Turbo August 2019 VM Update

The latest version of Turbo VM is now available in the Turbo Hub.

Turbo recommends always using the latest release version of Windows 10 or Windows Server to receive the latest features and security updates.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! Added support for the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, build 18941 (20H1).
  • New! Registering a service in a container with Merge isolation will install the service on the host.
  • Improved! Turbo-packaged applications are now compatible with Carbon Black security software.
  • Settings for SnapshotDirectories are honored for containerized applications to better support legacy 32-bit applications with hard-coded paths running on 64-bit systems.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Rare deadlock results in a hang at application startup on Windows 10.
  • On systems with Integrity Software SofTrack, packaged applications may crash at startup.
  • Internet Explorer ignores certain container isolated registry settings.
  • Container does not shut down when installed as a service and the service is stopped.
  • Application may crash when inserting a blank DVD while a File Open/Save Dialog is open.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo VM: 19.6.1427.11

 

Turbo June 2019 VM Update

The latest version of Turbo VM is now available in the Turbo Hub.

Turbo recommends always using the latest release version of Windows 10 or Windows Server to receive the latest features and security updates.

This update includes improvements to antivirus software compatibility, faster startup performance, and a new system drive hiding capability.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! The system drive (such as C:\) can be hidden from the user interface of an application with the new --hide-drive flag. This flag is available for the run, new, try, and start verbs.
  • Improved! TLS DLLs are initialized from memory instead of dynamic files to improve compatibility with security software.
  • Improved! Application performance is improved through optimized process working set utilization in the Turbo VM Engine.
  • Improved! Renaming virtual directories when the default isolation is set to Merge is now supported. This improves compatibility with the Node.js Package Manager, fixing certain npm install errors.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Citrix Receiver with the Single Sign-on plugin fails to load Microsoft Visual C Runtime 2005.
  • Container processes do not terminate gracefully in rare cases, resulting in the operating system logging an Application Crash event.
  • On systems with Symantec Endpoint Protection, packaged applications may fail to load Microsoft Visual C Runtime with Error R6031 due to a race condition.
  • Packaged applications fail to load the correct DLL if a file with the same name but incorrect architecture is found first.
  • Packaged applications do not behave correctly when running on systems configured to use shims from Compatibility Administrator or Run in Compatibility Mode due to incorrect system DLLs being loaded in the bootstrap process.
  • Internet Explorer running in a container with the Spawn COM servers within virtualized environment setting enabled opens the website when a user double clicks a .url shortcut on the host device. The expected behavior in this case is to have a host Internet Explorer instance open the website.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo VM: 19.3.1392.2

 

Turbo May 2019 VM Update

The latest version of Turbo VM is now available in the Turbo Hub.

This update has been tested and validated for compatibility with Windows 10 1903, also known as Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

Turbo recommends always using the latest release version of Windows 10 or Windows Server to receive the latest features and security updates.

In addition, this update includes additional performance, reliability, and compatibility improvements.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Application startup and execution performance has been improved via improved executable page mapping logic.
  • Splash images now render prior to execution of the startup script. This provides immediate user feedback on launch even for long-running startup scripts.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Error message 0x0003: 5 displays when an application tries to start in a Windows AppContainer.
  • Antivirus false positive due to cmd.exe stub executable binary not being signed.
  • COM activation of 32-bit Office 365 components may fail on 64-bit operating systems.
  • Rare intermittent Turbo VM crash may occur during application shutdown.
  • MySQL startup may result in infinite loop.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo VM: 18.12.1378.8

 

Turbo December 2018 VM Updates

The latest version of Turbo VM is now available in the Turbo Hub.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Added support for the latest Windows build, Windows 10 Insider Preview 18305.
  • Added a new IsolateDrive ability to hide specified drives from virtualized applications.
  • Added a new IsolateDDE flag to isolate DDE messages coming from outside the container.
  • Added a new ExtendedAppLockerCompatibility flag that disables AppLocker DLL rules that are incompatible with virtualization.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Fixed a compatibility bug in WriteCopy registry isolation when running native installation of Office 365 under VM.
  • Fixed a compatibility bug that prevented some Autodesk applications from being able to load specific DLLs.
  • Fixed a compatibility bug with the SPACE GASS application.
  • Fixed a rare crash during application startup when SentinelOne security software is present.
  • Fixed a condition that could cause process hang during startup in rare conditions.
  • Improved shutdown processing during ExitProcess calls. This ensures that data is correctly flushed to files if managed by buffered C streams and the C library was linked statically to the application.
  • Allow running the 64-bit version of PowerShell. Previously attempting to start a 64-bit PowerShell instance resulted in start of the 32-bit version.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo VM: 18.12.1378

 

Turbo December 2018 Client Updates

Turbo clients will automatically update unless otherwise specified by the administrator.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Image upgrades with layered session state preservation are now performed by default during turbo run.
  • Isolation mode override flag --isolate=[full|write-copy|merge] is now available for portable application outputs.
  • Support for additional Security Support Providers (SSPs), enabling authentication via Kerberos, NLA, and more.
  • The Turbo for PC installer now uses HTTPS to download components.
  • The Turbo for Mac client has been updated with improved support for copy-and-paste between native and virtualized environments, support for the Windows hidden files flag, and improved diagnostic logging.
  • The Turbo for Android and Turbo for Chromebook clients now support Single Sign-On.
  • The working directory may now be specified in the image configuration. The clean image has been updated to maintain backwards compatibility with the new behavior.

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Images are not extracted in the local repository folder when using portable applications.
  • Subsequent executions of a portable executions may crash under some circumstances.
  • The installer UI may not disappear until the associated portable application is closed.
  • The turbo rm command fails when an improperly named container folder exists.
  • The turbo installi command may check the local user repository for images even when the --all-users flag is specified.
  • The turbo installi command may not create a valid application shortcut when startup file arguments are specified.
  • Turbo for PC ignores the Allow access to local user folders setting when using on-premise Hub Server.
  • Improved support for Azure AD and ADFS authentication in Turbo for Mac.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo for PC: 18.12.1831.0
  • Turbo for Mac: 18.12.1624
  • Turbo for Android: 18.12.2
  • Turbo VM: 18.10.1321.7

 

Turbo Client and VM Updates, November 2018

Users will be automatically updated to the latest version of Turbo Client and VM.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Support for containerizing Cygwin (Linux environment on Windows)
  • Support for additional Security Support Providers (SSPs), enabling new authentication methods
  • Containers now respect the working directory setting from the image configuration. (Previously the working directory was based on the current directory of the turbo.exe process.)
  • Turbo VM honors the SYSTEM attribute for virtualized files.
  • Ability to set the minimum thread stack size in the image configuration

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Turbo Client installation can fail if the installer is not executed from the correct folder.
  • The turbo pull command is not listed in turbo help.
  • Fixed behavior of container thread local storage (TLS) initialization
  • Fixed behavior of asynchronous I/O into sandbox

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Client: 18.11.1806.0
  • Turbo VM: 18.10.1321.7

Turbo Support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Available

Turbo is pleased to announce immediate availability of Turbo support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

All Turbo products – including Turbo VM, Turbo Client, Turbo Server, and Turbo Studio – have been updated for compatibility and application migration capability. The version number for these updates is 18.10.

This update is required for compatibility with Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Build 1809). We strongly recommend this update for all users on the latest version of Windows 10.

Turbo Client and Turbo VM will automatically update if auto updates are enabled.

The latest Turbo Client and VM are also available for download at turbo.net/download.

Turbo Studio 18.10 is available for download at turbo.net/studio/download.

Turbo Server 18.10 is available for download at: turbo.net/server/download.

Keep legacy apps running on Windows 10 with Turbo VM

With the increasing pace of Windows 10 updates, including Semi-Annual Channel updates every 6 months and Microsoft support limited to 18-month servicing periods for most releases, it is more important than ever to isolate legacy applications from the underlying operating system.

Turbo VM provides an intermediation layer that automatically mitigates incompatibilities introduced in new versions of Windows. This update continues Turbo’s 10+ year record of maintaining full application compatibility for our enterprise clients.

Need help migrating legacy applications? Contact us now

We hope you enjoy the latest updates to Turbo.

Turbo Client and VM Updates, March 29

Users will be automatically updated to the latest version of Turbo Client and VM.

New and Improved

This update includes the following new features and improvements:

  • New! Support for SQL Server Management Studio 2017
  • New! Upgraded to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 component to support TLS 1.2
  • New! Improved performance for large executables/DLLs, including Microsoft Power BI
  • Improved handling of side-by-side assemblies, manifests, and policy files in containers
  • Logs from Turbo VM are written to OutputDebugString if an error occurs during initialization

Bug Fixes

This update includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Jobs sent to the print spooler from containerized applications may fail to print.
  • The Turbo Launcher is unresponve while loading a large list of application versions.
  • The turbo commit command fails when using old images with an incorrect error message.
  • The metadata for the Turbo Client MSI installer is incorrect.

Version Numbers

The component version numbers for this release are:

  • Turbo Client: 18.3.1699.0
  • Turbo VM: 18.3.1277.0