Group Policy Administrator 6.9.2 Release Notes

November 2018

This service pack includes what’s new, 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 Group Policy Administrator forum on NetIQ Communities, our online community that also includes product information, blogs, and links to helpful resources.

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1.0 What’s New

The following sections describe the new features and enhancements in GPA 6.9.2:

1.1 French Language Support

The French language is now supported in applicable Windows operating systems.

1.2 New Command to Manage GPA Access Accounts

You can execute the GPAServerConfig command to modify the Export Only, Untrusted Access, and GPA Security accounts, including updating the account passwords.

1.3 Specify Naming Convention During Offline Mirror Import

You can specify the naming convention to be used during the Offline Mirror import when creating ActiveViews, Roles, and Assignments. Also, for upgrading from GPA 6.8.x to GPA 6.9.2 we support user defined naming convention for creating Active Views, Roles and Assignments.

1.4 Further Define GPO Scope in ActiveViews

In an ActiveView rule, you can include or exclude a particular scope with the required Inheritance (Objects in Nested Categories or Only GPOs in Category).

In ActiveView, you can view users assigned to an ActiveView.

1.5 Event Classification

Events generated by GPA are categorized into task categories and assigned to event IDs so that administrators can easily analyze the logs.

1.6 New GPO PowerShell Cmdlet

You can search for GPOs in the GPA repository by GPO Name or GUID using the GPO PowerShell Cmdlet: Get-GPRGPOPath

For more information about GPO PowerShell Cmdlet, see the user guide on the Group Policy Administrator documentation Web site.

2.0 Installing This Version

To install this version, run Setup.exe on each GPA server, GP Repository, 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.

IMPORTANT:GPA now requires the following prerequisite versions:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 or Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable Package (x86 and x64)

  • .NET Framework 4.5.2

  • PowerShell 2.0

  • ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server

The prerequisite checker installs these updated versions if you select that option.

3.0 Addressed Issues

This service pack includes all of the following fixes:

  • Resolved an issue that caused the GPA Settings report not to display the Wired or Wireless Network Settings. (ENG345835)

  • Resolved a slow performance issue with the Viewing Filter tab in the GP Repository on trusted domains. (ENG347519)

  • Resolved an issue where the GPA installer fails to register the NonNativeExtensionConverter.dll file. (ENG348108)

  • Resolved an issue that generated the 0X430 and 0X2020 errors when trying to edit the Windows Firewall. (ENG348206)

  • Resolved an issue where the GPA Export Event notification and Email notification were not generated during successful export operations. (ENG348193)

4.0 Known Issue

NetIQ Corporation strives to ensure our products provide quality solutions for your enterprise software needs. The following issue is currently being researched. If you need further assistance with any issue, please contact Technical Support.

4.1 Functionality missing in the Merge utility on non-English operating systems when the display language is English

If you use the English language as your display language in a non-English operating system, the check boxes in the Merge utility will not be displayed.

Workaround: Ensure that the display language and the System locale are set to the same language.

4.2 If the custom index path is specified in GPA 6.8.x while upgrading the GPA Server from GPA 6.8.x to GPA 6.9.2 the GPO search displays incomplete data

If you specify the custom index path in GPA 6.8.x while upgrading the GPA Server from GPA 6.8.x to GPA 6.9.2, the installer does not detect the custom path and the GPO search is displays incomplete data until the re-index.

Workaround: Copy the index path from the GPA 6.8.x Console domain node and paste the index path in the Index Settings page when upgrading to GPA 6.9.2.

4.3 The GPA Console might crash on Windows 10 operating system if you use the French language and refresh the domain node

The GPA Console might crash on a Windows 10 operating system if you use the French language and duplicate nodes are displayed in the Repository when the domain node is refreshed.

Workaround: Open the GPA Console again.

5.0 Contact Information

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