release notes.txt Driver File Contents (Chipset_Driver_J95RR_WN32_16.2.55.275_A01.EXE)

Thunderbolt(TM) Software Release Notes
This document is the release notes for version of the Thunderbolt software

Supported Operating Systems
  Windows* 7   32-bit
  Windows* 7   64-bit
  Windows* 8.1 64-bit
  Windows* 10  64-bit

Windows Update submission ID:
- TH2: 1152921504625981591
- RS1: 1152921504625981261

Supported Thunderbolt Controllers
  DSL4510/4410  Series - "Redwood Ridge"   
  DSL5520/5320  Series - "Falcon Ridge"    
  DSL5110       Series - "Thunderbolt LP"  
  DSL6540/6340  Series - "Alpine Ridge"    (Tested with NVM rev 21)
  JHL6540/6340  Series - "Alpine Ridge"    (Tested with NVM rev 9)
  JHL6240       Series - "Alpine Ridge LP" (Tested with NVM rev 4)

  - Added support for NonAdmin mode through installer switch. 
    Run setup.msi NONADMIN=1 when installing the Thunderbolt SW package in order to allow user 
    without administrator privileges to approve devices.
  - Changes in MUP to support white space in executable name. Also removed SubVendorId attribute.
  - Change in Installer to set AutoConnect mode by default for Thunderbolt Networking connections.
  - Fix for QoS misleading popup, including fixed bandwidth calculation and relaxed conditions.
  - Fix for WMI registration issue leading to display empty UI (and eventually PCIe enumeration 
    drop in SL1).

  - Added support for Windows* 10 Anniversary Update (RS1) 64-bit.
  - Added QoS Bandwidth computation and user notification
  - Added QoS Multi-function PCIe device handling
  - System Tray application reports NVM minor version in the Details form
  - Updated SDK API, Samples and SDK documentation to support the NVM minor version reporting
  - Added conditional application starter to improve boot time when no device connected
  - Added support for TI TPS65983 PD Controller in SW, SDK API and samples
  - Networking driver is unloaded on cable disconnect instead of reporting link down
  - General improvements and bug fixes (see "Fixed Issues" section below for more details)

  - Hotfix: Application GUI does not pop up on device hotplug after initial package installation
  - HVCI compliance per Microsoft Device Guard recommendations

  - Added support for Alpine Ridge LP and Alpine Ridge C-step (including FW Update SDK)
  - Added Firmware Update progress indication in FW Update SDK and samples
  - Added SDK sample to update Firmware on device only
  - Added support for devices made of multiple controllers
  - Added support for external GPU user notifications
  - Added RSS support to Thunderbolt Networking to improve performance capabilities
  - General improvements and bug fixes

  - Hotfix: added user notification when update needed for the Thunderboltâ¢3 port to function properly.   
    For more information go to

  - Optimization in Firmware update flow to speed-up the NVM flashing process
  - System Tray application reports software & firmware component versions in the Details form
  - Updated SDK sample to add support for Power Delivery firmware version 
  - General improvements and bug fixes

  -  Added Firmware Update SDK for devices based on L6000 controller series.   

  -  Added support for Windows* 10 64-bit.
  -  Added support for L6000 controller series.
  -  Added support for L4000 controller series on Windows* 10 64-bit only.
  -  Added support INF based installation.
     * All drivers must be installed separately to have the complete functionality.
     * Installing Thunderbolt Controller driver (tbtxxx) triggers the full SW package installation.
     * Installing Thunderbolt Networking driver (tp2pxxx) installs the Thunderbolt Networking Support.
  -  Added Auto-connect mode for Thunderbolt Networking connections without user approval need.
  -  Added a desktop icon for fast access to an adjacent PC over a Thunderbolt Networking connection.
  -  Added End-to-End mode support for L6000 controller series to enhance Thunderbolt Networking performance.
  -  Added support for safe mode notification for L6000 controller series.
  -  Enhanced Firmware Update SDK for L6000 controller series support.
  -  Added support for Apple* Boot Camp.

  -  General improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.19
  -  SW supports hosts with multiple Thunderbolt controllers.
  -  This SW package no longer supports the L4000 controller series. For support of L4000
     controllers please use SW package 2.5.7.

Version 2.5.7:
  -  SW will now create a Thunderbolt network when connecting two hosts via Thunderbolt 
     controllers: Windows-to-Windows and Windows-to-MacOS, on L5000 and L5110 controllers.
  -  For better usability, the SysTray application can be activated through its binary
     shortcut from the Windows Start menu as well.

Version 2.0.4:
  -  Added support for L5110 controllers. 
  -  Added a service component to the SW stack.
  -  The SW components (driver, service and System Tray application) will start automatically 
     when a new Thunderbolt device is connected and will go down when no devices are connected
     (except if user has one of these screens open: Settings, Manage Approved Devices).
  -  When Policy settings are changed via the system tray application the settings are applied 
     to connected devices without the need to disconnect them.
  -  System Tray application displays error messages when in No Security mode (Legacy mode).
  -  System Tray application supports moving devices from "connect once" to "always connect" via
     the Approve Devices dialog.
  -  When a non-admin connects a new device there will be a persistent dialog indicating the 
     new device (instead of a balloon that disappears). 
  -  Removed support from Windows 8 32b & 64b and from Windows 8.1 32b.

Version 1.5:
  -  Added toast notifications to notify users on need to approve newly connected devices (Win8,
     Win 8.1) 

Version 1.4:
  -  Added support for Win 8.1 32b & 64b.

Fixed Issues
4927384a QoS warning appears on Alpine Ridge device when DP consumes all the link bandwidth.
4927384b QoS warning incorrectly reported when connecting two 4K monitors.

4927271 GUI tree is reported as empty after cold boot to OS while devices are connected.

4926352 When security level is "Secure Connect", after disconnecting and reconnecting devices while
        the PC is in sleep mode, the authorization window will not automatically open but the devices
        still need to be re-authorized.

4926536 Application GUI does not pop up on device hot-plug after initial package installation.

4926798 Thunderbolt.exe is managed code and will have impact on boot time even if the Systray 
        Application should not be running (e.g. no Thunderbolt device is connected).

4927148 Once a Thunderbolt networking session is established, restarting one peer may leave the 
        Connection Status of the remote peer to be reported incorrectly as well as the Thunderbolt 
        Networking menu being greyed out, even if the networking functionality is still working.

4927198 Once a Thunderbolt networking session is established, the GUI tree may be not showing the 
        remote peer after this one is restarted.

4927150 In some timing race conditions the Systray Application icon does not appear, and should 
        be launched manually.

4927167 Unable to access remote peer using the "Desktop Icon"/"My computer icon" when the name
        of the remote PC was changed.

4927180 Unable to access remote peer using the "Desktop Icon"/"My computer icon" when the Thunderbolt
        Service was restarted.

4927195 A device white listed in Security Level 1 (i.e. "User Authorization") will not be authorized
        when moving to Security Level 2 (i.e. "Secure Connect") until it is removed from the white list
        and reinserted.

4927199 When no Thunderbolt Controller is present, running manually the Thunderbolt Software may 
        report incorrectly a need for Firmware Update.

4927217 No authorization window appear for device approval after Sx resume when "Wake on Thunderbolt"
        is disabled in BIOS.

4927179 In some languages (ENU, JPN, PTB) the eGPU toast notification is truncated.

4927205 Systray Application does not start after restarting the PC with Thunderbolt Device connected.

4927227 After performing INF upgrade, the Thunderbolt SW is indeed not installed.

4926842 Upon Thunderbolt networking connection, it is possible to delete the peer icon located on the
        desktop, however it will be restored on desktop refresh (pressing F5)

Known Issues
4926127 In this version the SW stack goes down when the last device is disconnected. However, 
        the system tray application will stay up if the last device is disconnected within a few
        seconds of the user changing the settings. 

4926928 Concurrent install/upgrade can lead the Thunderbolt Software to be partially installed if it is 
        run unattended while another MSI process is already running. In such a case the Thunderbolt
        software should be removed and re-installed.

4927310 Connecting a Thunderbolt device in the middle of the Thunderbolt Software installation process
        may lead the software to miss the automatic launch when installation is done. 
        Disconnecting the device for at least 10sec and reconnecting it will trigger the software again.
   -  The Thunderbolt Networking implementation does not support Link aggregation (a.k.a. NIC teaming) 
      via the OS.

Legal Information
Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Copyright(C) 2013-2016 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
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