The role-based administration and sub-estate functionality has been expanded to support domain local groups and nested Active Directory groups. The new functionality is disabled by default. For more information and steps to enable the new functionality, see knowledgebase article 122529.
Windows 10 support
In this release, Windows 10 computers will be reported in Sophos Enterprise Console as “Windows 8”. You can protect and manage those computers as usual. For more information about Sophos product support for Windows 10, see knowledgebase article 122521.
Support for latest SQL Server service packs
Sophos Enterprise Console 5.3.1 adds support for latest SQL Server service packs. For a full list of supported SQL Server versions, editions and service packs, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/113278.aspx.
For more information on product retirements, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/119147.aspx.
For operating system requirements and supported SQL Server versions, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/113278.aspx.
If you don't have a supported SQL Server version (SQL Server 2005 Express or later) already installed, the Enterprise Console installer attempts to install SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
The installer also attempts to install the following software (unless already installed):
You will need to have the following software installed:
For more information about installing required system software, refer to the Enterprise Console startup documentation published at http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/documentation/enterprise-console.aspx.
Enterprise Console requires certain ports to be open. For more information, go to http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/38385.aspx.
For hardware requirements, see https://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/118635.aspx.
You can upgrade to Enterprise Console 5.3.1 directly from:
If you are using Enterprise Console 4.x or Enterprise Manager 4.7, you will need to upgrade in two steps: first upgrade to Enterprise Console 5.1 and then upgrade to Enterprise Console 5.3.1.
If you are using Sophos Control Center 4.0.1 or 4.1, you will need to upgrade in two steps by following one of the supported upgrade paths:
See also knowledgebase article 119105 for more information about different upgrade paths.
The installers for earlier versions of Enterprise Console are available from the Sophos Enterprise Console Downloads page (http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/downloads/console/sophos-enterprise-console.aspx).
The following table shows version compatibility between Enterprise Console tools and Enterprise Console.
The Enterprise Console tools are available for download from https://www.sophos.com/support/downloads.aspx.
|Enterprise Console||Reporting Interface||Reporting Log Writer||Virtualization Scan Controller|
* Since version 5.1, Reporting Interface database objects are installed as part of the Enterprise Console database installation, and the standalone installer on the Sophos Reporting Interface download page includes only Reporting Log Writer.
For distributed installations of Enterprise Console (with SQL Server on a different server) the Sophos Management Service may not start if the "SOPHOS" database instance was created by PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange, or if the chosen SQL Server instance has TCP/IP protocol disabled.
To work around this problem, do the following.
For information on how to prevent other users from logging on to the server during the upgrade, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186504.
This issue does not appear when upgrading to Enterprise Console 5.3.1 from Enterprise Console 5.1 or later.
For more information about issues with upgrading Enterprise Console, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/114627.aspx.
For more information and instructions on how to enable deployment, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/118354.aspx.
To work around this problem, do one of the following.
Do not synchronize any Active Directory groups that contain machines which have identically-named computers. Manage the computers manually.
For information about limitations of data control, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/63016.aspx.
Workaround: Do not delete encrypted endpoints from the console.
For release notes and other documentation for managed endpoint software, follow these links:
Before using Sophos Reporting Interface, read the Sophos Reporting Interface documentation.
Sophos documentation is published at www.sophos.com/en-us/support/documentation.aspx.
For information about changes in earlier versions of Sophos Enterprise Console, see the following release notes:
You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways:
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