The following is a list of enhancements implemented in Desktop Authority 11.1.
Table 23: Security enhancements
|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
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.
Table 25: Validation Logic enhancements
|Validation Logic now allows the targeting of Window 10 machines at a more granular build level.||3988|
Table 26: SQL Server enhancements
|Allows an existing SQL Server 2017 database to be targeted during the installation of Desktop Authority.||3640|
Table 27: Licensing enhancements
|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
|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|