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KACE Desktop Authority 11.1 - Release Notes

Enhancements

The following is a list of enhancements implemented in Desktop Authority 11.1.

Table 23: Security enhancements

Enhancement Issue ID
All Microsoft .NET Framework dependent components have been updated to utilize version 4.6 of the framework. Version 4.6 is now required and automatically deployed, if necessary. This provides Desktop Authority with better security, improved performance, and increased stability. 3814
SMBv1 dependency removal 3671
TLS1.0,1.1 dependency removal 3467, 3730

 

Table 24: Java enhancements

Enhancement Issue ID

Java OpenJDK Support: Desktop Authority now supports the OpenJDK version of Java for use with ExpertAssist, thus providing a Java maintenance cost savings option for customers not wanting to use Oracle JDK (also supported).

IMPORTANT: OpenJDK is automatically deployed by ExpertAssist if no supported version of Java is found. However, in some cases previously installed versions of Java (Oracle or OpenJDK) may not have been cleanly uninstalled. This situation can prevent the ability to properly detect when the OpenJDK version needs to be automatically deployed. Please see Desktop Authority KB 266071 for more information on detecting and resolving this issue.

3759

 

Table 25: Validation Logic enhancements

Enhancement Issue ID
Validation Logic now allows the targeting of Window 10 machines at a more granular build level. 3988

 

Table 26: SQL Server enhancements

Enhancement Issue ID
Allows an existing SQL Server 2017 database to be targeted during the installation of Desktop Authority. 3640

 

Table 27: Licensing enhancements

Enhancement Issue ID
Upgrade to newer Quest licensing framework - Provides an improved mechanism for customers needing to retrieve their latest license key from the Support portal. 3724

Table 28: Off Network Support (ONS) enhancements

Enhancement Issue ID
Off Network support using MS Azure as primary storage: This enhancement provides the option to use either Azure or AWS as a cloud storage provider. 4006
Off-Network provisioning of domain-joined machines: Admins can now provision remote employee machines while they are off-network but are still connected to the internet. 4007
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