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Active Administrator 8.7 - Release Notes

Quest® Active Administrator® 8.7

Quest® Active Administrator® 8.7

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 8.7 is a major release, with new features and functionality. See New features.

New features

As a result of ongoing research and development, and in response to customer feedback, the following enhancements have been made in this release of Active Administrator:

Resolved issues

AD Health agent performance window sometimes displays the incorrect agent.


GPO last changed date only updates if region setting is in English.


Audit agents cannot be installed after applying Microsoft KB (June 8, 2021—KB5003637).


Adding sites to a pooled agent does not give the option to add domain controllers in the site to be managed.


Certificate management object monitoring removal and re-adding issue.


Newly created accounts are detected as inactive due to a bad lastlogondate attribute.


Inactive accounts report not working due to timezone issues.


Changing the date or time for the datetime filter on Audit report resets the other value.


Unable to modify the schedule for an Assessment report.


Unable to update the schedule for the Configuration report.


Support for Windows 11 for the console.


Users with a comma (or certain other special characters) in their Common Name cannot be provisioned.


Adding domain controllers to DC management module causes the following error: "The given key was not present in the dictionary."


Documentation guidance updated for the number of domain controllers that can be monitored by one agent.


Diagnostic console is only available to the user who installed it.


When logging SQL exceptions the SQL account and clear text password are logged.


Audit event and report exclusions do not work properly if the users / groups being excluded are located in an OU outside of CN=Users.


Timezone for a scheduled task in formerly 8.5 or earlier Active Administrator databases were being incorrectly set to null.


Console sometimes closes unexpectedly when viewing agent status details by double clicking.


AD Health agent may fail to restart after memory usage issue.


Sites and domain controllers are not being enumerated if the "dNSHostName" property is missing.


Failures during site or domain controller enumeration are preventing successfully enumerated items from displaying.


AFS service using 90% of available CPU.when clearing cleared cached items.


GPO repository actions are not generating Active Administrator auditing events.


Unable to validate a new archive database.


Unable to add computers to Certificate Manager which are missing a DNShostName property.


Agents are assigned work, but workload evaluations are failing to run for pooled agents assigned to sites in environments where the site is missing the CN=Servers property.


GPOs are failing to deploy and delete when certain folder redirection settings are present.


Site name resolution results sites and domain controller not displaying when installing an AD Health agent or viewing a pooled AD Health agents properties.


GPO backup purging not working as expected. Backups are not being removed from the backup store.


Audit agents are not using the correct connection strings if the SQLNCLI11 provider is not being used.


When the audit agent tracks an event that cannot be updated in the database, an error message should be logged.


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