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Active Roles 7.2.1 - Release Notes

Upgrade and compatibility

For instructions on how to upgrade Active Roles, refer to the Active Roles Quick Start Guide.

When performing the upgrade, keep in mind that the components of the earlier version may not work in conjunction with the components you have upgraded. To ensure smooth upgrade to the new version, you should first upgrade the Administration Service and then upgrade the client components (Console and Web Interface).

Custom solutions (scripts or other modifications) that rely on the functions of Active Roles may fail to work after an upgrade due to compatibility issues. Prior to attempting an upgrade, you should test your existing solutions with the new version of the product in a lab environment to verify that the solutions continue to work.

Version upgrade compatibility chart

The following table shows the version upgrade path that you can take from one version of the product to another. Source version refers to the current product version that you have installed. Destination version refers to the highest version of the product to which you can upgrade.


Table 16: Version upgrade compatibility chart

Source version

Destination version







Impact on Office 365 add-on

After an upgrade of Active Roles components to the Active Roles 7.2, the Office 365 add-on which was supported in the earlier versions of Active Roles, ceases to work. Hence, it is recommended to uninstall the Office 365 add-on prior to the upgrade of Active Roles.

NOTE: Office 365 add-on is not supported on Active Roles 7.2 and must be uninstalled prior to the installation of Active Roles 7.2.

In environments where Office 365 add-on 3.0.0 is used extensively for management of Office 365, it is recommended not to use Active Roles 7.2 and wait for the future releases of Active Roles.

Active Roles 7.2 manages Office 365 and Azure AD natively. However, Active Roles 7.2 does not support the following features of Office 365 add-on that were supported in earlier versions of Active Roles:

  • Ability to manage and select Office 365 domains through policies.

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