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Login AM 2015 Update - Maintenance and Windows Updates Improvements, DTAP controls

Login AM 2015 Update - Maintenance and Windows Updates Improvements, DTAP controls

In this development update we highlight the most important new features of Login AM and look ahead to upcoming developments. For a more extensive list of updates, please visit the changelog on our website. I hope you enjoy reading this update. If you have any feedback, feature requests or questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Maintenance improvements

As part of our efforts to continuously improve the Login AM experience, our development team has taken a closer look at the Maintenance plugin for Login AM and made the following improvements:

  • When using maintenance mode 50/50, the collection is only marked as failed if more than 20% of the collection has not finished maintenance successfully
  • Added a skipped status for computers, indicating that maintenance was scheduled successfully, but that it was skipped due to failure of the collection, failure of the previous host (depending on the maintenance mode selected)

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Maintenance plugin dashboard

Windows updates improvements

Next to the Maintenance plugin, the deployment plugin has also received some new options, based on feedback from customers!

  • You can now provide windows update KB numbers to exclude from installation
  • Microsoft update can now be enabled or disabled from AM

deployment plugin

Deployment plugin

Validation of service account in Test connection

Based on requests from our customers we have added validation of the service account in the Test connection dashboard command. Some customers were having problems with getting Powershell remoting and CredSSP up and running, and in most cases it turned out they made an error while inputting the Login AM service account and/or the password for the service account.

test connection validation

Test connection validation

Available in AM2015R2 Beta: DTAP controls

We are proud to announce the availability of our DTAP controls in Login AM2015R2 beta, which is available for download from our website. Note that the Login AM2015R2 BETA is essentially Login AM2015 + some beta features, which means it will always contain all bugfixes and new features for Login AM2015 + beta features and bugfixes for the beta features.

New look for the environment manager

The first thing you will notice in the Login AM2015R2 BETA is the new look for the environment manager. We have introduced a new concept called DTAP Chains: A collection of environments which belong together from a DTAP (Development, Test, Acceptance, Production) point of view.

environment manager dashboard

Environment manager dashboard

Send-to wizards

The send-to wizards will help you move items (collections,layers or packages) from one environment to the next. For example, you have created and tested a package in the Development environment and you want to move it to the testing environment.

send to wizard

Send-to wizard package settings

Environment compare dialog

With the environment compare dialog, you can quickly compare the contents of 2 environments and move items from one environment to the other.

dtap compare dialog

DTAP compare dialog

Login AM 2015 is now available for immediate download on our website.

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