The 'Compare AD Version' and 'Differentiate AD Version' reports always show differences in software (NETIQKB36596)

  • 7736596
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008

Resolution

fact
NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 4.0

symptom
The 'Compare AD Version' and 'Differentiate AD Version' reports always show differences in software installation package settings.

cause
This issue occurs because NetIQ Group Policy Administrator (GPA) compares the full script path to the .aas file of the software installation package.  The version in the Repository will have the full path to the .aas file with reference to the Local_GPOs share of the client machine; the GPO version in Active Directory will have the path to the SysVol directory of the domain.  

fix

This issue is addressed in Hotfix 41280, which can be downloaded at:

https://www.netiq.com/support/gpa/hotfixes.asp 

To install this hotfix, run GPA40000_Hotfix41280.exe on each GPA console computer.

To customize the report layout after installing Hotfix 41280:

  1. Edit the \Bin\XML\Common\faReptLayout.xml file.


  2. If you want to customize whether or not the report displays in the column or section layout, change the following lines in the faReptLayout.xml file:
  3. <SECTION NAME="Software Installation" ID="Msi" ENABLE="1" STYLE="0">
    <SECTION NAME="System Services" ID="SecService" ENABLE="1" STYLE="0">
    <SECTION NAME="File System" ID="SecFile" ENABLE="1" STYLE="0">
    <SECTION NAME="Registry" ID="SecRegistry" ENABLE="1" STYLE="0">

    Specify STYLE="1" to view the section in column format.
    Specify STYLE="0" to view the section in the old section format.
    Specify ENABLE="1" to display the section.
    Specify ENABLE="0" to not display the section.

  4. If you want to use the column layout and change what columns the report displays, change each of the column lines as follows:
  5. <ATTRIBUTE NAME="Script Name" ID="P" ENABLE="0"/>

    Specify ENABLE="1" to display the column.
    Specify ENABLE="0" to not display the column.

For more information on additional issues addressed by Hotfix 41280, please refer to the following NetIQ Knowledge Base article:

NETIQKB41280:  "What is the purpose of NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 4.0 Hotfix 41280?"


note

For more information, please contact NetIQ Technical Support.



Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB36596

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