Software Test Release

  Date: 3/15/06

     Product: WinRVM (PC ver)
            Rev: 1.5.1

  Author: Randy Dellinger

This is a beta version of software, it has not been fully tested yet.

When rebooting an RVM because it's not responding, now log "RVM n not responding, rebooting it".

In RS485 mode, now send an address character prior to sending a NAK or RETRY packet. This fixes the following problem: WinRVM would reboot the RVM if the RVM was off while WinRVM tried to initially communicate then the RVM was turned on before WinRVM gave up on the communications.

Added Tekomatic FTP server configuration to the default FTP list. There are now 3 default FTP configurations: Envipco, Crinc, Tekomatic.
If upgrading to this version of WinRVM and you want to select the Tekomatic server, you'll need to click "Edit FTP server configurations" from the Host Options, then click "Reset to defaults". You must then set "Connect via" in the the Host Options to "Tekmotic".

Installation Notes:
If setting up WinRVM on a PC for the first time, follow the installation instructions first!

To upgrade from an older version of WinRVM, you have several choices:

a) The easy way. Run WinRVM and select "Host | Check for WinRVM program update" and choose "yes" to install the new version. This will also download the latest WinRVM documentation to your PC. After the update is complete, click "Help | About" to verify the correct version of WinRVM was loaded.
Note: if WinRVM says you must perform a full install, follow choice b. This version will not be available this way until beta testing is complete.


  1. Uninstall your old version of WinRVM via "start | control panel | add or remove programs". 
    Your old WinRVM program settings/options will be maintained. This step isn't mandatory, but will prevent numerous copies of WinRVM from displaying in the add/remove app.

  2. Exit all running programs.

  3. Download the self-extracting setup program: WinRVM151Setup.exe (3.9 MB).
    If you want to install WinRVM on a different PC and the only method you have to get the program there is via floppy disk:
    Run WinZip and open the Setup program ( .exe file). Unzip all the files (setup.exe, setup.lst,,, to multiple floppy disks. Copy all files to the other PC. In step 4 run setup.exe on the other PC.

  4. Run the exe file downloaded in step 3.
    Note: for Win 2000 or Win XP you may need to log in as administrator to run the setup program, otherwise you may receive errors such as "unable to register file".
    The installation program may ask you to reboot your PC and rerun the setup program. 
    If the setup program displays "Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system" after rebooting and running setup a second time, click here.
    If the setup program displays "A file being copied is not newer than the file currently on your system. It is recommended that you keep your existing file. Do you want to keep this file?", answer "Yes".

  5. You may delete the setup program downloaded in step 3 if desired.

  6. If you didn't previously download from WinRVM 1.36, download it, unzip, and copy prompt.ini to \cf1500.

c) Manual installation. Copy WinRVM.exe (inside to c:\program files\WinRVM.

other versions of WinRVM