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FireDaemon Pro 4 is a major update to our Windows service management product. FireDaemon Pro allows you to create and run any application as a Windows service.


Important Notes About This Release

  • Pro 4 only works with Fusion 6. It does not work with any earlier version of FireDaemon Fusion
  • Pro 4 works alongside Pro 3. You cannot edit Pro 3 services with Pro 4 or vice versa

New Features

  • Completely redesigned front end
  • Works with FireDaemon Fusion 6
  • Works with FireDaemon daeMON 2
  • Brand new scheduling engine
  • Multiple schedule types based on application type
  • Always running application schedules include Restart and Duration
  • Self completing task schedule includes Execution Origin
  • Process management overhauled - immediate catch/restart on crash/failure
  • FireDaemon Pro service configuration now kept in the filesystem (rather than registry)
  • There's also a global default service template facilitating easy pre-configuration of services.

Before You Upgrade

Before you consider upgrading to FireDaemon Pro 4, please ensure you have completed the following pre-flight checks:


Backup

  • Ensure you backup and/or snapshot your machine
  • Ensure you export your FireDaemon Pro service definitions for safe keeping.


Get New License Keys

  • Your FireDaemon Pro 3 or earlier license key will NOT work with this version
  • FireDaemon Pro 4 and FireDaemon Pro 4 OEM is available on demand to customers with a current Software Assurance subscription. Please contact us to obtain your license key or link to download OEM.
  • If you don't have a Software Assurance subscription you can upgrade for 50% off the base license price. Please contact us to obtain your discount coupon.
  • You can purchase new Pro 4 licenses with optional Technical Support and Software Assurance subscriptions via 2Checkout.


Check Your Upgrade Path

  • If you are running Pro 0.X, 1.X or Trinity 2.X - there is no upgrade path to Pro 4. You will need to install Pro 4 and manually re-create your services.
  • If you are running Pro 3.X - ensure you have upgraded to the latest version of Pro 3 first. This is important as earlier versions of Pro 3 have a bug which means your service configuration cannot be imported into Pro 4. Then install Pro 4 and migrate your services as part of the installation process.


Download The Correct Version Of FireDaemon Pro 4

Via the links below:

  • If you are running a 64-bit Microsoft operating system please download the 64-bit (x64) version of FireDaemon Pro 4
  • If you are running a 32-bit Microsoft operating system please download the 32-bit (x86) version of FireDaemon Pro 4.


Prepare for the FireDaemon Pro 4 Upgrade

  • If you are upgrading Pro 4 from an earlier version of Pro 4, your Pro 4 services will be stopped and restarted as part of the upgrade. If you have FireDaemon Fusion 6 installed, this will be restarted as part of the upgrade too.
  • If you are upgrading to Pro 4 from Pro 3, you will have the opportunity to import your existing Pro 3 services during the upgrade. Please ensure you have backed up your service definitions in advance. Additionally, ensure you have updated FireDaemon Pro 3 to the latest build before upgrading. Your Pro 3 services will be stopped, migrated and then started again under Pro 4 control.


New Features Specific To This Build

  • None


Fixes Specific To This Build

  • GUI crash when clicking on CPU bindings on 32-bit machines with > 32 or 64-bit machines with > 64 cores
  • Correctly update CPU bindings after loading a service definition file
  • Ensured that "Run In Session" really starts the service executable in the current user's session
  • Restart Scheduling "Till following" always reset to 12:00AM
  • Crash on Windows XP when editing a system service associated with a hardware profile
  • Updated start menu shortcuts and links to documentation.


Download

FireDaemon Pro x64 4.0.57

For 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems

August 2018


FireDaemon Pro x86 4.0.57

For 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems

August 2018


Bugs? Issues? Feature Requests?

Tell us what you think! All feedback gratefully received!


Screenshots

FireDaemon Pro 4 - FireDaemon Services

FireDaemon Pro 4 - System Services

FireDaemon Pro 4 - System Information

FireDaemon Pro 4 - Service Definition

FireDaemon Pro 4 - Schedules

FireDaemon Pro 4 - Duration Schedule

FireDaemon Pro 4 - Windows Service Definition