Active Roles 7.4 is now live and can be downloaded from here:
All product documentation is available here:
Active Roles 7.4 is considered to be a major revision and has many new features. Here is a brief description, taken from the product release notes:
The new release of Active Roles extends and enhances the capabilities of the product .
Major new features in Active Roles Version 7.4:
- Additional Hybrid Directory features:
- Support for Office 365 Group CRUD activities.
- Support for Office 365 roles and reporting for Office 365 users.
- Support for Exchange Online Mailbox Properties for Office 365 users in Federated and Synchronized environment.
- Support for provisioning objects in SaaS products.
- Separate configuration and management history databases during installation or inplace upgrade, confirming to Microsoft standards and best practices for replication.
- Support for Azure AD Graph 1.6 for Active Roles Synchronization Services.
- Use of Group Managed Service Account (gMSA) for Active Roles Service account.
- Bulk attribute operations for multiple users.
- Reset the password for multiple users at one time.
- Solution Intelligence for Active Roles.
- Log in to MMC interface through 2FA authentication.
- Support for remote mailbox creation and modification.
NOTE: The ‘Remote mailbox migration (RemoteMailbox.ps1)’ script has been
provided as a sample script only, to illustrate the steps required, and should
not be used as-is in a production situation without modification and enhancement. The use of security credentials within a script in clear text should never
be considered appropriate or secure. In testing this script, care and consideration should be given to the authentication and use of credentials, and clear
text credentials should not be left in the script once testing is complete.
For more details refer the KB article:
- Support for Federated authentication feature.
- Support to provide product feedback from the Web Interface.
- Support for the multiSubnetFailOver feature of MS SQL Server to maximize internal availability.
- Support for Archive Mailbox-Exchange Online functionality.
- Support for the Security Identity Mappings functionality as available in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) Snap-in.
- Workflow enhancements that enable you to add Azure or Office 365 modules in PowerShell and run the Office 365 services such as Skype for Business, Azure AD, Azure RM, AZ, and Sharepoint Powershell scripts within existing Active Roles workflows.
- Restrict MMC interface access to users, by enabling the MMC Interface access settings using the Configuration Center. By default, on installing Active Roles, all users are enabled to log in to the MMC interface. You can now enable the MMC
interface access setting to restrict users from accessing the MMC interface.
- Enhancement of SPML operation to get ObjectSid to retrieve the value in the SID format along with the base64Binary format.
- Creation of OneDrive for Azure AD users using OneDrive Provisioning Policy.
- Configuring secure communication for Active Roles Web interface using Force SSL Redirection.
- Support to modify the following Exchange Online properties in Synchronized Identity and Federated environments using the Active Roles Web interface:
- Archive mailbox
- Message records management
- Mail flow settings
- Email address
- Active Roles Sync Service enhancements
- Support for Microsoft Share Point 2019
- Support for Microsoft Exchange 2019
- Support for Microsoft Skype for Business 2019
- Support for Federated Authentication.
- Restructured product documentation that consolidates content in lesser number of documents.
- Support for new connectors through Synchronization Service. For more information on the supported connectors and the versions, refer the Enhancements topic.