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Windows Collector 6.7.X Release Notes

Software Requirements

Supported operating systems

Desktop

  • Windows 7 - 32 and 64 bits - requires OS update (see pre-requisites below)
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 - 32 and 64 bits
  • Windows 10 - 32 and 64 bits

Server

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 - 64 bits - requires OS update (see pre-requisites below)
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 - 64 bits

Note that Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 are no longer supported.

Pre-requisites

  • The targeted device must be able to communicate via TCP and UDP with the Engine.
  • To install the Collector using their MSI, the Windows installer (msiexec) version 3.0 or higher is required.
  • The installation of the Collector 6.7.x on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit) devices requires update Microsoft KB 3033929 to be previously applied.

Nexthink dependency matrix

The latest Engine is always compatible with the latest version of Collector and with all its previous versions. If you want to upgrade to the latest release of the Collector, we encourage you to upgrade your Engines first.

  Engine 6.7 or higher Engine 6.6
Engine 6.1 Engine 5.3
Collector 6.7 OK

Not OK

Not OK

Not OK

Collector 6.6

OK

OK

Not OK

Not OK

Collector 6.1

OK

OK

OK - without DirectAccess support

OK - with DirectAccess support in Engine 5.3.6, 5.3.7, and 5.3.8 only

Collector 5.3 OK OK OK OK

Version 6.7.1.295

New Features

  • End-user feedback support.
  • [CLT-2301] - Mac addresses are now obtained using IP Helpers Win32 API and not WMI query.
  • [CLT-2233] - Report source IP.
  • [CLT-2228] - New config on install: Define frequency for checking apps and hotfixes.
  • [CLT-2338] - Manage TCP Port, Root-CA and Customer Key with Nxtcfg.
  • [CLT-2323] - Remove "Enable IOPS" from Collector Installer.
  • [CLT-2322] - New UI for Collector Installer.
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Fixed issues

Customer issues

  • [Support - 15909] [CLT-2301] - Fix in Hyper-V, 2012R2 Server, when Collector queries MAC address.
  • [Support - 15456] [CLT-2271] - Nxtsvc crashes when Windows Firewall is disabled in Windows 7 32-bit.
  • [Support - 14041] [CLT-2210] - One hour of missing IPTB blocks for IPKB block "Windows Update" results in Patch Uninstallation display in Finder.
  • [Support - 13396] [CLT-2228] - New configuration on install: Define frequency for checking apps and hotfixes.
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Internal issues

  • [CLT-2324] - Validation pop up message shows for Customer Key and NxProxy Port while installing.
  • [CLT-2291] - Collector drivers failed to start after reboot on Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • [CLT-2054] - Wrong user id matching for a given process in Application and User blocks.
  • [CLT-2245] - V12 Protocol for communicating with the Engine.
  • [CLT-2343] - Incorrect errorlevel code for failure to set Customer Key or Root CA with Nxtcfg.
  • [CLT-2326] - Fix to log failures of msiexec in Nexthink exe installer or uninstaller.
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