Active Administrator 6.X Version History
Active Administrator 22.214.171.1240 GA (6 December 2012)
Please see the Release Notes that can be downloaded with the product.
Active Administrator 126.96.36.1994 Beta (28 August 2012)
ENH New ‘autorun’ function provides easy installation and access to documentation from a single interface.
ENH New event definitions allow users to audit and be notified when changes are made to Active Templates and when Active Template delegations are added, modified and removed.
ENH Active Templates - including Delegations and Categories - have been completely redesigned and re-written to improve operational perfomance.
ENH New Module! Enables users to manage AD sites, replication, subnets, site links and global catalog servers without having to leave the Active Administrator Console.
ENH New Module! Enables users to manage trust relationships without having to leave the Active Administrator Console.
ENH Added to the Console's Auditing module the ability to view the Alert History. Previously this was viewable only through the Active Administrator Server Management console.
ENH New Module! Dashboard provides at-a-glance graphical summary Active Directory data such as enabled and disabled user count, locked user count, group count, and the top 5 events and alerts from the last 24 hours.
ENH Users can now create and use their own customized alert notification templates.
ENH Automated maintenance of the Active Administrator database can now be scheduled to run on a one-time, once-a-day, weekly, or monthly basis.
ENH Alert Filtering has been enhanced to include filters based on event ID's, sources, categories, the computer that the modification was made on, as well as the account that made the change.
ENH Operators can now purge the history of inactive users and computers or archive it to another Active Administrator database for later viewing and reporting, with the flexibility of either scheduling the purge/archive operation or performing it manually.
ENH Product licensing is now centralized at the Active Administrator Server, eliminating the need to license individual Consoles.
ENH The Security and Delegation module's 'Manage Domain Controllers' dialog now includes a search filter to enhance the selection of a preferred DC.
ENH Notification Alerts for changes to Active Templates can now be sent to multiple recipients.
ENH Users can now configure multiple purge schedules with the ability to select different events for each scheduled purge.
ENH Active Administrator agent tasks (deploy, remove, update, etc.) are now perfomed as 'fire-and-forget' operations that include automatic retry of agent tasks if they fail - without having to reenter configuration data!
ENH The licensing system now uses files with an '.asc' extension instead of a 'lic' extension and an evaluation license is required before the product can be evaluated.
ENH Integration of Quest One Quick Connect, which can be installed and started from the Active Administrator Console (separate license required).
ENH Security and Delegation and Group Policy responsiveness and perfomance has been improved
ENH The Server Configuration Report now includes an option to omit information regarding deployed Agents, which can reduce the time needed to run the report.
ENH The Auditing and Reporting module's 'Report Results Preview' now includes resizable and sortable columns for tags and comments.
ENH New event definitions to capture User logon/logoff and lock/unlock events on Workstations. (Required workstation agent can be installed via Group Policy.)
Active Administrator 188.8.131.52 GA (10 August 2012)
FIX Updated product to include the Quest Transaction Product Agreement (TPA).
FIX Changed the default Software Improvement Program option to 'opt-out' instead of ‘opt-in’.
FIX Updated copyright information for all components to indicate Quest instead of ScriptLogic with one exception, the application's splashscreen.
FIX Group policy links were not visible for any other domain except the root forest domain under the Group Policy Objects tab. This item was previously available as a hotfix.
FIX Corrected an issue that prevented rollbacks to a previous Audit Agent version after upgrading the AA Server Management console. This item was previously available as a hotfix.
FIX While the Advanced Agent was running it was not possible to delete thousands of user accounts using the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) tool. This item was previously available as a hotfix.
Active Administrator 184.108.40.2068 GA (17 October 2011)
ENH The Start Pages for both the Administrative and Server Management consoles have been improved.
ENH Active Templates (ATs) can now be configured to automatically 'expire' at the end of a specified date.
ENH Active Templates (ATs) have been organized into Categories for better presentation.
ENH Users can save custom ATs into a pre-defined Category or into ones they create.
ENH A history of alert notifications sent is now maintained in the database and viewable in both the ASM and Active Administrator Consoles.
ENH Improved out-of-the-box experience by providing predefined alerts.
ENH Notification Alert Limiter feature allows the ability to apply limits to the number of notification alerts sent.
ENH Notification Alert Quiet Times provides users the ability to disable alert notification emails during specified periods.
ENH Notification Alert Suspension feature allows users to suspend notifications of only alerts but continues to log alerts to the alert history log.
ENH Notification Alert Thresholds enable alert rollup and introduces intelligent alerting by allowing Users to setup alerts and apply notification threshold rules.
ENH The HTML template used by the alerts (first introduced in version 5.0) has been updated for v6.0
ENH ScriptLogic Software Improvement Program framework for both ASM and Console
ENH Efficiency of Agent activation and deactivation operations has been improved.
ENH Event definitions can now be filtered within the AA Server's Event Definition’s tab, Create Alert wizard, and Edit Alert dialog.
ENH New event definition for Kerberos authentication ticket (TGT) for (event IDs672 and 4768)
ENH Trustees and Permissions' has been enhanced to provide more granular control of application access
ENH Audit report definitions are now centrally stored and configured in the database instead of on each local Console installation.
ENH Audit Reports can now be organized into Categories for better presentation.
ENH Users can save custom reports into a pre-defined Category or into ones they create.
ENH Improved out-of-the-box experience by providing predefined auditing reports
ENH The Auditing module's Description Mask filter now provides the ability to search the details of an event instead of only the event's description.
ENH The workflow when creating audit reports has been improved.
ENH Users can now add comments to audit entries and create reports filtered by those comments
ENH Users can now add custom tags to audit entries and create reports filtered by those tags
ENH Users can now email individual or multiple audit entries directly from the Auditing module's 'Report Results Preview' pane
ENH Users can now enable the event definition for Account Logon (event IDs 540 and 4624).
ENH Users have the ability to enter a description for any audit reports they create.
ENH Users now have the ability to search on both, the before and after values of AD object attribute changes.
ENH When performing AD Object or GPO restores, users are presented with a "Restore reason and comment" dialog to proactively document the audit trail.
ENH Quick AD Object Restore option on the Start Page to restore objects using a set of built-in default settings.
ENH Users can now invoke help from within the Console or ASM and have the information displayed be within the context of the screen or dialog.
ENH New Active Administrator application Event Definitions for GPO Repository actions
ENH Users can now reorder GPOs links to OUs and have the ability to block and unblock GPO inheritance on an OU.
ENH Users who do not have administrative rights in the domain can now manage GPOs in the offline repository.
ENH Visual enhancements to improve identification when one-half of a GPO (User or Machine) is disabled.
ENH When checking GPOs back into the repository users are presented with a dialog to enter check-in comments and proactively document the audit trail.
ENH New 'AD Replication Monitor' to help troubleshoot and monitor Active Directory replication.
ENH New schedulable 'Active Directory Assessment Reports' present information about how Active Directory is configured and its replication status.
ENH Introduction of 'Active Directory Account Maintenance', a utility that enables users to move user and computer accounts that have not logged on within a specified amount of time (inactive) to a user-specified containment area.
DEP The Console menu options for importing and exporting Active Templates has been removed.
DEP The command-line utility ‘DbConsole.exe.’ and its associated help file (‘help.txt’) have been removed.
FIX Link status of GPOs on the 'Group Policy Objects' tab wouldn't update after links were changed on the 'GPO by Container' tab
FIX Corrected an inconsistency in the naming format used when displaying domain accounts
FIX Context menu 'Move' option in Security and Delegation is now enabled only for the Domain partition
FIX Corrected issue that required the user to select the domain after adding GPOs to the Repository in order to see those GPOs
FIX An error no longer occurs when an account whose password never expires is restored with the 'Force change password at next logon' option enabled
FIX Corrected an issue where the name of an Active Template could consist of only ‘blank’ characters
FIX An alert condition with multiple 'OR' and 'Does Not Contain' conditional operators will not send an alert email
FIX Advanced agent running causes removal of 1000 or more users to fail using ADUCFIX Message "swADsReporter not installed correctly" is displayed when GPO Backups run after upgrading to AA 5.6
FIX Incorrect sort order when using View Report in the Active Administrator Console FIX The LDAP path in the 'Current path' field of the 'Search Active Directory' dialog invoked by the Console's Start Page is incorrect
FIX When selecting an OU or an unreachable computer and then clicking on the “Update Group Policy” button, you receive the following error “Refresh failed with error: 0x800706ba”
FIX When “Acquire Domain Controller status on start-up” is unchecked, newly installed domain controllers still appear under the heading “Domain Controllers with no Audit Agent” until the ASM is closed and re-opened
FIX Corrected a problem where some DCs were not displayed in the Console.
FIX Incorrect sort order when using View Report in the Active Administrator Console
FIX Changes to a GPO's settings appear in Auditing as a change in the GPO's Link(s) when originating from Windows 2003.
FIX Error 'The requested operation could not be performed' appears when updating Auditing Agents
FIX The ApplyActiveTemplateCMD utility sets specified perms as explicit and doesn't create Active Template
ENH Enhancement or new feature
DEP Deprecated functionality
FIX Fixed defect