UEM Agent Windows


The Matrix42 UEM Agent Windows is the next level of the well known Empirum Advanced Agent. The focus for this software management agent is to get the best possible user experience. The end user will get a fresh and clean user interface, better options to define when software updates and rollouts should be performed so that software management does not distract or reduce productivity.

Starting with version 20, the Advanced Agent is no longer supported and will be replaced by the UEM Agent. For older, still supported Empirum versions (like v19.0.3) the mature and robust Advanced Agent is still available and supported.

Videos of the new Features are available on the Matrix42 Campus.


The Matrix42 UEM Agent Windows is available with three different release types as shown in the following diagram. Depending on your needs and requirements, the best possible agent release can be selected.

The current Extended Support Release (ESR) version is 2006.x.3 Updated versions will increase the second segment of the version 2006.x.3.
The Standard Feature Release Version will include all bug fixes of the ESR Version, but includes also new features.
Explaination to the versioning:
The third digit of the version number defines the type of the release. 1 is for technical preview releases, 2 is being used for Standard Feature Release and 3 for the Extended Support Release.

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Extended Support Release
UEM Agent Windows 2006.10.3


Standard Feature Release
UEM Agent Windows 2108.1.2


Technical Preview Release
UEM Agent Windows 2109.1.1




Recent Changes

Note:

We received feedback from some customers that after an update of the depot server IIS with Microsoft patches the clients had issues downloading files which do not have a file extension when using https as a transport protocol.
We are in contact with Microsoft. Please contact our support for a configuration option to solve this issue.

UEM_Agent_2006.10.3 Extended Support Release (new Features and Functions of the SFR and Technical preview are listed at the end of this section):

Known Issues in this release:

    • PRB34516: No fallback to User/Password if Certificate is not valid

Solved issues and improvements:

UEM_Agent_2006.10.3 Extended Support Release:

  • PRB35290: If two versions of a package were assigned then the agent would stop the installation of all further packages at the place of the lower version of this package.
  • PRB35403: Packages that are detected by an "AlreadyInstalled" condition are recognized by the requirement check.
  • If an API port that is already in use is defined for the agent, the agent searches for another, unused one.
  • Packages that are not intended to be uninstalled can no longer be uninstalled via detours in the kiosk.
  • Fixed log messages in installation scenario with AskuninstallOld and AbortReboot.

UEM_Agent_2006.9.3 Extended Support Release:

  • PRB35052: Packages will no longer be downloaded if a newer version has also been assigned.
  • PRB34327: Assigments now also take care on the time, not only date if set as part of the distribution options.
  • PRB34973: Package which are already be installed will not be downloaded anymore even when a software push got triggered.runtergeladen. ()
  • PRB35005: Depot Sync: Certificated Authentication is not possible (Master only)
  • Performance increasement when using https. This requires latest Hotfix installers for 19.0.3 and 20.0.2 to be effective.

UEM_Agent_2006.8.3 Extended Support Release:

  • PRB34961: UEM Agent 2006.5.3: No connect if "Only trust validated server certificates" is checked
  • PRB34950 & PRB34979: UEM Agent crash (e.g. if too many depot servers are assigned)
  • Enhancements in UEM Depot Synchronization

UEM_Agent_2006.5.3 Extended Support Release:

  • PRB34713 User parts were erroneously uninstalled or reinstalled if the Agent checked during Windows logout.
  • PRB34402 Reinstalling with uninstalling a package now works correctly if a reboot is required.
  • PRB34726 Package validation is now always performed when pushing packages.
  • PRB34734 Custom WMI queries now support "contains" and "does not contain" if the WMI query returns a list, e.g. for IPAddresses.
  • PRB34658/PRB34667 The agent performs an installation for downloaded packages even if there is no connection to the server during the installation.
  • Intern: Improvements in deleting files during UEM Depot Sync.
  • PRB34327 For scheduled software installation the start time is considered. Not only the start date.
  • PRB34862 The file "PackageHashes.json" is only reloaded if it was changed.

      UEM Agent 2006.4:

      • Fixed Issues:
        • PRB34528: UEM-Agent 2003.2 creates high CPU Load on web server
        • PRB34551: Logs in Agent Cache will not be deleted if Cache is in Program Files
        • PRB34523: UEM Agent igores DHCP Options
        • PRB34557: Even true is set- Master will be contacted
        • Additionals:
          • Empirum Server "Use random order" are considered again.
          • Improved package sync
      • Known Issues in this release:
        • When switching the protocol, e.g. from SMB to https (in the context of the depot sync), some files are getting re-synced again even if those have not been changed
        • PRB34516: No fallback to User/Password if Certificate is not valid
      • Additional information:
        • For using http(s) based depot synchronisation, please install hotfix installer of 1st May 2020 (v20.0.0)

      New Features and Functions of the Standard Feature Release (this is not included in the Extended Support Release Version!):

      UEM_Agent_2108.1.2 Standard Feature Release:

      • Fixed issue that offline package installation did not work if one package in the list was missing
      • PRB35914: After a package was uninstalled by the logic of "AskUninstallOld" the resulting log message is "Update - Installation Pending" instead of "Update - Success" as the newer version has still to be installed.
      • PRB35821: Added DeviceMapping.xml to sync jobs OSConfigData and OSQuickSync and removed it from the Values sync job. This allows higher sync frequencies.
      • PRB35684: UEM Agent: Problem with files > 2GB and activated package validation
      • PRB34792: Repeated copy command is not executed
      • PRB34283: Logon UI does not show the installation in real time
      • PRB35601: UEM agent does not take the distribution option "cache locally" into account
      • Customizing UEM Agent: Font color of button "Refresh group membership and software list" will not changed anymore
      • Depot Management: Uses pregenerated file lists to optimize synchronization of files for OS installations.
      • Depot Management: Uses pregenerated file lists to optimize synchronization of files for patch management.
      • The UEM Agent now changes the tray icon overlay when it is checking for new software. In addition the context menu item "check for new software" is disabled while the UEM Agent is busy.
      • Updated UAF's transport logic to support BranchCache when using HTTPS
      • Depot Management: The generation of hash sums during the package sync is processed in parallel to the download. This increases the performance of the package sync.
      • Depot Management: The packages sync is now based on the swdepot.dds to increase the sync performance
      • Depot Management: The logs are now in the dedicated folder "%ProgramData%Matrix42LogsUEM Depot"
      • The Agent continues the software installation even if a package on the depot is missing

      UEM_Agent_2103.1.2 Standard Feature Release:

      • PRB35583: Custom WMI queries work better with results in the form of lists, e.g. IPAddresses.
      • PRB34847 & PRB35426: Line breaks in the DDS or INI no longer cause crashes
      • PRB34869: An update from the agent no longer causes errors when a restart is required from the setup.
      • PRB35290: If two versions of a package were assigned then the agent stopped at the location of the lower version of that package when installing all other packages.
      • PRB35403: Packages detected by AlreadyInstalled condition are detected in dependency checks.
      • PRB35420: UEM agent causes DHCP cache to be updated on reboot (the fix does not work on Windows 7 based on API limitations!).
      • PRB35485: If a package cannot be installed due to preconditions, the postpone counter is no longer incremented.
      • PRB35508: During an installation via the agent, the agent will no longer inform about pending reboots.
      • PRB35591: UAF does not close all opened transfer connections.
      • PRB35437: UEM Agent 1906.1 cannot resolve AD group membership.
      • Agent template is checked for completeness before use. If there are problems, the previous template will be used.
      • Continue installation even if one package is missing on the depot.
      • Packages that are not available for uninstallation can no longer be uninstalled via detours in the kiosk.
      • If an API port that is already in use is defined for the agent, the agent searches for another, unused one.
      • Log messages in the installation scenario with AskuninstallOld and AbortReboot have been improved.

      UEM_Agent_2011.1.2 Standard Feature Release:

      • The agent now uses a pre-created package file list for downloading. This decreases the load on depot servers (hotfix installer of 2020-11-27 is required).
      • Different hashes in package validation no longer increase the FailedInstallationRetries counter by default.
      • Increased security: it can be configured if and how the agent sets the rights in the user cache folder via registry key.

      UEM_Agent_2010.2.2 Standard Feature Release:

      • The menu item "Install and Shutdown" in the context menu of the UEM Agent is only visible when software is pending for installation.
      • The UEM Agent and its services are now shut down faster.
      • PRB35066: Checking for changes in the "User" directory on the server now causes less load because the number of requests has been reduced. At least Empirum version 20.0.3 is required. For Empirum versions 19.0.3 and 20.0.2 the hotfix to PRB35066 is required.
      • When using HTTP(S) less requests are sent to the server, because now the client downloads ddc and ini files directly.
      • The UEM Agent no longer checks for the existence of target directories when uploading inventory or log files. This reduces the load on the server.
      • PRB35052:Older versions of assigned packages are not downloaded anymore if a newer version is also assigned.
      • PRB35059: UEM Depot Sync: The file DeviceMapping.xml is now also synchronized by the sync job OS_CONFIGDATA.
      • PRB34180: UEM Agent 1912.0 Z-Dialog does not appear installation will not start
      • Under certain circumstances, the tray icon had erroneously displayed only "Show Software Installations".

      UEM_Agent_2009.1.2 Standard Feature Release (all bugfixes of ESR 2006.8.3 are included):

      • You can configure if the end user may use the options "Install and Shutdown" and "Postpone until Shutdown" in the agent configuration.
      • The check for existence of script files of packages in the kiosk is removed. This leads to a better performance on the depot servers, especially when using http(s). This check can be activated via a registry key.
      • You can configure the behaviour of the agent if it detects a reboot required by Windows (Update).
      • The amount of http(s) requests has been reduced, which can reduce the load on the server or depot, especially if there are many connected clients.
      • The packages in the kiosk have a tooltip that shows the full name and description of the package.
      • The kiosk will close automatically after successful installation of assigned packages.
      • By default no feedback form is displayed in the kiosk anymore. If a form is desired, it can still be configured.

      New Features and Functions of the Technical Preview Release:

      UEM_Agent_2109.1.1 Technical Preview Release (based on SFR 2108.1.2):

      • This agent uses an updated browser component for showing the kiosk and and status information. We expect a better behaviour when using a long package list in the kiosk.
      Important: The UEM Agent 1910.0 or newer requires .Net 4.7.2 (will automatically be installed/updated during installation). The MSI does not include .Net.

      Prerequisites & Installation

      • Matrix42 Empirum 19.0.3 or newer
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package
      • The UEM Agent Windows is provided as an exported Empirum Package.
      • Import in the EMC->Software Management->Depot; right click in the Packages Tab-> Import/Export->Import Packages..
      • The installation or deployment of the Agent is described in the manual
       

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      Screenshots & Videos




      The new UEM Agent Kiosk
      Package Pre-Condition
      Installation at Shutdown