standard reports will authorized automatically.
  • The catalog settings section has been completely reworked in order to achieve a better overview for the user.
  • Improvement of the Compliance pages for products and product versions. Reduction of the displayed key figures and increase of their informative value due to additional display of unused licenses and unlicensed legal entities. The outputs of the overviews have been enriched with additional information.
  • The Compliance history now also logs the installation numbers.
  • The article search may now also be filtered by type.
  • Additional standard reports have been added: "Compliance", "Overlicensing", and "Underlicensing". These reports were previously only available in the SAM Cloud Edition and the Full Update Editions.
  • There are two new reports for the Article Clearing for licenses and maintenances. These show all licenses or maintenances which feature an article number but are not unambiguously assigned with an article from the article catalog.
  • Individual licenses and maintenances may now also be decoupled from the article catalog and managed manually. This way, all fields are editable and no synchronization with the article catalog will be carried out anymore for these licenses or maintenances.
  • The implementation of updates has been completely reworked. Updates may now be set for the license as desired since there is no longer any restriction or check for the input. Only the Compliance will assess whether a sufficient number of basic licenses is available for the updates in the set product version and LegalEntity. In case of missing basic licenses for updates, this is output as a warning.
  • The article search has been completely reworked to optimize performance.
  • The settings for secondary usage rights may now be carried out directly at the product. This also enables different settings for each mandator.
  • The start forms for the process for creation of licenses or creation of maintenances have been changed. The creation via article catalog is now located on the left side and the creation via product version is located on the right side.
  • The Compliance pages have been fundamentally reworked in order to facilitate easier access to the Compliance data. The license balance can now be viewed more easily and it should now be possible to understand the calculated values more easily. Possible problems will be highlighted more clearly.
  • License and maintenance have both been expanded by the field "Payment Date" which is required for audit purposes.
  • The display of available licenses for a product version has been fundamentally reworked.
  • The license search has been expanded by the following information for evaluation purposes: Is it a catalog article? Is a valid maintenance assigned? Has the number of licenses been manually allocated?
  • Up to now, only 500 results could be displayed for the found software installations of a product version. From now on, all results will be displayed.
  • The "Calculate Compliance" button is now also available in the Compliance views of product and product version.

Contract management

  • Bulk import and bulk change have been activated for Invoices too.

Recognition and metering

  • The section "Software Recognition" in Spider Asset has been completely reworked and is now called "Software Services". Main focus is the segmentation into the subsections "Results", "Programs", and "Info and Settings" which may all be reached via the main menu. This is meant to improve overview.
  • The synchronization process between Spider Asset and the Recognition module has been reworked. Only the employee which is recognized as "PrimaryUser" of the device by the Recognition module will be assigned to a function unit. For this purpose, only employees whose status is "Active" will be taken into account. Only the PrimaryUser with the highest rank as employee will be assigned in each case. The rank results from the login frequency at the device. Other employee assignments are removed if these have been created via the synchronization process. IMPORTANT: This change requires at least version 1.1704.1 of the recognition module. When using older versions, the employee synchronization process no longer works.
  • For the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the Recognition module, it is now possible to determine via the configuration whether new assets shall be created by the process.
  • The Asset Parameter Mapping has been expanded by the field "MAC1".
  • The Asset Parameter Mapping has been expanded by the field "ServiceTag".
  • The synchronization process between Spider Asset and the Recognition module has been adjusted so that the serial numbers of assets are not removed if these have been entered manually.
  • The key numbers displayed on the inventory dashboard have been supplemented or renamed for a better understanding. Shown are "Quantity of assets - Scan date in last 30 days", "Quantity of assets - Scan date 30 days ago", "Assets without scan date", and the "Number of Assets".

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • Possible calculation problems are output for each license metrics procedure and may be called up as a list.
  • Introduction of a license metrics procedure for the Device based Metrics.
  • A new license metrics procedure for freeware products marks all installations without license requirement with the information that this installation is a freeware product.
  • The standard report for LMP calculation errors has been expanded. The LMP calculation errors are displayed at multiple prominent positions in the product.
  • The license requirement calculation for Microsoft Server products has been improved. For Windows Server or System Center, it is now possible to calculate the license requirement for physical systems only. The detection of virtual systems has been improved. Identified problems will be output for each installation.
  • The overview page of the license metrics procedures has been reworked.
  • The automatic license requirement calculation is now carried out for active mandators only.
  • The execution times for the license metrics procedures have been significantly improved for large environments and multi-mandator environments.
  • At the product, it is possible to set whether a secondary usage right exists and whether it shall be applied. For this purpose, it is possible to differentiate between a general secondary usage right and a usage right for portable devices. The automatic license requirement calculation is carried out via new license metrics procedures.
  • The license metrics procedure for the Microsoft MSDN mapping has been reworked. It is differentiated between productive systems and systems with testing or development focus. Depending on the classification, the used products must be licensed or are licensed via the allocated MSDN subscription.
  • Outdated Microsoft Office Suite mappings in Spider have been removed since the recognition of Microsoft Office is carried out via the recognition module.
  • For the license metrics procedure for Company based Metrics products, overlicensing is now prevented as long as the license and at least one instance of usage in the same legal entity are allocated.
  • In case of Full Update Editions, the forms of the software allocations have been reworked and expanded.
  • The special features regarding the license requirement calculation for Microsoft products and bundles has been supplemented. Among others, this has been carried out for MDOP, Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE), Windows Enterprise E5, Office 365 E5, and MSDN platforms.
  • The license metrics procedure for taking into account suites and bundles adds the name of the suite via which the licensing is carried out to the included individual component as a license comment.

Reporting

  • Improved ability for qualified inventorying of Autodesk products via introduction of two new standard reports: "Qualified Autodesk Inventory" and "Assets with Autodesk Programs"
  • The following standard reports have been added: "Operating System Report", "Recognition: Installed Applications", "Recognition: Installed Applications by Device", "Recognition: Scanned Files", "Recognition: Scanned Files by Device", "Recognition: Scanned Programs", "Recognition: Scanned Programs by Device", and "Unapproved installations with recognition default". The reports were previously only available in the SAM Cloud Edition.
  • The report "SAM Workspace Artifacts for Software" has been expanded by the "SQLClustered" column.
  • The new system report "Recognition: Devices" shows raw data from the recognition module.

SAM Cloud Edition

  • The reports "Product Underlicensing", "Product Overlicensing", and "Product Version Compliance per Legal Entity" have been fundamentally reworked. Furthermore, an additional "Product Version Compliance" report has been added.
  • The Task Dashboard has been expanded by the following items: "Unknown Programs (normalized Manufacturers)" and "Unknown Programs (other Manufacturers)".

ITM Cloud Edition

  • Introduction of a new ITM Cloud Edition for hosting partners.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error in the type search filter, type names for with the user did now have any authorization were also displayed in the selection control.
  • Due to the special search behavior of specific controls, it was in some cases not possible to receive unambiguous selection results. The search behavior of the controls has been adjusted in a way so that it now corresponds to the behavior of the standard search. By using placeholders, it is now possible to precisely determine whether searching is to be carried out for a word fragment, a prefix or a suffix. This change applies to the controls Combobox, CostCentre, Object Selection, ObjectSelectionEntityType, and PermissionSelector.
  • A display error in the object history has been removed. When displaying locations, it was possible that some HTML tags turned visible.
  • In the Chrome browser, there was a display error due to which several selection controls did no longer work correctly as of version 57 (or maybe earlier). When trying to select an item, the controls were only displayed in a "flickering" manner, which made it impossible to carry out any selection.
  • In the print view, line breaks were not displayed for multiline fields.
  • Under certain circumstances, the selection items under the "New" button did not work on many forms.
  • Due to an error, it was not possible to create two document folders directly one after another.
  • In case of reports which were sent by the Alert & Report System via email, so far the IDs of the data sets used to be displayed as well when the report was sent in HTML format. Now, the IDs are suppressed during display.
  • A form for checking the script ability of the browser featured a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability (XSS).
  • In the file "support.config", it is possible to define an item with the type "KnowledgeBase" which was not displayed on the info page up to now.
  • Due to an error, alternative icons for menu items were no longer supported as of version 6.0. Now, it is possible to provide menu items with other icons than those predetermined by the form registration.

Asset management

  • The report "Assets with outdated scan date" caused an error on the Task Dashboard under certain circumstances.

License management

  • The Compliance view of the product version may now also be exported to Excel.
  • When exporting search results and reports, it was possible with date columns that some values were output with time and some without time. This was mostly wrong because it concerned fields where the time was of no relevance.
  • When displaying products, the number of installations was not output correctly in all cases.

Contract management

  • Due to an error, the same license was displayed multiple times at a contract if there were multiple valid maintenances.
  • Contact persons could not be deleted when they were assigned to a contract assignment.

Recognition and metering

  • The synchronization process between Spider Asset and the recognition module could cause the Spider Asset Service to crash in certain (rare) application scenarios (exchange of the recognition database).
  • The assignment of a new user to a function unit was not always possible due to the high number of different possible spellings of a user name which an inventory system provides as "LastLogonUser" of the device. The recognition of the user based on the user name has been improved. IMPORTANT: This change requires at least version 1.1704.1 of the recognition module. When using older versions, the employee synchronization process no longer works.
  • In case of the metering evaluation of an individual installation, a timeout could occur when displaying the diagrams with component view.
  • A paging problem on the Software Service pages has been removed.
  • During the display of the installations, archived assets were partly included up to now, which lead to different results in the different views. This was not understandable for the user. Archived assets are now no longer taken into account here.

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • Errors of the automatic license requirement calculation during which also inactive objects (assets, employees) were taken into account mistakenly have been removed.
  • In case of the automatic license requirement assessment of Windows Server 2016 or System Center 2016, the minimum licensing was incorrectly determined for physical systems with only one processor.
  • An error which caused Visio versions to not be included in MSDN Ultimate has been removed.

Reporting

  • The report "Unapproved installations with recognition default" had to be reworked since it produced wrong results under certain circumstances.
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news-149 Fri, 26 May 2017 08:48:00 +0200 Columbus 7.5.0 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-750-released/ Columbus 7.5.0 Released The new Columbus version 7.5.0 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

Database

  • Replace for Firebird by Microsoft SQL-Server
  • Support for SQL-Server 2014 or higher and Express, Standard and Enterprise
  • Simplified Maintenance by MS SQL-Tools

Infrastructure

  • Site Server – Automated DB connections (When disabled OTB forwarding)
  • NetWorkScanner – Update for existing hardware DB entries

Management Client

  • SW-Deployment – Manage error levels for desktop interaction setups
  • Communication – Forward calls from user part (GUI) to service
  • Active Notification – Reduced interval time
  • Disk Imaging – Integrated Online Disk Backup (Fully unattended)

Management Console

  • Device & User grid – Optimized navigation and visual states
  • SmartSelection – Persistent patterns to select devices by inventory data
  • Data load – Optimized DB based calculation

OS-Deployment

  • Windows PE –  Update to Windows PE 10.0.15063
  • ColSetup – Support for Surface tablets without correct HW timer
  • PXE – Support for uEFI requests from VMWare ESX

Setup

  • Automated migration from Columbus 7.3.0 or newer
  • Reduced input fields, faster installation and updates
  • Linked KB-Articles to get information where needed

UpdateManagement

  • Replacement for Columbus PatchDeploy
  • No dependencies to Microsoft WSUS
  • Forensic search for potential vulnerable devices
  • No file shares, no security risk for repository files

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-138 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:42:00 +0200 OM 4.6.2 incl. Spider Incident and Change released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/om-462-incl-spider-incident-and-change-released/ OM 4.6.2 incl. Incident and Change released This is a Maintenance Release and includes the server core modules and the following workflow packages:

  • Spider Incident 4.0.541
  • Spider KnowledgeBase 4.5.11
  • Spider Change for Columbus 4.5.31
  • Common Workflow Package 1.0.521
  • Software Order 1.2.510

New Features and enhancements:

OM platform maintenance & bug fix release
  • Improved LDAP(S) sync
  • Simplified SSL cert trust
  • Improved performance
  • Improved indexing performance
  • Bug fix: Updating the configuration via web breaks the http settings
Spider Incident
  • New template variable for public perma link
  • Assets are added to the Recent Items lists
  • Asset Extended Attributes are now searchable on the Create-Ticket page
  • Several bugfixes and minor improvements ..

The detailed ReleaseNotes and New & Noteworthy documents are partly available on the following link.

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news-155 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:42:00 +0200 OM 4.6.3 incl. Spider Incident and Knowledgebase released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/om-463-incl-spider-incident-and-knowledgebase-released/ OM 4.6.3 incl. Incident and KB released This is a Maintenance Release and includes the server core modules and the following workflow packages:

  • Spider Incident 4.0.542
  • Spider KnowledgeBase 4.5.20

New Features and enhancements:

OM platform maintenance & bug fix release
  • Improved LDAP(S) sync
  • Improved support for UCS
Spider KnowledgeBase
  • Feature update & bug fix release.
  • For a full list of items changed, please also read the "What’s New” documentation.
Spider Incident
  • Maintenance & bug fix release.
  • For a full list of items changed, please also read the "What’s New” documentation.

OperationsManager 4.6.3 Release Notes and Installation guidelines are available on the following link.

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news-131 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:03:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.3 HF 6 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-633-hf-6-published/ Spider 6.3.3 HF 6 published Spider 6.3.3 Hotfix 6 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

General

  • Object fields that are unique by configuration could lead to deadlocks on the database level under certain circumstances.

Asset Management

  • The configuration key "SetAssetNo" was ignored in some cases during the synchronization process between the Recognition module and Spider Asset.

Oracle Database Services

  • The list of Oracle database instances did not show any results under certain circumstances.
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news-126 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 +0100 Columbus 7.4.1 HF6 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-741-hf6-released/ Columbus 7.4.1 HF6 Released The new Columbus version 7.4.1 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

OS-Deploy

  • SmartDeploy – Device based variables (Set in CMC) can be used during process OS-Jobs

Management Client

  • Uninstall Client – Add feature to allow remote requested uninstall for Columbus Client from CMC.

Infrastructure / Framework

  • SW-Deploy – During very heavy load for OTB-server some clients get an empty SW-assignment list

Management Console

  • Site Management – Automated calculation for dashboard can be disabled
  • SW-Assignment – Shows wrong SW-assignment denials
  • InfraRollout – Could overwrite existing OTB settings even “Protection” was enabled

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-127 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:03:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.3 HF 5 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-633-hf-5-published/ Spider 6.3.3 HF 5 published Spider 6.3.3 Hotfix 5 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

Reporting

  • In the context of reports that included data sources from linked SQL Servers, errors could occur.
  • Due to an error, it was not possible to add more fields to the result of an Advanced Search.
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news-125 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:03:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.3 HF 4 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-633-hf-4-published/ Spider 6.3.3 HF 4 published Spider 6.3.3 Hotfix 4 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • An earlier change to the default configuration, that user names can only be assigned automatically, has been revoked. When a user is created, the user name can be freely selected again.
  • The Setup program will refuse the installation if "Always On" is enabled on SQL Server because Spider does not support this option.
  • The setup program will refuse the installation if FIPS Algorithm Policy is enabled on the application server because Spider currently does not support this option.

Spider Admin

  • In the object field definition, it is now possible to activate the "Do not write object history on field change" option for each object field. This means that no history entry is written for the object if a change has been made exclusively in this field. A typical example is the invLastScanDate field on the asset. This function in Spider existed for some time, but was not configurable via Spider Admin until now.
  • When defining EntityTypes, leading and trailing spaces in the name are now removed to prevent resulting errors.
  • In the application dialog, the "User" field was removed because it is no longer supported by Spider.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error, changes in fields that were not intended for the historization led to additional history entries. The error existed since version 6.3.3.

Asset Management

  • Due to an error, it was not possible to delete the inventory data (delivered programs and files) of an asset, which were delivered via the Recognition module.
  • The default configuration contained an error: The function unit status "Inactive" was marked as active.
  • For devices with long host names or domain names, errors could occur during synchronization between the Recognition module and Spider Asset.

License metrics procedures

  • Correction of the license requirement determination for Windows Server Standard + Software Assurance (CPU, Win).

SAM Cloud Edition

  • An error in the database script for the SAM Cloud Edition resulted in the allocation table of product version type to license type not being filled during the installation. This caused errors in the course of the further installation and as a result no licenses could be created after the installation. The error only affected new installations of the SAM Cloud Edition and could be solved by running the setup program again.

Spider Admin

  • In Spider Admin no new database connections could be created. The error message "Databaseserver is either a DataColumn or a DataRelation for table Application." was displayed. Only the previously used database connections could still be opened.
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news-124 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:39:00 +0100 Spider 6.2.17021 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6217021-published/ Spider 6.2.17021 published Version 6.2.17021.0 of the Spider product suite has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

License metrics procedures

  • For the license requirement assessment of the CPU metrics (license requirement corresponds to the number of processors), several manufacturers will be excluded: Oracle, IBM.
  • The license metrics procedures "Microsoft Remote Use" and "Microsoft Multi Version Usage" have been optimized for use in large customer environments.
  • For the license requirement assessment of the Core metrics (license requirement corresponds to the number of cores), Oracle NUP products will be excluded.
  • For Windows Server Standard 2016, System Center Standard 2016, and Core Infrastructure Suite Standard, the number of VOSE will be taken into account when assessing the license requirement.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (CC): New license metric procedure for the user based licensing of the Adobe Creative Cloud (ETLA, VIP). For Adobe CC suites, which are assigned to employees, no additional license requirement is shown for the installed single apps on up to 2 assigned devices.
    Note: In case of full update installations (SAM, ITM, Enterprise), the license metrics procedure will be activated automatically by the update. In case of individual configurations, a manual activation is required. The following CC suites are included:
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design & Web (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Video (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud for Individuals (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud for Teams (Named-User)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (CC): For the device-based licensing of the Adobe Creative Cloud (ETLA, CLP GOV, VIP), the single apps per CC suite have been supplemented, for which no separate license requirement shall be requested.
    The following CC suites are included:
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design (Device)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design & Web (Device)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Video (Device)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise (Device)
    Creative Cloud Desktop Apps (Device)
    Creative Cloud for Teams (Device)

Corrections

General

  • Under certain circumstances, the form generator would show the error message "The element has already been added."
  • Under certain circumstances, the dialog for the selection of Legal Entities did not show any subordinate structures.

Spider Asset

  • Due to an error, the table "Active Assets without Legal Entity" in the Asset Inventory Dashboard did not show any data.
  • Due to an error, the legal entity of a created asset was not transferred to its function unit.

License metrics procedures

  • Correction of the license requirement determination for Windows Server Standard + Software Assurance (CPU, Win).
  • Correction of license requirements for System Center Datacenter + Software Assurance (CPU, Win).
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news-121 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:14:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.3 HF 3 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-633-hf-3-published/ Spider 6.3.3 HF 3 published Spider 6.3.3 Hotfix 3 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

General

  • For spider databases from version 6.3 onwards, the Admin tool displayed an error in the Database server field in the application dialog.

License Management

  • In the compliance overview by Legal Entities within a Product Grouping, an incorrect licence entitlement was displayed.
  • When assigning Products to a Product Grouping, due to an error the selection checkboxes were not being displayed under certain circumstances.

Oracle Database Services

  • When creating function units for license scopes, the status to be used for the function unit was incorrectly determined, resulting in an error and the function unit could not be created.
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news-120 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:14:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.3 HF 2 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-633-hf-2-published/ Spider 6.3.3 HF 2 published Spider 6.3.3 Hotfix 2 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • The license metrics procedures "Microsoft Remote Use" and "Microsoft Multi Version Usage" have been optimized for use in large customer environments.

Corrections

General

  • When assigning a data source to a document template, an error could occur under certain circumstances.
  • An incorrect version of the indexing component was exchanged.

Asset Management

  • If the Spider installation is connected to a Spider Incident module, an error could occur on the Asset Edit page.
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news-114 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:17:00 +0100 Columbus 7.4.1 HF5 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-741-hf5-released/ Columbus 7.4.1 HF5 Released The new Columbus version 7.4.1 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the following changes:

Inventory / Spider Data Services

  • Communication - Prevent Spider Data Collector and Receiver from request flooding
  • InventoryAgent - Use randomized timeslot to check for updates
  • Inventory Code - Can handle UTC timestamp issue on Windows XP
  • Inventory Code - Obtain WMI based monitor data (For InventoryItems.csv, Spider only)

OS-Deploy

  • ColSetup - Support for delayed USB storage initialization
  • SmartDeploy - Smart Capture for multi-lingual Windows images
  • SmartDeploy - Smart Capture prepare attributes for ColSetup
  • SmartDeploy - Adjust partitioning scheme for Windows 10 build 1607 or higher
  • SmartDeploy - ResetFirst for bitlocker protected partitions was not working
  • OSDeploy - ReJoin for existing domain account
  • OSDeploy - Support easier remove for "C:\Asetup"

Management Client

  • Shareless - Improved check for corrupted data blocks

Infrastructure / Framework

  • Shareless - Improved check for corrupted data blocks
  • SmartDeploy - Support for different .wim architectures in one OS-Release
  • PXE - Can handle HP rp5800 and DELL precision 5510 bugs (Multiple but false UUIDs available)

Management Console

  • SmartDeploy - Values for templates and individual values stored correctly
  • Available SW-List - Function "who has this package" does support individual content for same SW-group name for different SW-agents.
  • Available SW-List - Function "who has this package" does support direct assigned SW-groups and resolve “to remove” status.
  • SW-Assignment - Separated calculation for SW-Assignments and Security patches improve the overall speed.
  • SW-Assignment - Various optimization for data display

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-119 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:14:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.3 HF 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-633-hf-1-published/ Spider 6.3.3 HF 1 published Spider 6.3.3 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error it was not possible to delete mandators.
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news-118 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 16:14:00 +0100 Spider 6.3.3 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-633-published/ Spider 6.3.3 published Spider 6.3.3 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • The Enterprise and Cloud editions of Spider now offer the possibility to delete mandators with all related data from the system.
  • When creating new users it is now possible again to freely assign the login so that also AD users can be created manually again.
  • The Info page can now be enhanced by configuration with additional content (e.g. Imprint).
  • The safety behavior of the web surface has been adapted in order to prevent a possible "Cacheable HTTPS Response" vulnerability.
  • When changing the password, you will now see all active password rules.

Asset Management

  • An Info section at the asset identifies assets which are synchronized with inventory data obtained from the recognition module. Furthermore, this section offers you the option to delete the inventory data (delivered programs and files) of the asset.
  • In case of a linked Spider Incident Installation it is possible to show the related tickets from Spider Incident at the asset and at the employee.
  • The asset-search has been enhanced by the column "Last import date".
  • Direct program assignments are now shown as classified among the programs installed for an asset. The same is applied for program basis product assignments as long as a current version of the recognition module (as of 1.1612.3) is used.

License Management

  • It is now possible to attach documents to the License key object. In order to enable this, the license key will no longer be shown as subordinated to the license in the Edit view.
  • For licenses and maintenances which are linked to an article, it is now possible to enter a "valid until" date which could be different from the duration filed in the article. Until now, the field was not editable.
  • Product versions of Microsoft which are named with "+ Software Assurance" can only contain licenses with valid maintenance. Licenses without valid maintenance will be re-booked automatically to an actual product version when executing a compliance calculation. During this process, the release date of the product versions will be compared to the expiration date of the maintenance.
  • The commentary field of the license was increased to 1000 characters.
  • It is now possible to export the list of installations for a product.
  • Contract management

  • The invoice search will now output also the title and the identifier of the assigned contract.

Recognition and metering

  • So far, the synchronization process between the recognition module and Spider Asset has been canceled after 100 errors. This error limit can now be configured as desired. The error limit is now initialized to 500.
  • In case of errors which occur in the synchronization process between the recognition module and Spider Asset, more error details are output now in order to enable an easier detection of the causes.
  • New function in the synchronization process between the recognition module and Spider Asset: Transfer of the detected license requirements for Oracle products which have been detected by Oracle database servers as compliant-relevant contents.
  • The visibility of the metering tile in the Edit views of Asset, Software, and SoftwareAssignment may be authorized via special form rights. (The form rights are named: MeteringAsset, MeteringSoftware, and MeteringSoftwareAssignment.)
  • On the metering pages, also the manufacturer of the software will now be shown.

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • For Windows Server Standard 2016, System Center Standard 2016, and Core Infrastructure Suite Standard, the number of VOSE will be taken into account when assessing the license requirement.
  • For the license requirement assessment of the CPU metrics (license requirement corresponds to the number of processors), several manufacturers will be excluded: Oracle, IBM.
  • For the license requirement assessment of AdobeCC, the single apps Acrobat DC Pro and Flash Builder Premium were added for the Adobe CC suites.
  • For the license requirement assessment of the Core metrics (license requirement corresponds to the number of cores), Oracle NUP products will be excluded.

Reporting

  • Several detail reports have been added for a better understanding of the license requirement assessment.
    - Installations with calculated license requirement
    - Installations without license requirement
    - Remote usages
    - Software at the employee with license requirement
    - Software at the employee without license requirement
    - Software at function units
    The reports may be used in all editions.
  • Several reports with focus on Oracle have been introduced. The reports may be authorized and used. In the full update editions, the reports will authorized automatically.
    - Oracle database instances
    - Oracle Options & Mgmt Packs (license-relevant)
    - Oracle Options & Mgmt Packs (not license-relevant)
    - Oracle License Scope: Systems
    - Oracle License Scope: Physical systems
    - Oracle License Scope: License-relevant products
  • Standard reports for the Microsoft System Center licensing have been added. These will replace existing reports for Microsoft System Center in the SAM Cloud edition. The following reports have been added:
    - Microsoft System Center - Server licensing
    - Microsoft System Center - Client Management Suite
    - Microsoft System Center - Configuration Manager CML
    - Microsoft System Center - Endpoint Protection

SAM Cloud Edition

  • The cost center management was unlocked for the SAM Cloud Edition.
  • In the SAM Cloud Edition, the number of results in object searches is no longer limited.

Corrections

General

  • Under certain circumstances, the form generator would show the error message "The element has already been added."
  • The batch change of legal entities did not work under certain conditions.
  • Due to an error in the setup, the IIS roles ASP.NET 3.5 and .NET Extensibility 3.5 were requested as an installation requirement.
  • The dropdown control showed wrong special characters under certain conditions.
  • In the selection dialog for legal entities, no subordinated legal entities were shown under certain conditions.
  • Due to a display error, certain control elements were not shown correctly in the Read-Only mode, when the "Labeltop" option had been activated.
  • In the print view, the check boxes were not shown.

Asset Management

  • Due to an error, the legal entity of a created asset was not transferred to its function unit.
  • The selection control elements in the creation process of a function unit relation could not be filtered anymore to certain function unit types.
  • The page change did not work on employee info pages.
  • The selection check boxes were not always visible on the software assignment pages for employees.
  • In the SAM cloud edition, an authorization error could occur when creating function units, because the user was forwarded to the creation page of an unauthorized function unit type.

License Management

  • Under certain conditions, the wrong product versions were assessed by the license maintenance wizard.
  • Running the article change wizard from the Edit view of the maintenance could lead to an error under certain conditions.
  • The display of the installations in the Edit views of the product version and of the product could have different results, since the list displayed at the product version did not take into account assignments to legal entities.
  • If a license or a maintenance had inadvertently been assigned to a wrong article, it could not be edited anymore.
  • In the SKU-based import, the article detection by article number has been revised. Now, also the license type from the article catalog is recognized as well as the condition that all possible article could point to the same product.

Recognition and metering

  • The overview page of the programs recognized by the recognition module could be very slow under certain conditions.
  • Under certain circumstances, a timeout could occur in the metering overview of the software installations.
  • When selecting individual products in the metering dashboard, an error could occur under certain conditions.
  • A big amount of metering data could lead to an error when displaying the product version edit page.

License metrics procedures (LMP)

  • An error in the license requirement calculation for System Center Datacenter + Software Assurance (CPU, Win) has been corrected.

SAM Cloud Edition

  • In the SAM Cloud Edition, device relations where shown twice on the search page.
  • Due to an error, parts of the advanced search were visible, although the advanced search is not authorized for this edition.
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news-113 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:52:00 +0100 OM 4.6.1 incl. Spider Incident and Change released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/om-461-incl-spider-incident-and-change-released/ OM 4.6.1 incl. Incident and Change released This is a Feature Release and includes the server core modules and the following workflow packages:

  • Spider Incident 4.0.540
  • Spider KnowledgeBase 4.5.11
  • Spider Change for Columbus 4.5.31
  • Common Workflow Package 1.0.521
  • Software Order 1.2.510

New Features and enhancements:

OM platform maintenance & bug fix release
  • Improved indexing performance
  • Improved Spider LCM integration
  • AD-import & proxy optimizations
  • Resource & performance optimizations
  • Improved Kerberos support
  • Updated WYSIWG editor
  • And many more…
Spider Incident
  • Improved Spider Asset Integration
    • Simplified configuration
    • Directly show Assets of a Contact when creating a Ticket
  • Improved Watchlist
    • Optionally e-mail notification subscription to inform about Ticket changes
  • Collaboration
    • Invite other Users to work together on a Ticket
  • Message improvements
    • Fast message navigation, no page reloading
    • Messages can be edited
  • Pool e-mail address notifications when creating Tickets
  • Improved Color Tags
    • The Color Tag order can be changed in the configuration
    • Clicking on a Color Tag link shows all Tickets of this Color Tag
  • Several bugfixes and minor improvements
Spider Knowledge Base
  • Compatibility Updates
Spider Change for Columbus
  • Compatibility Updates
Software Order
  • Compatibility Updates

The detailed ReleaseNotes and New & Noteworthy documents are partly available on the following link.

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news-108 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:58:00 +0100 Recognition Release - November 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-november-2016/ Recognition Release - November 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

Most significant changes in this release are:

Recognition

  • Improved import capabilities for Programs and Files.
  • Improved data clean up taks (e.g. metering data clean up).
  • Errors during the import and recognition process have been fixed. 

 *The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-107 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:45:00 +0100 Software Catalog - November 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-november-2016/ Software Catalog Release - November 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Cleanup of all Autodesk products completed.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 33.539
  • Product Versions: 1.149
  • Products: 407
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news-102 Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:18:00 +0200 Recognition Release - October 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-october-2016/ Recognition Release - October 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

Most significant changes in this release are:

Spider Data Collector (SDC)

  • Data Collector Setup will now warn about missing prerequisites for connectors
  • Powershell Scripts are now digitally signed
  • Generic Connector now supports ADGroup and ADGroup member export 
  • New version of Columbus Inventory Agent
  • A new version of vSphere connector will export the assigned VMware licenses

Recognition

  • Errors during the import of Active Directory User and Group objects have been fixed.

 *The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-103 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:50:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.2 Hotfix 2 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-632-hotfix-2-published/ Spider 6.3.2 Hotfix 2 published Spider 6.3.2 Hotfix 2 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

Spider Core

  • A Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was removed.

Spider Licence

  • A view error in the calculated compliance percentages has been removed.

     

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news-104 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:01:00 +0200 Spider 6.2.16101 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6216101-published/ Spider 6.2.16101 published Version 6.2.16101.0 of the Spider product suite has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

Spider Licence

  • Product versions from Microsoft, named "+ Software Assurance", may only contain licens-es with valid maintenance. Licenses without valid maintenance are automatically trans-ferred to a specific product version as part of the compliance calculation. In this process, the release date of the product versions is compared with the expiration date of the maintenance.

License metrics procedures

  • Enhancement of the automatic license requirement assessment to Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 and Core Infrastructure Suite. Microsoft will continue the new server versions as Core metric.
    The license metrics procedures have been extended accordingly and support the license requirement assessment incl. the minimum licensing for:
    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Core, Win)
    Windows Server 2016 Standard (Core, Win)
    Windows Server Datacenter + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    Windows Server Standard + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    This applies also for the previous Windows Server Datacenter and default versions which should be calculated according to Core metric (downgrade versions).

    System Center 2016 Datacenter (Core, Win)
    System Center 2016 Standard (Core, Win)
    System Center Datacenter + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    System Center Standard + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    This applies also for the previous System Center Server Datacenter and default versions which should be calculated according to Core metric (downgrade versions).

    Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    Core Infrastructure Server Suite Standard + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
  • Microsoft Windows Enterprise USL: Die License metrics procedures have been extended for the user-based Windows Enterprise licensing.
    The license requirement assessment is carried out for
    Windows Enterprise USL + Software Assurance (Named-User, Win)
  • Microsoft User Subscriptions: The license metrics procedure "Specific Microsoft Office 365" is renamed "Specific Microsoft User Subscriptions". This includes the license requirement assessment for Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Windows Enterprise USL.
  • Microsoft Developer Subscriptions: The license metrics procedure "Specific Microsoft MSDN" is renamed "Specific Microsoft Developer Subscription (MSDN)".
  • Microsoft MSDN: Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions now also explain Visio and Project versions on the development, test and integration systems assigned to the employee.

Corrections

General

  • Hyperlinks in Datagrids could contain special characters that were not correctly encoded. As a result, display problems and errors could occur on the target page.
  • Due to an error, it could happen that the dialog for the unwanted exit of a page was shown, although there had not been any changes.
  • Due to an error, it was not possible to call the print view for a document record.

Spider Licence

  • Error in the compliance calculation: In case of a combined downgrade and pooling distri-bution, it could happen under certain conditions that not enough licenses had been dis-tributed via pooling.
  • SKU-based license import: When using the automatic license creation via article number (SKU), the article product group is evaluated for Microsoft and Adobe. For articles from volume license contracts, the license properties will be set automatically. The product groups from volume license contracts were incomplete.
  • Under certain circumstances, incorrect product versions were identified by the License Maintenance Wizard.

License metrics procedures

  • The automatic license requirement assessment for the Microsoft SQL server on virtual sys-tems has been corrected. Up to now, the license requirement for certain distributions of virtual CPUs and virtual cores has been too low.
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news-101 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:48:00 +0200 Software Catalog - October 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-october-2016/ Software Catalog Release - October 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 7.217
  • Product Versions: 259
  • Products: 158
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news-100 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:36:00 +0200 Columbus 7.4.1 HF3 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-741-hf3-released/ Columbus 7.4.1 HF3 Released The new Columbus version 7.4.1 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

This Feature Release includes the follwoing changes:

Inventory / Spider Data Services

  • Support for two OTBhost entries (Comma separated)
  • Detect ChassisType "LunchBox" as "Desktop" (Was “Server”)
  • FileMeter issues for processes running longer than 24h

Smart OS-Deploy

  • Support for multi lingual WIM files

Infrastructure / Framework

  • Allow log all object identifications (debug mode only)
  • Set correct security permission for BlockStore
  • Firewall port 20006 not opened automatically
  • Uninstall for SW-Packages not work as expected
  • Network delay can terminate PXE request unexpected

Management Console

  • Export / Import for Variables or site structures can  create unneeded Company
  • SW-Package patches might show wrong state
  • Device List update from ActiveNotification could delay refresh
  • Get "Access denied" when move an object
  • Report "Preselected details summarized" not work
  • Calculation for SW-List delay user experience (Do not block Console while calculate assignments)

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-99 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:59:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.2 Hotfix 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-632-hotfix-1-published/ Spider 6.3.2 Hotfix 1 published Spider 6.3.2 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

Spider Core

  • The status of employees who had been created or updated on the basis of Active Directory user objects, will only be changed by the synchronization process between Spider Core and the recognition module if the tick is set in the field "Synchronize status with Active Directory".
    Note: The new field "Synchronize status with active directory" is shown immediately in case of full update installations (SAM, ITM, Enterprise) only. For individual configurations, the field must be embedded via the web configuration.

License metrics procedures

  • Enhancement of the automatic license requirement assessment to Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 and Core Infrastructure Suite. Microsoft will continue the new server versions as Core metric.
    The license metrics procedures have been extended accordingly and support the license requirement assessment incl. the minimum licensing for:
    Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Core, Win)
    Windows Server 2016 Standard (Core, Win)
    Windows Server Datacenter + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    Windows Server Standard + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    This applies also for the previous Windows Server Datacenter and default versions which should be calculated according to Core metric (downgrade versions).

    System Center 2016 Datacenter (Core, Win)
    System Center 2016 Standard (Core, Win)
    System Center Datacenter + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    System Center Standard + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    This applies also for the previous System Center Server Datacenter and default versions which should be calculated according to Core metric (downgrade versions).

    Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
    Core Infrastructure Server Suite Standard + Software Assurance (Core, Win)
  • Microsoft Windows Enterprise USL: Die License metrics procedures have been extended for the user-based Windows Enterprise licensing. The license requirement assessment is carried out for
    Windows Enterprise USL + Software Assurance (Named-User, Win)
  • Microsoft User Subscriptions: The license metrics procedure "Specific Microsoft Office 365" is renamed "Specific Microsoft User Subscriptions". This includes the license requirement assessment for Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Windows Enterprise USL.
  • Microsoft Developer Subscriptions: The license metrics procedure "Specific Microsoft MSDN" is renamed "Specific Microsoft Developer Subscription (MSDN)".

Corrections

General

  • The interface to the Enterprise Services Infrastructure (Indexing and OneSearch) did not work if the specification of a port was necessary for establishing the connection with the SQL server. Also, deviations from the default configuration in Spider could have the effect that no connection could be established to the SQL server by the interface.
  • Due to an error in the control element ComboBox, some browsers wrongly showed a small "X", which appeared to suggest that the user could delete the field content by clicking it.

Spider Licence

  • If in the assignment of recognition results via the product transfer function, a software had been transferred from the product catalog to Spider Licence, the product was then marked as not active in the catalog, although the transfer had been successful.

Full update editions

  • Users who had the role "AssetManager" as well as the role "MasterDataEditor" were not able to edit or delete locations.

SAM Cloud Edition

  • The automatic locking of users the mandators of whom had been expired was revised. Administrators and maintenance users will not be locked anymore, even if they have no valid mandators anymore.
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news-93 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0200 Software Catalog - September 2016 HF https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-september-2016-hf/ Software Catalog Release - September 2016 HF The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

There was a problem in the first September release. Due to technical problems with EGOSECURE/CYNAPSPRO products, we had to add a new manufacturer Egosecure (Code: EGOSEC). If Egosecure or Cynapspro products had been actived before, please be sure to activate the new manufacturer as well.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Visual Studio Editions with MSDN: Completion of "+ Software Assurance" Versions and considering them within the LMP rules. The LMP rules will be available with Spider 6.3.2  6.2.10 HF4.
  • Consolidation of the rest of IDM products.
  • Clean up of VanDyke Products. Changing the language in all available products in non-relevant for licensing, as well as OS platforms in all products except VShell productgroup.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 19.961
  • Product Versions: 1.165
  • Products: 806
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news-98 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:40:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.2 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-632-published/ Spider 6.3.2 published Spider 6.3.2 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • The behavior of the Bulk Import wizard has been adjusted in order to recognize import problems, notes and errors earlier: After completion of the import process, it is no longer possible to skip the results page.

Spider Core

  • The login dialog now shows a notification if the caps lock key is activated.

Spider Asset

  • Active Directory group based software assignments are now supported: In the September release of the software services, the Active Directory Connector has been extended in order to retrieve Active Directory groups and their members (users and groups). In the Recognition section of the Spider user interface additional forms have been added for managing Active Directory groups. Here you define for which groups which software assignments are to be created by the synchronization process. The assignment is created either directly at the employee (user) or as a remote usage on the asset of the employee.
  • A new default report allows for the comparison of all devices registered in the Active Directory with all devices reported by the inventory system.
  • A new field (DataSource) at the software assignment specifies the origin of this assignment.
    Note: This adaptation is only carried out for Full Update installations (SAM, ITM, Enterprise).

Spider Licence

  • A new wizard allows you to modify the assignment of a maintenance to an article. (Article change wizard) All relevant information is taken over from the article into the maintenance. This function has been available since version 6.3.1 for licenses and has been made available now for maintenances, too.

License metrics procedures

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (CC): New license metric procedure for the user based licensing of the Adobe Creative Cloud (ETLA, VIP). For Adobe CC suites, which are assigned to employees, no additional license requirement is shown for the installed single apps on up to 2 assigned devices.
    Note: In case of full update installations (SAM, ITM, Enterprise), the license metrics procedure will be activated automatically by the update. In case of individual configurations, a manual activation is required.
    The following CC suites are included:
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design & Web (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Video (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud for Individuals (Named-User)
    Creative Cloud for Teams (Named-User)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (CC): For the device-based licensing of the Adobe Creative Cloud (ETLA, CLP GOV, VIP), the single apps per CC suite have been supplemented, for which no separate license requirement shall be requested.
    The following CC suites are included:
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design (Device)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Design & Web (Device)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise Video (Device)
    Creative Cloud Enterprise (Device)
    Creative Cloud Desktop Apps (Device)
    Creative Cloud for Teams (Device)
  • Microsoft MSDN: Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions now also explain Visio and Project versions on the development, test and integration systems assigned to the employee.

Corrections

Setup

  • Due to an error in the setup, the SAM edition could not be installed anymore since version 6.3.1.

General

  • Hyperlinks in Datagrids could contain special characters that were not correctly encoded. As a result, display problems and errors could occur on the target page.
  • Due to an error, it was no longer possible under certain conditions to scroll on search pages.
  • Due to an error in the mass import, the specification of the object type was mandatory also in the "Delete" import mode.

Spider Core

  • Due to an error, the permanent login was no longer possible. The sessions of inactive us-ers were terminated despite being logged in permanently.
  • Due to an error in the Active Directory-based log in process, the users could not be logged in if there were more than one Active Directory configuration. That error existed from ver-sion 6.3.1.
  • Due to an error in the task dashboard, the click on "assets with outdated scan date" did not work.

Spider Asset

  • The list of products, which were recognized by the Recognition module, contained some installations on devices (assets) for which the logged-on user had no permissions (legal entity).
  • Due to an error in the graphic view of relationships between function units, it was not possible to view structures with several nesting levels completely.
  • Due to an error in the inventory dashboard, some inactive assets were shown in the sec-tion "active assets without legal entity".
  • Due to an error, the assigned software was no longer shown as a hyperlink when soft-ware had been assigned to assets and function units.
  • When an asset search was started in the inventory dashboard, it could happen that the search filters from a previous search were used by mistake.
  • The report "MSDN devices without employees or with employees not using any MSDN products" has been revised, because it contained some errors.
  • Due to an error it could happen that the same software assignment was shown several times at an asset. This was only a display problem on this form, which had no effects on reports or the compliance calculation.
  • On the connection information page for the recognition module, the error log had not been shown anymore since version 6.3.1.
  • In the case of nearly simultaneously carried out status changes, it could happen that the same change date and time was logged for both changes, and the sequence of the changes was not shown correctly in the status history. The error affected both function units as well as assets.
  • Due to an error in the delivered configuration, no models of the "Printer" type could be created in the default editions.
    Note: This correction is only carried out for Full Update installations (SAM, ITM, Enter-prise).

Spider Licence

  • Error in the compliance calculation: In case of a combined downgrade and pooling distri-bution, it could happen under certain conditions that not enough licenses had been dis-tributed via pooling.
  • A view error in the calculated compliance percentages has been removed.
  • When licenses with an unlimited upgrade right were created via the article catalog, an er-ror could occur.
  • The history analysis of the compliance has displayed date values so far only in ISO format. The output will now take into account the language and localization settings of the user.

Spider Contract

  • Due to an error, it could happen under certain conditions that some contracts could not be opened.
  • Due to an error, it was not possible to create further authorization groups for a contract with one authorization group.
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news-95 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:58:00 +0200 Recognition Release - September 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-september-2016/ Recognition Release - September 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

Most significant changes in this release are:

Spider Data Collector (SDC)

  • New PowerShell based management of connectors: The execution of the chosen connectors is now managed by a configuration file evaluated by a PowerShell based management script. 
  • New Active Directory Group Object connector: Active directory groups and members of those groups are now exported for further processing in Spider.
  • Update Discovery connector to export Thin Clients: The Discovery connector has been updated to include Thin Clients into the export. 

 

Recognition

  • Software Scan Summary / Program Summary: A timeout problem has been fixed. (The problem occured in the "Unknown Programs Section")
  • New Active Direcotry Group Import: The Active Directory Group Objects and Memberships of the new AD connector can be imported and merged into Recognition. The AD Group functionalities in Spider will be released with Spider 6.3.2

 

*The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-92 Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:59:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.1 Hotfix 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-631-hotfix-1-published/ Spider 6.3.1 Hotfix 1 published Spider 6.3.1 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

 

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error, it could happen that the dialog for the unwanted exit of a page was shown, although there had not been any changes.
  • A display error in the Control combo box prevented the full display of the value list when a filter had been applied.

Spider Asset

  • Inventory data at the asset: Due to an error, the supplemental inventory data at the asset were not shown.

Spider Licence

  •  Article change wizard: The text explanations have been improved.
  • Article change wizard: The re-booking of a license to another product version has been improved.
  • Article change wizard: A display error regarding the selectable articles has been found in multi-mandator systems.
  • SKU-based license import: When using the automatic license creation via article number (SKU), the article product group is evaluated for Microsoft and Adobe. For articles from volume license contracts, the license properties will be set automatically. The product groups from volume license contracts were incomplete.

Licence Metric Procedures

  • The automatic license requirement assessment for the Microsoft SQL server on virtual systems has been corrected. Up to now, the license requirement for certain distributions of virtual CPUs and virtual cores has been too low.
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news-91 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:03:00 +0200 Recognition Release - August 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-august-2016/ Recognition Release - August 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

*The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-90 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:57:00 +0200 Software Catalog - August 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-august-2016/ Software Catalog Release - August 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 4265
  • Product Versions: 203
  • Products: 103
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news-88 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:40:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-631-published/ Spider 6.3.1 published Spider 6.3.1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

General

  • This release will now also support the SAM Cloud Edition for Spider 6.3.

Spider Core

  • Administration: The overview page for the connection to the Enterprise Services Infrastructure (Index) has been revised.

Spider Asset

  • The license metric procedures have been extended for the calculation of the Microsoft SQL server 2016 editions.
  • Manually created software assignments (e.g. CALs) could not be deleted using the BulkImport function.
  • When using the data import via ImportLauncher, now the name of the Windows account of the executing user will be written into the import data record. When using the data import via import service, the system user "Spider-Import" will be written into the imported data record as before.

Spider Licence

  • A new wizard allows you to modify the assignment of a license to an article. (Article Change Wizard) All relevant information is taken over from the article into the license.
  • The compliance pages of product and product version have been enhanced by a history analysis.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error, it could happen in the field selection of object searches that a superfluous entry named "undefined" was displayed which had no connection to any search field.
  • Due to an error, the full indexing was aborted when the user names contained spaces.
  • Due to an error, superfluous history entries were occasionally generated in case of object changes, imports and mass changes if some field contents were too big.
  • In case of installations on the basis of an SQL server with German as standard language, it could happen that a conversion error was generated in advanced searches.
  • Due to an error in the search pages, the global search filter for the legal entity could neither be set nor removed.
  • Due to an error in the search pages, it could happen that the search result did not recognize changed filter settings if the search was started with the Enter button.
  • Form generator: Ticking a check box with activated Auto-Postback setting could cause the view under certain conditions to directly change to the next tab.
  • Form generator: Due to an error, the "Dynamic Readonly"-property of control elements would not always be evaluated correctly if it referred to the field in use.

Spider Core

  • A Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was removed.
  • In case of installations configured for the Active Directory Login, it was impossible to manually create new users if the LoginMode was set to a different value than "Plain".

Spider Asset

  • There was an error in the license metrics procedure which determines the number of virtual OSE when physically licensing the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise (without software assurance). In case of several SQL server instances per virtual OSE, too few systems were declared.
  • There was an error in the license metrics procedure which determines the declared SQL server versions/editions when physically licensing the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise (core based). Server-CAL based SQL server instances were taken into consideration by mistake.
  • During the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the recognition module, time-out errors could be caused on the database level.
  • Due to an error, certain check boxes in the mass processing area could not be selected.
  • An error could occur on the software metering page if no product version was assigned to the software.
  • Due to an error in the standard configuration, it was not possible under certain conditions to save software assignments. Therefore, the value of the license requirement field was incorrectly changed into a decimal value despite the fact, that an integer value is expected here, which in turn would cause an abortion of the save process.

Spider Licence

  • When selecting the manufacturer in the catalog settings, it could happen that the selection check boxes on the left side were not displayed, making it impossible to select them.
  • Due to an error, it could happen under certain conditions that archived and inactive licenses were shown in compliance reports.
  • Under certain conditions, the report "Expiring licenses and maintenances - licenses and maintenances which are valid for max. 90 more days" showed too many results.
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news-86 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:37:00 +0200 Spider 6.2.16071 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6216071-published/ Spider 6.2.16071 published Version 6.2.16071.0 of the Spider product suite has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

Spider Asset

  • The license metric procedures have been extended for the calculation of the Microsoft SQL server 2016 editions.
  • The license metrics procedure for the calculation of the permission of the Microsoft BizTalk server has been enhanced by the software assurance version.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error, superfluous history entries were occasionally generated in case of object changes, imports and mass changes.
  • In case of installations on the basis of an SQL server with German as standard language, it could happen that a conversion error was generated in advanced searches.
  • After discarding local search filters, it could happen that global search filters were ignored.
  • Under certain circumstances, page breaks were not possible in the result of an object search.
  • Under certain circumstances, a timeout could occur during the authorization check in case of bulk imports.
  • Due to an error, table contents were not fully displayed in the print preview.
  • The allocation of access rights for the advanced search was only possible to a limited ex-tent.
  • In case of older Spider installations updated to version 6.2, an advanced search could lead to an error message being output when opening the settings page.

Spider Core

  • In case of installations configured for the Active Directory Login, it was impossible to manually create new users if the LoginMode was set to a different value than "Plain".
  • An error occurred in advanced reports as soon as a filter condition was using the operator AND NOT. That error existed since the patch 6.2.15115.162 (version 6.2.9).
  • A cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been removed.

Spider Asset

  • There was an error in the license metrics procedure which determines the declared SQL server versions/editions when physically licensing the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise (core based). Server-CAL based SQL server instances were taken into consideration by mis-take.
  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the recognition module, a performance loss could occur if software was deleted.
  • Due to an error in the employee info, it could happen under certain circumstances that the selection list showed wrong employee data records.
  • Due to an error, the classification of programs detected by the software recognition mod-ule was impossible if the manufacturer name included quotation marks.
  • There was an error in the license metrics procedure which determines the declared SQL server versions/editions when physically licensing the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise (core based). In case of several SQL server instances per virtual OSE, too few systems were declared.

Spider Contract

  • The compare view for contracts did not always show results. Furthermore, not all required buttons were active all the time.
  • Due to an error in the payment plan, too many entries were created.
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news-83 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:34:00 +0200 Recognition Release - July 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-july-2016/ Recognition Release - July 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Microsoft System Center Recognition: Some client products like the Management Console were partially identified as server products. The detection routine has now been revised so that only actual server products are identified as such.
  • IDM UltraEdit: Clean-up of the license metrics and consolidation of the products and product versions. Furthermore, the OS code was removed from the article names, as it is not relevant for licensing.

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

*The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-85 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:50:00 +0200 Software Catalog - July 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-july-2016/ Software Catalog Release - July 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Expanded UltraEdit existing Device and Concurrent-User with User Metrik as well.
  • Added new (have to be added manually until the new Patch for 6.3 comes out) Metrik UVU (User Value Unit). Affected are around 100 already published IBM products.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 14397
  • Product Versions: 555
  • Products: 400
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news-82 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:32:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.0 Hotfix 1 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-630-hotfix-1-published/ Spider 6.3.0 Hotfix 1 published Spider 6.3.0 Hotfix 1 has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

 

Spider Asset

  • The „Oracle Inventory and Licensing“ area has been expanded by the display of the calculated license demand. The Oracle Database Suite calculates the license demand based on the inventoried Oracle products (databases, options and Management Packs). By applying the Oracle license regulations, the Oracle database instances are combined with the license-relevant options and Management Packs which may be licensed together. In addition, the underlying physical servers are determined, of which the processors are to be licensed. These data are presented in a clear and easy-to-view way in an Oracle License Scope. The license scope was integrated in the Oracle Dashboard and the drill-down pages and offers extensive analysis options.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error, table contents were not fully displayed in the print preview.
  • In case of older Spider installations updated to version 6.2, an advanced search could lead to an error message being output when opening the settings page.
  • Due to an error in the object selection control, it was impossible to deselect the option if only one selection item was available.
  • Due to an error, it was impossible to reactivate archived objects. That error existed from version 6.3.0.
  • The allocation of access rights for the advanced search was only possible to a limited ex-tent.
    Due to an error, it could happen occasionally that only an empty dialog window was dis-played when deleting objects.
  • Due to an error, no path was displayed in the overview of the advanced reports, in the overview of the advanced search as well as in the document folder.
  • Under certain circumstances, a timeout could occur during the authorization check in case of bulk imports.
  • In case of multiple changes, it could happen that authorized users were denied the modi-fication of data due to the wrong identification of access rights.
  • An error occurred in case of line feeds in the subject line of resubmissions so that no e-mails were sent.
  • For existing Spider 6.2 installations, which include Spider Core and Spider Contract only and were upgraded to Spider 6.3, the full indexation was not working.

Spider Core

  • An error occurred in advanced reports as soon as a filter condition was using the operator AND NOT. That error existed since the patch 6.2.15115.162 (version 6.2.9).
  • Due to an error, report titles and report descriptions were not translated in case of new installations.
  • On the search and editing pages of business units, it could happen that authorized users were denied access to pages or modification of data due to the wrong identification of access rights.

Spider Asset

  • In the connection overview of the software recognition module, the key figure "Success-fully processed deliveries" was calculated incorrectly.
  • Due to an error, it was no longer possible under any circumstances to disassociate assets from function units.  This restriction, however, was meant to apply to certain asset clas-ses only.
  • Due to an error, the classification of programs detected by the software recognition mod-ule was impossible if the manufacturer name included quotation marks.

Spider Contract

  • Due to an error, report titles and report descriptions were not translated in case of new installations.
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news-84 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0200 Software Catalog - June 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-june-2016/ Software Catalog Release - June 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Since ARCserve repurchased their own products from CA, a part of CA products/versions have been moved to new manufacturer in catalogue - ARCserve.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 31416
  • Product Versions: 1255
  • Products: 942
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news-80 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:55:00 +0200 Recognition Release - May 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-may-2016/ Recognition Release - May 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Autodesk: Improved recognition of Autodesk products

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

*The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-79 Tue, 17 May 2016 15:50:00 +0200 Software Catalog - May 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-may-2016/ Software Catalog Release - May 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Autodesk: Cleanup and consolidation of Autodesk products.
  • Obsolete catalog items will be deleted if possible. Obsolete items will no longer be renamed,

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 18479
  • Product Versions: 671
  • Products: 167
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news-77 Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.3.0 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-630-published/ Spider 6.3.0 published Version 6.3.0 of the Spider product suite has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

What is new in Spider 6.3?

Modern design

The user interface was modified into a modern web design. This is a comprehensive re-design of the complete Spider suite which is intended to improve the operation.

OneSearch

OneSearch enables the quick finding of Spider objects and is shown prominently in the header area. To activate the function, you will need the new brainwaregroup Enterprise Service Infrastructure (ESI).

Oracle Database Services

Enhancement for viewing the data of the new Oracle Database Services. The results of the verified inventorization of the Oracle databases, options and management packs are shown in an easy to understand arrangement. An Oracle dashboard consolidates the data and enables a drill-down into the list of databases, options or management packs. The Oracle Database Services calculate the license requirement resulting from the usage.

Complete updates (full update edition)

Spider offers a full update edition for new customers which includes complete updates. These updates comprise the entire configuration. The configuration options for this edition are restricted. Apart from the included permission roles and reports, you can add your own if required.
Changing to an individual configuration is possible at any time. In case of individual configuration, certain configuration adaptations may be required for future updates which are not part of the product update.
Existing customers updating to Spider 6.3 keep the functions of an individual configuration.

 

Spider 6.3 has been developed simultaneously to the last Spider 6.2 patch versions. The improvements and corrections of the following Spider 6.2 versions are also included in Spider 6.3:

  • Hotfix 6.2.16041.0
  • Hotfix 6.2.16022.0
  • Patch 6.2.16021.162
  • Hotfix 6.2.15121.162
  • Patch 6.2.15115.162
  • Hotfix 6.2.15114.151
  • Hotfix 6.2.15112.151
  • Hotfix 6.2.15102.151
  • Patch 6.2.15101.151

Improvements

General

  • In order to improve the understanding, certain names in the application have been revised.
  • In case of typed objects, the "New" button will lead now to the type selection by default. In order to create an object of the same type as before, you will now have to select the second option in the drop-down menu of the button.

Spider Core

  • A new function can be used to display system messages and other information for a defined period in the login area and in the main menu.
  • Changes to the user rights will now always be logged. The protocol can be integrated in the system in form of a report if required.
  • A new function can be used to provide manuals and other documents required for the operation for download to the users.
  • A new overview is provided to view the legal entity permissions of a user. It will be detailed whether it is a user permission or a role permission.
  • The synchronization process between Spider Core and the recognition module now validates the e-mail addresses of the Active Directory user objects before they are accepted as employee data record. Invalid e-mail-addresses will not be accepted.

Spider Asset

  • A new license metric procedure named "Specific Microsoft Remote Use" was added for the calculation of the corrected license requirement due to the Microsoft Remote usage. This procedure must be activated during the update.
  • The synchronization process between Spider Asset and the recognition module will now also fill in the attribute "Model name" at the asset.
  • The license metrics procedure for the calculation of the permission of the Microsoft BizTalk server has been enhanced by the software assurance version.
  • The license metrics procedure for the identification of Microsoft installations not creating a license requirement (MSDN) has been revised completely.
  • In case of standardized objects, the mass import via the user interface will not require anymore the specification of the object type in the import mode "Update".

Spider Licence

  • The "License requirement" field will now only accept integer values.
  • The license metric "Million service units based" has been enhanced.
  • So far, the product change wizard did not support changing the license metric.

Spider Contract

  • The contract title (Title) is now a defined field at the contract.
  • The mobile phone number is now a defined field at the contact Person.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error in the document management, it could happen that no version history was displayed.
  • Due to an error in the document creation, documents with file names containing an umlaut could not be stored in the document file.
  • It is possible to define a default value for selection control elements (drop-down) in a form definition for an Edit form (edit mode). This leads to a wrong application behavior which caused the default values on Edit forms to be ignored.
  • When creating selection list entries, it could happen under certain conditions that an error occurred which prevented the storage of the entries because it was not possible to specify a key.
  • Due to an error in the document creation, the list of document templates could not be updated.

Spider Core

  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between Spider Core and the recognition module, it could happen in case of long employee names that the synchronization was repeated frequently.
  • Due to an error in the report function, it could happen that in case of procedure based reports that the filtering by logged-in user did not work.
  • When the application was changed, an error could occur under certain conditions on the configuration pages in the user interface.
  • Due to an error, the last selected category in the report selection was not saved.

Spider Asset

  • Due to an error on the inventory dashboard, the filter set in the grid "Active assets without legal entity" was not taken into account leading to too many results.
  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the recognition module, it could happen that certain software assignments were wrongly deleted and created again.
  • The fields "AssetNo" at the asset and "Identifier" at the function unit have been extended to a length of 255 characters.
  • Due to an error, it could happen during the assignment of a model to an asset that fields, which should be under sole control of the recognition synchronization process, were overwritten with values from the model definition.
  • In the license metrics procedure for the calculation of Microsoft's second usage rights, several identified calculation errors have been corrected. For portable devices, the calculation will now only consider local installations.
  • In case of several license metrics procedures, the behavior regarding the remote usage has been corrected.
  • Due to an error in the employee information, it could happen under certain conditions that the selection list showed wrong employee data records.
  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the recognition module, a performance loss could occur if software was deleted.

Spider Licence

  • The name of the license field "Roaming" was changed to "Pooling".
  • When creating a maintenance, an error could occur which prevented the storage of the object.
  • Under certain conditions, an error could occur in the license maintenance wizard. This error could occur for example when changing from Microsoft Office 2013 to Microsoft Office 2016.

Spider Contract

  • The reference object has been enhanced by the column "CurrencyCode".
  • Due to an error in the payment plan, too many entries were created.
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news-75 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:33:00 +0200 OM 4.6.0 incl. Spider Incident and Change released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/om-460-incl-spider-incident-and-change-released/ OM 4.6.0 incl. Incident and Change released This is a Feature Release and includes the server core modules and the following workflow packages:

  • Spider Incident 4.0.530
  • Spider KnowledgeBase 4.5.10
  • Spider Change for Columbus 4.5.30
  • Common Workflow Package 1.0.520
  • Software Order 1.2.510
New Features and enhancements:
  • Brand new UI design.
  • Enhanced Index engine integration based on powerful Elasticsearch & Lucene
  • Improved integration with Spider LCM.
  • Extended OneSearch capabilities.
  • Seamless navigation between modules.
  • Shared “Recent Items” list for quick object access.
  • Major maintenance & bug fix release.
  • Enhanced Cloud provisioning features
Spider Incident
  • New customizable Dashboard
  • Mark Tickets quick and easily with Color Tags
  • Enhanced Base Reports
  • Ticket Bulkimport from CSV
  • Performance improvements
  • Usability improvements
    • Dynamic Tabs for messages
    • Configurable Table columns
    • Improved FetchMail configuration page
  • Several bug fixes and minor improvements
Spider Knowledge Base
  • Compatibility Updates
Spider Change for Columbus
  • Compatibility Updates
Software Order
  • Compatibility Updates

 

The detailed ReleaseNotes and New & Noteworthy documents are partly available on the following link.

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news-71 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:44:00 +0200 Recognition Release - April 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-april-2016/ Recognition Release - April 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Microsoft: Improved recognition of Microsoft Office Language Packs
  • Autodesk: Improved recognition of Autodesk products

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

*The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-70 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:32:00 +0200 Software Catalog - April 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-april-2016/ Software Catalog Release - April 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Autodesk: Partially cleanup and consolidation of AUTODESK Products (complete cleanup expected within May Release).
  • Microsoft: Added MICROSOFTs Office Language Packs.
  • Obsolete catalog items will be renamed or deleted if possible.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 15028*
  • Product Versions: 407
  • Products: 156

 * With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.

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news-76 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:37:00 +0200 Spider 6.2.16041 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6216041-published/ Spider 6.2.16041 published Version 6.2.16041.0 of the Spider product suite has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Improvements

Spider Asset

  • A new license metric procedure named "Specific Microsoft Remote Use" was added for the calculation of the corrected license requirement due to the Microsoft Remote usage. This procedure must be activated during the update.
  • The license metrics procedure for the identification of Microsoft installations not creating a license requirement (MSDN) has been revised completely.

Corrections

Spider Asset

  • Due to an error in the synchronization process between Spider Asset and the recognition module, it could happen that certain software assignments were wrongly deleted and created again.
  • In the license metrics procedure for the calculation of Microsoft's second usage rights, several identified calculation errors have been corrected. For portable devices, the calcula-tion will now only consider local installations.
  • In case of several license metrics procedures, the behavior regarding the remote usage has been corrected.
  • Due to an error on the inventory dashboard, the filter set in the grid "Active assets without legal entity" was not taken into account leading to too many results.
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news-64 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:36:00 +0100 Recognition Release - March 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/recognition-release-march-2016/ Recognition Release - March 2016 The monthly update of Recognition has been published and is available at the download area.*

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Recognition: It is not possible to recognize Adobe Creative Suite products based on the Windows Add & Remove Program data or file scan date. Therefore the recognition of Adobe Creative Cloud Suites has been removed. The installed Adobe Creative Cloud Single Apps will be recognized. The management of Adobe Creative Cloud Suites is possible within Spider Licence.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Recognition: In the past the recognition identified certain third-party and free-to-use database as license relevant SQL Server instances. To avoid this behavior SQL Server will be only recognized as a license relevant product if a qualified entry in Add & Remove Programs is found.  

For a full reference of all changes of recognizable products in the current release please check the Release Changes.

*The Recognition release requires the current version of the Software Catalog.

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news-63 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:01:00 +0100 Software Catalog - March 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/software-catalog-march-2016/ Software Catalog Release - March 2016 The monthly update of the Spider Software Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Cleanup and consolidation of ACRONIS, DELL and PALISADE Products.
  • Cleanup of Adobe Creative Cloud Suites and Single Apps.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 8227*
  • Product Versions: 422
  • Products: 164

 * With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.

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news-60 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 07:27:00 +0100 Columbus 7.4.1 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-741-released/ Columbus 7.4.1 Released The new Columbus version 7.4.1 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

 

This Feature Release includes the follwoing changes:

  • Introducing «Smart Deploy and Capturing» for Windows
  • Reengineered agent-less Network-Scanner
  • Improved Software Status Display
  • Speedup for «Who has this package»
  • Simplified the backup and restore imaging process
  • Use for WinPE 10 for Windows Deployment

 

Detailed information about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes.

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news-61 Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:42:00 +0100 Spider 6.2.16022 published https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6216022-published/ Spider 6.2.16022 published Version 6.2.16022.0 of the Spider product suite has been released and is available for download. The current Spider 6 Setup is provided at the download area.

Corrections

General

  • Due to an error in the scalar control element of the form generator, it could happen under certain conditions that change warnings were output when leaving the page although no change had been made.

Spider Core

  • Due to an error, it could happen under certain conditions that a Spider installation could not be updated.
  • The structure of legal entities was not shown.
  • The error log view was not sorted correctly anymore so that the latest entry was not on the top of the list.

Spider Licence

  • Due to an error, no link between maintenance and product was established when creating a maintenance.

Spider Contract

  • Due to an error, it could happen under certain conditions that e-mails regarding the contract extension were sent too early.
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news-53 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Spider 6.1.16021 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6116021-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.1.16021 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.1.16021.0 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Durch ein Problem mit einer JavaScript-Komponente kam es beim Internet Explorer 11 dazu, dass bestimmte Datagrids nicht vollständig angezeigt wurden.
  • Das Zertifikat der Java-Komponente für den Drag-And-Drop-Upload musste erneuert werden.

Spider Asset

  • Durch einen Fehler in der Columbus-Schnittstelle konnten Assets nicht neu angelegt werden oder den Status wechseln.
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news-52 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:35:00 +0100 Spider 6.2.16021 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6216021-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.2.16021 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.16021.162 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Verbesserungen

Spider Core

  • Der Synchronisierungsprozess zwischen dem Recognition-Modul und Spider Core setzt für die Übertragung von Active-Directory-Benutzerobjekten zu Mitarbeiterdatensätzen nicht mehr zwingend voraus, dass das Feld Vorname gefüllt ist. Stattdessen wird ergeben sich die Pflichtfelder direkt aus der Objektkonfiguration des Mitarbeiterobjektes. Active-Directory-Benutzerobjekte, die die Bedingungen nicht erfüllen können, werden beim Synchronisierungsprozess übersprungen. Die E-Mail-Adresse wird nur übernommen, sofern sie vorhanden ist und ein gültiges Format besitzt.

Spider Asset

  • Es ist jetzt möglich Software zu einem Recognition-Ergebnis direkt am Asset festzulegen bzw. zu unterscheiden.
  • Der Recognition-Bereich wurde um ein Verbindungs-Monitoring erweitert, welches eine Übersicht der angebundenen SDC sowie Informationen über die Verarbeitung der jeweiligen Lieferungen bietet. Dadurch können mögliche Probleme und deren Ursachen schneller identifiziert werden.
  • Recognition-Ergebnisse können jetzt ignoriert werden.
  • Die Lizenzmetrikprozedur zur Berechnung des SQL Server Lizenzbedarfs wurde überarbeitet und berücksichtigt jetzt auch, dass Enterprise Editionen auf physischen Servern Installationen auf den virtuellen Umgebungen erklären. Dabei wird neben der Standardlogik, die sich an der Anzahl der Prozessorkerne orientiert, auch die maximale Virtualisierung berücksichtigt.
  • Die Lizenzmetrikprozedur zur Berechnung des Office 365 Lizenzbedarfs berücksichtigt jetzt auch die Skype for Business Installationen. (Als Programm muss E5 ausgewählt sein.)
  • Alle Lizenzmetrikprozeduren wurden überarbeitet, um die Nutzungsrechte der EA-Produkte besser zu berücksichtigen. Kunden, die einen Enterprise Agreement Vertrag (EA) mit Microsoft abgeschlossen haben, können zukünftig die Produktversionen mit Software Assurance nutzen, um den Lizenzbedarf zu erklären.
  • Das Installationsdatum aus einem Software Scan wird jetzt auch bei einer Direktzuweisung auf die Softwarezuordnung übertragen.
  • Die Auswahlseite für Software-Direktzuweisungen wurde um einen Herstellerfilter erweitert. Ebenso wird der Hersteller nun auch in der Ergebnisliste angezeigt. Ferner wurde die Rücknavigation verbessert.
  • Um besser unterscheiden zu können, welcher Hyperlink einen Dialog öffnet und welcher zu einer weiteren Seite führt, wurde die Navigation auf den Recognition-Seiten überarbeitet. Dialog-Links befinden sich ab jetzt in einer separaten Spalte, deren Name die auszuführende Aktion beschreibt.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Durch ein Problem mit einer JavaScript-Komponente kam es beim Internet Explorer 11 dazu, dass bestimmte Datagrids nicht vollständig angezeigt wurden.
  • Das Fehlerverhalten des Massenimportes bei vorliegenden Konfigurationsfehlern wurde überarbeitet: Es wird eine verständlichere Meldung ausgegeben, die auf die Ursache des Problems hinweist.
  • Das Zertifikat der Java-Komponente für den Drag-And-Drop-Upload musste erneuert werden.

Spider Core

  • Durch einen Fehler konnte der Synchronisierungsprozess zwischen dem Recognition-Modul und Spider Core unter bestimmten Umständen überflüssige Historieneinträge erzeugen.

Spider Asset

  • Ein Fehler bei dem Abgleich der Direktzuweisungen führte dazu, dass die Bereinigung nicht mehr vorhandener Installationen unter bestimmten Umständen nur unvollständig erfolgte.
  • Durch einen JavaScript-Fehler konnte es sein, dass bestimmte Dialoge auf den Recognition-Seiten nicht vollständig funktionierten, wenn in einem Eintrag ein Backslash ("\") enthalten war.
  • Die Lizenzmetrikprozedur zur Erkennung von Mehrfachnutzung hatte die Remote-Softwarenutzung nicht vollständig berücksichtigt.
  • Die Lizenzmetrikprozedur zur Erkennung des Microsoft Zweitnutzungsrechts wurde korrigiert und berücksichtigt nun auch den Fall, dass ein Hauptnutzer zwei oder mehr Laptops nutzen kann. Der Algorithmus zur Identifikation des portablen Gerätes für die Abdeckung einer Produktversion wurde grundlegend überarbeitet.
  • Die Lizenzmetrikprozedur zur Berechnung der Microsoft Office Produktabdeckung wurde korrigiert. Eine editions-übergreifende Abdeckung ist nicht möglich und wurde entsprechend korrigiert. Somit deckt bspw. eine Office Professional Installation zukünftig nicht mehr eine parallele Office Standard Installation mit ab.
  • Durch einen Fehler wurde eine Software auch dann auf der Seite "Standard auswählen" angezeigt, wenn bereits eine Direktzuweisung erfolgt ist.
  • Die Lizenzmetrikprozedur zur Berechnung der Microsoft Mehrfachversionsnutzung wurde überarbeitet. In der Betrachtung sind noch lokale Installationen enthalten. Die Remote-Softwarenutzung wird durch eine separate Prozedur berechnet.

Spider Licence

  • Durch einen Fehler war es unter bestimmten Umständen nicht möglich eine Lizenz mit einer SKU-Nummer anzulegen. Die Fehlermeldung verwies auf einen angeblich falschen Lizenztyp, was aber nicht die Ursache war.
  • Durch einen Fehler war es unter bestimmten Umständen möglich, dass veraltete Daten von nicht als relevant markierten Produkten weiterhin im Compliance Dashboard angezeigt wurden.
  • Durch einen Fehler wurde die Compliance-Übersicht nach Geschäftseinheit nicht nach Geschäftseinheit gefiltert.
  • Wenn aus einer bestehenden Wartung über die Funktion "Neu: Werte übernehmen" eine neue Wartung angelegt wurde, wurden die Produktzuordnungen bislang nicht übernommen.
  • In der Wartungssuche fehlte die Möglichkeit den globalen Herstellerfilter anzuwenden.
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news-41 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:31:00 +0100 Spider Product- and Article catalog - February 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-product-and-article-catalog-february-2016/ Spider Product- and Article catalog release The monthly update of the Spider Product and Article Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Some products by Symantec have been moved to new manufacturer Veritas.
  • Microsoft: The product versions for the Software Assurance articles have been renamed and re-arranged to the top of the version list. For full functionality within the Licence Metric Procedures (LMP) the current Spider 6.2.16021 patch is required.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 7938*
  • Product Versions: 154
  • Products: 60

 

* With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.

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news-40 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:26:00 +0100 Spider Product- and Article catalog - January 2016 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-product-and-article-catalog-january-2016/ Spider Product- and Article catalog release The monthly update of the Spider Product and Article Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are:

  • Consolidation of MindManager Products with Device/User metric into Named-User metric 

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

  • Articles: 11759*
  • Product Versions: 679
  • Products: 418

 

* With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.

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news-51 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Spider 6.2.15121 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6215121-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.2.15121 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.15121.162 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Verschiedene Steuerelemente und Dialoge wurden für eine bessere Unterstützung von Sonderzeichen in Beschriftungen und Meldungstexten überarbeitet. Zuvor konnte es bei bestimmten Spracheinstellungen zu JavaScript-Fehlern kommen.
  • Durch einen Fehler beim Excel-basierten Massenimport konnten in Multimandantensystemen bestimmte Verknüpfungen zu anderen Objekten nicht importiert werden.

Spider Core

  • Durch einen Fehler konnte die Spider-Benutzeroberfläche nicht aufgerufen werden, wenn im Webserver (IIS) der verwaltete Pipelinemodus (Managed Pipeline Mode) für die Anforderungsverarbeitung des Anwendungspools (Application Pool) auf "Klassisch" ("Classic") eingestellt war.
  • Durch einen Fehler funktionierte die Freigabe von Berichten je Mandant nur eingeschränkt.

Spider Licence

  • Durch einen Fehler in der ausgelieferten Konfiguration wurden keine E-Mails für Wiedervorlagen versendet.
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news-38 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:49:00 +0100 Spider Product- and Article catalog - December 2015 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-product-and-article-catalog-december-2015/ Spider Product- and Article catalog release The monthly update of the Spider Product and Article Catalog has been published and is available in the download section.

Most significant changes in this release are

  • Cleanup and consolidation of Microsoft Products and Versions
  • Cleanup and consolidation of Adobe CC Products and Versions (Products with Device metric are in general for EDU; due to manufacturer changes in licensing matters, all Products with Named-User metric were modified, since the OS and language are not relevant anymore)
  • Obsolete and unused catalog items (Products and Versions) will be deleted during the update (requires Spider 6.2.9)

Summary of the supplemented catalog items

  • Articles: 20066*
  • Product Versions: 368
  • Products: 128

 

* With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.

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news-50 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Spider 6.2.15115 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6215115-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.2.15115 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.15115.162 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Verbesserungen

Spider Core

  • Es ist jetzt möglich Berichte individuell je Mandant freizugeben.
  • Die E-Mail-Adresse eines Benutzers wird nun schon bei der Erfassung validiert.

Spider Asset

  • Der Synchronisationsprozess zwischen dem Recognition Modul und Spider Asset legt basierend auf dem zuletzt an einem Gerät angemeldeten Benutzer Mitarbeiterzuordnungen an. Dieses Standardverhalten kann nun über einen Konfigurationsschlüssel unterdrückt werden.
  • Wenn ein Asset in Spider Asset gelöscht wird, so wird nun auch das dazugehörige Device aus dem Recognition Modul gelöscht. Erfoderlich ist hierfür die Recognition Version 1.1502.2.0 oder höher.
  • Es wurde eine Lizenzmetrikprozedur zur Berechnung der Nutzung von Microsoft Office 365 ergänzt.

Spider Licence

  • Beim Anzeigen und Aktualisieren von Lizenzen und Wartungen konnten erhebliche Performanceverbesserungen erzielt werden.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Durch einen Fehler in der Erweiterten Suche konnte es dazu kommen, dass eine Filterbedingung nicht wie erwartet mit "AND NOT" sondern mit "AND NOT NOT" verknüpft wurde.
  • Durch einen Fehler in der Erweiterten Suche konnte es dazu kommen, dass einzelne Felder mehrfach im Ergebnis auftauchten. Dieses Problem betraf hauptsächlich Systeme die von einer älteren Version (5.1) auf eine aktuelle Version (6.2) aktualisiert wurden.
  • Die Fehlerbehandlung bei der Auswertung von URL-Parametern wurde unter Sicherheitsaspekten überarbeitet, so dass auch durch mutwillige Manipulationen die Veröffentlichung von Systemdetails nicht provoziert werden kann. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine reine Verbesserung des Systemverhaltens. Die Sicherheit der Daten war zu keinem Zeitpunkt gefährdet.
  • Durch einen Fehler war es im Dialog zur Auswahl von Geschäftseinheiten nicht möglich, im Suchergebnis zu blättern.
  • Bei falsch konfigurierten Währungsfeldern wurde bislang eine missverständliche Fehlermeldung angezeigt.
  • Durch einen Fehler bei der Kodierung von Sonderzeichen konnte es bei bestimmten Spracheinstellungen zu Skriptfehlern kommen, die die Bedienbarkeit des Systems erheblich beeinträchtigten.
  • Durch einen Fehler konnte es bei der Erweiterten Suche zu einer falschen Reihenfolge der Ergebnisspalten kommen, wenn die Anzahl der Spalten größer 10 war.
  • Durch einen Fehler konnte im Dialog zur Auswahl von Geschäftseinheiten keine Suche ausgelöst werden, wenn als Browser der Internet Explorer verwendet wurde.

Spider Asset

  • Durch einen Fehler waren die Auswertungen im Metering-Dashboard nicht auf aktive Assets beschränkt.
  • Durch einen Fehler war es nicht möglich Parameter für Modelle zu importieren.
  • Bei großen Datenmengen im System konnte es bei der Visualisierung von Gerätebeziehungen zu Anzeigeproblemen kommen. Durch eine Verbesserung der Performance der Datenabfrage konnte das Problem behoben werden.
  • Durch einen Fehler konnte beim Asset nicht nach dem Feld "Modellbezeichnung" gefiltert werden.
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news-49 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Spider 6.2.15114 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6215114-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.2.15114 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.15114.151 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Korrekturen

Spider Asset

  • Durch einen Fehler im Synchronisationsprozess zwischen Spider Asset und dem Recognition-Modul konnte es dazu kommen, dass die Installationszahlen der erkannten Produkte zu hoch angezeigt wurden. Der Fehler wirkte sich nicht auf die Compliance aus. Das Problem bestand seit der letzten Patch-Version. Das Update korrigiert die Installationszahlen.

Spider Asset

  • Durch einen Fehler bei der Wartungszuordnung konnte einer Lizenz nicht mehr als eine Wartung zugeordnet werden.
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news-48 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Spider 6.1.15111 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6115111-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.1.15111 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.1.15111.151 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Korrekturen

Spider Licence

  • Durch einen Fehler bei der Wartungszuordnung konnte einer Lizenz nicht mehr als eine Wartung zugeordnet werden.
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news-47 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Spider 6.2.15112 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6215112-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.2.15112 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.15112.151 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Korrekturen

Spider Licence

  • Durch einen Fehler im Lizenzaufteilungsassistenten wurden zu viele Wartungen angelegt. Durch das Update werden die falsch angelegten Wartungen gelöscht.
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news-46 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.1.15101 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6115101-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.1.15101 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.1.15101.151 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Durch einen Fehler war es bei der Dokumentengenerierung nicht möglich Vorlagen im Office-2013-Format zu verwenden.

Spider Core

  • Durch einen Fehler funktionierte die Loginhistorie nicht.
  • Durch einen Fehler waren die Links im Ergebnis der Geschäftseinheitensuche nicht mit dem richtigen Ziel verknüpft.
  • Auf der Auswahlseite der für die AD-Anmeldung zu berechtigenden AD-Gruppen kam es zu einem Fehler, wenn ein ungültiger Domänenbenutzer angegeben wurde.

Spider Asset

  • Durch einen Fehler im Synchronisationsprozess zwischen Spider Asset und dem Recognition-Modul konnte es dazu kommen, dass überflüssige Funktionseinheiten angelegt und gleich wieder gelöscht wurden.
  • Der Synchronisationsprozess zwischen Spider Asset und dem Recognition-Modul hat unter bestimmten Umständen zu viele Softwarezuordnungen angelegt, nachdem Geräte gelöscht wurden.
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news-45 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.2.15082 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6215082-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.2.15082 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.15082.122 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Verbesserungen

Spider Core

  • Sicherheit: Es wurde eine neue Funktion zum Zurücksetzten eines Benutzer-Passwort ergänzt, die durch einen Administrator aufgerufen werden kann. Der Benutzer, für den das Passwort geändert werden soll, wird über einen E-Mail gestützten Prozess geführt.

Spider Asset

  • Neue Funktion: Für eine individuelle Anpassung des Recognition Ergebnisses wurde eine Funktion eingeführt, die es ermöglicht die ausgewählte Software zu überschreiben. Demnach kann die Software festgelegt werden, die für ein erkanntes Produkt verwendet werden soll.
  • Der Synchronistationsprozess der erkannten Software-Installationen wurde weiter verbessert.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Sicherheit: Die Info-Seite darf Versionsinformationen nur für Benutzer anzeigen, die angemeldet sind.
  • Sicherheit: Auf der Fehler-Seite wurde eine Schwachstelle für Cross-Site-Scripting identifiziert. Diese Schwachstelle wurde entfernt.
  • Sicherheit: Auf bestimmten Seiten war es einem Angreifer möglich reflexives Cross-Site-Scripting durchzuführen. Die Schwachstellen wurden entfernt.
  • Sicherheit: Die Checkpage darf nur für Benutzer angezeigt werden, die angemeldet sind. Bei Bedarf einer generellen Anzeige der Checkpage auch ohne Anmeldung eines Benutzers, kann dies in der appSettings.config Konfigurationsdatei mit dem Eintrag "UnlockAdminPages" aktiviert werden.
  • Globale Filter (Geschäftseinheiten, Hersteller) wurden nicht in jeden Fall angewendet.
  • Mehrfachimport: Beim Abbruch des Vorgangs durch den Benutzer wird nun eine Meldung ausgeben.

Spider Core

  • Bei der Synchronistation der ADUser und den Mitarbeitern konnte es zu häufigen Einträgen in die Historien-Tabellen kommen.
  • Sicherheit: Die Mandantenauswahl-Seite enthielt eine "Open Redirection" Schwachstelle, welche nun entfernt wurde.
  • Sicherheit: Beim Kopieren eines Spider Benutzers bestand ein Fehler beim Übernhemen des neuen Passwortes.
  • Mit Firefox trat ein Fehler auf der Mandantenauswahlseite auf, der behoben wurden ist.

Spider Asset

  • Fehlerhafte Werte bei der Objekteigenschaft CanHaveAsset bei den Funktionseinheiten wurden korrigiert.

Spider Licence

  • Im Compliance Dashboard wurden die Installationsanzahlen in der Grafik falsch berechnet.

Spider Contract

  • Ein Fehler führte dazu, dass Vertragspartnerzuordnungen nicht mehr angelegt oder bearbeitet werden konnten.
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news-44 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:43:00 +0200 Spider 6.1.15081 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6115081-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.1.15081 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.1.15081.47 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6.1 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Bei mehrseitigen Suchergebnissen in den Objektsuchen funktionierte der Wechsel zwischen verschiedenen Seiten (Paging) nicht.

Spider Core

  • Bei der Synchronistation der ADUser und den Mitarbeitern konnte es zu häufigen Einträgen in die Historien-Tabellen kommen.

Spider Asset

  • Fehlerhafte Werte bei der Objekteigenschaft CanHaveAsset bei den Funktionseinheiten wurden korrigiert.
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news-43 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.2.15073 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6215073-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.2.15073 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.15073.122 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich bereitgestellt.

Verbesserungen

 

Spider Asset

  • Für das Produkt Core-Infrastructure-Suite (CIS) wurden neue Einträge in den LMP-Listen hinterlegt. Dadurch erfolgt die erweiterte Abdeckung in der virtualisierten Infrastruktur, beim Einsatz von CIS. Unter anderem wird nun auch das Produkt BizTalk Enterprise berücksichtigt.

 

Korrekturen

 

Allgemein

  • Durch einen Fehler konnte es dazu kommen, dass Suchkriterien bei Betätigung der Enter-Taste nicht übernommen wurden.
  • Durch einen Fehler konnte es nach dem Verwerfen der Suchfilter dazu kommen, dass der Statussuchfilter nicht mehr funktioniert.

 Spider Core

  • Durch einen Fehler wurden Hyperlinks in Berichten grundsätzlich nur noch als Text angezeigt.

 Spider Asset

  • Durch einen Fehler konnte es dazu kommen, dass Gerätebeziehungen bei der Synchronisation der Recognition-Daten gelöscht wurden.
  • Durch einen Fehler bei der Synchronisation der Recognition-Daten wurde der veraltete Beziehungstyp "Server System - Cluster System" weiter unterstützt. Dies wurde geändert: Erwartet wird nun der Beziehungstyp "Cluster System - Server System".

 Spider Licence

  • Wenn eine Lizenz über eine Artikelnummer, deren Artikel eine Wartung beinhaltet, angelegt oder importiert wurde, konnte es zu einem Fehler kommen.
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news-42 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Spider 6.1.15071 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6115071-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.1.15071 veröffentlicht Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.2.15071.117 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich bereitgestellt.

Verbesserungen

Spider Core

  • Die Eingabe bestimmter unzulässiger Zeichen im Feld "Kundenidentifikation" des Mandanten wird jetzt unterbunden.
  • Für das Produkt Core-Infrastructure-Suite (CIS) wurden neue Einträge in den LMP-Listen hinterlegt. Dadurch erfolgt die erweiterte Abdeckung in der virtualisierten Infrastruktur, beim Einsatz von CIS. Unter anderem wird nun auch das Produkt BizTalk Enterprise berücksichtigt.

Korrekturen

Allgemein

  • Durch einen Fehler in der Objektsuche konnte es dazu kommen, dass Sucheingaben nicht verlässlich übernommen wurden, wenn die Eingaben mit der Enter-Taste bestätigt wurden.
  • Durch einen Fehler konnte es dazu kommen, dass Suchkriterien bei Betätigung der Enter-Taste nicht übernommen wurden.
  • Durch einen Fehler konnte es nach dem Verwerfen der Suchfilter dazu kommen, dass der Statussuchfilter nicht mehr funktioniert.

Spider Core

  • Durch einen Fehler in der Konfiguration war es möglich, dass detaillierte Fehlermeldungen hinter einer HTTP 500 Fehlermeldung verborgen wurden.
  • Durch einen Fehler war es bei Berichten mit einem Default-Filter nicht möglich, die Filter zu bearbeiten.
  • Durch einen Fehler war es nicht möglich Geschäftseinheiten mit Parametern zu importieren.
  • Berichtskategorien, die ein Apostroph im Namen enthielten, führten zu einem Fehler: Zugeordnete Berichte wurden nicht angezeigt.

Spider Asset

  • Durch einen Fehler bei der Synchronisation der Recognition-Daten wurde der veraltete Beziehungstyp "Server System - Cluster System" weiter unterstützt. Dies wurde geändert.: Erwartet wird nun der Beziehungstyp "Cluster System - Server System".

Spider Licence

  • Ein Fehler hat bei Wartungen mit einer hohen Anzahl von Lizenzen zu langen Wartezeiten auf der Zuordnungsseite geführt.
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news-17 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:28:38 +0200 Spider Product- and Article catalog - June 2014 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-product-and-article-catalog-june-2014/ Spider Product- and Article catalog released Die monatliche Aktualisierung des Spider Produkt- und Artikelkataloges wurde für Spider 6 und Spider 5.1 veröffentlicht und steht im Download-Bereichfileadmin/Files/Documents/White_Papers/ bereit.

Zusammenfassung der ergänzten Katalogobjekte:

 

KatalogobjektArtikel

 

 

 

 (Articles) 4470* Produktversionen (Product versions) 59 Produkte (Products) 18 *Mit der aktuellen Lieferung werden überflüssige und fehlerhafte Artikel entfernt. Die Gesamtanzahl der ausgelieferten Artikel kann sich gegenüber den letzten Lieferung reduzieren.

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news-2 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:32:00 +0200 Spider 6.2.15061 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6215061-released/ Spider 6.2.15061 Released A feature Release with the Version 6.2.15061.110 for the Spider Product Suite has been released and is ready for download. The Updated Spider 6 Setup can be found in the Download Area.

Spider 6.2 tunes Spider 6.1. This Feature Pack provides along with new Functions, many Improvements and Corrections.

Highlights

The most important Improvements will be listed in the Following and will also be immediately available in the Spider 6.2 Technical Manual, Chapter "What's New in 6.2?".

User Interface

  • Mass editing, like the simultaneous change of multiple Records or the import of data/files from Excel-Files, can now be done from the User Interface
  • The Operation of the Search and Filter Functionalities were simplified: The use of a placeholder isn't required anymore.
  • The whole Web Interface was optimized to a higher resolution for better Screens
  • For an improved Operability it is possible to adjust the global Filter for the business unit or the Maker, that receive many Search and detail Pages by Navigating.
  • There is a new and Improved Dialog to use for the choice of hierarchic Objects like the location.

SAM & Compliance

  • Improved SAM-Process: The investment of licenses and and maintenance were completely revised and simplified. The User will be guided through all required Steps.
  • An Assistant grants the ability to simply Distribute Licenses and takes the associated maintenance with the existing License Distribution into account.
  • The Compliance Evaluation was completely revised. It uses uniform SAM-terms. Trend Diagrams display the course of Compliance. Evaluatable Key figures get presented in a simple and  comprehensible Form.

Recognition Integration

  • An improved Asset-Identification Process allows existing Spider-Installations, to activate the Recognition-Function later and build up the existing Asset-Datas.
  • Extended Recognition Functions allows the importing of Virtualized datas from the VMWare vCenter with an improved support of user-based Metrics
  • The Recognition-Settings were improved by improving the Filter possibilities like targeted choice from the Product Catalog.
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news-18 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:23:00 +0200 Spider Product- and Article Catalog - June 2015 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-product-and-article-catalog-june-2015-released/ Spider Product- and Article Catalog - June 2015 The monthly update of the Spider Product and Article Catalog has been published and is available in the Download Area

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:  

Catalog itemNumber
Articles24185*
Product Versions            828
Products293

 

* With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.              

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news-5 Thu, 28 May 2015 09:22:00 +0200 Columbus 7.4.0 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/columbus-740-released/ Columbus 7.4.0 Released The new Columbus version 7.4 has been released. As soon as you start the setup application, which is available in the DownloadArea, the Columbus infrastructure server is automatically updated.

 

This Feature Release includes the follwoing changes:

  • PXE identification based upon MAC and UUID
  • Device and User identification based upon full qualified hostname
  • New licensing control
  • SSL support for Communication over OTB
  • Local password encryption
  • Management Console
  • Device and user list with colored status feedback
  • Properties for device and user objects in single dialog
  • Embedded powerShell for Columbus Scripts
  • Inventory data focused for Spider Asset, Licence and Contract

 

Detailed informations about the new version you will find in the Relase Notes (PDF- or web-version).

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news-20 Fri, 08 May 2015 13:04:00 +0200 Spider 6.1.15051 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6115051-released/ Spider 6.1.15051 Released Version 6.1.15051.47 of the Spider Product Suite was Released and is ready for download. The updated Spider 6 Setup can be found in the Download Area.

Note: The Version numbers of the singular Components following only are for pure information purposes. The Version of the Product Suite has to be specified in the case of a support Request. This can also be found on the info page of a Spider-Installation, under the description "Spider".

Improvements

 

General

  • Often to improve the clearness of the Error Log, reoccurring singular Error Messages don't get logged, instead they are presented by a singular log.


Spider Core 6.1.21

  • It is not also possible to export User lists from the Search Results on the User Search List.


Spider Asset 6.1.25

  • New License Metric Procedures (LMP) to handle multiple Versionings, that are part of a Microsoft Product Edition.
  • The Microsoft Server of the License Metric Procedure (LMP) is extended with Figure virtualization along with Windows Server 2008 Standard

 

Korrekturen

 

Allgemein

  • Faulty print Views fixed: On the Object lists, the Headline was not a Configured Headline but instead the type that shows the listed Objects.


Spider Asset 6.1.25

  • Correction of the License Metric Procedure (LMP) for Virtualization: Under specific situations in the Software Master Data, there can be an inaccurate calculation of the License uses.
  • Due to a Fault, there have been situations where previously deleted Employees still can be found on the search site of the Software assignment.
  • Extensions were given to the License Metric Procedures for Microsoft Server and Microsoft Virtualization to optimize/improve the Downgrade Calculations by the processors and the device based Windows Licenses.
  • Correction of the License Metric Procedure (LMP) for the Microsoft Server: The Calculations for the Windows 2012 Standard was uncomplete.
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news-4 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:03:00 +0200 Spider Product- and Article Catalog - April 2015 https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-product-and-article-catalog-april-2015/ Spider Product- and Article Catalog The monthly update of the Spider Product and Article Catalog has been published and is available in the Download Area.  

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

Catalog ItemNumber
Articles1871*
Product Versions            322
Products83

 

* With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.

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news-7 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:48:00 +0100 Spider 6.1.15031 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6115031-released/ Spider 6.1.15031 Version 6.1.15031.47 has been released for Spider Product Suite and now is ready for Download. The updated Spider 6 Setup can be found in the Download Area.

Note: The Version numbers of the singular Components following only are for pure information purposes. The Version of the Product Suite has to be specified in the case of a support Request. This can also be found on the info page of a Spider-Installation, under the description "Spider". 

Improvements

Spider Asset 6.1.24

  • The License Metric Procedure (LMP) from Microsoft Server Cores is extended with the Product Versions BizTalk 2013 Server Standard, BizTalk 2013 Server Enterprise and Biztalk 2013 Server Branch


Corrections

General

  • Due to a Fault, it was also possible in the read-only mode, to open the selection dialog of the Hierarchy Control and (does not work) pick an option.

Spider Core 6.1.20

  • In Reports, the Data Bank on the Stored Procedures, could result that the outcome isn't correctly filtered.
  • Under certain Circumstances due to an error there can be Service Tasks that get displayed multiple times on the Service Monitor.

Spider Asset 6.1.24

  • The Corrections of the License Metric Procedure include the calculations of the Virtualization: Considerations of the Software Assurance for SQL Server 2012 Enterprise.

Spider Licence 6.1.19

  • A license and a service were opened out of the Article Catalog, due to an error at the end nothing was changed.
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news-8 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:55:00 +0100 OM 4.5.5 incl. Spider Incident and Spider Change released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/om-455-incl-spider-incident-and-spider-change-released/ OperationsManager 4.5.5 released This is a Patch Release and includes the server core modules and the following workflow packages:

  • Spider Incident 4.0.521
  • Spider KnowledgeBase 4.5.1
  • Spider Change for Columbus 4.5.21
  • Common Workflow Package 1.0.511
  • Software Order 1.2.510

 

This primarily is a maintenance & bug fixing release with minor enhancements only

  • Improved WYSIWYG editor for Spider Incident & KnowledgeBase
  • Improved browser compatibility
  • Image Copy & Paste and Drag & Drop support (all major browsers)
  • Enhanced editing options activated
  • Improved Admin Client web start compatibility and security issues
  • Enhanced Cloud provisioning features

Spider Incident

  • Richtext editor enhancements
  • Improved support for Internet Explorer 11
  • Simplyfied image upload for all browsers
  • New columns for Excel export on the Query Ticket page
  • New Recovery Report "Tickets without assignment"
  • Several bug fixes

Spider Change for Columbus

  • Compatibility Updates

Software Order

  • Compatibility Updates

 

The detailed ReleaseNotes and New & Noteworthy documents are partly available on the following link.

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news-9 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:04:00 +0100 Spider Product- and Article Catalog - February 2015 Released https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-product-and-article-catalog-february-2015-released/ Spider Product- and Article Catalog The monthly update of the Spider Product and Article Catalog has been published and is available in the Download Area.

Summary of the supplemented catalog items:

 

Catalog ItemsNumber
Articles13193*
Product Versions            1281
Products278

 

* With the current supply the superfluous and defective items has been removed. The total number of delivered items can be reduced compared to the last delivery.

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news-6 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:17:00 +0100 Spider 6.1.15011 veröffentlicht https://www.brainwaregroup.com/ueber-uns/news/detail/spider-6115011-veroeffentlicht/ Spider 6.1.15011 Für die Spider Produkt Suite wurde die Version 6.1.15011.47 veröffentlicht und steht zum Download bereit. Der aktualisierte Spider 6 Setup wird über den Downloadbereich von www.brainwaregroup.com bereitgestellt.

Hinweis: Die Versionsnummern der einzelnen Komponenten dienen im Folgenden nur noch reinen Informationszwecken. Im Falle von Supportanfragen ist stets die Version der Produkt Suite anzugeben. Diese kann auch auf der Info-Seite einer Spider-Installation unter der Bezeichnung „Spider“ abgelesen werden.

Korrekturen

Spider Core 6.1.18

Durch einen Fehler knnten manuell angelegte Produkte unter bestimmten Umständen nicht gelöscht werden.

Spider Licence 6.1.17

Durch einen Fehler auf den Konfigurationsseiten für Menüeinträge konnten deren Übersetzungen unter bestimmten Umständen ungewollt entfernt werden.

 

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