[syslog-ng-announce] syslog-ng Agent for Windows 5 LTS (5.0.1) has been released

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Fri May 24 17:48:38 CEST 2013

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng Agent for Windows
VERSION             : 5 LTS (5.0.1)
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : May 24, 2013


  A new stable version of syslog-ng Agent for Windows (5 LTS (5.0.1)) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 5.0.x branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


5 LTS (5.0.1)
  Tue, 21 May 2013 14:08:42 +0100

  Dear syslog-ng Premium Edition Users,

  A new long-term supported version of the syslog-ng Agent for Windows has been

  To read about the new features of syslog-ng Agent for Windows 5 LTS (5.0.1),
  see the What's New guide at:

  The main new features include:

  * Reliable Log Transfer Protocol™ support
  * Customizable hostnames
  * Better control over internal messages
  * Flow controlled destinations
  * More flexibility in file source handling
  * Wildcards in Event Source names
  * New macros and template functions
  * Customizable MARK messages
  * Support for the Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 platforms

  This version of the Agent is a major update over previous versions and to
  provide a seamless experience for the users of syslog-ng Premium Edition on
  other platforms some minor but incompatible changes were made regarding the
  configuration settings. This might require you to review your settings.
  Please review the "Changes on the graphical interface", "Removed
  functionality" and "Other changes" sections of the What's New guide
  carefully before upgrading.

  The documentation of syslog-ng Agent for Windows 5 LTS, including the
  installation and user guides is available in PDF, HTML, and single-page
  HTML format at:


  Upgrading to syslog-ng Agent for Windows version 5.0.1 is supported only
  from syslog-ng Agent version 4.0.x (any release in the 4.0 line)

   * When upgrading a machine running version 4.0.x in standalone
     mode, run the .exe installer and verify that the displayed information
     is correct.
   * When upgrading a machine running version 4.0.x in domain
     mode, follow the steps described in section 'Installing the syslog-ng
     Agent on the hosts of a domain' of the documentation.
     The system will automatically recognize that the new package will
     update the syslog-ng Agent for Windows package.

Kind Regards,

BalaBit IT Security


  Download the latest binaries from:

  Note that to download the binaries, you have to login into your MyBalaBit

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