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Active Administrator 8.6.3 - Release Notes

Quest® Active Administrator® 8.6.3

Quest® Active Administrator® 8.6.3

About this release

Active Administrator is a complete, integrated, and proactive Microsoft® Active Directory® administration solution that fills the management gaps system-provided tools leave behind. From a single console, the solution addresses the most important areas of Active Directory including security and delegation, auditing and alerting, backup and recovery, Group Policy, health and replication, and accounts and configurations. Active Administrator makes it easier and faster than system-provided tools to meet auditing requirements, tighten security, maintain business continuity, and increase IT efficiency.

Active Administrator 8.6.3 is a patch release, with new features and functionality. See Resolved issues.

Resolved issues

Certificates installed using Active Administrator are not displayed in CertMgr.msc or CertLM.msc.


Scheduling Active Directory Health Purge is not functioning properly on non-English SQL database servers.



Issues with the GPO repository.

Resolution: A new GPO repository is included in this release.


Audit agents on Windows 2012 domain controllers cannot connect to the SQL database

using the MS SQL Native Client 11.


Resetting the default domain controller policy with dcgpofix causes the policy to become orphaned in Active Administrator.


Error when adding a new Active Directory Health agent to monitor a domain controller “where at least one of the following AD properties are not set: dNSHostName, ServerReference, msDS-SiteName.


Certificate Repository Report does not contain the correct data.


Inactive account tasks failing when the option to leave users in place is selected.


Known issues

The following is a list of known issues to exist at the time of release.

Table 2. Known issues

Unable to add a large number of certificates (50+) to a repository when running Azure Active Directory Connect on monitored computers.


AD Health: An object reference error is generated when attempting to delete a custom event log item that was not deployed to all DCs.



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