History of the ASTER

v2.21 26-10-2017

  • Added support for Windows 10 (1709 build 16299)

v2.20 11-09-2017

  • Ability of relogin and delayed login of workplaces was added.
  • Some Windows 7 and 8 related monitor settings issues were fixed.
  • Support of monitors, touchscreens and HID was improved.
  • Screen-saver PowerSaver for energy saving on inactive workplaces was added.
  • Compatibility with the spacedesk driver on Windows 7 and 8 was added.
  • Ability to assign webcams to workplaces was added.
  • Some bugs was fixed


  • Massive update of Windows 10 to the 15063 build revealed some problems in the beta version 2.19, this version had required a significant revision and was renamed to 2.20.

v2.18 12-04-2017

  • Support of Windows 10 build 15063 was added.
  • Fixed a bug - the flicker at the stage "Logon screen".


  • Support for HID type touch screens on Windows 8, 10, which do not require driver installation.
  • (Not verified) support for HID type graphics tablets on Windows 8, 10, which do not require driver installation.
  • Elimination of influence of the HID-button keyboards and mice from additional workplaces to the first workplace.
  • Support for DOD-monitors, in particular DisplayLink monitors, is now turned on by default (applies only to Windows 10 build 14393 and above).
  • Prohibited display class device drivers installation while ASTER is turned on.
  • Fixed trial period activation deny problem.

v2.16 05-11-2016

  • Optional support for display devices (display-only devices), including support for DisplayLink monitors with a new driver on Windows 10 build 14393 and above

v2.15 12-10-2016

  • Fixed a bug ASTER CORE ERROR 4 (64.000000.000000.69.000000.000001.-55)
  • Change for a more sustainable sound operation
  • Improved support for full-screen mode in games
  • Support for Xbox controllers such as joystick and gamepad

v2.14 14-08-2016

  • Reduce the effect lowering FPS on the additional workplaces;
  • Reduced the probability of the effect of the lack of sound devices;

v2.13 07-08-2016

  • Support of Windows 10 build 14393 was added
  • Improved GUI
  • Some bugs was fixed:
    - trial period activation error
    - limitations of full screen modes
    - unstable boot after a system updates

v2.12 15-07-2016

  • Support of Windows 10 build 10586.494 was added
  • Improved GUI
  • Option of transfer of license was added
  • Some bugs was fixed:
    - antivirus incompatibility

v2.11 01-04-2016

  • Improvement for RDP connection with the reverse order of displays assignment ;
  • Screen energy saving imitation for separated video cards by sending the commands on/off to the screens ;
  • We have added the possibility of ASTER deactivation in order to transfer the license to the other PC. ;


  • Substantial changes in display management;
  • Power saving monitor mode is blocked (use blank screensaver instead)
  • Display settings do not persist on system shutdown and on user sign out (please set the desired resolution for each display before enabling the ASTER software);
  • The "defer updates" option of Windows Update is checked ON forcibly, so the major system upgrades (new builds) will not be installed automatically as soon as they are released. It will let you continue running multiple users while we are adapting the ASTER for the new system build (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/defer-upgrades-in-windows-10)


  • Added support for Windows 10 build 10586
  • Power saving monitor mode is blocked (use screensaver instead)


  • Changes for supporting fullscreen graphics apps (inc. games) - ;
  • Fixed issue with the 1st station's screen getting blank while executing autostart

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