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Active Administrator 8.4 - Release Notes

Resolved issues

Inactive Accounts: An error occurred while processing domain "". Index was out of range.


Alert cleared notification incorrectly sent when an AD Health alert moves from pending to cleared state.


Null reference error in scheduled security reports.


Updated audit agent security.


The Diagnostic Console does not open when clicking Diagnose after installing the upgrade to

Active Administrator® 8.3.


Issues with agents communicating with the server due to the DAAgent.xml file.


Azure® Active Directory® Connect error occurs when referencing the Get-ADSyncScheduler

cmdlet with some Azure® Active Directory® Connect versions.


ADS memory usage keeps growing.


Active Directory® object backups made prior to Update 3 which exceed 2GB in size cannot be restored.


Unable to push out Directory Analyzer agent to trusted forest. Receiving an error that, “No site information was provided.”


Performance improvement for loading domain controller site information.


Restore issue: Unable to find or browse to a number of Active Directory® user accounts


Unable to restore deleted user.


DNS alert incorrect.


Reports fail for more than 20 days and FISMO roles are incorrectly shown.


Workstation logon agent - only some machines are reporting logon events.


Error occurred while attempting to load the Directory Analyzer tree.


Active Directory Health Ineffective GPO’s report error - Disabled GPO links incorrect.


System requirements

The system requirements are the same for all components of Quest® Active Administrator®. Before installing or upgrading Active Administrator® 8.4, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Server hardware requirements

The server is the computer where you install the server component of Active Administrator.


The following table outlines the server hardware requirements.


1 GHz or higher


Hard disk space

100 MB

Operating system

NOTE: Active Administrator® does not support Microsoft® Nano Server 2016.

Server software requirements

The following table outlines the server software requirements.


.NET Framework v. 4.5.2 and 4.6

Install either the Full or Standalone version. Do not install just the Client Profile.

Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)

GPMC is included with Windows Server® 2008 R2 and later, but is not installed with the operating system. Use Server Manager to install GPMC. After installation, enable GPMC through the Server Manager Add Features Wizard.

You can launch the Add Features Wizard through Control Panel | Programs and Features | Turn Windows features on or off. Alternatively, from the command line, use ServerManagerCmd -install GPMC.

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