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Active Administrator 8.4 - Whats New

What's New in Active Administrator

Active Administrator® 8.4 is the latest release of Quest Software's complete solution for managing Microsoft® Active Directory® health, delegation, accounts, GPOs, recovery and security auditing, and certificate and DNS management. This document provides a highlight of these improvements.

This document highlights key features new in this release. For more information about these or any features, see the Quest Active Administrator 8.4 User Guide.

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Additional Supported Platforms

The following platforms are now supported in Active Administrator.

SQL Server® 2019

License adjustments

The Active Administrator Domain Name System (DNS) module is now included with the base Active Administrator license and the Active Directory Health license instead of being separately licensed.

Active Directory Health enhancements

Some module names have been updated.

Directory Analyzer has been updated to Active Directory Health Analyzer.
Directory Troubleshooter has been updated to Active Directory Health Troubleshooter.
Added a General Data Collector named Orphaned group policy objects exist. Select Active Directory Health | Agents | Data Collectors | Domain Controllers | General.
Added data collectors — Hard drive failed, Memory degrade, and Power supply failed.
Added domain controller alerts — Hard disk drive, Physical memory, and Power supply — to indicate when issues have been detected each component on the domain controller.
Added support for SNMP alert notification. Select Active Directory Health | Alerts | Notifications | SNMP Alert Notification.
Added the option to Filter Log Entries to the Analyzer Agent Log display. Select Active Directory Health | Agents | Analyzer Agents | View Agent Log.
Added the option to Filter Installed Applications by Name to the Active Directory Health Analyzer Installed Applications display. Select Active Directory Health | Analyzer | Monitored Domain Controllers | Applications tab.
Added the option to Filter Installed Windows Updates by Name to the Active Directory Health Analyzer Updates display. Select Active Directory Health | Analyzer | Monitored Domain Controllers | Updates tab.
Added the option to schedule when alerts will be muted for selected objects. Select Active Directory Health | Analyzer | Schedule Mute. To display a schedule outlining when alerts will be muted for selected objects, select Active Directory Health | Analyzer | Mute Schedule.
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