SoftPerfect Network Scanner Changelog

  • Added: basic filter editing for saved filters.
  • Fixed: reading non-Latin chars from console programs.
  • Fixed: rare crash when deleting nodes with enabled Live Display.
  • Changed: minimum OS version is now macOS 10.8 or Windows 7.
  • Changed: removed dependency on OpenSSL for sending e-mails.
  • Added: WS-Discovery support to locate services in a local network.
  • Added: separate setting for maximum number of threads in live display.
  • Added: scan result export to SQLite database for further processing.
  • Improved: UPnP discovery allows to scan detected devices and shows device type.
  • Improved: scanning for shares on macOS detects disk space, writability and security.
  • Fixed: filter display in the recent list if only one filter was defined.
  • Fixed: applications sorting order when a new item is added.
  • Fixed: resolution of non-ASCII computer names.
  • Improved: list headings appearance on macOS.
  • Fixed: speed degradation in text search.
  • Fixed: configuration file import from version 6.x.
  • Fixed: settings getting lost after minimisation to the notification area.
  • Fixed: IPv6 addresses are now quoted in brackets for external apps.
  • Fixed: opening of applications using keyboard hot keys.
  • Fixed: sorting of applications and unintended duplication of items.
  • Fixed: missing applications for browsing shared folders (with %1).
  • Added: macOS support, the application is now almost entirely cross-platform.
  • Added: new SMB library for accessing shared folders independently of Windows API.
  • Changed: new JSON, XML and regex parsers may use slightly different expression syntax.
  • Changed: significant internal changes and optimisations, faster application start and operation.
  • Added: SNMPv3 support in router MAC address discovery.
  • Added: option to include/exclude ports in Nmap scans.
  • Added: new menu for creating instant filters from scan results.
  • Added: active filter applied during scanning.
  • Fixed: vanishing shares when saving and excluding unrelated columns.
  • Added: quick search for devices in WOL manager.
  • Added: host name auto-collection in WOL manager.
  • Improved: startup time and overall scan performance.
  • Fixed: controls misalignment on high resolutions.
  • Fixed: crash caused by live display log pointing to an invalid location.
  • Added: wildcard support in Equal/Not Equal filters.
  • Added: new regex filter for advanced filtering of results.
  • Added: new menu item to remove all inactive devices at once.
  • Improved: discovered devices can now be deleted during scanning.
  • Improved: a number of smaller enhancements in the user interface.
  • Added: new repetitions display settings: As Is, Fold and Hide.
  • Added: AES-192 and AES-256 ciphers support in SNMPv3.
  • Fixed: occasional erroneous characters in OIDs fetched via SNMP.
  • Fixed: occasional division by zero error during SNMPv3 time sync.
  • Changed: Windows 7 is now the minimum required OS version.
  • Added: search for alternate paths in remote registry using wildcard queries.
  • Added: built-in registry browser for a quick lookup of paths and parameters.
  • Added: navigator in Help menu to quickly find a setting or command.
  • Improved: new system-independent implementation of HTTP and HTTPS access.
  • Improved: suppression of domain resolution messages when using command line.
  • Added: full UTF-8 support in SNMP replies for handling non-ASCII characters.
  • Added: use of mDNS and SNMP for device name resolution when everything else fails.
  • Added: a button in the save dialog for choosing columns in text, CSV and HTML export.
  • Added: variables %0 (IP address) and %1 (MAC address) octets of which can be used in SNMP OID.
  • Added: built-in SNMP scripting object for custom queries to any SNMP-capable device.
  • Fixed: column regex use when referring to scripting columns from a script.
  • Fixed: trailing commas are no longer written to CSV files at the end of each line.
  • Added: quick filter in friendly names, bookmarks and display filters.
  • Added: secure WMI connection support for accessing restricted namespaces.
  • Improved: downloading OUI.TXT mappings file for NIC vendor lookup.
  • Fixed: columns losing hidden status when their settings were changed.
  • Fixed: crash when closing and aborting scan with Live Display on.
  • Added: quick filter in credential manager and third-party applications.
  • Added: quick filter in Remote WMI, SSH, SNMP, etc and virtual columns.
  • Added: command to start/stop background scan (Live Display) on demand.
  • Added: export of results to a file upon completion of each Live Display round.
  • Improved: permit device deletion when Live Display is running.
  • Improved: saving/loading multi-clause filters and their UI layout.
  • Added: frozen columns support under the View main menu item.
  • Added: XPath Query Builder for Remote XML and Nmap Integration features.
  • Added: multiline display mode for long strings.
  • Added: incremental search across output columns.
  • Added: process class in scripting for handling output of console applications.
  • Added: integration with Nmap with OS detection, vulnerability scans and much more.
  • Added: configurable background colour and text colour in column headers.
  • Added: custom e-mail sender in e-mail settings.
  • Added: drag-n-drop of computers from Windows Explorer's Network to Network Scanner's main view.
  • Improved: virtual columns can now be used as keys for mapping friendly names.
  • Improved: live notifications expanded to four types (online, offline, new MAC, changed IP).
  • Improved: retention of column metadata and width when changing multi-column items.
  • Improved: output of scripted columns made available to the scripts themselves.
  • Improved: MAC address resolution via SNMP, added SNMPv2c and IPv6 address support.
  • Improved: column limit of each type increased from 10 to 50, the /maxcols switch abolished.
  • Improved: rescanning limited to the target column when rescanning a column in multi-column group.
  • Added: implemented [*] as array index in JSON query.
  • Added: regex replacement support for column data.
  • Added: support for NPcap without WinPCap compatibility installed.
  • Improved: friendly names can now map to any column.
  • Added: configurable delay between live display rescan rounds.
  • Added: setting to show filtered/online/offline devices in the status bar.
  • Added: MIB browser for easy OID selection in SNMP queries.
  • Added: official Windows Server 2019 support.
  • Added Remote JSON feature for retrieving and parsing JSON responses from network devices.
  • Added access to Redfish Scalable Platforms Management built on top of Remote JSON.
  • Added Portuguese (Brazil) as a supported UI language.
  • Added HTTPS protocol support in Remote XML.
  • Added WMI monitor information example script.
  • Added a DNS resolver object for use in scripts.
  • Added Dutch and Swedish UI languages.
  • All graphics and icons are now vector images and scale to any DPI on high-resolution displays.
  • When rescanning virtual columns dependent regular columns are automatically updated and vice versa.
  • Fixed a startup error when non-English user interface was selected.
  • Fixed an issue when loading a config with higher than standard column count.
  • Added UI languages: French, Norwegian, Italian, Spanish.
  • Fixed a software exception on Windows XP.
  • Added displaying Time to live (TTL) for ping.
  • Added filter management with favourite filters.
  • Added an option to lookup NetBIOS names only.
  • Added UI languages: German, Czech, Chinese, Japanese.
  • In console mode show UI messages and prompts in the console.
  • Fixed occasional "Cannot register tab" error.
  • Added synchronous I/O cancellation for faster thread stopping.
  • Added multilingual user interface support (more languages to come).
  • Added "Mark All/None" in visible columns setup.
  • Added configurable font styles in column display settings.
  • Added support of column reference in column value highlight.
  • Fixed poor drawing performance issue in older 7.0.x versions.
  • Added terminal sessions enumeration under the Additional tab.
  • Added a choice of "all", "selected" and "displayed" devices to save.
  • Added shared folder comment display next to workstation comment.
  • Added [Eye] button to reveal passwords and removed the /openpass switch.
  • Added faster multi-threaded live scan to replace old single-threaded one.
  • Fixed a display issue with apps user prompts and MAC address SNMP settings.
  • Added built-in Telnet object that can be used in scripting.
  • Added key-based authentication for Remote SSH connections.
  • Added a way to choose custom colours in row and column highlight.
  • Added a way to disregard names among logged users or user accounts.
  • Added a way to access column values from a script and a usage example.
  • Added JScript support in addition to VBScript under Remote Scripting.
  • Added auto-complete features in the script editor (Ctrl+Space to invoke).
  • Added improved script debugging with user input prompted on the go.
  • Added keeping sort order when a device is discovered in Live Display.
  • Added quick access from columns related to the global settings.
  • Added virtual columns to manipulate values from other columns.
  • Added exporting per share security information in HTML report.
  • Added wildcard support in remote registry for broad value search.
  • Added quick access to column queries (right-click column heading).
  • Added looking up MAC addresses through WMI.
  • Added SNMP Context Name support in SNMPv3.
  • Improved display of SNMP v1/v2c/v3 responses in a uniform way.
  • Improved free-form IP address input now accepts reversed ranges.
  • Fixed sorting that didn't take into account regular expressions.
  • Fixed showing tree context menu when the key was used instead of mouse.
  • Fixed choosing visible columns in Scan Comparison with reordered columns.
  • Enhanced Visible Columns dialog to show formatting and reorder multiple columns
  • Enhanced public IP address detection to obtain both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
  • Added showing highest IP address for input in CIDR notation.
  • Added copy command in Detect Address dialog.
  • Added entering scan information from a string.
  • Added Remote Scripting - execute VBScript against remote devices.
  • Added default items for uptime in Remote Performance and WMI.
  • Minor user interface fixes for systems with high DPI screens.
  • The Network Scanner is now commercial software. To facilitate its further development, we introduced a licence fee.
  • Added viewing and saving discarded lines to a file during IP address import.
  • Added automatic caching of successful logins to speed-up scanning.
  • Added preview and customisable filters for Active Directory import.
  • Added passing PowerShell scripts as Base-64 to wrap DOS-unfriendly symbols.
  • Added new expressions "Less than" and "Greater than" to the filter conditions.
  • Added conditional column highlighting if a row value meets a specific criterion.
  • Added a list of disregarded account names in User and Group Membership queries.
  • Added a simple Yes/No test for file or folder existence in Remote Files.
  • Added large toolbar and menu icons for systems with screen DPI of 192 or more.
  • Fixed an issue with saving columns order as in some cases they weren't remembered.
  • Added create/modify/access time retrieval in Remote Files.
  • Added getting host names from a DNS server for offline nodes.
  • Fixed quoting variables if those are used within quotes already.
  • Fixed the tab key to go through filters in addition to IP editors.
  • Added installation package as a form of distribution in addition to the portable build.
  • Added workaround for using Win10Pcap in duplicate IP finder due to an incompatibility.
  • Added /openpass command line switch to reveal stored passwords within the UI.
  • Added downloading sanitised OUI.TXT from LinuxNet.CA rather than the IEEE web-site.
  • Fixed initialisation of NIC and port databases if they were enabled just before rescan.
  • Added a last-seen time column similar to what previously was scan-time.
  • Added showing adapter name next to responses received from DHCP servers.
  • Fixed taking filter into account when automatically saving to the MRU file.
  • Added choosing what columns are retained when a device goes off-line.
  • Added extracting serial and model from EDID descriptors in monitor info.
  • Added a PowerShell option that allows not to load the current user's profile.
  • Added showing how long a device has been on-line/off-line under Last Scan Time.
  • Fixed a crash message if a device was deleted from the main view while scanning.
  • Added combined option not to scan network and broadcast addresses.
  • Added a progress bar when checking if device is up on launching a command.
  • Added showing current config name in the title bar when using an external file.
  • Added optional comment field to each user name in the credential manager.
  • Added an option to show the bookmark name that displayed IP address falls into.
  • Fixed maintaining row order when copying to the clipboard and creating a batch file.
  • Fixed string sorting in columns, which also fixes reporting TCP port numbers in order.
  • Fixed Live Display handling of a CIDR adress range as wrong addresses were scanned.
  • Fixed issues in UI: remote items selection, use the "device" term instead of "computer".
  • Changed logged-on user retrieval from Win32_LoggedOnUser to Win32_ComputerSystem.
  • Fixed a PSCredential authentication error in Remote PowerShell.
  • Fixed WMI parser that failed on statemements containing the WHERE clause.
  • Fixed Live Display and Rescanning when duplicate IP addresses were present.
  • Added getting a list of logged-on users via WMI if all other methods fail.
  • Added automatic encoding detection when parsing a HTML page in Remote XML.
  • Added a new Rescan option to rescan both listed and undiscovered computers.
  • Added a Scan Comparison tool to highlight differences between any two scans.
  • Added the Remote SSH feature to execute commands in a shell.
  • Added JSON support on command line to enable export to JSON.
  • Added support of host names as a target in the WOL manager.
  • Added measuring round trip time for ARP-discovered devices.
  • Added an option to show succeeded ping type, i.e. ICMP or ARP.
  • Fixed text export output with aligned space-padded columns.
  • Fixed occasional empty MAC addresses shown in the output.
  • Fixed a crash if the config was corrupted, instead recreate it.
  • Added probing UDP ports 1434-MSSQL and 1812-RADIUS.
  • Fixed occasional empty MAC addresses shown in the output.
  • Fixed painting the progress bar to make the resize grip visible.
  • Fixed indicating progress when rescanning a specifc column on selected devices.
  • Fixed minimised launch and respecting the Minimise to the Notification Area setting.
  • Fixed asking to download the service mapping DB when the TCP port scan option was turned off.
  • Added showing column visibility setup if no columns are visible.
  • Added using GET method instead of HEAD for grabbing HTTP banners.
  • Added a CIDR-to-range button to change address range representation.
  • Added saving results to a JSON file in addition to XML, CSV, HTML and text.
  • Added highlighting new devices found in live scan and scan for new devices.
  • Added all/v4/v6 options for the /range switch to enable automatic detection.
  • Fixed an Invalid Pointer Operation error when using live display for a long time.
  • Added CIDR notation input for IPv4 and IPv6 in addition to ranges.
  • Added parsing of IPv4 and IPv6 CIDR notation in IP/Hostname import.
  • Added Remote PowerShell support to run scripts on remote computers.
  • Added an option to allow ARP outside current subnet.
  • Added adapter name in the auto detection dialog.
  • Added official Windows 10 support.
  • Added menu items for nested bookmarks to apply bookmarks as a group.
  • Added showing the contents of a regex capture group rather than a match itself.
  • Added basic HTTP authentication support for Remote XML to access protected devices.
  • Fixed stripping control characters that could leak into columns. Improved saving columns.
  • Fixed crash on systems not supporting IPv6 where IPv6 related options were enabled.
  • Fixed crash when launched from a task scheduler with no visible desktop and taskbar.
  • Fixed an issue with MAC-based friendly names during rescanning and adding new names.
  • Fixed sending ARP requests outside current subnet to resolve MAC addresses.
  • Fixed using old IP addresses in DHCP Discovery and the IP detection dialog.
  • Added support for multiple ranges on the /range command line switch.
  • Added checkmarks allowing to show/hide third-party applications.
  • Added a built-in credential manager and "try-all-logins" feature.
  • Added password encryption in config files (except SNMP passwords).
  • Added a custom font option for the main view in the settings.
  • Added an option to strip domain names out of group membership output.
  • Added sorting and rearranging bookmarks in the bookmark manager.
  • Fixed XML parser error with multiple nodes in UPnP discovery.
  • Fixed import errors with host names that contain dashes.
  • Fixed painting odd/even rows and loading in-folder config files.
  • Fixed transposing default WOL address when converting old config.
  • Added service name lookup to display a service name rather than port number.
  • Added a progress indicator in downloading MAC address and service definitions.
  • Added DHCPv6 server discovery and their AD status.
  • Fixed friendly names conversion from the previous version.
  • Fixed application variables conversion from the previous version.
  • Fixed an issue when scanning for LAN group and NetBios was used.
  • Added complete IPv6 support: a range scan and neighbour discovery.
  • Added authentication when enumerating shares, not only when testing writability.
  • Added getting a list of installed applications read from the registry.
  • Heaps of tweaks and fixes throughout the application.
  • Added automatic OUI.txt downloading and updating for NIC vendor lookup.
  • Added reading registry via WMI if the Remote Registry service is not available.
  • Added domain names displayed with user names in local group membership query.
  • Added detecting external IP address from LAN address detection dialog.
  • Fixed reading EDID monitor info via the Remote Registry service.
  • Fixed freeze when launched from a task scheduler via a batch file.
  • Fixed passing redundant quotes when using column name in user-prompted parameters.
  • Fixed quoting variables and already quoted strings passed to third party applications.
  • Fixed showing wrong glyph on Scan button under high DPI.
  • Fixed broken UDP based services detection (DNS, TFTP, NBNS, NTP).
  • Fixed showing any message boxes if launched without a visible desktop.
  • Added import/export of variables used with third party applications.
  • Shutdown and powering off LAN computers made multi-threaded for faster operation.
  • Fixed reading info from the remote registry (local values were reported instead).
  • Fixed replacing ":" with "=" in default values for a user-prompted parameters.
  • Fixed transposing IP address octets when when importing old bookmarks.
  • Fixed duplicate MAC address detection (not all addresses were shown).
  • Added advanced filter on share level in addition to device level.
  • Fixed loading share folder security information from a previously saved XML file.
  • Fixed checking for double-assignment for empty shortcuts in the settings.
  • Added comments for IP address ranges in the IP pane and the bookmarks.
  • Added the /merge command line switch to join output with a text file.
  • Added a scan for checking if a key exists in the Remote Registry.
  • Added copying a script to the clipboard in the batch file creator.
  • Added duplicate IP address discovery in the current subnet.
  • Added natural sorting order for strings that contain numbers.
  • Added regex parsing to the remote XML feature to parse HTML or any text output.
  • Added checking for duplicates in the WOL manager (duplicates are no longer allowed).
  • Added e-mail alerts in the live log to track joining and leaving devices.
  • Added Windows high DPI awareness for high-resolution displays.
  • Added multiselection for copying and deleting third-party applications.
  • Added reading EDID data via WMI and fixed reading it from the registry.
  • Added reordering IP address ranges with mouse drag and drop.
  • Added Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 into detected systems.
  • Added performance counters query for various live system data.
  • Fixed a memory leak in WMI scan when obtaining unit qualifiers.
  • Fixed filter value disappearance when changing filtered columns.
  • Added reading and displaying binary data from the registry.
  • Added importing and exporting thid-party applications list.
  • Added "OR" filters in addition to "AND" for multicolumn filters.
  • Added trimming whitespace around hyphens when importing IP address ranges.
  • Added a Test button in the WQL builder to facilitate quick testing of WMI queries.
  • Added a system beep when no audio file name is provided in the live log notifications.
  • Added filter by shared resource type (read only, writable, printer, administrative share).
  • Added regular expression filters in columns to enable partial data extraction and manipulation.
  • Added computing effective rights rather than share-level rights when scanning for shares security.
  • Fixed incorrect row highlighting for unique/non-unique filters.
  • Added remembering custom LDAP URL for importing computers from AD.
  • Excluded x.x.x.0 address from being treated as a broadcast address.
  • Excluded disabled IP ranges when scanning previously undiscovered computers.
  • Rescanning existing entries and previously undiscovered items made cancellable.
  • Fixed painting custom column text colour in selected lines for better readability.
  • Made launching third-party apps relative to netscan's location, not the current directory.
  • Added displaying byte/kilobyte/megabyte values received from WMI in a readable form.
  • Added folding repetitions for multiple values in a column (this can be turned off if it's needed)
  • Added updating router MAC address cache before rescanning existing or discovering new devices.
  • Added import/export of friendly names and mixed friendly name mappings (IP or MAC or host name).
  • Fixed retaining filter to use the latest filtering condition and saving value for non-value filters.
  • Added retrieving HKEY_CURRENT_USER from a remote registry.
  • Added double reverse lookup to check reverse/forward name resolution.
  • Added SID (Windows Security Identifier) lookup for logged on users.
  • Added a small removable ad featuring another our product Switch Port Mapper.
  • Filters can now refer to another column and can be preserved between sessions.
  • Added remapping keyboard shortcuts for any action.
  • Added FTP banner grabbing in addition to HTTP one.
  • Added importing computers from Active Directory.
  • Added partial rescan in the popup menu in the main view.
  • Added trivial auto completion when entering IP addresses.
  • Added missing Remote File menu item and fixed a minor drawing issue.
  • Replaced custom drawn toolbar controls with Windows native look-and-feel.
  • Added recognising Windows NT 6.2 as Windows 8/Windows Server 2012.
  • Added retaining even/odd row colour and filter highlight when exporting to HTML.
  • Added creating filters for more than one column and multicolumn highlighting.
  • Improved the options and bookmarks dialogs as they were made resizeable.
  • Added packet loss and ping jitter aka packet delay variation testing.
  • Added attaching to console and printing progress when running in the hidden mode.
  • Added full SNMPv3 support and user-selectable SNMP version to use.
  • Added bookmark drag-n-drop in the bookmark manager.
  • Added a warning if closing the application while scan is in progress.
  • Added automatic saving to the most recent file in addition to automatic load.
  • Fixed passing parameters in double braces when no user-prompted parameters were present.
  • Added reading MAC addresses from the ARP cache if sending an ARP request fails.
  • Made several dialog boxes suppressible with an option not to show them again.
  • Allowed to create batch files without %0 and %1 placeholders.
  • Fixed looking up friendly names and NIC vendors when using different MAC address formatting.
  • Added duplicate MAC address detection and a unique/non unique filter.
  • Added device deletion in the main view and drag-and-drop in the bookmark manager.
  • Fixed filtering out entries containing the string <empty> when an Empty/NotEmpty filter is used.
  • Added a checkbox to enable/disable IP ranges.
  • Added assigning host names as friendly names when sending a batch of MACs to WOL manager.
  • Added a host properties dialog shown as a table where columns become rows.
  • Added multiple TCP port groups selection.
  • Fixed reading product version from remote files.
  • Fixed reading OUI file as IEEE has changed its format.
  • Added support for host names import.
  • Added manual entering IP addresses, ranges and host names (via File - Import).
  • Added /live command line switch.
  • Added a browse button for user-prompted application parameters containing the "file" and "path" tokens.
  • Added creating subnet specific broadcast IP address when adding a device to WOL list from scan result.
  • Added showing configurable parameters used for MAC address lookup.
  • Added a list of ports to grab HTTP banners from.
  • Added custom text colour and background colour for individual columns (right-click a column header).
  • Added variable parts in path in the remote files.
  • Fixed NIC vendor lookup with new MAC address formats.
  • Fixed stack overflow when application variables had similar names.
  • Added bookmark multi-selection and import/export to a CSV file.
  • Added noncontiguous IP address range import.
  • Added import IP address list into IP input controls.
  • Added most recently used filters under Quick Filter Hosts.
  • Display friendly names as early as possible during scanning.
  • Fixed stripping line breaks when reading remote registry values.
  • Retain filter value when changing filter criterion.
  • Added referencing any column when creating a batch file.
  • Added appending/replacing and selecting multiple interfaces when detecting IP address range.
  • Added MAC address format setting.
  • Added nested global application variables support.
  • Added user-configurable CSV separator and file encoding.
  • Discover Intel AMT clients when doing HTTP banner grabs.
  • Fixed AV in the WOL manager when nothing was selected.
  • SNMP community string and additional target routers made configurable in MAC address lookup.
  • Added UDP port 137 NetBios Name Service (NBNS) discovery.
  • Added a user warning when launching a command against hidden selection.
  • Added nested custom applications (menu items can be grouped and nested).
  • Added noncontiguous range interpretation to the /range parameter.
  • Added appending bookmarks to the current address range when Ctrl is held.
  • Non-ASCII characters in SNMP response string displayed as binary.
  • Respect user column order when copying entire line or saving to a file.
  • Added /maxcols command line switch.
  • Added folder size retrieval on remote shared folders.
  • Added vendor-specific XML retrieval via HTTP and parsing.
  • Added random scan order feature (deceiving IDS/firewalls).
  • Grabbing HTTP banner from ports 80, 443 (HTTPS), 3128 and 8080.
  • Added showing number of selected computers.
  • Fixed uptime retrieval for Vista and certain Windows Server editions.
  • Added default parameters for user prompts.
  • Added compact view for multiple IP address range input.
  • Application executables are now digitally signed.
  • Added asynchronous TCP port scanning as it's much faster than previous implementation.
  • Sending WOL packet to a broadcast address now works correctly on multihomed machines.
  • Sets of TCP ports can now be grouped and have a description.
  • Allowed the same user-prompt parameter to be repeated more than once when launching third party applications.
  • Added network messaging via terminal services API.
  • Added auto-resize columns on header divider double click.
  • Added a watchdog timer that kills stalled threads when max run-time is set.
  • Added on demand forced thread termination.
  • Added global variables support for third-party applications.
  • Fixed invalid pointer operation when interrupting scan with the /auto switch.
  • Fixed saving third-party applications and other Base-64 encoded data to INI file.
  • Added wildcards support to the remote file discovery.
  • Added an option to save login info in shutdown and suspend dialogs.
  • Added local and global group membership discovery.
  • Fixed populating 10th column when multicolumn queries are used.
  • Added rearranging objects with drag and drop (WMI, SNMP, services, files and registry entries).
  • Added 64-bit build. Now the application comes in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Added using NetBios when looking up server roles if available.
  • Fixed positioning application on an auxiliary monitor.
  • Added even/odd row colouring and filter matches highlight.
  • Added SMB protocol probe that improves reliability when resolving host name, domain membership, remote time and OS type.
  • Fixed reading REG_MULTI_SZ values from the registry that ended up with garbled characters.
  • Added decoding and displaying WMI arrays rather than just displaying "Array".
  • Added namespace support for WMI, so that namespaces other than CIMV2 can be used.
  • Added thread max run-time parameter to gracefully terminate stalled threads.
  • When the live display is enabled it now also comes on after rescanning a loaded file.
  • Disabled registry redirection so that on 64-bit Windows systems a 64-bit registry view is read.
  • Added arranging user-defined applications.
  • It is now possible to specify a URL as a user-defined application.
  • It is now possible to pass values containing braces, e.g. a GUID to third-party applications.
  • Added substitute variables to have date/time values in output file name.
  • Respecting columns order specified in the /cols command-line switch.
  • Added a HTTP banner grabbing feature to quickly identify web-server software.
  • Added a separate option to determine shared folders free and total disk space.
  • Added logging live display events to a file with all active columns contents logged.
  • Added passing live log columns values to a third-party application launched upon events.
  • Added minimisation to the notification area.
  • Added handling SNMP exceptions previously reported as unknown type.
  • Improved File - Import IP Address List command. It now understands IP address ranges and address/mask notations.
  • Fixed failure to load a configuration file passed via command line if any other additional switch was present.
  • Not using user name and password when sending a WMI query to the local host.
  • Added UDP port scan for network time protocol (NTP) listeners.
  • Added Universal Plug and Play device discovery that detects UPnP compatible devices in your network.
  • Added /load command-line switch to load and optionally rescan a XML resultset.
  • Added options to play a sound and launch a program in the live log.
  • Added menu items to copy and save items from the live log view.
  • SNMP query now takes into account ping timeout and retry count. This should speed up SNMP queries against not responding devices.
  • Added the /file command line switch to source a set of IP addresses to scan from a file.
  • Fixed DHCP discovery as it failed to reuse a port if it has already been allocated to another process.
  • Improved WMI query builder performance when retrieving class example values.
  • Fixed failure to discover DHCP servers on a Windows Vista/7 multihomed machine.
  • Entries in the WOL manager can now be edited via a popup menu.
  • Added sorting bookmarks by column header click.
  • Now using a different method to obtain a list of authorised DHCP servers from AD. This should eliminate an obscure crash when doing DHCP discovery.
  • Showing a list of all AD-authorised DHCP servers under replied DHCP servers.
  • Added support for multiple communities within a single SNMP query.
  • Added an option to display replied community when for a SNMP query.
  • Added a few more default WMI queries to retrieve system part number, model name, serial number and asset tag.
  • Filter now applies to off-line devices as well (previously applied to on-line devices only).
  • Shared resources are no longer automatically exported unless specified explicitly with the /cols switch.
  • Added auto-open the most recent file option.
  • When launching a third-party application bring up the elevation prompt where necessary.
  • Added noncontiguous IP address range scan mode (see help for details).
  • Added monitor vendor, model and serial number retrieval.
  • Added live display log showing computers joined and left the network.
  • Fixed incorrect saving of multiple TCP ports, broken bookmark management and a few other minor issues.
  • Improved WOL manager that allows to specify a custom IP/port for each wake-up target.
  • Fixed incorrect SNMP uptime retrieval when a target host has been running over 100 days.
  • Fixed incorrect SNMP string display where an ASCII string containing CR/LF was represented as a hex sequence.
  • SNMP uptime column is now sorted properly as a number, not as string.
  • Added multirange IP scan support (several different subnets can be scanned at once).
  • Fixed DHCP module that mistakenly requested name server (option 5) instead of DNS server (option 6).
  • Minor user interface fixes for systems with large fonts enabled.
  • When scanning for shared folders administrative shares are no longer shown (reverted to version 4.x behaviour).
  • Fixed 'argument out of range' message when scanning for shared folders.
  • Fixed a bug in SNMP MAC address discovery. A MAC addresses could mistakenly be understood as IP address.
  • Added showing used/free disk space for shared folders.
  • Added copy/paste in remote registry, services, files, WMI and SNMP dialogs.
  • Fixed broken authentication when running workstation scans.
  • Fixed incorrect filtering of administrative shares.
  • Fully reworked core with full support of Unicode. Now the application should have fewer troubles in a multilingual environment.
  • Multicolumn SNMP queries. Now you can run several SNMP queries at once with results going to separate columns.
  • More reliable domain name, host name and logged user detection. If the standard methods fail, it uses NetBios to grab this data.
  • More reliable uptime retrieval. Previously it could have incorrectly displayed "None" as the uptime.
  • New command to selectively rescan certain columns on the display rather than performing a complete rescan.
  • Improved performance on large networks, although gains should also be noticeable even on home ones.
  • Reports the authorised/unauthorised status of found DHCP servers based on their registration in the Active Directory.
  • Various UI enhancements and fixes throughout the application.
  • Added bookmark grouping (bookmarks can be organised in groups by using a vertical bar in its name).
  • Added product version and file CRC32 checksum to the properties retrieved from remote files.
  • Added DHCP server discovery / rogue server detection.
  • Added basic UDP port scan: DNS and TFTP servers discovery.
  • Added a workaround in ARP address discovery based on querying SNMP capable gateway (some routers returned malformed data).
  • Fixed sorting by friendly name in the WOL manager.
  • If launched from a HDD, but the folder contains a XML/INI configuration file, the application will use it instead of the registry.
  • Added horizontal/vertical grid lines shown in the tree. Improved main window positioning.
  • Added F2 shortcut to quickly assign comments/friendly names.
  • Fixed ignored 'ping broadcast addresses' option when scanning previously undiscovered nodes.
  • Added parameter substitution for any column when launching third-party applications.
  • Fixed doubling bookmarks when loading an external configuration file.
  • Fixed inability to launch 64-bit applications in %SystemRoot% such as mstsc.exe (remote desktop client).
  • Added a tool for creating batch files to run a command against multiple computers. This can be used to update files or remote registry, configure services, etc.
  • Added WOL manager button on the toolbar.
  • Improved sorting in third-party applications in the options.
  • Added passing host name to a third party application as %3.
  • Added ignored IP addresses manager.
  • Added /wolfile and /wakeall command-line switches related to Wake-On-LAN. See the manual for details.
  • Added new MAC address discovery method. It works by querying the default gateway provided it is SNMP capable and enables you to determine MAC address of devices behind the router.
  • Added a configurable delay between sending two WOL packets to avoid power consumption peaks.
  • Duplicated logon sessions are no longer shown as logged-on users.
  • Added an option to expand shared folders automatically.
  • Streamlined and improved WMI query mechanism (better performance and new Win32 classes).
  • Automatic naming of new WMI items in WMI manager.
  • Fixed showing security info for shared folders broken several builds ago.
  • Columns with last scan time, remote time/date and uptime are sorted properly (as time rather than as text).
  • In HTML reports UNC links to shared folders now work in Firefox.
  • Added 'Paste IP' button on the toolbar.
  • Added sorting capability to WMI, remote services, files and registry managers.
  • Added host name lookup options (FQDN / RDN) plus a better name resolution mechanism.
  • Column visibility is now saved between sessions.
  • Wake-on-LAN target IP address and port made configurable.
  • WMI, remote registry, file and service columns now have proper titles rather than generic names.
  • Fixed doubling WMI, remote registry, file and service records when loading an external configuration file.
  • Removed item name shown in remote registry, file and service columns to reduce clutter.
  • Added assigning friendly names to MAC addresses in the WOL manager.
  • Added parsing colon-separated MAC addresses in addition to dash-separated.
  • Added hibernate and suspend commands in addition to power off.
  • Dead hosts and those gone off-line are drawn in gray for better readability.
  • Added option to leave host information shown when it goes off-line.
  • MAC address is now discovered and shown prior to other slower lookups.
  • Faster termination of live display threads on rescan and shutting the application down.
  • Filtered resultsets can now be saved excluding items not shown.
  • Windows 95, 98, ME and NT are no longer officially supported.
  • Made possible copying single and multiple rows to the clipboard.
  • Added auto-complete feature to friendly names.
  • Multiple queries to remote registry, files and services are displayed in individual columns.
  • Multiple simultaneous WMI queries support added (up to 10 at a time).
  • Added quick visible column setup accessible via View - Visible Columns.
  • Added advanced filtering panel allowing to show/hide computers on the main display.
  • Bookmarks can now be copied/pasted.
  • Added 'Wake Selected' command in the WOL manager.
  • Applications can be sorted in the editor.
  • When host goes off-line its friendly name remains shown (was cleared before).
  • Fixed an access violation error after searching the list.
  • Multi-column sort implemented (hold Ctrl and click the columns).
  • Faster rescan of individual computers in the list.
  • Added MRU list for recently saved/loaded results.
  • Added user account enumeration.
  • Added remote service query support.
  • Added server type/role lookup.
  • Several minor bug-fixes and enhancements.
  • Showing friendly names in the Wake-on-LAN manager if mapping MAC-to-friendly name is turned on.
  • Option to load initial configuration.
  • Several usability enhancements (hotkey to start scan, sort/copy/paste in friendly names, etc).
  • User-prompt parameters in third-party applications.
  • All actions can now be launched against multiple computers at once.
  • Added Wake-On-LAN address manager for mass wakening.
  • Added an option to clear or append to the current display when loading a file.
  • Added import of IP address list from a file.
  • Improved external application management.
  • Added remote disk drive enumeration.
  • Added uptime retrieval, plus minor optimisations.
  • Bookmarks can be sorted.
  • Fixed problem with message 'invalid integer value' when loading some resultsets.
  • Enhanced thread scheduler should work better with many threads (over 50).
  • Quick mapping to friendly names (usability enhancement).
  • Extra check for netscan shown off-screen on multi-monitor configurations.
  • Rescanning of previously undiscovered nodes either when loading a XML file or on command.
  • Added '/config' command-line switch allowing to load a specific XML configuration file on startup.
  • Added 'Open as Secure Web (HTTPS)' command.
  • Added remote time-of-the-day discovery.
  • New live display discovery modes. Either scanning for previously undiscovered nodes only, or rescanning those already discovered, or both (old behaviour).
  • Enhanced search dialog (bidirectional now).
  • Added IPv6 address discovery (Windows Vista and above).
  • Minor code optimisations and GUI enhancements.
  • Fixed broken remote registry scan (local registry was scanned due to a bug).
  • Added several extra predefined registry keys related to Windows information.
  • Maximum possible number of threads raised up to 1000.
  • Implemented Drag-n-Drop to rearrange MIB OIDs in the SNMP OID manager.
  • Added Mark All/None button in registry and remote file scan. Default items are initially unmarked.
  • Added remote registry scan. The application can connect to the remote registry of remote PCs running Windows and retrieve useful information.
  • Added remote file scan. Likewise, provided the administrative shares are enabled and accessible, you can pull out information about a specific file on remote computers.
  • Fixed showing host properties as they failed with an AV error.
  • Fixed showing shared folder properties as they did not work.
  • New feature: NIC vendor lookup based on the first three octets of a MAC address.
  • Added Windows 2008 R2 / Windows Seven detection in remote OS lookup.
  • Enhanced ability to copy value from any visible column to the clipboard (previously only 4 predefined columns were available).
  • A set of operations such as Wake-on-LAN, network messaging, remote shutdown and remote poweroff can now be performed against a set of computers rather than on a one-by-one basis.
  • Fixed saving to CSV if data contained quotes or commas.
  • Removed the redundant word 'Open' shown in the list of open ports.
  • Fixed overlapped toolbars when large fonts are enabled.
  • If an error occurs while sending a network message, the application prints error code and description.
  • Check whether a host is up and running before accessing it is made configurable.
  • Enhanced shared folder security scan.
  • Shows readers and writers of shared folders along with with the Everyone user permissions assigned.
  • Added WMI query manager and WMI scan support with ability to execute WQL queries against hosts being scanned.
  • Added saving favourite IP ranges as bookmarks.
  • Added preliminary shared folder security scan (reading permissions for the user "Everyone").
  • Added a feature to send network messages to a remote host.
  • The scanner now logs in with user-specified credentials used in a scan when exploring a shared folder.
  • User interface enhancements: Improved the status display, showing a number of visible/total computesr, and a number of threads separately.
  • Columns made draggable allowing the user to arrange them in a convenient way.
  • Ping ICMP requests are now sent with a 32-byte payload. Previously they were sent without any payload, which some routers handled incorrectly.
  • Added 'Last Scan' column with a scan timestamp useful for long running or continuous scans.
  • Fixed an issue in which computers being scanned have been wrongly hidden if a filter was applied.
  • Fixed a tiny problem with icon showing scan progress.
  • Added enhanced paste IP address feature.
  • Tab now allows to switch between two IP address input fields.
  • Added a 'Rescan all computers' command that lets you re-scan all the computers shown in the list (filtered or not).
  • Added a quick check whether a host is on-line before attempting to explore shared folders. This is to prevent the network scanner from being unresponsive while attempting to explore a shared folder on an off-line host.
  • Enhanced the on-line auto update feature.
  • Added a menu item to copy the complete path to a shared folder to the clipboard.
  • Added automatic online version checking with user notification if a newer release is available.
  • Added user warning if netscan is to connect to the Internet.
  • Internal changes related to stability and drawing issues.
  • Added MIB OID manager with several predefined well-known OIDs.
  • Going more portable: reading/writing settings from/to a XML file (instead of the registry) if the application is launched from a removable USB or floppy disk.
  • Added shared folder status output to CSV export.
  • Added port range scanning support.
  • Faster closure and termination.
  • Added %2 command-line parameter in third-party applications launcher to pass the MAC address to user applications.
  • Added switchable profiles (ability to save/load a configuration separately).
  • Fixed broadcast IP address scanning ending with zero like x.x.x.0.
  • Added new feature to remotely discover LAN group name (i.e. domain name or workgroup name) and OS type.
  • Now settings can be optionally stored in a XML file to overcome the INI file limits.
  • Added friendly host name/comment feature.
  • Multiple OIDs in SNMP scan are now possible (comma separated).
  • Minor bug fix. Dead hosts doubled when loaded from a file.
  • Added shared folder writability status in CSV output.
  • Added a MAC address discovery option: ARP-NetBios or NetBios-ARP.