NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 6.8.3 Release Notes

January 2017

This service pack improves usability and resolves several previous issues.

Many of these improvements were 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 Group Policy Administrator forum on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources.

The documentation for this product is available on the NetIQ website in HTML and PDF formats on a page that does not require you to log in. If you have suggestions for documentation improvements, click comment on this topic at the bottom of any page in the HTML version of the documentation posted at the NetIQ Group Policy Administrator NetIQ Documentation page. To download this product, see the NetIQ Group Policy Administrator Product Upgrade website.

Installing This Version

This service pack requires NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 6.8 or later.

To install this version, run GPA68000_SP3.exe on each GPA Server and GPA Console computer.

For more information about how to install or upgrade GPA, see the user guide on the Group Policy Administrator documentation Web site.

What’s New

This release contains a new feature that automatically fills in the SQL server name, user name, and password for you each time you connect to GPA from an untrusted domain. (ENG340390)

Addressed Issues

This service pack includes the following fixes:

  • Resolved an issue that led to the loss of the link priority when migrating the GPO. (ENG343102)

  • Resolved an issue that prevented you from linking to a GPO in the destination domain unless it is already linked in the source domain. (ENG343035)

Modified Files

This service pack modifies the following files in the GPA Installation Path/Bin folder on GPA console computers:

  • ActivityReport.exe

  • faGPAnalysis.dll

  • faGPDiagnostics.dll

  • faGPExpl.dll

  • faGPExpUI.dll

  • faGPOControl.ocx

  • faGPR.dll

  • faRptGen.dll

  • FAZAM.dll

  • GpaGprObjBrowser.dll

  • NetIQ GPA Offline Mirror Wizard.exe

  • NetIQ.GPA.ExportPreviewUI.dll

  • NetIQ.Gpa.GpoMerge.dll

  • NetIQ.GPA.SyncEngine.dll

  • NetIQGPAServerPicker.dll

  • NQGPME.dll

  • NqGpoComparePrep.exe

  • SqlServerLoginDlg.dll

This service pack also modifies the following files in the GPA Installation Path/Bin folder on GPA console and server computers:

  • faDBContainerInterface.dll

  • faGprExportProxy.dll

  • faGPRInterface.dll

  • faGPRScrObj.dll

  • faNtfnCnfg.dll

  • GPAServerTransportProxy.dll


  • NqGPASecurityFilterEngine.dll

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