In dieser Versionsübersicht werden alle Neuerungen, Verbesserungen und behobenen Fehler der Software abylon LOGON aufgelistet. (Link zur kompletten Versionshistory)
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2024-02-18: The major annual update once again brought numerous internal improvements, GUI optimizations and cross-product improvements.
Numerous small bug fixes and optimizations.
Various changes to the GUI (graphical user interface).
When registering the software under a user with restricted user rights, admin rights can be requested via the new Run as admin button.
Under Windows 10 and 11 the abylon LOGON login screen is now always displayed reliably.
From this version onwards, the software supports sound files. A corresponding sound is emitted for certain actions (e.g. chip card events).
The Logon software evaluates the registry values for the Windows AutoLogon. If the Autologon is activated, the logon by abylon LOGON is also skipped and logged on by the operating system with the values specified under "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon".
The card interface has been completely revised. An index error has been fixed and various functions have been optimized to significantly speed up the login process. Individual logon accounts may have to be recreated.
Problems with the simultaneous execution of our software in several user contexts have been resolved.
A memory overflow occurred in a service function of our encryption solutions due to a problem in the Bluetooth interface, which we were able to rectify.
For users with restricted rights (normal users without admin rights), the defined card-removing-event is now evaluated again and the software reacts accordingly.
Various optimizations in handle management (allocate and share), as well as the window update in the progress bar in the File Explorer context.
Some virus scanners see problem copying the CG.Animations.DLL file to the Windows directory. This will be taken care of by the setup program in the future.
Problems with critical sections fixed!
Sporadic access problems with the Windows login could be solved.
2023-04-11: At the end of the major update, a few problems have been fixed and the speed is optimized once again.
All software products run more smoothly due to the revision of error handling (Critical Sections).
The function for reading out registy values has been revised so that foreign keys can also be determined.
The trace log functionality has been expanded.
2023-03-16: This small update has fixed bugs and issues and added some small features!
The ability of our software products to run on Windows XP has been tested and enabled, as in the case of abylon LOGON Business.
The TRACE-LOG functionality would be revised and strongly supplemented!
Access problems of the .NET DLL for animated graphics were corrected.
When updating the software, the logon functionality was partially disabled. This should not occur in the future.
2023-03-09: In the new version, the speed in all applications could be increased through optimization. The program abylon APP-BLOCKER has also received many new features, such as Windows update and Windows Defender permanently disable.
For animated images a .NET component is needed. This is now initialized correctly, so that possible call problems are excluded.
By clicking on a column, all tables can be sorted chronologically.
By optimizing the function call, the performance of all apps could be increased significantly.
Problems in service connection and registry access were fixed.
If the execution from the file explorer via the context menu of the right mouse button does not work or the LOGON does not start properly, a change in the registry can remedy the situation. To do this, change the following value under "HKLM\Software\abylon\
The waiting dialog when starting the software is automatically closed after 5 seconds in case of a problem.
2022-11-23: Even though the version number has changed only slightly, numerous changes have been made in the last 6 months.
To avoid protection violations, the general startup dialog of our programs has been revised. This can be disabled in the registry under HKCU\Software\abylon\
The start dialog of the programs was further optimized and can be deactivated via the registry in case of problems (HKCU -> REG_SZ -> "FWUSEWAITDLG" = "NO")
The transparent logon login dialog has been optimized.
2022-05-25: From this update to version 22.6 and 2022.5 all software programs of abylonsoft have benefited and received small or large additions.
Administration rights are no longer required to check whether a new update is available.
2022-02-25: Among other things, this update offers optimizations in the area of the GUI and the program start dialog. In addition, the software abylon LOCAL-USER was released for the first time.
Performance issues in the wait/start dialogs have been fixed and an animated wait squiggle has been implemented.
The automatic window adjustment under Windows 7 has been optimized.
2022-01-22: The major update of all products includes various optimizations regarding stability and speed. Especially in the area of smart card support some innovations were implemented.
After registering our software, this is now displayed directly in the about dialog.
When changing the encryption secret (e.g. from smart card to password), problems were eliminated.
In the login or lock mask of the abylon LOGON software caught a loop if no hardware key was available. Now it should be possible to switch back to the normal Windows login mask via the cancel button.
The Desfire smart card is fully supported as a hardware key.
Der PasswortScrambler dient zum Schutz gegen das Ausspähen des Passwortes. Damit ist es Keyloggern erschwert das eingegebebne Passwort abzufangen. Bei aktiviertem PasswortScrambler kam es manchmal zu Fehlinterpretation der Tastatureingabe.
From this version on, the card monitoring is bound to the hardware key. Thus, the card monitoring only reacts if the USB stick or the chip card with which the user has logged in is removed.
abylonsoft software requires in certain cases a so-called system context to execute actions. In this regard, the query has been extended so that this function also works without errors in languages besides German and English.
Problems with logging in with online accounts have been fixed.
The encryption with smartcard (logon and data) has changed. For this reason, data encrypted by older versions should be better decrypted before the update.
From this version on, explicit support for ACOS, Mifare and Desfire smart cards is offered. A 32-byte AES random key can optionally be written to ACOS and Desfire cards.
The support of the CT-API for old memory chip cards (OLD health cards) has been completely discontinued. However, current EC cards and eGK (health cards) with CHIP can be addressed via the PC/SC interface and used in our software!
As of version 22, card access has been optimized by adapting it for special card types (e.g. ACOS, DESFIRE, MIFARE ). This has significantly increased the speed of card access. In addition, the card access is less error-prone.
There was a small error in the positioning of the settings dialog, which has now been corrected.
2021-10-19: All software products were successfully tested under Win 11. In addition, there is now the possibility to support the software development via a donation!
Initial tests of our software products were successfully conducted on the new Windows 11 operating system from Microsoft.
Partially occurring "hang-ups" seem to be due to the waiting dialog. If not necessary, this has been removed.
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Der Passwort-Scrambler zum Maskieren der Passworteingabe im Passwort-Dialog läßt sich nun wieder deaktivieren.
2021-07-15: As from this version, the software is available in Spanish and French as well. In addition, Windows accounts can be created directly in abylon LOGON Business.
The software products of abylonsoft are now offered in French and Spanish in addition to German and English. We would be very pleased about improvement and optimization hints for the translation.
The selection dialog should now default to folder documents rather than the program directory.
2021-04-19: Primarily, the April update fixes many internal problems and speeds up the execution.
Sometimes it was not possible to create a new logon account in the login screen. Problems with creating and deleting accounts have been fixed with this version.
The "freeze" of the service under Windows 10 could be corrected.
The program name is displayed at the bottom left of the logon screen for information purposes.
2021-02-25: The major update again offers many innovations and improvements in numerous products and many functionalities.
All main dialogs got the Windows header again because there were problems with the individual header when moving, resizing, etc.
2020-03-07: In addition to minor and major optimizations, the new version offers new functionalities and increased speed.
All our modules can be switched into admin mode by the shield icon. Since this version the software can also be switched back to user mode. This is necessary for example, because Drag&Drop of files only works in the same context.
Due to an unfavorable click during the Windows logon, the logon windows of
Significant performance increase of the lodge waiting routines.
The positioning and font output was corrected and standardized in all waiting dialogs.
After reinstalling the software and directly creating a drive or account, the corresponding page of the settings dialog is displayed.
To prevent problems with the registry dialog, it is now always placed in the front panel (TopMost). Now the registration dialog shouldn't slip into the background anymore when clicking on another window.
Under special conditions, the password entry window may not always have the focus to enter the password directly. This was solved programmatically with a so-called mouse click event. Should this cause problems, this can be deactivated via a registry flag. For this, see the support page under password!
NOTE: Please note that the password scrambler converts certain special characters into other characters. If the program of abylonsoft does not recognize the password input correctly, this should be repeated with activated or deactivated password scrambler.
04.12.2019: Stability and speed improvement of the deletion, encryption and logon software and more!
The files APM_LSMSNT32.DLL, APM_LSMSNT32x64.DLL, APMPNTSec.DLL and APMPNTSecX64.DLL are gone! This has no negative influence on the functionality, but accelerates the workflow
Performance problems after software reinstallation could be localized and fixed.
An error in the DLL initialization with active waiting dialog could be solved
When card monitoring is inactive, a corresponding text is output as a hint in the tray icon (to the left of the clock).
From this version on the LOGON card monitoring is only started if at least one account is created.
The speed of chipcard access has been accelerated significantly. It is irrelevant whether the chip card is used for Windows logon or encryption. Further optimizations can be made on request
2019-03-21: Numerous new features and improvements of the company software abylon LOGON Business and other software products
The superimposed admin icons have been removed from the settings dialog. If in the future a function is selected for which no sufficient rights exist, this is indicated in a message window.
The setup routines of the program are only started after the setup wizard is finished.
2019-01-21: Various adjustments and optimizations of GUI and functions
In the settings under the tab Administrative settings there is now the option Allow settings dialog only for administrators. If this function is activated, the settings dialog can only be opened if the user is in the group of administrators
The waiting dialog when starting the application is now displayed as a simple hexagon with program name
Negative window coordinates are now intercepted programmatically. In addition, the unpredictable jumping of the window during slicing would be prevented.
Negative window coordinates are now intercepted programmatically. In addition, the unpredictable jumping of the window during slicing would be prevented.
The functionality RemoteAdmin was removed from all modules, because the registry access via the network did not work reliably since Windows Vista. With the software abylon LOGON Business the settings defined on the server are distributed to the clients via a restricted user profile
Drag&Drop operations over windows with different rights are now displayed with the no entry symbol. For example, no files from the File Explorer (user context) can be dragged into our dialogs if this was started with admin rights. This is also shown at the top of the dialog
2018-11-26: Various optimizations of all programs from abylonsoft
The problem with jumping windows was fixed.
Automatic password management has been deactivated
2018-10-18: New functionalities and optimizations of abylon LOGON Business
The size of the program windows can now be adjusted to the maximum width of large screens
2018-05-05: Adaptation of the License Agreement to the new Data Protection Ordinance DSGVO
The license agreement was revised in German and English and adapted to the new data protection regulation DSGVO. The file is displayed in the setup and is attached to the program as a PDF file.
Memory problem of a registry check function has been fixed.
2018-03-05: Many new features for abylon LOGON Business and abylon APP-BLOCKER
The map support has been optimized and adapted to today's conditions
The support of RFID media and certificate cards was deactivated in the simple logon version!
Under Windows 10 you can't leave the abylon LOGON mask if the option "Change to normal logon with abort (ESC) in lock mode" is disabled. Additionally the option "Allow change to normal logon with abort (ESC) in login mode"
Starting from this version the support for the CT-API is stopped. This means that old health insurance cards are no longer supported. New eGK (health cards) are recognized with activated option "Other smart cards" and can be used for the Windows login.
Problems with the EC-Bankcard or HBCI-Card have been fixed. However, this means that the login account must be created again.
2017-12-15: New software product abylon LOGON Business and general acceleration by optimized function call
Update and position problems with the progress bar have been fixed
A small window is displayed for tedious processes. This tells the user that something is still happening and that he has to wait a little longer.
A significant acceleration of the programs was achieved by optimizing the internal function calls
General error corrections
During the Windows login the waiting dialog could get into the background by a faulty click. Thus this dialog was invisible for the user and could only be made visible again via ALT-TAB. This problem was fixed so that the dialog always remains in the foreground
In the settings dialog on the Logon Accounts page, ACOS3 processor chip cards can be initialized via the "CardInit" icon. This prevents incorrect initialization during operation, for example if the card reader does not respond within a reasonable time.
Internally the programs have been extended so that "InApp purchases" are possible in the future
Some windows have been standardized in color and design.
2017-02-07: Cloud Support, Tray Icon Conversion and SSO Optimization
The title bar of the dialogs
The account path can now be defined individually in the settings on the "Administration" page. This also makes it possible to store login accounts and SSO data in a cloud. However, it is not possible to select a network path
2017-01-18: Numerous optimizations and bug fixes of our apps
2016-12-19: Bug fixes, optimizations and special abylon FREEHASH improvements
The distinction between Visual Studio 2008 (Windows XP, Vista, 7, and .NET 3.5) and Visual Studio 2015 (Windows 8, 10, and .NET 4) is now correctly reflected in the update.
The time calculation of progress indicators is now displayed again in the title bar.
When setting the secret, you can switch back to the
2016-11-19: Different versions with .NET 3.5 and 4, as well as optimization of the user interface and functions
All listed software products are now available in 2 versions. In principle, both versions can be installed on all supported Windows versions. However, we recommend the version compiled with Visual Studio 2008 up to Windows 7 and for mobile use. This setup requires the .net-Framework 3.5. We recommend the version compiled with Visual Studio 2015 for Windows 8 and 10, which requires the .net-Framework 4.0 and the Redistribution Pack. As long as the downloads are not differentiated yet, the version for Windows 8 and 10 is primarily offered. To get the version up to Windows 7, the file name must be completed with the character string "vc2008_". This results in a file name of "vc2008_[setup.exe]"
The program dialogs (GUI) would be optically reworked and the usability would be simplified.
Incorrect display of progress indicator has been fixed.