NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator Release Notes

August 2021

This patch resolves specific issues with the DRA Server, DRA Win32 Console, DRA REST, and the Web Console. This document outlines why you should install this patch.

Frequently these improvements are made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure that our products meet all your needs. You can post feedback in the NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator forum on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources.

1.0 System Requirements

This patch requires Directory and Resource Administrator 10.1. For detailed information on hardware requirements and supported operating systems and browsers, see the NetIQ DRA Installation Guide or see the NetIQ DRA Systems Requirement reference.

2.0 Installing This Version

For detailed information about installing Directory and Resource Administrator components and modules, see the NetIQ DRA Installation Guide.

2.1 Supported Upgrade Paths

Use the table below to determine your applicable upgrade path by version. Note that patch versions are not listed. However, all patches for the versions shown are supported. For example, you can upgrade to DRA 10.0 from DRA 9.2.1 or any of its patches:,, and so forth.

DRA Server Base Version

DRA Server Updated Version

9.2, 9.2.1, 10.0, or 10.0.1


9.1, 9.1.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 10.0, or 10.0.1


9.1, 9.1.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, or 10.0


9.1, 9.1.1, 9.2, or 9.2.1


9.1, 9.1.1, or 9.2


9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.1, or 9.1.1


9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, or 9.1


9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, or 9.0.3


9.0, 9.0.1, or 9.0.2


9.0 or 9.0.1






2.2 Installation Considerations

After you install the patch, perform a hard refresh on the browser to clear the cache and reload the pages. Ctrl+Shift+R or Ctrl+F5 will work with most browsers. This is required to see the changes from the patch.

For more commands to clear the browser cache, see the Wikipedia: Bypass your cache page.

3.0 Customer Issues Addressed in This Patch

The following issues were addressed in this patch:

  • Resolved an issue that caused the DRA Administration service to crash frequently. (376027)

  • Resolved an issue that caused the incremental cache refresh for an Azure tenant to take a long time to run. (377129)

  • Resolved an issue in the Web Console where the DRA Web form LDAP query results exceeding 250 rows failed to display further records. (373040)

  • Resolved an issue that produced an error when trying to log in to the DRA Web Console with a user account that is not a member of the Allow log on locally policy. (368036)

  • Resolved an issue in the Web Console that prevented updating the properties of an Azure unlicensed shared mailbox. (373078)

  • Resolved an issue in the Web Console that failed to save the setting for the Enable default DRA server connection option. (373086)

  • Resolved an issue that caused the Dynamic group job to run each time the DRA Administration service restarts. (320178)

  • Resolved an issue that caused the Set-DRAGroup cmdlet to incorrectly modify the GroupType parameter while updating the GroupScope parameter. (342065)

The patch also addresses the following issue:

Issue: The Web Console fails to display the Exchange Advanced tab for a synched user with the online mailbox. (377003)

Fix: To workaround this issue, perform the following steps after you install the DRA patch:

  1. From the Program Files (x86)\NetIQ\DRA folder, run the WebConsoleCustomizationUpgrader.exe utility.

    NOTE:If the DRA Administration Server and the DRA Web Console are installed on different systems, copy the following files from the system where the DRA Administration Server is installed to the system where the DRA Web Console is installed, and then run the WebConsoleCustomizationUpgrader.exe utility:

    • log4net.dll

    • NetIQ.DRA.Common.Rest.Api.dll

    • NetIQ.DRA.RestExtensionsActions.dll

    • Newtonsoft.Json.dll

    • WebConsoleCustomizationUpgrader.exe

  2. Specify the location where the custom templates are installed.

  3. Select 10.1.0 as the DRA version from which you want to upgrade.

  4. Select as the DRA version to which you want to upgrade.

  5. Click Perform Upgrade.

4.0 Security Issue Resolved in This Patch

This release address CVE-2021-22535 involving potential sensitive information leakage. Micro Focus would like to thank Bill Stewart from CNI (contractor for U.S. Indian Health Service) for responsibly disclosing this vulnerability to us.

5.0 Uninstalling This Patch

To uninstall the patch:

  1. Log on to the target computer with a local administrator account.

  2. Open the Windows Control Panel window and start the Programs and Features program.

  3. Select View installed updates from the left panel and locate the patch.

  4. Right-click the patch and click Uninstall.

6.0 Modified Files

By default, this patch modifies the following files, which is located in the installation folder at C:\Program Files\NetIQ\DRA:

  • Accounts.dll

  • MCSComputerOperations.dll

  • NetIQ.DRA.Common.Rest.dll

  • NetIQ.DRA.QueryHelper.dll

  • NetIQ.DRA.RestExtensionsActions.dll

  • NetIQ.DRA.ServerConnection.dll

  • NetIQ.DRA.SharedTypes.dll

  • WebConsoleCustomizationUpgrader.exe

The following DRA files are located at x64 directory:

  • DRACacheLoader.exe

7.0 Contact Information

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