Quest® Desktop Authority
June 18, 2013
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Desktop Authority enables admins to proactively provision and manage the
complete Windows user environment. Using Validation Logic, a patented targeting
engine, Desktop Authority can tailor the environment to the user based on
over 40 criteria. Admins can map drives, manage printers, configure web browsers,
Outlook profiles and much more. Customize settings based on Active Directory information,
network information, or whether the user is connecting from a physical, virtual or published
desktop. Desktop Authority lets admins eliminate login scripts, simplify and streamline
group policies and add powerful new configuration options to traditional client management systems.
Desktop Authority 9.1 is a minor release which introduces a number of new
features, enhancements and bug fixes:
The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release of Desktop Authority.
|Fixed issue with the DAClientInstall.msi file not updating in the Computer Based Management target directory (.\Sysvol\%DomainName%\Policies\Desktop Authority\Device Policy Master) after upgrading from DA 8.12.||DE9164|
|Fixed an issue where a certificate warning message was being displayed at the logon page.||DE9206|
|Fixed issue where the Active Directory OU structure was not present in the browser dialog box when selecting the service accounts during installation.||DE10116|
|Fixed issue where the installation process was checking if the Client Side components were installed.||DE10137|
Fixed issue when browsing for objects - all objects are returned for an OU Admin who does not have access to other OU's.
|Fixed issue where copying from one object to another required the existence of a target element.||DE8888|
|Fixed latent issue where a business logic error occurred when clicking on specific child profiles in the profile tree.||DE9101|
|Fixed a domain controller enumeration issue where users were unable to log into the Desktop Authority Console.||DE9110|
|Fixed issue with converting string to time/date which is used on the file name on German Operating Systems.||DE9364|
|Added a new feature to allow users to scroll through elements in the DA Manager console.||DE8755|
|Fixed issue to allow the Wallpaper setting to be copied into the Scripts folder or accessed from an alternate location.||DE9397|
|Fixed issue where environment variables were not resolved properly for Shortcuts elements in the Web Console Manager.||DE9417|
|Fixed issue where the Update Service caused Patch Management in the Web Console Manager to be display as not licensed.||DE9421|
|Fixed issue with importing the Internet Explorer Security Site list in the Web Browser object.||DE9425|
|Fixed issue where foreign characters were incorrectly displayed in Outlook Signatures due to the ISO-8859-2 format not being used.||DE9907|
|Fixed issue where multiple Sites could not be selected in Validation Logic.||DE10015|
|Fixed issue where calculating the amount of elements per object caused a delay when expanding a profile.||DE10128|
|Fixed issue where the Web Console Manager could encounter a business logic error when editing various Registry elements.||DE101032|
|Fixed issue where the DA Manager service account was required to be a member of the Domain Admins group in order to switch to a different SQL Server.||DE10136|
|Fixed issue where a Registry setting could not be confirmed after an upgrade.||DE10147|
|Fixed issue where non-super users were able to create a root profile when they did not have access to.||DE10160|
|Fixed issue where the "Icon index" for Shortcuts elements were missing after an upgrade.||DE10163|
|Fixed issue where a different Shortcut location could not be specified other than what was in the drop down menu.||DE10173|
|Fixed issue where a specific TCP/IP Range in Validation Logic would not save.||DE10174|
|Fixed issue where "http://" was required when configuring the Outlook Cached Exchange Mode setting.||DE10175|
|Fixed issue where a business logic error occurred while editing a policy within the "errorreporting.admx" in the Group Policy Templates object.||DE10177|
|Fixed issue where the Wallpaper location setting on the Display object was inadvertently changed after being edited.||DE10194|
Wake On LAN (Computer Mgmt)
Fixed issue where no MAC Addresses are available on the drop downs for Wake On LAN in Desktop Authority Express Edition.
Outlook Mail Profile (User Mgmt)
Fixed issue with the Outlook Mail Profile object adding additional mailboxes.
Application Launcher (Computer Mgmt)
Fixed an issue with the Computer Based Management Application Launcher launching executable not in path.
USB/Port Security (User Mgmt)
Fixed issue where exceptions not working properly in USB/Port Security.
|Fixed issue where the USB/Port Security system tray icon remained active.||DE2354|
|Fixed issue to remove the USB/Port Security Event Viewer and re-enable LPT ports when uninstalling USB/Port Security.||DE4630|
Patch Deployment (Computer & User Mgmt)
Fixed issue in User Based Management Patch Deployment object where default text used referred to Computer Based Management timing.
|Fixed issue with incorrect text for User and Computer Based Management Patch Deployment in DA Manager.||DE8915|
File Operations (User Mgmt)
|Fixed issue with File Operations object where counter arrows would not functioning properly.||DE8922|
|INI Files (User Mgmt)||Added the ability to format a value with spaces before and after an equal sign in an INI File element.||DE6752|
|Server Manager||Fixed issue with persistent loading message being displayed (every 5 seconds) on the Server Manager page.||DE8935|
|Fixed issue on the Configure Site Map page with Update Service tab creating a blank server entry upon cancel.||DE8953|
|Fixed issue where the Server Manager resource browser incorrectly displayed AD contacts.||DE8963|
|Clarified message in Server Manager when installing the DA Administrative Service to make it more clear that 2 different accounts are required.||DE9120|
|Fixed issue in Server Manager where multiple instances of DA Administrative Service would not upgrade because of different ETL path settings.||DE9156|
|Fixed issue with an erroneous message being displayed in Server Manager stating that the service cannot create the necessary log files.||DE9165|
|Fixed issue with installing the DA Administrative Service to a child domain.||DE9176|
|Provided a description field for server properties in Server Manager.||DE9662|
|Fixed issue where the "Status Refresh Period" in Server Manager did not allow the setting to be greater than 60 seconds.||DE10134|
|Fixed issue where the User & Computer Replication statuses for member servers were being queried even when they were not selected as targets for replication.||DE10135|
|Update Service||Added additional logging to the Update Service to capture computer names of connecting clients.||DE9332|
|Fixed issue with the Update Service causing DA Console to become unlicensed for Patch Management.||DE9421|
|Fixed issue where the Update Service encountered an unexpected crash due to Webroot interfering with the client side communication.||DE10143|
|GPO Deployment||Fixed issue where creating a new GPO Client Side Extension could not be set to unlink by default.||DE8928|
|Fixed issue on the Client Deployment tab where an incorrect status was being displayed for deployed GPOs.||DE8988|
|Fixed issue where a business logic error occurred while removing the DA GPO.||DE9021|
|Client Side Agents||Fixed issue with translating the "$FullyQualifiedDomainName" variable in SLEngine.||DE8937|
|Fixed issue where the Computer Based Management Service may encounter an exception resulting in the cessation of event processing.||DE9301|
|Fixed issue with initializing Microsoft Outlook even though there were no Outlook elements configured.||DE9405|
|Fixed issue where the event manager thread within the Computer Based Management Agent would occasionally deadlock.||DE9928|
|Web Browser (User Mgmt)||Fixed issue with Web Browser object setting Firefox download path.||DE9316|
|DA Setup Tool||Fixed issue with the Setup Tool when changing a service port if SQL Authentication was selected.||DE9167|
|Added ability in the Setup Tool to allow port numbers to be changed.||DE9168|
|Replication||Fixed issue with Replication having errors when FQDN and NETBIOS domain names are different.||DE9087|
|Fixed an issue where the replication button was disabled in some circumstances.||DE8659|
|Fixed issue where the replication process was taking an unusual amount of time to complete.||DE10129|
|Reports||Fixed issue where a trail license information was being display on reports when a updated DA Manager Service was applied.||DE10016|
|Fixed issue where 64-bit machines were not being shown as protected in the "USB/Port Security - Protected/Unprotected Computers" report.||DE10158|
|Reporting Console||Fixed issue where the Reporting Console required local admin privileges in order to be executed.||DE10162|
Expert Assist (Remote Mgmt)
|(For Microsoft Vista and above) If the browser is started with privileges other than admin privileges, any attempt to switch the user via smart card authentication will result in an “Access to CA store is denied” error message.||DE1502|
|Java Runtime Environment compatibility issues fixed.||DE6373|
|Expert Assist is not FIPS compliant on 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems.||DE2284|
|The Login page may sometimes fail to load after the ExpertAssist host computer reboot.||DE4|
|Brightness regulation problems on ExpertAssist hosting laptops are fixed.||DE46 & DE66|
|Added support for new Event Viewer WinAPI on post-vista systems.||DE95|
|If Caps Lock is ‘ON’ on remote computer, caption controlled using Shift key is ignored.||DE99|
|Change wallpaper function is deactivated after Remote Control management.||DE101|
|Help Desk Chat: implement copy to clipboard for a chat log on a client side.||DE42|
|Services: Add "Automatic (Delayed Start)" startup option on Vista and above.||DE123|
|Wrong Operating system's install date problem is fixed.||DE49|
The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of Desktop
|SQL||Case sensitive SQL instances are not supported.||DE2950|
Registry Object (User & Computer Mgmt)
|The ability to undo the history on a Registry element is not functioning properly.||DE9063|
USB/Port Security (User Mgmt)
|Issue where MP3 Players are not accessible if the USB storage settings are set to read only.||DE9695|
|Issue where the end-user can read, write and synchronize data using iTunes on all Apple devices when the USB/Port Security Storage is set to Deny.||DE9786 & DE9793|
|Issue where the end-user can access, read, write and manipulate data on Motorola tablet with Android OS when the USB/Port Security Storage is set to Deny.||DE9798 & DE9803|
|Issue where a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime error may be encounter while uninstalling the USB/Port Security component from a workstation.||DE10254|
|The Patch Distribution Server list is not displaying all of the servers that have the Update Service installed on them.||DE10233|
|Importing large (over 100mb) .reg file from the Registry object is not working.||DE10235|
|In File Permissions element, when using the Regisrty> HK_Users\.Default hive, the console appends ".default" to the key when saving.||DE10248|
|Server Manager||Setting a DC or server as a target for replication requires the DA Admin service to be installed and no indication is presented to the user as such.||DE9816|
|A business logic error occurs when Test Signatures is invoked in Server Manager.||DE9867|
|Cannot execute the Reporting Console on Windows XP workstations.||DE10240|
|Client Side Agents||New IP Printers are always being set as default.||DE10074|
|Using a dynamic variable in the principal for File Permissions element does not properly translate on the client side.||DE10247|
|ExpertAssist (Remote Mgmt)||
(For Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2) If logging without providing
domain name on login page, the user will be logged into the remote
management session as domain user only in case the local user with
the same user name and password isn’t found on the remote computer.
The defect is caused by the Windows behavior described in the 1st paragraph of the Microsoft’s KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245683
|DE1581 & DE409|
|Connection to a target machine containing underscores “_” in the name renders an error message.||DE98 & DE2080|
|(For Windows Internet Explorer 8 with Java versions 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52 and 1.6.0 through 1.6.1) When starting an ExpertAssist File Transfer, the ExpertAssist browser window stops responding.||DE408 & DE3114|
|(For Windows 2000) The "Ask for permission from interactive user" window appears even if there is no interactive user logged on target computer.||DE407 & DE4320|
|(For ExpertAssist client computers running Microsoft Windows XP 86- or 64-bit edition) The remote printing function doesn't work during the remote control session (Preferences-> Remote Control, enable the Remote Printing function).||DE406 & DE4967|
|(For Microsoft’s Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 with User Account Control turned on) The “Cannot write <PATH>. Access is denied.” message shown in File Transfer when copying files from remote computer to the root of the local hard drive, if the browser has been initially started without elevated privileges.||DE100 & DE4983|
|(Applicable only for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the “change wallpaper” function enabled) The slide show mode in wallpaper is deactivated after Remote Control management.||DE101 & DE4984|
The Desktop Authority release package contains the following products:
Refer to "Desktop Authority 9.1 Install/Upgrade Guide. PDF" for installation instructions.
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