Release Notes

What's new in version 8.2.4

February 2019

Version 8.2.4 of Alloy Navigator Enterprise is a maintenance release. It updates Alloy Audit Tools and resolves some issues reported in previous versions.

Discovery and audit

Alloy Audit Tools, used to detect and identify hardware and computer equipment on the network, has been updated to version 6.2.0. The new version includes following changes:

  • Improved support for hypervisors:

    • Added support for VMware ESXi 6.7 and later.

    • Added support for Citrix XenServer 7.4 and later.

  • Added the ability to detect and report on Microsoft Store applications.

  • Added detection of installation keys and serial numbers for latest Microsoft products:

    • Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809)

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

    • Microsoft Office 2019

    • Microsoft Project 2019

  • Added detection of Microsoft Visual Studio installation keys and serial numbers.

  • Added the ability to detect Microsoft SQL Server version and build number.

  • Improved detection of substituted (virtual) drives. Now in the Peripherals > Disk Drives section you can see whether a logical disk was created via the SUBST command.

  • The total amount of system memory displayed in the System Overview section is being reported more accurately for Windows computers.

  • Added support for macOS Mojave (version 10.14).

  • Expanded the number of network device manufacturers recognized by the Inventory Analyzer.

  • Now the Inventory Analyzer bypasses the Recycle Bin during file scans.

  • Linux audit improvements:

    • The Network > Network Adapters section now shows DNS names of network adapters.

    • Expanded the level of hardware detail. The Hardware > System BIOS and Chassis section now shows information about OEM Strings, BIOS Serial Number, and BIOS Asset Tag. The Hardware > Slots section displays information about system slots.

    • The User > User Accounts section now shows account groups.

  • The Audit Snapshot Viewer now supports quick search in all tables. Press CTRL+F to reveal the filter box in the grid’s upper right corner.

  • The Audit Snapshot Viewer now can be set as the default program for opening .adt snapshot files.

Resolved issues

Workflow engine
  • Workflow validation rules that check whether a field is not empty now correctly handle the situation when the user first enters a value and then removes it.

Main Console
  • Closing tabs using the wheel button no longer causes errors.

  • Restored the ability to print out the contents of HTML fields opened in the Editor.

  • Resolved the issue where read-only system logical fields were editable on the Full Form.

  • Merging Person records no longer causes the "Unable to delete/modify object because it is referenced by other database object(s)" error.

  • Main Console performance has been improved when handling large data sets.
    • When the database contains tens of thousands reference records such as Brands or Persons, performing workflow tasks now works significantly faster.

    • Opening the Approval Request form now happens much faster, particularly noticeable when there is a large number of Approval Stage records.

Web Portal for technicians
  • Email Notifications triggered from the Web Portal now properly display inline images.

  • Fixed the "Duplicate node key" error that sometimes happened when users attempted to open Knowledge Base articles for editing.

Alloy Discovery Console
  • Resolved issue with screenshot display window within the Alloy Remote Screenshot built-in tool. Its title bar no longer disappears when the window is maximized. The Minimize, Maximize/Restore, and Close buttons remain available.