Overseer Network Monitor Release Notes

Version: 5.0.225 Released Monday, March 13, 2023
- Fixes a bug with stopping notifications at a specific #
Version: 5.0.224 Released Friday, June 17, 2022
- Adds the ability for Windows Service resources to fail if running or not running
Version: 5.0.219 Released Tuesday, September 14, 2021
- Updates digital signatures
Version: 5.0.217 Released Sunday, March 8, 2020
- Updates digital signatures
Version: 5.0.215 Released Wednesday, October 31, 2018
- Fixes bug saving schedules in some rare circumstances
Version: 5.0.214 Released Tuesday, May 22, 2018
- Adds option to restart services on dependency failures(Tools->Options->General->Misc)
Version: 5.0.213 Released Thursday, January 25, 2018
- Adds "Failing Resources" option to Show dropdown on main Overseer screen
Version: 5.0.207 Released Friday, January 12, 2018
- Adds notification for large SQLite file sizes
Version: 5.0.205 Released Wednesday, August 16, 2017
- Adds SMS support for Bluegrass Cellular provider
Version: 5.0.193 Released Friday, January 6, 2017
- Fixes problem experienced with some EM1 units
Version: 5.0.171 Released Friday, May 6, 2016
- Fixes problem monitoring some websites that require cookies to be set
Version: 5.0.170 Released Saturday, February 27, 2016
- Changes Event Log monitoring to allow eventID filtering without specifying source
Version: 5.0.167 Released Tuesday, January 19, 2016
- Fixes bug with event log duplicate detection when using MSSQL
Version: 5.0.166 Released Tuesday, January 5, 2016
- Fixes bug on resource-type defaults in resource discovery wizard
Version: 5.0.165 Released Monday, December 28, 2015
- Adds SMS support for Bell Canada and Rogers Canada providers
Version: 5.0.163 Released Monday, October 5, 2015
- Fixes problem on some machines where Overseer Service would timeout when starting
Version: 5.0.162 Released Friday, October 24, 2014
- Adds support for 'Telus' SMS carrier
- Overseer installer exe, Overseer.exe, and OverseerSvc.exe are now code-signed with an expensive code-signing certificate
Version: 5.0.158 Released Monday, October 20, 2014
- Adds 'Start Service' and 'Stop Service' options when right-clicking a Windows Service
Version: 5.0.155 Released Thursday, February 27, 2014
- Adds 'fail if' options to FTP resource type, allowing user to fail based on too many or too few files
- Remembers column widths in main Overseer resource list
- Adds 'Up/Down time' column to resource list view, that shows the down-time for a resource if it's down, and the up-time for a resource if it's online.
- Adds [free] 'Disk Space %' column to resource list view if filtering on disk space resource types
Version: 5.0.143 Released Friday, November 15, 2013
- Adds Resource List report
- Adds Event Log Filtering by keyword
- Enhances GUI responsiveness during resource deletion by deleting resource history in background thread
Version: 5.0.142 Released Wednesday, October 23, 2013
- Adds Cellcom as a supported carrier for SMS notifications
- Fixes bug with FTP server authentication to some non-Microsoft FTP servers
Version: 5.0.141 Released Monday, October 14, 2013
- Adds support for adding resource type to custom texts
Version: 5.0.140 Released Friday, October 11, 2013
- Adds the ability to move resources to other groups with drag and drop
- Fixes authentication bug with event log monitoring
- Adds the option to check for new Overseer version upon Overseer startup
Version: 5.0.135 Released Tuesday, September 24, 2013
- Fixes problem with HTTP authentication
- Fixes problem with un-installer not deleting program data folder
Version: 5.0.133 Released Friday, August 30, 2013
- Enhances HTTP resource type to be able to check for text in the response, response time, and SSL certificate expiration
Version: 5.0.132 Released Thursday, August 15, 2013
- Adds FTP resource type - check your FTP servers with Overseer
- Adds TCP Socket resource type - check any port with Overseer
- Adds Search box to Overseer resource list
- Adds 'All Groups' to left tree to show all resources in one list, regardless of group
- Adds the ability to show left tree with smaller icons(set in Tools->Options->Display)
- Adds the ability to hide resource types in left tree when not used in that group
Version: 5.0.131 Released Friday, August 9, 2013
- Fixes memory leak with event log monitoring later Windows OS's with Overseer also running a later Windows OS
- Fixes error attempting to monitor local event log on Windows 8 OS
Version: 5.0.130 Released Monday, August 5, 2013
- Changes maximum 'free disk space' limit from 999,999MB to 999,999,999MB
Version: 5.0.129 Released Friday, August 2, 2013
- Adds Event Log Filter Sets feature
- Fixes bug where editing event log filters sometimes would not save changes
Version: 5.0.127 Released Tuesday, July 2, 2013
- Adds %NAME% and %LOGNAME% to custom event log text variables
Version: 5.0.126 Released Monday, June 17, 2013
- Fixes error message in 5.0.124 regarding index creation
- Enhances 'aggressive event log' detection to use new event log reading mechanism
Version: 5.0.124 Released Friday, June 14, 2013
- Adds indexes to Overseer database to improve performance.
Version: 5.0.119 Released Saturday, March 23, 2013
- Adds 'ICE'(Costa Rica) as a cell phone carrier for SMS notifications
- Adds support for Sensatronics E4 and E16 environmental monitoring units
Version: 5.0.114 Released Wednesday, February 20, 2013
- Fixes bug where options screen would throw error if default password, resource group, notification group, or schedule was set to an item that had been deleted
- Changes OverseerSvc's default TCP port to 12344(previously 12345), and makes this customizable via registry key
Version: 5.0.113 Released Saturday, February 16, 2013
- Changes multi-select editing to support resource dependencies
Version: 5.0.112 Released Thursday, February 7, 2013
- Changes ping resource to log latency to dData field in checklog table
Version: 5.0.111 Released Friday, February 1, 2013
- Fixes problem with DBQuery resource type when using Windows authentication with a MSSQL named instance(i.e. SERVER\instance)
Version: 5.0.110 Released Friday, February 1, 2013
- Changes Overseer to be UAC-aware, prompting for elevation to admin privileges when run
- Changes DBQuery resource type to log scalar results to log table
Version: 5.0.106 Released Wednesday, December 12, 2012
- Adds %SQLQUERY% and %SQLRESULT% to custom text variables
- Fixes problem that crashed service, particularly when MSSQL integrated authentication was used
Version: 5.0.101 Released Friday, December 7, 2012
- Adds support for actions, such as executing a program
Version: 5.0.96 Released Thursday, November 29, 2012
- Adds support for specifying proxy under tools->options
- Updates user agent string for HTTP requests
Version: 5.0.93 Released Thursday, October 18, 2012
- Fixes very intermittent bug in Process Monitor resource type
Version: 5.0.92 Released Monday, September 24, 2012
- Fixes bug present when using MSSQL as the Overseer database
Version: 5.0.89 Released Monday, September 24, 2012
- Fixes bug when trying to run Overseer a second time with a different user session(via RDP)
Version: 5.0.88 Released Wednesday, September 19, 2012
- Fixes bug with incidents not always closing in some situations
Version: 5.0.87 Released Friday, September 14, 2012
- Adds a new 'Reachable' fail-if setting to the ping resource type
Version: 5.0.85 Released Thursday, September 6, 2012
- Fixes issue with Overseer 5.x not saving information in the options dialog for ODBC logging
Version: 5.0.82 Released Wednesday, August 29, 2012
- Fixes issue with Overseer 5.x, where if closed when minimized, the app would startup off the screen(and therefore unreachable)
Version: 5.0.81 Released Thursday, August 9, 2012
- Fixes issue with Process Monitor on Windows 2003
- Fixes potential intermittent issue with authentication in some environments
Version: 5.0.73 Released Friday, July 13, 2012
- Fixes small bug when first starting Overseer with HTTP resources that URLs don't start with http:// or https://
Version: 5.0.72 Released Thursday, July 12, 2012
- Fixes problem with some 4.x->5.0 upgrades
Version: 5.0.68 Released Friday, July 6, 2012
- Adds a note to installer on Windows 2008 informing that .NET framework must be installed using server manager
Version: 5.0.67 Released Friday, July 6, 2012
- Fixes a problem in the installer when upgrading from 4.x to 5.0 on some systems
Version: 5.0.64 Released Monday, July 2, 2012
- Adds button to easily fill SMTP server information to use Gmail account
- Adds 'Data' section to options, allowing user to change location of Overseer database
- Adds 'edit' button when managing notifications, schedules, etc.(double click to edit still works)
- Adds filtering abilities to all item(schedule, notifications, etc.) list screens
- Adds full, thorough help file
- Adds new backup and restore wizard
- Adds resource count to each node of resource group tree on left
- Adds splash screen when starting
- Adds support for extended event logs in W2K8("Applications and Services Logs")
- Adds support for using MSSQL as the Overseer database. Requires addon module.
- Adds the ability to edit multiple resources at once
- Adds the ability to filter processes by command line as well as process name
- Adds the ability to group resources by host/machine in resource view
- Adds the ability to process monitor to notify when process exceeds CPU% threshold
- Adds the ability to run discovery for just one host
- Adds the ability to see the status of the Overseer service and start/stop it from toolbar
- Adds the ability to set group/schedule/notification group/passwords defaults in options for all new resources
- Adds toolbar below menu for easy access to frequently used functions
- Changes edit resource form to include tree-based view on left
- Changes Edit Schedule layout to hopefully make things easier to understand
- Changes event log custom text to use built-in custom text system versus resource-specific fields
- Changes Overseer to use one database file, instead of multiple
- Enhances auto-discovery wizard to allow discovered hosts or manually entered hosts, better check/uncheck in tree, etc.
- Enhances availability report to support reporting based on intervals(hourly, daily, etc.)
- Enhances interactive test dialog
- Enhances text import wizard to support importing multiple fields and more resource types
- Enhances the schedule exceptions interface
- Memory usage or process counts are always logged in the 'data' field for process monitor checks, regardless of failure/success
- Move resource history interface from right click to 'History' entry in left tree of Edit Resource dialog
- Overall interface facelift
- Updated to use v3.5 of the .NET Framework
- Warns and prevents deletions of items that are used(notification groups, schedules, resource groups, etc.)
- When a service is stopped and started due to a dependency failure, dependent services are also stopped and restarted
Version: 4.1.47 Released Tuesday, April 10, 2012
- Fixes intermittant problem with incidents not always closing
- Made a change to enhance database performance
- Now remembers which resource groups are collapsed when refreshing the resource groups pane
Version: 4.1.46 Released Tuesday, March 27, 2012
- Fixes bug in 4.1.42 that caused license key information to not be found
Version: 4.1.42 Released Wednesday, October 5, 2011
- Fixes bug with red X on resource selection screen when running resource discovery wizard
Version: 4.1.41 Released Wednesday, August 17, 2011
- Fixes bug that wouldn't allow proper data entry of relative humidity(RH) % for EM1 resource types.
Version: Released Friday, July 22, 2011
- Adds check when deleting groups to make sure groups that contain resources cannot be deleted
Version: Released Thursday, July 7, 2011
- Adds Resource Availability Report
Version: Released Friday, June 10, 2011
- Adds Incident report
Version: Released Friday, April 22, 2011
- Adds resource duplication ability
Version: Released Monday, March 28, 2011
- Adds %FAILTIME% to custom text variables
Version: Released Saturday, March 12, 2011
- Fixes performance issue when adding event log entries
- Upgrades 'DevExpress' library components from 9.3 to 10.2
Version: Released Tuesday, February 15, 2011
- Adds fix for non-RFC-compliant web server responses
- Misc under-the-hood fixes
Version: Released Tuesday, February 15, 2011
- Adds native MSSQL support for DBQuery resource types, including support for Windows authentication
Version: Released Saturday, February 12, 2011
- Fixes some performance problems
Version: Released Saturday, February 5, 2011
- Adds Resource Discovery Wizard(requires Active Directory)
- Adds 'First Run Wizard' to assist in first-time setup steps
- Adds multi-selection support for pausing/unpausing and deleting resources
Version: 4.0.11110.02 Released Wednesday, November 10, 2010
- Adds resource dependencies(available under 'Advanced' on a resource edit screen)
Version: 4.0.11104.01 Released Thursday, November 4, 2010
- Fixes bug where add/delete/double click didn't work for event filters in recent builds(4.0.11024.01+)
- Fixes bug where process monitor values wouldn't save
Version: 4.0.11031.01 Released Sunday, October 31, 2010
- Adds some performance tweaks to startup and GUI updates
Version: 4.0.11030.00 Released Saturday, October 30, 2010
- Adds event log duplicate filtering
- Adds notification limiting option(i.e. no more than 200 sms messages per month for a specific phone#)
Version: 4.0.11024.01 Released Sunday, October 24, 2010
- Adds text file import option for resources under Tools menu
- Adds 'show current incident' shortcut under right click menu for resources in 'failure' state
- Defaults group on new resources to currently selected group
- Fixes bug where group tree on left wasn't re-drawing after making changes to groups
- misc. navigational enhancements to GUI
Version: 4.0.11020.00 Released Wednesday, October 20, 2010
- Adds option under tools menu to backup config and/or data databases
Version: 4.0.11015.02 Released Friday, October 15, 2010
- Adds support for multiple custom text definitions
Version: 4.0.10820.00 Released Friday, August 20, 2010
- Fixes problem with new resources getting deleted resource's history
Version: 4.0.10819.00 Released Thursday, August 19, 2010
- Fixes problem with notify after time setting
Version: 4.0.10815.00 Released Sunday, August 15, 2010
- Fixes problem with skins
Version: 4.0.10618.00 Released Friday, June 18, 2010
- Adds 'Pocket Wireless' to SMS carriers
Version: 4.0.10514.00 Released Friday, May 14, 2010
- Fixes bug that would cause the service to crash on some low-spec computers
Version: 4.0.10503.00 Released Monday, May 3, 2010
- Adds DB Query resource type
Version: 4.0.10310.00 Released Wednesday, March 10, 2010
- Fixes bug that would sometimes give an error about an 'object reference' being invalid when testing a resource
Version: 4.0.10304.00 Released Thursday, March 4, 2010
- Adds support for TLS/SSL on SMTP relay server
Version: 4.0.10223.00 Released Tuesday, February 23, 2010
- Adds registry setting to allow multiple instances of Overseer on the same computer(contact support for details, if needed)
Version: 4.0.10117.00 Released Sunday, January 17, 2010
- Adds setting in Options to control if 'recovery' notifications are sent if a resource never has notifications sent for a failing resource
- Fixes problem with 'notify after' setting behavior
Version: 4.0.10113.00 Released Wednesday, January 13, 2010
- Adds EM1 CSV logging feature
Version: 4.0.1202.00 Released Wednesday, December 2, 2009
- Adds 'Display Name' to Windows service selection dialog
Version: 4.0.1112.01 Released Thursday, November 12, 2009
- Adds Cincinnati Bell to SMS carriers
- Sorts SMS carriers alphabetically in drop-down
- Fixes potential authentication problems if the same machine is entered in different cases(i.e. 'Machine' versus 'machine')
Version: 4.0.1104.01 Released Wednesday, November 4, 2009
- Fixes problem opening event log resources with strict computer registry permissions
Version: 4.0.1029.01 Released Thursday, October 29, 2009
- Changes Overseer 3.0 import to create schedules as inactive to prevent password lockouts
Version: 4.0.1027.01 Released Tuesday, October 27, 2009
- Fixes problem with notifications for some SMS carriers
Version: 4.0.1026.03 Released Monday, October 26, 2009
- Adds Schedule Exceptions(i.e. maintenance periods)
Version: 4.0.1023.01 Released Friday, October 23, 2009
- Fixes problem with ping count not saving properly
Version: 4.0.1022.01 Released Thursday, October 22, 2009
- Fixes problem with EM1 units on local network
Version: 4.0.1020.06 Released Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- Adds help file
Version: 4.0.1020.01 Released Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- Fixes problem with http authentication using Windows authentication
Version: 4.0.1015.01 Released Thursday, October 15, 2009
- Fixes problem with v3 import not importing 'restart service' setting
Version: 4.0.1009.04 Released Saturday, October 10, 2009
- Fixes error if Overseer is run with UAC on with non-admin account
Version: 4.0.1009.01 Released Saturday, October 10, 2009
- Fixed problem with authenticating properly for resources on local machine when service is running as the default 'Network Service' user.