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Active Roles 7.2.1 - Release Notes

Synchronization Service

Release Notes > System Requirements > Synchronization Service

 

Table 5: Synchronization Service requirements

Requirement

Details

Platform

Any of the following:

  • Intel 64 (EM64T)
  • AMD64
  • Processor speed: 2.0 GHz or faster

For best results, a multi-core processor recommended.

Memory

At least 2 GB of RAM. The amount required depends on the number of objects being synchronized.

Hard disk space

250 MB or more of free disk space. If SQL Server and Synchronization Service are installed on the same computer, the amount required depends on the size of the Synchronization Service database.

Operating system

You can install the Synchronization Service on a computer running:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise edition, Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Standard or Datacenter edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard or Datacenter edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Standard or Datacenter edition

Microsoft .NET Framework

Synchronization Service requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 (see “Installing the .NET Framework” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=257868).

SQL Server

You can host the Synchronization Service database on:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, any edition, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64), with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, any edition, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64), with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, any edition, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64), with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014, any edition, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64), with or without any Service Pack
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016, any edition

Windows Management Framework

On Windows Server 2008 R2, the Synchronization Service requires Windows Management Framework 3.0 (see  “Windows Management Framework 3.0” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=272757).

Supported connections

The Synchronization Service can connect to:

  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services with the domain or forest functional level of Windows Server 2008 or higher
  • Microsoft Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services running on any Windows Server operating system supported by Microsoft
  • Microsoft Exchange Server version 2013 or 2010

    NOTE: Microsoft Exchange 2013 CU11 is no longer supported. Refer KB article 202695.
  • Microsoft Lync Server version 2013 or 2010
  • Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 or 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory using the Azure AD Graph API version 2013-04-05
  • Microsoft Office 365 directory
  • Microsoft Exchange Online service
  • Microsoft Lync Server Online service
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online service
  • Microsoft SQL Server, any version supported by Microsoft
  • Active Roles version 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, and 6.9
  • Quest One Identity Manager version 6.1 or 6.0 (Q1IM 6.01 or 6.0)
  • One Identity Manager version 7.0 (D1IM 7.0)
  • Data sources accessible through an OLE DB provider
  • Delimited text files

Legacy Active Roles ADSI Provider

To connect to Active Roles version 6.9, the Active Roles ADSI Provider of the respective version must be installed on the computer running the Synchronization Service. For installation instructions, see the Quick Start Guide for the appropriate Active Roles version.

Azure AD Module for Windows PowerShell Version 2

To connect to the Office 365 directory, the following software must be installed on the computer running the Synchronization Service:

  • Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals
  • Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell

For installation instructions, see “Install the Azure AD Module” at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/azure/active-directory/install-adv2?view=azureadps-2.0.

Windows PowerShell Module for Skype for Business Online

To connect to the Skype for Business Online service, Windows PowerShell Module for Skype for Business Online must be installed on the computer running the Synchronization Service. For installation instructions, see “Windows PowerShell Module for Skype for Business Online” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=294688.

SharePoint Online Management Shell

To connect to the SharePoint Online service, SharePoint Online Management Shell must be installed on the computer running the Synchronization Service. For installation instructions, see “SharePoint Online Management Shell” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=255251.

One Identity Manager API

To connect to One Identity Manager 7.0, One Identity Manager Connector must be installed on the computer running the Synchronization Service. This connector works with RESTful web service and SDK installation is not required.

To connect to One Identity Manager 6.0, the Quest One Identity Manager Connector must be installed on the computer running the Synchronization Service. This connector works only when the Q1IM API SDK is installed on the system. For installation instructions, see Knowledge Article 100525 at https://support.oneidentity.com/kb/SOL100525.

Internet Connection

To connect to cloud directories or online services, the computer running the Synchronization Service must have a reliable connection to the Internet.

Synchronization Service Capture Agent

Release Notes > System Requirements > Synchronization Service > Synchronization Service Capture Agent

 

Table 6: Synchronization Service Capture Agent

Requirement

Details

Microsoft .NET Framework

Synchronization Service requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 (see “Installing the .NET Framework” at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=257868).

Additional Requirements

To synchronize passwords from an Active Directory domain to some other connected data system, you must install the Sync Service Capture Agent on all domain controllers in the source Active Directory domain.

The domain controllers on which you install Sync Service Capture Agent must run one of the following operating systems with or without any Service Pack (both x86 and x64 platforms are supported):

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

For more information, see the Active Roles Synchronization Service Administrator Guide.

New Features

Release Notes > New Features

This section provides a summary of the new features included in Active Roles Version 7.2.1. For detailed information about new features, see the What’s New document for Active Roles 7.2.1.

Major new features in Active Roles Version 7.2.1:

  • Re-branding Active Roles product and documentation to One Identity brand.
  • Active Roles Platform Upgrade - Support for the latest version releases of the all dependent Microsoft platforms and applications, which include the following:

    • Microsoft Exchange 2016
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2
  • Support for managing Skype for business through Active Roles.
  • Active Roles in-place upgrade enhancements.
  • Limited support for Exchange Online.

  • Management of Azure AD Contacts.

  • Management of Azure AD Distribution groups.

  • Enhancements to Azure Active Directory and Office 365 functionality:

    • Azure License Reporting
    • Visual indicator for Azure configuration status (Azure Health Check)
    • Granular license customization by creating a new provisioning policy
    • Support for synchronized identity environments
    • Azure Application permissions enhancements
    • Support for creating users, groups, and contacts in Azure/Office 365 through SPML

See also Resolved issues.

Enhancements

Release Notes > Enhancements

The following is a list of enhancements implemented in Active Roles Version 7.2.1.

Table 7: General enhancements
Enhancement Issue ID
Active Roles supports a new attribute OperationInitiatorSid under the $Request object, which provides the SID of the initiator who requested the operation. This enhances the current Active Roles - Change Auditor integration capability to display the correct initiator information. 726038
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