Epicenter Server

What's New

Below is the history of new features and bug fixes in Epicenter Server.

You can download the latest version of Epicenter Server by selecting Check for Updates in the Help menu in the software. If you do not have Epicenter Server installed, then please use the Upgrade Request Form.

Build 436, Version 8.0. Released 2017-01-16

  • New: Added support for forcing Strict Updates to stay enabled.
  • Fixed: Epicenter can crash when you click the Close button on the Epicenter window.
  • Fixed: Epicenter can hang on Windows Server 2012R2 with scheduled task.
  • Fixed: Epicenter shouldn't have exit code 0x1 on success.
  • Fixed: Error in Epicenter Client, nNOTES.dll is missing from your computer.
  • Fixed: Rarely, Sync License is disabled even though Epicenter is not activated.
  • Fixed: Very slow Epicenter startup due to incorrect log and history pruning.
  • Fixed: Epicenter may crash due to Outlook 2016's different initialization requirements.
  • Fixed: At startup, 32-bit Epicenter does not warn about 64-bit Outlook.
  • Fixed: Epicenter installation no longer allowed under Windows XP/Vista/Server 2003.
  • Fixed: Epicenter now works with HttpMapi with Outlook 2013. Requires latest Outlook 2013 Service Pack and updates.
  • Fixed: Slow startup due to reading long History.
  • Fixed: Epicenter crashes at startup if USERPROFILE env var is missing.
  • Fixed: Epicenter correctly relicenses users when their primary email addresses changes.
  • New: Added search feature to the History pane.
  • Fixed: MAPI_E_NETWORK_ERROR on Exchange 2016.
  • Improved: Added help text if Outlook 2010 is using HttpMapi.
  • New: Added support for 64-bit Outlook Click-to-Run (Requires 64-bit version of this software.)
  • Fixed: Epicenter can hang if quickly closed and opened.
  • Fixed: Distribution lists incorrectly expanded in Release Candidate.
  • New: Dropped support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012. 2008R2 and 2012R2 are still supported.
  • New: Dropped support for Outlook 2007. Versions prior to Outlook 2007 were already unsupported.

Build 432, Version 8.0. Released 2015-10-31

  • New: Outlook 2016 is supported.
  • Fixed: MAPI_E_TOO_BIG error opening a mailbox.
  • Fixed: Crash under Windows Server 2012R2.
  • Fixed: Cache Shared Folders is not being disabled in Build 430.
  • Fixed: Anniversary and birthday are off-by-one on iPhone.
  • Fixed: Epicenter task exits with status code 0xfffffffd.
  • Fixed: "Do not delete" is broken in Reserve User Properties.

Build 430, Version 8.0. Released 2015-07-30

  • New: Epicenter works with Exchange MAPI Client (which, unfortunately, does not support Office 365).
  • New: Added support for sending to hidden distribution lists.
  • Fixed: Unspecified Error at Location 67.
  • Fixed: Tasks disappears from Epicenter.
  • Fixed: Manage Licenses won't relicense users when others are disabled.
  • Improved: Added sanity checks for an invalid GAL and for automapped users.
  • Improved: Duplicate recipients in the recipient list are now ignored.
  • Fixed: Added useful error message for MAPI_E_NETWORK_ERROR on Office 365.
  • Fixed: Using the Add button in the Recipients pane can create an EX address instead of an SMTP address.
  • Fixed: MAPI_E_TOO_COMPLEX error sending updates on Office 365.
  • Fixed: Failures updating Office 365 with hundreds of recipients.
  • Fixed: If there's a failure writing a contact to Outlook, the rest of the contacts should still be written.
  • Improved: Significant performance increase updating mailboxes in Office 365.
  • Fixed: Validate All button does not work in Manage Licensed Users window.
  • Fixed: Photos are overwritten even when they are supposed to be a Reserved Property.
  • New: Outlook 2016 Preview is supported.
  • Improved: History Files and Log files will be automatically purged after a couple of months.
  • Fixed: Conversion Error, Location 19, Unspecified Error.
  • Fixed: Epicenter may not shutdown with Outlook 2013 C2R.

Build 426, Version 7.0. Released 2014-03-30

  • Fixed: Can't read PNG photos from the GAL.
  • Fixed: Changes in the GAL may not be synced to end-user mailboxes with Exchange 2010.
  • Fixed: Browsing for Public Folders is broken.
  • Fixed: Activation errors aren't shown to the user.

Build 424, Version 7.0. Released 2013-04-15

  • Fixed: Crash in demo at startup.
  • Fixed: Tasks can be deleted if they run concurrently.
  • Fixed: Epicenter can't send update to email address that appears in both a contact and a user.
  • Improved: Added Epicenter support for multiple selection to allow "send all".
  • Fixed: Epicenter contacts may stop syncing after a 2012 Q3 Exchange service pack.
  • Fixed: The Special Handling checkbox does nothing.
  • Fixed: Epicenter Server sometimes fails to open all mailboxes.
  • Fixed: Epicenter Server can't create folders with certain accents.
  • Fixed: Epicenter can distribute the entire GAL instead of the selected address list.
  • Improved: Faster performance of Epicenter during updates.
  • New: Added 64-bit version of software. (Separate download.)

Build 422, Version 7.0 (not released). Released 2013-01-05

  • Fixed: Unicode characters don't display in the log.
  • Fixed: Business 2 phone is ignored.
  • Fixed: Some pictures do not show in new contacts in Outlook.
  • New: Added support for Windows 8.
  • New: Added support for Outlook 2013.

Build 420, Version 7.0. Released 2012-01-24

  • Fixed: Epicenter can no longer open mailboxes if it tries to open a contact with no mailbox.
  • Improved: Reduced memory requirements when converting photos.
  • Fixed: Epicenter Client gives error, "There is not enough space on the disk."
  • Fixed: Attachment updates get stuck in Outbox.
  • Fixed: Pictures do not update when updates are distributed.

Build 418, Version 7.0. Released 2011-10-03

  • Fixed: Epicenter contacts are being updated when nothing has changed.
  • Fixed: Epicenter can distribute multiple SMTP addresses that differ only in letter case.
  • Fixed: Deleted properties may not sync.
  • Fixed: Help/Check for Updates is not working.
  • Fixed: Crash when reading the GAL.

Build 416, Version 7.0. Released 2011-08-19

  • Fixed: New installations of Epicenter Server may not be able to open mailboxes.
  • Fixed: Can't read the GAL on Outlook 2010 with multiple Exchange accounts.
  • Fixed: Email page for Attachment updates did not allow newlines.
  • Improved: Added support for delicensing users who no longer exist.
  • Fixed: Epicenter will not expand distribution lists under some conditions
  • Fixed: Epicenter modified contacts when no fields had changed, causing performance problems with large address books.
  • Fixed: "Unspecified Error" reading large address lists from Exchange 2010 SP1.
  • Improved: Added support for setting Categories as a Reserved Property.
  • Fixed: Public Folders is not reselected as a Source.
  • Fixed: Available licenses are not reallocated.

Build 412, Version 7.0. Released 2010-11-02

  • Fixed: Can't create privileged connection to Exchange 2010.
  • Fixed: Cleanup mailboxes command shows as blank for the default folder.
  • New: Added support for "Safe Delete" to save changes made by end-users.
  • Fixed: Recipients count in History is off-by-one when updating new recipients.
  • Fixed: Epicenter Server should no longer be in Startup group.
  • New: Added support for Hosted Exchange providers.
  • Fixed: Can't create an Epicenter task for the GAL from the cmd line.
  • New: Added support for distributing pictures for Mailbox updates.
  • Fixed: Demo can crash during startup.
  • Fixed: Crash during Cleanup Mailboxes if Exchange Server isn't available.
  • Fixed: Epicenter crashes if you click Close as soon as it starts.
  • Fixed: User is not automatically notified about upgrades.
  • Fixed: Fixup.vbs fails with Type Mismatch errors.

Build 410, Version 7.0. Released 2010-08-25

  • Improved: Performance is now at least 5x faster.
  • Fixed: Fixup.vbs needs to work if you are not an Administrator.
  • New: Added support for Outlook 2010.
  • New: Added support for running when user is not logged in.
  • Fixed: Folder button does not work if a Public Folder is the source.
  • New: Added support for converting Exchange custom attributes #1 through #4.
  • Fixed: Disabled licenses are not recycled.
  • New: Added support for preserving the the GAL display name in Outlook
  • Improved: All contacts are now updated automatically if Fixup.vbs changes or the category changes.
  • New: (Beta) Added support for the Exchange MAPI client.
  • Fixed: History does not update automatically under Windows XP.
  • Improved: Epicenter is now Unicode based for better international character handling.
  • For Windows XP, Service Pack 3 is now required
  • New: Added command to clean-up old folders and contacts.
  • New: Epicenter Server returns a process exit code after running a task.
  • Fixed: Epicenter has a significant memory leak.
  • Fixed: When browsing the GAL, the folders are sorted incorrectly.

Build 408, Version 6.0. Released 2010-03-31

  • Fixed: Business telephone #2 and home telephone #2 are not copied from the GAL.
  • Improved: Updates based on the GAL now bypass the Offline Address Book.
  • Fixed: Categories are missing from attachment updates.
  • Fixed: Email2DisplayName is not deleted on updates. (You must update Fixup.vbs)
  • Fixed: Hourly updates do not work.
  • Fixed: Updates that make no changes do not appear in the Log.
  • Fixed: Last Run Time is not updated if Fixup.vbs fails.
  • Fixed: The details for Monthly Schedule aren't shown.
  • Fixed: Fixup.vbs does not run for Public Folders.
  • Fixed: The License Manager dialog should be enabled in the demo.
  • Fixed: Extended MAPI DLL loader does not understand Vista UAC.
  • Fixed: Public Folders are shown even if Outlook is not installed.
  • Fixed: Hidden GAL users are distributed by Epicenter.
  • Fixed: Application crashes running task.
  • Fixed: Distribution lists from the GAL should only have one email address. Fixup.vbs is no longer required.
  • Improved: Changes in GAL contacts are now detected based on the Exchange USN.
  • Fixed: History should update automatically in Vista and Win7.
  • Fixed: Certain errors can cause the app to disappear with no error message.
  • Fixed: MAPI_E_FAILONEPROVIDER error opening user mailboxes.
  • Fixed: Added fix for "Access denied" error creating folder. Contact support@connectedsw.com.
  • Fixed: Tasks going to same folder overwrite each other.
  • New: Added support for sending updates to an Exchange Public Folder to support BES 5.

Build 406, Version 5.0. Released 2009-11-17

  • New: You can force all contacts to update by enabling Strict Updates.
  • Fixed: Epicenter destination folders can't be used as a source.
  • Fixed: (Regression in 404) Long comments are truncated converting from Outlook.
  • Fixed: (Regression in 404) Application disappears during conversion.
  • Fixed: Duplicates are created when distributing Exchange updates.
  • New: Public Folders were moved to a separate converter to improve Browse performance.
  • Fixed: The category is not set when distributing an Outlook folder.
  • Fixed: Bug #824 - Email addresses are never deleted.

Build 404, Version 5.0. Released 2009-10-16

  • Fixed: Server crashes if Outlook is not installed.
  • New: The Folder button now works for the GAL source.
  • Fixed: Contacts synced from Public Folders are not updated.
  • Fixed: Eval does not save tasks.
  • Fixed: Existing personal contacts can be deleted after upgrading from the eval.
  • Fixed: Server crashes in certain permissions scenarios.

Build 402, Version 5.0. Released 2009-07-15

  • New: Completely rewrote user interface.
  • New: Added support for direct Microsoft Exchange updates to eliminate user interaction for Blackberry users.
  • New: Added support for a persistent history with more detail.
  • New: Added support for multiple tasks.

Build 386, Version 4.0. Released 2008-01-02

  • Fixed: Epicenter Server crashes if you try to distribute the Exchange GAL.
  • Fixed: Could not sync with Windows Mobile because the Epicenter contacts cannot not be placed in the default Contacts folder.
  • Fixed: Epicenter Server will not activate on some systems.
  • Fixed: MAPI_E_CORRUPT_DATA error when reading the GAL under Outlook 2007.

Build 382, Version 4.0. Released 2007-11-29

  • Fixed: Epicenter Server crashes if you click Cancel in the File/Open window.
  • Fixed: Epicenter Server sometimes crashes in Build 380 when sending an update.
  • Fixed: App does nothing but show an empty dialog with red stop sign when run on on Exchange Server.

Build 380, Version 4.0. Released 2007-11-08

  • Fixed: Epicenter could crash when modifying recipients if Outlook couldn't resolve the address.
  • Improved: Contacts folders created in Outlook will always be created underneath the default Contacts folder so that the new contacts can be found by Blackberry devices.
  • Fixed: Should not be allowed to run on Exchange Server because of reliance on Outlook.
  • Fixed: If an email address is deleted from a contact on the server, the contact on the client in Outlook isn't properly updated.
  • Improved: The Epicenter client now resyncs with the destination folder if tracking information becomes misaligned.
  • Improved: The Epicenter client installer now uses a standard Windows Installer MSI file for simpler deployment with system management tools. The ActiveX installation is no longer supported.
  • New: Both the server and the client now support Windows Vista.

Build 353, Version 3.0.0. Released 2005-08-15

  • Fixed: Updates were not sent if a user in the Epicenter recipient list was deleted from the Exchange GAL.
  • Fixed: The Epicenter client would always create duplicates if the destination folder was an Exchange mailbox.
  • New: Epicenter Server can now be run from the Windows Task Scheduler when reading contacts from Outlook or Outlook Express.
  • New: Added support for creating folders in WAB with WinXP SP2.
  • Improved: Recipients are now entered into a textbox to simplify data entry and backup.
  • New: For Outlook clients, added support for updating the name of the folder on the client if the admin specifies a new destination folder on the server.

Build 323, Version 2.2.0 [Server only]. Released 2004-03-08

  • Fixed bug where email addresses (among other things) could be erased from the clients if the source was the Exchange GAL and users had more than three SMTP email addresses.
  • Added support for the Private flag in Outlook so Private contacts can be filtered out using script.

Build 321, Version 2.1.1. Released 2003-11-11

  • Fixed crash running under Windows 95 when reading AMI or LDIF files.
  • Added workaround for Outlook Express bug that always causes the Plain Text only flag to be set when reading contacts from WAB in IE6+service pack.

Build 320, Version 2.1.0. Released 2003-10-28

  • Fixed problem where the Public Folders on an Exchange Server couldn't be opened until Outlook had been run.
  • Added support for Outlook 2003, Eudora 6, and Notes 6.5.
  • Fixed crash if run more than once simultaneously.
  • Fixed error 11 reading distribution lists from Exchange Server.
  • Fixed bug with non-default addresses when reading Outlook Express.
  • Fixed problem of creating empty distribution lists in Outlook.
  • Fixed folder creation in Outlook Express, which broke with the latest cumulative patch for Outlook Express.
  • Fixed error 48 writing distribution lists to Outlook 97.

Build 314, Version 2.0.6 [Server only]. Released 2003-02-11

  • Fixed bug in email creation that could generation incorrect URLs.

Build 310, Version 2.0.4. Released 2003-02-10

  • Added support for distributing contacts from non-default folders in Exchange Server.
  • Allowed newlines to be entered into the email message on the server.
  • Added script language support to the server to support custom contact distribution requirements.
  • Fixed bug where the GAL wouldn't appear as an option in the server.
  • Fixed rare problem with certain properties not updating on the client.
  • Fixed crash if distributing an empty distribution list.
  • Fixed Categories field in Outlook, which had stopped working.

Build 301, Version 2.0.1. Released 2002-08-27

  • Added support for users creating distribution lists based on Epicenter contacts.
  • Added support for users being able to edit contacts created by Epicenter.
  • Fixed bug where distribution list contacts wouldn't work in Outlook.
  • Fixed Outlook and Outlook Express distribution lists so that Epicenter won't create duplicate contacts.
  • Removed support for Netscape 4.

Build 296, Version 1.5.0 (beta). Released 2002-06-17

  • Added support for server administrators to preset all client options so that users never see the configuration wizard.
  • Added support for incremental updates.
  • Fixed problem where foreign recipients in the GAL would be set to receive rich text.

Build 280, Version 1.1.0. Released 2002-01-29

  • Fixed bug where using the Exchange Server GAL as a source would sometimes cause EX addresses to go into the destination.
  • Added support for categories in Outlook, Notes, and the Palm Desktop.
  • Added support for reading groups from Notes.
  • Fixed Eudora, Outlook, PAB, & Outlook Express so that contacts who only appear in distribution lists won't be created as standalone contacts in the destination.
  • Added support for the primary address flag in Eudora 5.

Build 278, Version 1.0.2. Released 2001-11-11

  • Added support on the client for installation on locked down workstations.

Build 275, Version 1.0.1. Released 2001-10-09

  • Added demo version.
  • Fixed bug in Advanced mode where modifications to email messages would not be saved.
  • Fixed bug in Advanced mode where URL¬†messages would not be sent if Outlook was the default email application.

Build 274, Version 1.0.0. Released 2001-09-26

  • First wide distribution release.