The following outline the key features and functions provided by this version, as well as issues resolved in this release:
Operating System and Software Support
The GPA console and the GPA Repository now run on Windows SQL 2016, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016. The GPA server now runs on Windows Server 2016. See the user guide for the complete list of supported operating systems and software.
Support for WMI Filters
This version allows you to create, edit, and delete WMI filters from the GP Explorer.
Improved Permissions Management
This version contains an improved user interface that broadens your ability to manage users and their permissions.
Support for Modifying GPO Link Order
This version permits you to change the order of GPO links without having to check out the GPOs.
Improved Process for Merging GPOs
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++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) (or x64 for GPA Console)
.NET Framework 4.0
This service pack includes all of the following fixes:
Resolved an issue in which GPA would change AD permissions after a failed GPO export. (ENG343155)
Resolved an issue in which GPA would not create the GUID folder in SYSVOL after exporting a GPO. (ENG342181)
Resolved an issue in which the GPA console did not report a valid error. (ENG342539)
Resolved an issue in which GP Explorer displayed incorrect links on the GPOâs Links tab. (ENG207311)
Resolved an issue with slow performance of the GP Repository on untrusted domains. (ENG343401)
Resolved an issue that prevented you from using the GPA console to select a domain controller from an untrusted domain. (ENG345157)