Baseline Shield Release Notes

v11.00 Build#2703437843

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What is New
The following are the new features and bug fixes in the new build:
General: GUI face-lift
General: Renew Microsoft Authenticode signing certificate
General: New license design for perpetual and subscription based license
General: New RSA encryption based license authentication
General: Remove offline activation support
General: Remove pre-activated license support
General: Show License Maintenance remaining days in About
General: Add program setting: automatically disable Baseline Shield to install Windows Updates that changes bootloader (BCD)
General: Modify the tray icon class (CShdTray) to reduce the chance of loading tray icon time-out error
General: Add option to hide uninstaller from Windows Control Panel/Add and Remove programs
General: Add multi-user support in Baseline Shield
General: Add command line switch shdcmd.exe /defragnow to defrag baseline
General: Installer prompts error if the system disk is encrypted or compressed
General: Modify Setup INI wizard to support the new program settings
Driver: Add asynchronous communication model to the device derivers
Driver: Add disk cache to synchronous communication model drivers
Driver: Patch disk IO that occurs after Windows has started the shutdown process
Driver: Fix the bug of locking dump file in redirecting dump thread
Driver: Support resuming in uninstall and update baseline process
Driver: Fix BSOD caused by disabling Baseline Shield
Driver: Move license authentication from COM to driver
Pre-OS: Expand the pre-OS module data cache from 4GB to 32GB for processing update baseline
Pre-OS: Increase shield.res to 1.5MB to support Windows O.S. upgrades
Pre-OS: Add option to install Baseline Shield bootloader into PBR (instead of MBR) for systems that changes MBR frequently
Pre-OS: Add shdcmd.exe /logodelaytime command
Pre-OS: Add "Switch to VGA mode" to the pre-OS Recovery Console menu
Pre-OS: Fix the bugs on updating sectors during uninstall
EndPoint Manager: Change name from Remote Management Console (RMC) to EndPoint Manager
EndPoint Manager: Add scheduled tasks for remote run
EndPoint Manager: Modify the Send Files function
EndPoint Manager: Add Copy/Cut/Paste commands for managing clients between groups
EndPoint Manager: Add check license maintenance feature
EndPoint Manager: Add install Windows Updates feature
EndPoint Manager: Add Windows Updates column in the Detail View to show Windows update status
EndPoint Manager: Administrator can limit user rights to selected groups
EndPoint Manager: Administrator can limit scheduled tasks to selected groups
EndPoint Manager: Add backup EndPoint Manager server database feature
EndPoint Manager: Add restore EndPoint Manager server database feature
EndPoint Manager: Add Automatically query and add clients to group
EndPoint Manager: Add clients settings for setting Baseline Shield clients new settings
Many small compatibility problems reported by customers through technical support


Known Issues
The following are known problems or bugs in the current release:
None


Product Limitations
The following limitations still exist in Baseline Shield v11.00:
Booting From an External Media (OS): Baseline Shield cannot protect a hard drive when changes are made to the hard drive from an external or foreign (Windows or non-Windows) operating system bypassing Baseline Shield device drivers. For example, booting from a CD-ROM based Windows PE or booting from a multiboot O.S. (without properly installing Baseline Shield drivers in each O.S.) will start a different OS before Baseline Shield driver is loaded, that could change the hard drive data without acknowledging the existence of Baseline Shield snapshots on the hard drive and produce unpredictable results.
Disk Encryption Programs that Intercept Low-Level Disk I/O: Baseline Shield may have conflict with some applications that proxy low-level disk I/O.
Dual Boot of Windows and Linux OS on the Same Hard Drive: Baseline Shield does not support systems that have multiple Windows Operating Systems with non-Windows Operating System (like Linux) loaded on the same hard drive.
O.S. Upgrade: Before upgrading Windows O.S. such as upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10, you must first uninstall or disable Baseline Shield protection.