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Login VSI 4.1.32

Release date: August 17, 2017

  • Resolved Bugs:
    • When trying to analyze the Storage workload results, the Analyzer failed to calculate the active/launched sessions, VSImax and weighted charts correctly
    • Launcher DDC workflow now uses the terminal server API to kill sessions
    • System flagged some sessions as stuck when this was not the case
    • Line number in debug logging did not display the correct value
    • After a content refresh the MMC now uses the first enabled server
    • Dataserver setup crashed when creating shortcuts if .NET 4.5.2 was unavailable
    • ActiveX component of the launcher workflow now requires RDP version 8.1
    • Launcher console window did not hide the encrypted password unless it was in the last column of the CSV file
  • Known Issues:
    • When using either FQDN or IP address for the launcher in MMC, the live dashboard doesn't work, but both work correctly with the Analyzer

    Login VSI 4.1.25

    Release date: March 10, 2017

    Important: This release requires RDP 8.1 and higher for the launcher workflow as well as any other use of the RDP connector, e.g. using RDP to connect to the target environment.

    • New Functionality:
    • Resolved Bugs:
      • Loading CTXconnector logs error
      • Sorting and loading datasets into logfiles folder error
      • Launcher readiness reporting improved
      • Published application usage (count/n) improved
      • Management Console can specify locations of profiles
      • App_Focus not timing out when Maximize does not work
      • Launcher would check the wrong location for license file
      • http could not be entered as webserver in MMC
      • Launcher readiness reporting switched to hostname
      • No timestamp reported for logon prevented analyzer errors
      • Using pause would cause the MMC to report launched sessions incorrectly
      • VSI_CustomTimers with spaces in the label did not work
      • VSI_ControlSend(_PA) parameter count incorrectly assigned
      • Analyzers could not load 7zex storage workload results correctly
      • LoginVSICMD Profile not supported properly
      • AD Setup count variable has been removed
      • Analyzer's Legend did not appear in some situations
    • Improvements:
      • Information on active sessions per launcher available in the dashboard during a test
      • SOAK testing performance enhancements improve overall stability during testing
      • Profiles can be overwritten, created and deleted in the MMC
      • Analyzer allows overlay of the VSImax point onto additional charts
      • Sort graphs in the analyzer by time instead of active sessions
      • Workload debug logs mention what workload line was executed
      • Web_start & Web_Start_Random configured to handle timeouts
      • Workload name building blocks in start test wizard
      • Outlook new message handling re-configured
      • OOBE disables the set Default Printer setting
      • Toggle added for memoryeater to run in/not run in rdsh
      • VSIshare installer doesn't validate enough free disk space prior to installation
      • VSI Fake Installer (and its output location) re-configured
      • Sort launchers with errors at the top of the list in start test wizard
      • Start test wizard automatically sets optimal screen resolution for launcher RDP
    • Beta Functionality:

    Login VSI 4.1.15

    Release date: December 02, 2016

    • New Functionality:
      • Select recommended performance counters ESXtop
      • Username and password optional for DDC (pass-through if nothing specified)
      • Auto scale Y-axis in generate report functionality analyzer
      • Set fixed threshold for VSImax in analyzer
      • Mouse drag functionality
      • Configure database location Analyzer
    • Resolved Bugs:
      • Loading tests from recursive folders
      • Out of memory error analyzer
      • Crash on external data in some situations
      • Launcher status reported wrong
      • Individual metric tabs in analyzer displayed data on wrong scale
      • If no username is entered in MMC, launcher would report duplicate files
      • MMC shows null reference in start test wizard
      • App Start tab would not appear in the Analyzer for some scenario’s
      • Custom timers not displayed in Analyzer
      • Closing video player in Published Application mode occasionally fails
    • Improvements:
      • Several improvements to start test wizard
      • Speed improvements loading large tests in analyzer
      • Sorting in Analyzer Raw data tab

      Login VSI 4.1.12

      Release date: October 11, 2016

      • Important Notices:
        • Microsoft Server 2016 is supported
        • When using the command-line analyzer its advised not to upgrade at this moment (Resolved in 4.1.13)
        • Knowledge worker updated to prevent stuck sessions (no performance impact)
      • New Functionality:
        • Show where logon was completed in Analyzer
        • Show where logoff was initiated in Analyzer
        • Show active sessions per launcher in MMC
      • Resolved Bugs:
        • Command line analyzer would crash on use in certain situations
        • Generating reports causes unhandled exeption
        • Management console would crash when selecting Benchmark mode when Published apps was enabled
      • Improvements:
        • Error handling when VSI_Logon.chk is missing timestamp
        • Memory usage Login VSI Analyzer
        • Additional logging for open windows in debug mode
        • When launcher cannot be found on DNS name ask to skip or continue
      • Beta Functionality:
        • Scrape test results to database during test = discontinued as analyzer has sufficient improved performance


      Login VSI 4.1.10

      Release date: September 14, 2016

      • Important Notices:
        • All Login VSI components upgraded to Microsoft .Net 4.5.2
        • When using the command-line analyzer its advised not to upgrade at this moment
        • When using the storage workload its advised not to upgrade at this moment
      • New Functionality:
        • Show active sessions per launcher in MMC
        • Support for large tests in Analyzer
        • Search for tests in Analyzer
      • Resolved Bugs:
        • Official workload where flagged as read-only
        • VSI Memory eater stability
        • Analyzer preferences page crash
        • When using webserver to server website content check if file exitst would fail.
        • Command-line analyzer showing progress command-line would prevent exporting to logfiles.
        • Product version display of Session Monitor
        • .net version missing showing twice
        • Last segment not executed in first loop
      • Improvements:
        • Storefront URL validation in Connection wizard
        • Launcher status logging in test results
        • AD User creation script and policies
        • Auto increment testname button in start-test wizard
        • Check for existense of videofile when power workload is selected
        • Speed of analyzing large scale tests
        • Test overview window in Analyzer show additional details
        • Start test wizard help text
        • Logging of window names after app_focus
      • Beta Functionality:
        • Scrape test results to database during test (to speed up analysis)

      Login VSI 4.1.7

      Release date: June 24, 2016

      • New: Stuck sessions now appear in live dashboard
      • New: Analyzer cache file reset option when above 1.8gb
      • New Beta programs: Ability to test with Citrix Published applications (By default available)
      • Resolved bug: Analyzer crashes when disabling splash screen
      • Resolved bug: Mashup in MMC would not remember last state
      • Resolved bug: MMC would crash if auto logoff contains ","
      • Resolved bug: Maximum loops set to 0 by default would prevent running tests
      • Improved: Check if share is writeable now uses unique dummy files per user
      • Improved: Tie specific users to specific workloads using CSV file
      • Improved: Type text from CSV files within the workload
      • Improved: Group policy objects to support Published applications and surpress unwanted popups
      • Improved: Display of settings in MMC
      • Improved: Check if all required files for powerworker are available
      • Improved: Command-line usage of analyzer

      Login VSI 4.1.6

      Release date: May 20, 2016

      • New: Ability to specify a timeout for VSI_ShellExecuteWait()
      • New beta programs: Ability to test with Citrix Published applications (Contact us if you want to participate)
      • Resolved bug: Powerworker fake installer prevent errors
      • Resolved bug: Prevent exeption when no webserver is selected
      • Resolved bug: Prevent exeptions in start-test wizard
      • Resolved bug: Improved launchwindow calculation analyzer
      • Resolved bug: CTXConnector domain parameter
      • Resolved bug: Color picker Login VSI Analyser
      • Resolved bug: Deleting all collumns in workload editor prevent exeption
      • Resolved bug: Russian language support improved
      • Resolved bug: Japanese Office 2013 language improvements
      • Resolved bug: Russian print sequence updated
      • Resolved bug: Expired Graphics workload
      • Resolved bug: Workload mashup with identical workloads
      • Resolved bug: Benchmark mode Enabled shows Disabled in automated report
      • Resolved bug: Logoff handled only by the last launcher
      • Improved: Workload quality: Task, Office, Knowledge and Power workload (No VSImax impact)
      • Improved: Connector descriptions in Management Console
      • Improved: Baseline ratings in Analyzer
      • Improved: Multiple usability improvements in the Management Console

      Login VSI 4.1.5

      Release date: Feb 25, 2016

      • NEW!: Beta version of the Login VSI Workload Editor
      • NEW!: Login VSI now has a 5 day grace period after the first installation
      • Resolved bug: Fixed Storageworkload license issue
      • Resolved bug: Added support to configure a test name with a "." (dot) in it
      • Resolved bug: Fixed the Login VSI Fake Installer compatibility issue
      • Resolved bug: The CTX connector does not automatically add the domain parameter when not filled
      • Resolved bug: Improved Russian and Japanese language support
      • Improved: When adding a launcher the maximum capacity is now 25 according to the Login VSI best practices
      • Improved: The Login VSI Analyzer can now be used without a (valid)license
      • Improved: Usability improvements in the Workload editor
      • Improved: Usability improvements in the Management Console

      Login VSI 4.1.4

      Release date: Aug 12, 2015

      • Resolved bug: Fixed an issue where in some occasions starting Internet Explorer resulted in a fatal error.
      • Improved: Increased the stability of Doro PDF to ensure successful creation of a pdf file.
      • Added: You can now configure and run a test with Office 2016.

      Login VSI 4.1.3

      Release date: May 18, 2015

      • NEW!: Login VSI has been updated with its new Logo, Icons, Progress bar and color scheme!
      • NEW!: Trial users can now experience the full functionality of Login VSI for 20 days!
      • Resolved bug: There was an issue with the {increment} variable in the Test Names which caused it to change the number to a completely different number.
      • Resolved bug: Fixed a number of small bugs in the Storage Workload.
      • Resolved bug: Fixed a small number of bugs in the Workloads.
      • Resolved bug: When opening a logfile with a high session count (think 10k users or higher) the analyzer could break, this has now been fixed. The analyzer no longer breaks.
      • Resolved bug: There was a bug with the VSI_Type_Time command, when using a delay of 170ms or higher it would only type one letter and wait until its time was done.
      • Resolved bug: In some situations the RDPconnect failed to use the RDP load balancing function. This has been resolved.
      • Resolved bug: In certain situations when copying the logfiles to a different location, and opening said logfile, would generate different Analyzer results than the original.
      • Resolved bug: Fixed an issue where the Update of Login VSI failed because of one or more Login VSI applications were still running.
      • Resolved bug: Fixed an issue where the session counter per launcher on the Dashboard stayed 0 and did not increment.
      • Resolved bug: Fixed an issue where Launched Sessions files weren't written to the VSIshare, causing incorrect session counts in the Analyzer.
      • Improved: Management Console gives a warning when a {CSV_*} variable is used but the checkbox "use CSV file" is unchecked.
      • Improved: Test name variables are no longer case sensitive (e.g. {Users} or {users} will both be accepted).
      • Improved: The data library is no longer refreshes automatically. It will only refresh if you click the refresh button. This is done so the users have more control over the used content pool.
      • Improved: Sessions are now launched in a natural order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.) instead of it being divided into blocks per Launcher.
      • Improved: The "Add launcher wizard" in batch mode has been redesigned to improve ease of use. The amount of advanced features were a bit overwhelming. For more information click here.
      • Improved: The Test Information tab in the Analyzer has been changed to the Settings tab. The settings tab now has different information on it. For more information click here.
      • Improved: Stuck sessions table in the Analyzer > Test Information tab have been moved to their own Stuck Sessions tab. For more information click here.
      • Improved: When there is no command line configured in the Management Console > Test Setup > Connection tab, upon starting a test you will be prompted an message stating that you need to configure a connection.
      • Improved: There are no longer AELookupservice warnings in the log files when Windows XP is not used.
      • Improved: The stuck sessions table no longer shows "unknown". It now shows the correct user, session and date/time values.
      • Improved: The VSItimer_41() has been improved to minimize the chance on timeouts related to Notepad.
      • Added: There is now a possibility to run the Agent in a loop mode, this means that once a test is completed the agent will reset and wait for the next test. To find this function click here.
      • Added: A new feature has been added that allows a user to select the segment behaviour in their test. We have added the functions "Calculated", "Random" and "Fixed". For more information click here.
      • Added: A new function has been added to the workloads called Mouse Click, this function simulates mouse clicks. This can be used to simulate mouse actions within a workload. For more information click here.
      • Added: It's now possible to log web start execution times by enabling the setting in the MMC. For more information click here.
      • Added: It is now possible in the Analyzer to select which tabs you wish to opened when opening a logfile. When opening large logfiles disabling a few tabs will increase performance. This feature can be found in file > preferences > analyzer tabs.
      • Added: It is now possible to configure the Workload Mashup configuration in the Management console. The functions "Calculated" and "Random" are available. For more information click here.
      • Added: There is a new tab in the Analyzer called "Summary". This new tab will show you more clear information about the quality of your test. For more information click here.
      • Added: There is now a file added to the logfiles that contains the used Login VSI version for said test.
      • Added: A new function in the Management Console has been added called "SBC Timers" this enables the SBC function of the workload which halves the amount of Timers the sessions will do during the test. For more information click here.
      • Added: The name of the log files in the Logfile > Monitor > Launched Session folder now contain the username of the session.
      • Added: A new function is added to the Management Console named "Disable Launcher Heartbeat", this function can best be used in large scale tests (5000 user tests and up) to reduce polling traffic of the Launchers. For more information click here.
      • BETA Added: A new function has been added to the Management Console named "Disable Session Monitor". This function allows a user to run a test without the Session Monitor. This is still in beta phase so there is a chance on strange results. For more information please click here.

      Login VSI 4.1.2

      Release date: December 11, 2014

      • Resolved bug: Fixed a bug where the Workload Mashup did not start with the first selected workload but with the second selected workload
      • Resolved bug: Login VSI no longer crashes when a workload is selected that does not have a prepare phase
      • Resolved bug: Fixed a bug where the Launcher workflow launcher(s) did not become ready when the Management Console host was also a launcher
      • Resolved bug: All logging that is configurable in the Management Console > Workload > settings tab is now correctly shown in the Analyzer
      • Resolved bug: A space in the VSI share path will not crash Login VSI
      • Resolved bug: Fixed a bug where the DDC connector was not able to launch from an x64 OS machine
      • Resolved bug: Fixed a problem where, in some cases, the Management Console crashed when Launcher Workflow was used
      • Improved: The Launcher agent stops launching sessions when a test is aborted from the Management Console
      • Improved: Only Officeworker and Knowledgeworker workload can be selected in Benchmarkmode
      • Improved: New shortcut icons and application icons have been added to clearify which application is shown / started
      • Improved: If authentication fails when using SFconnect clearer error messages appear making it easier to troubleshoot
      • Improved: When using the Management Console commandline executable and the test is canceled the !!!_testname.IsActiveTest file will be removed
      • Improved: The analyzer now shows the stuck sessions on the Test Information tab
      • Improved: The Management Console now supports launchers names as IP address, Hostame and FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name)
      • Improved: ShellExecuteWait() can now log execution time if "Log application start times" is enabled in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab
      • Improved: Added improved support to environments that do not allow REG.exe to be executed
      • Improved: Videos can now be disabled from running in the workload, this can be done by enabling the Disable video viewing option in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab
      • Improved: The analyzer now shows which workloads were used in a Mashup test
      • Improved: An extra check has been placed when configuring the domain in the View Connection wizard, the full domain name i.e. dev.loginvsi.com is not allowed only the first prefix i.e. dev is allowed
      • Added: A new functionality has been added, you can now time specific sections in the workload by using the VSI_CustomTimer() and VSI_CustomTimerStop() variable Click here for more information
      • Added: Management Console can now check automatically if Chained or Shell is needed, this can be enabled by changing the Engine Startup function to Auto Detect in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab
      • Added: The location for the ZIP actions done in the VSI_Timer41() action can be changed so it can be placed on specific storage

      Login VSI 4.1.1

      Release date: November 6, 2014

      • Resolved bug: The Dashboard icon did not reset back to Start Test icon on test finish
      • Resolved bug: When a Launcher is disabled in the Management Console > Launcher overview, but the Launcher Agent was active on the disabled Launcher the Dashboard generated an error
      • Resolved bug: Memory Eater crashed on x86 systems when the memory configuration was above 3GB
      • Resolved bug: When the Launcher had an empty capacity box, the Management Console generated an Unhandled Exception
      • Resolved bug: When a configured Pre or Post script did not exist an Unhandled Exception appeared
      • Resolved bug: When using the DDC (Direct Desktop) Connector and the Launcher user did not have permissions to the session the DDC connector crashed
      • Resolved bug: SFconnect could not handle "\" at end of URL
      • Resolved bug: Excel focus in Taskworker workload did not work properly
      • Resolved bug: If test name (including full VSIshare path) was too long it generated an error
      • Resolved bug: In some scenario's the launchers never stopped being marked as ready, even when the Launcher Agent was stopped
      • Resolved bug: In some scenario's the Launcher Workflow was still busy when the test was started
      • Resolved bug: The group parameter in the Target setup did not work correctly
      • Resolved bug: Automatic Reporting with 4.1 workloads now generates data
      • Resolved bug: The Command-line Analyzer did not show the Launched and Active sessions
      • Resolved bug: The Analyzer crashed when analyzing large test files (5000+ user tests)
      • Resolved bug: Removed undesired option to add External data to a compare view in the Analyzer. This option caused the Analyzer to crash
      • Resolved bug: Some Storage workload log files were not able to be opened by the Analyzer
      • Resolved bug: Some errors within the Sessions / VM's did not show in the Dashboard
      • Resolved bug: Fixed numerous resolution problems the Management Console
      • Resolved bug: Scrolling in the Management Console > Workload > Settings tab no longer focuses on the last selected item
      • Resolved bug: Launcher overview can now be sorted by clicking on its respective column name
      • Resolved bug: Fixed Crash when right clicking the "Name" column in the Launcher overview
      • Resolved bug: Management Console > Workload > Settings > Progress bar display no longer changes to compact when exiting Benchmark mode
      • Resolved bug: When clicking on "Enter benchmark mode" the button name did not change to "Exit benchmark mode" and vice versa
      • Resolved bug: Removed "(beta)" in the external data tab name
      • Resolved bug: The '%' character was removed when used in the password for the users, is now usable again
      • Resolved bug: Fixed unhandled exception during Launcher workflow due to resolution issues
      • Resolved bug: In some cases when using the Start Test wizard and going back and forth in the wizard the test did not start
      • Improved: When pinging to a Launcher from the Launcher overview and the Launcher is down it will show the result and not shutdown
      • Improved: More information in the VSImax graph label of the Analyzer
      • Improved: Shortcut names on the VSIshare are more clear
      • Improved: The Knowledgeworker and Officeworker workload have their respective vCPU design added to the Management Console > Test Setup > Scenario > Workload drop down menu
      • Improved: The Login VSI Dataserver setup and Target setup have more information added to the setup window
      • Improved: The suppress warnings function of the RDP connector is set by default
      • Improved: Added a warning to the Session Monitor when UNC path is configured (recommended is local path)
      • Improved: Set "Test Information" as default tab when opening a logfile in the Analyzer
      • Improved: CTXconnect connector now reports launch times, this can be found when opening the logfile in the Analyzer
      • Improved: Added Launcher Workflow description in Start Test wizard
      • Improved: Added "Generate Report" button on each tab with a graph in the analyzer
      • Improved: Fixes scale set on the timer metrics in the analyzer, this is set to 10 times the Baseline
      • Improved: Default selected workload is now Knowledgeworker - 2vCPU
      • Improved: Management Console displays warning when CSV file is selected and configured but no "CSV_" variable is found in the command-line
      • Improved: Debugging in Benchmark mode is disabled and un-configurable
      • Improved: Better error handling in DDC (Direct Desktop Connector)
      • Improved: Added Refresh Content button in Content overview of Management Console
      • Added: More information in the timer tabs with graphs of the Analyzer, giving more information about the tab that is currently open
      • Added: Variables in test name can be used: Variables
      • Added: Select / deselect all metrics in the Analyzer
      • Added: When custom multipliers are selected in the Analyzer a message will be displayed saying that the Multipliers are modified
      • Added: When the used license has reached its end maintenance date a Bar notifying the user will appear in the Management Console
      • Added: The 4.1 workloads can now be used in Mash-up
      • Added: More details in the Test information tab of the Analyzer
      • Added: Pause function in the Scenario setup, you are now able to add a pause phase to stop launching sessions during a test
      • Added: 4.1 Workloads demo logfiles with external data
      • Removed: Old 4.0 Workloads (Light, Medium, Heavy) are no longer shipped in this version (and higher).

      Login VSI 4.1.0

      Release date: August 5, 2014

      • Resolved bug: Support of parameters in Pre/Post script
      • Resolved bug: Crash during abort load of test in the analyzer
      • Resolved bug: External data gone during scale adjustment
      • Resolved bug: Crash during calculation of 4.1 results
      • Resolved bug: Launcher workflow exception
      • Resolved bug: Session Monitor crash when using localhost (not recommended)
      • Resolved bug: Webserver check missing during start test
      • Resolved bug: Exception during tab change
      • Resolved bug: Example test naming
      • Resolved bug: Starting test naming issue when using special characters
      • Resolved bug: Files are copied from random range
      • Resolved bug: Error in ADsetup with launcher account
      • Resolved bug: Missing stuck sessions
      • Resolved bug: Analyzer MDB cannot be save to another location
      • Resolved bug: File in use exception when importing external performance data
      • Resolved bug: Limit on CPU additional information input box
      • Resolved bug: Removed invalid /displaypercentage parameter for sfconnect
      • Resolved bug: Test overview does not display mashup
      • Resolved bug: SessionMonitor does not start automatically
      • Resolved bug: High amount of Session load entries in the analyzer report
      • Resolved bug: Double scroll bar in the MMC when resizing.
      • Resolved bug: Analyzer ZLC chart is not shown in 4.1 results
      • Resolved bug: Powerpoint halts during test
      • Resolved bug: Light & Heavy workload gets stuck in Japanese Excel
      • Resolved bug: Resolution does not work in the launcher workflow
      • Resolved bug: Engine license expired get stored in the _VSI_LogFiles dir instead of the active test dir
      • Resolved bug: Pre-test script in start wizard does not start
      • Resolved bug: Powershell script not visable when running in the workload
      • Resolved bug: ProfileCreate does not work when mashup is configured
      • Resolved bug: Scenario tab unhandled exception
      • Resolved bug: VMware connection string does not work when the desktopname contains a
      • Resolved bug: Disabled web- & dataserver is still used in the engine
      • Improved: Menu structure and save handler
      • Improved: Pre/Post script error handling
      • Improved: Analyzer label for UMEM
      • Improved: Disable basephase option for 4.1 workloads
      • Improved: First launch windows of the MMC
      • Improved: Defaults in the full setup
      • Improved: Mouse scroll in MMC & Analyzer
      • Improved: First run wizard MMC
      • Improved: Creating a compare in the analyzer
      • Improved: Displayname of the launcher account in the AD Setup
      • Improved: Full setup sets VSIshare location in the MMC ini
      • Improved: Launcher information copied to the log directory
      • Improved: Launcher stops when aborting a test
      • Improved: Engine debugging for verify runtime files
      • Improved: Enabled phases in the scenario tab for express
      • Improved: Automatically continue enabled when using the launcher workflow in the start test wizard
      • Improved: Timeout on PDF_Print function
      • Improved: Removed # from test information connection string in the analyzer
      • Improved: Added missing “ in the medium workload (no impact)
      • Improved: Rearranged order in help screen MMC
      • Improved: Allowed new workloads in benchmark mode
      • Improved: Save MMC settings after value is changed
      • Improved: Version number in splash screens of the MMC and Analyzer
      • Added: Help F1 option to the online documentation in the analyzer
      • Added: -ns parameter to setups to not create the shortcuts
      • Added: Enabled all / Disabled all option in launcher tab
      • Added: Connection wizard auto populate users and password with the default
      • Added: Force parameter to the logoff sequence
      • Added: New defaults for analyzer 4.1 calculation (will be forced overwritten)
      • Added: Verify runtime files in the engine to make sure the required executables are copied
      • Added: Example Login VSI results in the full setup
      • Added: Set the KnowledgeWorker workload as default
      • Added: Command line installer QB parameter to show progress during setup
      • Added: Update 4.1 beta settings to 4.1 RC settings for analyzer
      • Added: -zero parameter to command line analyzer
      • Added: Selection box in analyzer load log dialog


      Login VSI 4.0.12

      Release date: May 22, 2014

      • Resolved bug: Light & Heavy workload gets stuck in Japanese Excel
      • Resolved bug: Resolution does not work in the launcher workflow
      • Resolved bug: Engine license expired get stored in the _VSI_LogFiles dir instead of the active test dir
      • Resolved bug: Pre-test script in start wizard does not start
      • Resolved bug: Powershell script not visable when running in the workload
      • Resolved bug: ProfileCreate does not work when mashup is configured
      • Resolved bug: Scenario tab unhandled exception
      • Resolved bug: VMware connection string does not work when the desktopname contains a <space>
      • Resolved bug: Disabled web- & dataserver is still used in the engine
      • Resolved bug: Analyzer MDB cannot be save to another location
      • Resolved bug: File in use exception when importing external performance data
      • Resolved bug: Limit on CPU additional information input box
      • Resolved bug: Removed invalid /displaypercentage parameter for sfconnect
      • Resolved bug: Test overview does not display mashup
      • Resolved bug: SessionMonitor does not start automatically
      • Resolved bug: High amount of Session load entries in the analyzer report
      • Resolved bug: Double scroll bar in the MMC when resizing
      • Resolved bug: Analyzer ZLC chart is not shown in 4.1 results
      • Resolved bug: Powerpoint halts during test
      • Resolved bug: "" not accepted around share during silent setup
      • Resolved bug: Windows XP / Server 2003 gets stuck in Type_Time function
      • Improved: Mouse scroll in MMC & Analyzer
      • Improved: First run wizard MMC
      • Improved: Creating a compare in the analyzer
      • Improved: Displayname of the launcher account in the AD Setup
      • Improved: Full setup sets VSIshare location in the MMC ini
      • Improved: Launcher information copied to the log directory
      • Improved: Launcher stops when aborting a test
      • Improved: Engine debugging for verify runtime files
      • Improved: Enabled phases in the scenario tab for express
      • Improved: Automatically continue enabled when using the launcher workflow in the start test wizard
      • Improved: Timeout on PDF_Print function
      • Improved: Removed # from test information connection string in the analyzer
      • Improved: Added missing " in the medium workload (no impact)
      • Improved: Rearranged order in help screen MMC
      • Improved: Save MMC settings after value is changed
      • Improved: Version number in splash screens of the MMC and Analyzer
      • Improved: VSI_Logoff command with 1 / 0 for reporting VSImax results
      • Added: Help F1 option to the online documentation in the analyzer
      • Added: -ns parameter to setups to not create the shortcuts
      • Added: Enabled all / Disabled all option in launcher tab
      • Added: Connection wizard auto populate users and password with the default
      • Added: Force parameter to the logoff sequence
      • Added: Verify runtime files in the engine to make sure the required executables are copied
      • Added: Example Login VSI results in the full setup
      • Added: Command line installer QB parameter to show progress during setup
      • Added: -zero parameter to command line analyzer
      • Added: Selection box in analyzer load log dialog


      Login VSI 4.0.11

      Release date: February 24, 2014

      • Resolved bug: Make sure non-reported sessions also counts at stuck
      • Resolved bug: Engine error when no active test is found
      • Resolved bug: MMC does not open when starting from start menu
      • Resolved bug: MMC settings not saved while creating a new profile
      • Resolved bug: LoginVSICMD.exe gets stuck
      • Resolved bug: Problems with starting Mashup
      • Resolved bug: Error in basephase after prepare phase
      • Resolved bug: Make sure engine reports on logon timing in ms instead of sec
      • Resolved bug: Save image in the analyzer with the specific name
      • Resolved bug: Abort test during analyzing
      • Resolved bug: Timer gets stuck on non-english Office 2013
      • Improved: Message in the patch setup
      • Improved: Set logoff at fatal error default to off
      • Improved: Error message in the data/webserver tab with an invalid path
      • Improved: Error message for PRO library with link to the website
      • Improved: Hide Basephase & Profilecreate from workload dropdown list
      • Improved: Analyzer scale applied when using enter
      • Improved: BETA – 4.1 calculation for average response time based on time instead of % of amount of samples
      • Added: ControlCommand, ControlSend and ControlFocus added to the meta language
      • Added: Engine check if the official VSInotepad is used


      Login VSI 4.0.10

      Release date: February 3, 2014

      • Resolved bug: Launcher wizard cancel button
      • Resolved bug: Minor fix baseline & VSImax calculation to prevent calculation on session without data
      • Resolved bug: BETA - Right click in the analyzer external performance data tab
      • Improved: The minimal buffer time in the engine
      • Improved: Default ini creation flow
      • Improved: Presentation of the AppStart chart in the analyzer
      • Improved: License check in the analyzer
      • Improved: Split language for Operating System and Office
      • Improved: Removed .NET setup package from target setup s
      • Improved: Define print sequence based on language
      • Improved: Log application start times is on by default
      • Improved: Timer timeout is default set to 60
      • Improved: Rename existing player directory to player.org
      • We have added new Video content which makes the old video content obsolete. The folder player.org can be deleted manually.

      • Improved: BETA – Added Knowledgeworker workload
      • Improved: BETA – Added Officeworker workload
      • Improved: BETA – Selection box of external data
      • Improved: BETA – Added total time parameter to the VSI buffer
      • Improved: BETA – Minimal buffer time
      • Added: Logoff option at fatal error
      • Added: Windows environment variables can overwrite ini settings
      • Added: Extra tab in the analyzer with information about the test
      • Added: BETA – New video content
      • Added: BETA - Skip basephase in analyzer option
      • Added: BETA – 4.1 timers

      Login VSI 4.0.9

      Release date: January 8, 2014

      • Resolved bug: Error after comparing two results in Analyzer
      • Resolved bug: Multipliers not applied to the VSImax Detailed Weighted chart
      • Resolved bug: Matching colors in compare chart
      • Improved: External data visuals in Analyzer
      • Improved: Hiding VSImax X mark, when VSImax is not reached
      • Improved: Zooming and scaling controls in the Analyzer
      • Improved: Highlighting the VSI index average by default
      • Improved: Sorting on date column in the load dialog Analyzer
      • Improved: Less VSImax data required to create charts
      • Improved: Blue tiles stay blue in the Management Console
      • Improved: Visualize application start times
      • Improved: BETA - Support multiple data sources for external data chart
      • Improved: BETA - External data slider per dataset
      • Added: Workload expire date for BETA workloads
      • Added: Version number column of the test logs in the load dialog of Analyzer
      • Added: End User License Agreement to the Management Console
      • Added: BETA - Compare VSImax results (overlay chart in compare feature)
      • Added: BETA - VSI 4.1 settings configuration panel in Analyzer
      • Added: BETA – Create, save and load average result in Analyzer


      Login VSI 4.0.8

      Release date: November 26, 2013

      • Improved: Changed label from timeframe to launch window in scenario tab of the MMC
      • Improved: Timer focus which will reduce stuck sessions
      • Improved: Fatal error on timeout of the timers
      • Improved: Legend ordering in the analyzer
      • Added: File check on PRO content & websites when selecting heavy workload
      • Added: Save/Load profile function to save all configurations
      • Added: BETA – Import external performance data in analyzer

      Login VSI 4.0.7

      Release date: October 30, 2013

      • Resolved bug: Connection wizard \ removed when domain not used
      • Resolved bug: Agent waiting on basephase in profilecreate mode
      • Resolved bug: Silent parameters dataserver /patch setup(-i -s {share})
      • Resolved bug: Session monitor not responsive
      • Resolved bug: Analyzer baseline, link for more information http://www.loginvsi.com/documentation/Start_your_first_test#Baseline_update_patch_4.0.7
      • Improved: Dataserver setup check for server OS
      • Improved: License expiry + 1 day
      • Added: Logoff without VSImax result in profilecreate workload
      • Added: Agent version in the title and shell
      • Added: License information in settings window
      • Added: Analyzer tab - VSImax detailed weighted (VSI_Timers with multipliers added), more information see Admin Guide chapter 4.4.3

      Login VSI 4.0.6

      Release date: October 8, 2013

      • Resolved bug: Missing files in previous 4.0.6 release
      • Resolved bug: ProfileCreate workload selected in Express
      • Resolved bug: Start index error when starting Management Console
      • Improved: Language file updated and improved
      • Improved: Extra timer in logoff to reduce stuck session detection

      Login VSI 4.0.5

      Release date: September 6, 2013

      • Resolved bug: Port field limited within the connection wizard
      • Resolved bug: Quotes are missing in the launcher agent
      • Resolved bug: Location to homedrive in PRF file is hardcoded
      • Resolved bug: Logoff Basephase sessions increase logoff counter in dashboard
      • Improved: Segment name drop off engine label
      • Improved: ADsetup local path and autodetect
      • Improved: Segment startup
      • Added: SFconnect domain parameter
      • Added: CPU information in debug engine logging
      • Added: Configurable app start/focus timeouts in MMC/Engine
      • Added: Shortcuts startmenu and root of the VSIshare

      Login VSI 4.0.4

      Release date: August 8, 2013

      • Resolved bug: Abort test remove *.PrepTest file
      • Resolved bug: Analyzer out of memory error
      • Resolved bug: Express users could not disable basephase
      • Improved: MMC shows if connection setup is default or custom
      • Improved: Removed unnecessary “Details” button
      • Improved: Rename workload functionality

      Login VSI 4.0.3

      Release date: July 23, 2013

      • Resolved bug: Basephase running in Profilecreate mode
      • Resolved bug: Profilecreate workload get stuck in the BBC website
      • Resolved bug: Logoff at segment
      • Resolved bug: Logoff at timer caused no VSImax results
      • Resolved bug: Profilecreate unhandled exeption
      • Resolved bug: Dashboard is not providing information after logoff command
      • Resolved bug: PST files are empty in a non-English Microsoft Outlook
      • Resolved bug: Custom workload not added to list
      • Resolved bug: Analyzing results with a high logon interval
      • Resolved bug: Cannot generate report when VSImax is not reached
      • Improved: Analyzer error messages invalid VSI results
      • Improved: Pause button dashboard
      • Added: Loadbalance info option in RDPconnect
      • Added: Express features “basephase” & “engine startup” open

      Login VSI 4.0.2

      Release date: June 10, 2013

      • Resolved bug: Unexpected high baseline in the analyzer
      • Resolved bug: Exception error when creating a report in the analyzer
      • Resolved bug: UNC or HTTP path Web Servers disappears when is disabled
      • Resolved bug: UNC path Data Servers resets after restart MMC
      • Resolved bug: Default variables cannot be used in the custom command line
      • Resolved bug: Browse for CSV file in the connection tab not appearing
      • Resolved bug: Mash up not running within the sessions
      • Resolved bug: Cursor moves to unexpected places in the start test wizard
      • Resolved bug: Missing directory when running engine without the timer function
      • Improved: Prevent miss configuration with the CSV file
      • Improved: Launcher workflow setting are saved
      • Added: Login VSI Command Line Tool to start a Login VSI test by command line
      • Added: Japanese workload language (note: this patch will overwrite current language file).

      Login VSI 4.0.1

      Release date: May 13, 2013

      • Resolved bug: AD setup save to zip file
      • Resolved bug: AD setup AutoDetect option cannot be disabled
      • Resolved bug: Connectors location in the connection wizard
      • Improved: Tab order in the Management Console
      • Improved: Launcher workflow with localhost detection and the agent will start on the localhost
      • Improved: Support for non-English Microsoft Office versions
      • New: Content library configuration tab

      Login VSI 4.0

      Release date: May 2, 2013

      Workload related changes

      • Completely revised and up-to-date standard Login VSI workloads
        • More realistic user workload patterns
        • All workloads are now a 48 minutes loop (instead of 14 minutes)
        • Each workload consists of 4 x 12 minute segments
        • Alternating initial segment for each session to ensure equal load distribution
        • HTML5 video player instead of flash (flash player is still optional)
      • Central data server for content in workload (instead of data in Program Files)
        • More realistic data set and data/file access in Login VSI workload
        • Larger document files in bigger Pro data pool: 1000 documents per type (Login VSI Express contains 50 files per document type)
        • More and larger websites: each website contains 20 variants
        • Websites can run directly from share or through a IIS server
        • MP4 video library with all formats: 480p, 720p and 1080p
        • Login VSI v4 Pro library now +12GB (3.7: 300MB)
        • Multiple content servers can be configured for large scale tests
      • Login VSI installation footprint in the desktop or server image minimized
        • No installation of Login VSI executables
        • No more performance tuning as part of setup
        • No more 300MB datalib in Program Files
        • (optional) Only installation of runtimes (e.g. Flash/Java/Adobe)
        • FreeMind runs as network/standalone app
      • New and highly detailed logging format to simplify troubleshooting
        • All warnings and errors are centrally stored and shown
        • Workload debug mode logging for troubleshooting and customizing workloads
        • Workload will create automatic screenshots of possible issues
      • New workload editor to customize workloads
        • New meta language for maximum workload customization flexibility
        • Use standard workloads as template or start from scratch
        • Login VSI updates do not impact customization
        • It will be possible to download and share custom workloads

      Management Console and Launcher related changes

      • New intuitive and workflow oriented Management Console
        • Easy, step-by-step setup and configuration
        • Detailed launch scenario configuration: change logon rate overall or per launcher/server or CPU
        • Connection configuration wizard that supports all brokers
        • Multi-language support in Management Console and workloads
      • All settings can be centrally managed in the Management Console
        • Desktop pool redeployment/recomposes are no longer required for:
          • Login VSI settings changes
          • Login VSI updates
          • Workload customization and changes
      • Centrally manage and start launchers (zero-touch)
        • No installation of Login VSI launcher software required
        • Automatic launcher start with RDP desktop sessions
      • Fully customizable and exportable AD setup in PowerShell script format
      • New Direct Desktop Launch (DDL) Mode: start workloads without a remoting client required [Pro only]
        • Minimum launching infrastructure required for testing
        • Start thousands of desktop sessions from a single launcher
        • Supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8
        • Useful for comparing:
          • Storage configurations
          • Server or hypervisor changes
          • Changes on a Windows or application level
      • It is now possible to configure multiple phases for one test
        • Simulate real-world production time logon patterns
        • Simulate logon storms
        • Perform soak tests (to evaluate long term stability)
      • Benchmarking mode is specifically designed for test publications
        • Locks down configuration options
        • Simplifies setup and minimizes configuration mistakes
        • Only possible to run the official Login VSI medium workload
        • Mandates 48 minutes launch window for all sessions
      • New dashboard with real-time test feedback in Management Console
        • Real-time progress feedback during test
        • General test overview
          • Launched and active sessions, elapsed time, time left
          • Errors and warnings from workload and launchers
        • Real-time average logon time graph

      Analyzer related changes

      • New more accurate “VSImax v4”
        • VSImax v4 is now a combination of 2 key metrics = VSImax and VSIbase
        • New calculation algorithm scales are optimized for high density environments
        • New VSIbase phase is the pre-test Login VSI baseline response time measurement and is executed before the Login VSI normal sessions are sampled
        • Deviation in VSImax and VSIbase results are now less than 3%
        • No longer required to launch more sessions than VSImax
      • All response time data is now logged in standard CSV format
      • Automated reporting options in the Login VSI analyzer will automatically generate test results overview
        • Test and workload settings
        • Login VSI response time graphs
        • Summary of test results
        • New and more VSImax metrics and results
        • Easily share results and discuss with others

      Login VSI 3.7

      Release date: December 19, 2012

      New features in Login VSI Pro 3.7 and Login VSI Express 3.7

      • Microsoft Windows 8 support
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 support
      • Microsoft Office 2013 support
      • Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure support
      • Pre-configured language profiles for English, Japanese, German and Dutch
      • Core workload extended with timers, allowing custom workloads to be analyzed in more detail

      New features in Login VSI Express 3.7 (already available in Login VSI Pro 3.x)

      • Non-English Microsoft Windows OS support
      • Non-English Microsoft Office support

      Login VSI 3.6

      Release date: March 29, 2012

      Login VSI 3.6 Pro is enhanced with Client Side Performance Testing Beta:

      • Character response – How long does it take to press a key on the keyboard and return it onscreen via protocol?
      • Large text response – How long does it take to show a large block of text onscreen via protocol?
      • Mouse click feedback – How long does it take to register and handle a mouse click within the remoting session?
      • Image quality and loading times – How long does it take to show a complex image onscreen via protocol? This image has been specifically designed to measure quality and speed of different protocols in an independent way.

      Login VSI 3.5

      Release date: November 24, 2011

      The Launcher has been improved in many ways:

      • Zero Footprint Launcher: It is no longer required to install Login VSI locally on every launcher because it is now possible to run the launcher from the central VSIshare.
      • Pre/ post actions: Configure Login VSI to perform tests and actions automatically before and after tests.
      • Command Line Usage Console: The command line option in the Login VSI console enables to start fully automated test cycles.
      • Pause Test: It is now possible to pause a test.
      • Improved load balancing of session initiation in parallel mode.
      • Encryption of logfiles.

      The Target offers several improvements:

      • New workload Mash up mechanism has been improved: Workload mash up offers a more realistic user behavior.
      • Logging: Debug logging contains more detail.
      • Session Reporting: A session reports when it is successfully completed.
      • Automatic Workload Reset: When a workload session is stuck, Login VSI will automatically reset this specific session.

      RemoteFX Host Performance Counter Support: This new feature gives insight in the GPU bottlenecks, issues on the RemoteFX protocol level, and insight into the performance on both virtual machine level and hypervisor level.

      The Analyzer has been dramatically enhanced:

      • Scatter Chart: This new addition to the analyzer will help visualize trends during the test and allows to sort data on number of users and time.
      • Full Support for Custom Performance Matrix: allows to include unlimited number of custom performance data.
      • Compare Wizard: The new Compare Wizard enables to merge data from multiple tests in one chart to help visualize differences between tests.
      • Zoom and Pan: The new zoom and Pan feature allows to zoom into the Login VSI chart to view the detailed results of the test.
      • Command Line Usage Analyzer: The new command line option in the Analyzer enables to fully automate the process of analysis of data.

      Login VSI 3.0

      Release date: December 13, 2010

      Completely new launcher solution:

      • Streamlined & simplified GUI including all Login VSI configuration options.
      • 100% central configuration of tests.
      • Slave launchers can be remotely configured, started and reset for the next test.
      • Tests can be started from a single console.
      • [PRO only] New Parallel launching mode to support very large scale tests (10000+ sessions).
      • [PRO only] Workload mash-up allows to combine different workloads in a test.

      New, improved, turn-key Login VSI workloads:

      • New default Login VSI workload will alternate between 2 medium workloads variants. The first loop is with Flash video presented in Internet Explorer, the second loop without. Once one loop variant is finished, the other will start, alternating throughout the test.
      • The flash app GetTheGlass is replaced by the “Kick-Ass” 480p movie trailer in flash format (.flv) which is run within IE.
      • Now FreeMind (an open source JAVA application) is added to the medium workload.
      • Random start delay of max 15 second, to prevent workload synchronization
      • Automatic loop length adjustments. Normally the total loop length increases, when the load is higher. With Login VSI 3.0 automatically the build-in pauses are decreased so the total loop length stays the same, also when the system is close to saturation.
      • [PRO only] Workload customization can now be set globally and configured for specific workloads.
      • [PRO only] Updated the light, heavy and multimedia workloads to include all changes mentioned above.

      Completely revised logging structure:

      • No more VSI_Log.xxxx, but SESSIONNUMBER_USERNAME_COMPUTERNAME.log
      • The Log files is now using comma delimited CSV formatting
      • Logfiles are now stored in VSI Share\_VSI_Results\ActiveTestName\Results
      • Active sessions are not based on sessions launched, but truly active (logged on) sessions

      Completely new analyzer, based on the MSchart add-on for .Net 3.5 sp1:

      • Fully automatic analysis (including stuck sessions).
      • Dynamic charting (right click on the chart to set axis).
      • Result selection and highlighting (similar to perform: right click in the lower window).
      • Detailed charting.
      • Export Chart to PNG (other format will follow).
      • Export data to CSV.
      • Local Access database to cache analysis.
      • Noise reduction in VSImax: 2% of the highest and lowest average Login VSI response times will be removed from VSI max calculation to lower noise in the results.
      • New Dynamic VSImax 3.0 calculation: The VSImax threshold is based on the first 15 response time samples.

      # 28-12-2010 - Fixed Outlook "Search" popup when running XenDesktop

      # 28-12-2010 - Fixed "Cannot find ICA Client"

      # 23-02-2011 - Improved launcher handling in MMC

      # 23-02-2011 - Improved reliability of sessions


      Login VSI 2.3

      Release date: April, 2010

      Changes in Login VSI 2.3:

      • Improved VSImax timer: more diverse activities are measured to evaluate the response time of the desktop session. Most significant is that now also the start-time of MS Word and the timer-document is measured. As a result, VSImax will respond better to disk I/O bottlenecks.


      Login VSI 2.1

      Release date: January 05, 2010

      Changes in Login VSI 2.1:

      • Updated VSImax 2.0 to 2.1 to improve accuracy (e.g. VSImax is reached when CPU is around 100%).
      • Switch from launching calc.exe to notepad.exe in response time measurement (calc.exe footprint is much bigger in Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2).
      • New Login VSI PRO workload “MediumNoFlash” which disables the CPU intensive Flash app used in Internet Explorer.
      • VSI.exe is now running native 64-bit instead of x86 when running on x64 Windows, still 32-bit IE is launched because of flash support.
      • Citrix XenApp 6 support.
      • Custom scripts added to the Login VSI PRO workload can use Login VSI settings through environment variables.
      • It is now possible to specify a custom interval for session intervals.
      • New Login VSI customization framework with image detection (VSI Foundation only).

      Fixes in Login VSI 2.1:

      • Login VSI does not generate an event when the workload is finished before logoff.
      • AD Setup now generates a GPMC missing warning when running on Windows 2003x64.
      • AD Setup now requires Admin right to prevent UAC errors.
      • Slave Launchers can be started before the Master launcher.
      • When launchers are finished, active session cleanup is performed only after choosing OK.
      • Launcher now fully supports x64 Windows.
      • The CSV used with the custom command line CSV now supports a comma (,) and (;).
      • Launcher installation now work on other partitions than the systemdrive.
      • [PRO only] Added the ability to specify a custom (language dependent/older versions) Adobe windows title.

      Login VSI 2.0

      Release date: October 12, 2009

      Log Analyzer:

      • Setup supports network installations
      • VSImax calculation: much more precise than OPI
      • Automatic renaming of excel files to “Testname”
      • Remember settings from last session
      • Analyze “Custom” logfiles

      Target installation:

      • New medium workload (now 12 minutes instead of 18).
      • Windows 7 & Windows 2008 R2 compatible.
      • New websites with flash animations.
      • Create zipfiles during benchmark.
      • 2008 R2 Compatible PDF printer.
      • IE 8 support.
      • “stuck” sessions reduced to minimum.
      • New VSImax mechanism to measure response time of system.
      • All configuration moved to central location.

      PRO features:

      • Multimedia/Light/Heavy Workload.
      • Workload Customization.
      • Multilanguage Support.
      • Runtime Clock Calibration using SQL server.
      • External Response Time Measurement with SQL server.
      • Detailed debug logging.

      Active Directory preparation tool:

      • Fixed policies for 2003 AD.
      • Split system / user policy objects.
      • Added Computers OU.
      • Improved setup user objects (no password expiry, etc).

      VSI Launcher:

      • New pre-launch naming of test: No more archiving of test needed.
      • Activation by license file.
      • [PRO only] Custom launch interval.