Endpoint

Sophos Central Server Protection

For Sophos Central customers

About these release notes

These are the release notes for Sophos Central Server Protection for Windows Server (2003 and 2008) operating systems.

Note You may find that you cannot yet download and use the latest version on the list below. This is because Sophos releases the software over a number of days, but publishes the release notes on the first day.

For improvements and new features in the Sophos Central Admin console, see What's new in Sophos Central.

Updates that require a restart

Occasionally an update requires a restart. Sophos never forces this restart and there is no impact on protection or threat detection updates during the period before the restart.

We recommend that you schedule a restart during your next maintenance window to ensure that you are running the latest version.

Versions

Components

Sophos Central Server Protection

Windows Server (2003 and 2008)

1.5.2

September 2018

1.5.0

July 2017

Sophos Anti-Virus

10.7.2

10.7.2

Threat detection engine

3.70.2

3.69.2

Sophos AutoUpdate

5.8

5.8

Sophos Management Communications System

4.3.3

4.3.3

Server LockDown

7.0.5

7.0.5

Sophos Diagnostic Utility

1.20.0

1.14.10

Sophos Update Cache

1.1.7

1.1.7

Known issues and limitations

Component Issue ID Description
Sophos Cloud agent installer WINEP-1577 The logged on user who runs SophosInstall.exe must be a member of the SophosAdministrator group in order to migrate an on-premise–managed computer to Sophos Cloud. Otherwise, the installation will fail.

If you have experienced this issue, add the user account to the SophosAdministrator group and re-run the installer.

Sophos Cloud agent installer WINEP-1423 When migrating an on-premise–managed computer to Sophos Cloud, a Sophos endpoint software update may cause the installation to fail. This happens when a computer is migrated without using the Sophos Cloud Migration Tool, by running the Sophos Cloud agent installer (SophosInstall.exe) on the computer either interactively or in a quiet mode. The update frequency is configured in Sophos Enterprise Console (Updating Policy > Schedule tab > Check for updates every n minutes) by the Enterprise Console administrator.

To avoid or work around this issue, you can do either of the following:

  • Stop the Sophos AutoUpdate Service before running the Sophos Cloud agent installer.
    1. Check the updating status by right-clicking the Sophos shield in the notification area in the taskbar and ensuring that View updating status is grayed out and cannot be selected. If an update is currently in progress, wait for it to complete before continuing.
    2. Open Windows services: depending on your operating system, click Start > Run and type “services.msc”, or click Start, type “services.msc” in the Start menu search box, and then press Enter.
    3. Right-click on the Sophos AutoUpdate Service and select Stop.
  • Increase the update interval in the updating policy in Enterprise Console to 60 minutes before starting the migration.
  • If you have experienced this error, re-run the installer at a later time when no update is in progress.

Additional information

System requirements

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control for Windows Server is supported on Windows 2003, 2003 R2 and 2008. For detailed system requirements, see http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/121027.aspx.

Support for migration from on-premise management

It is now possible to automatically migrate a computer managed by Sophos Enterprise Console or Sophos Control Center to be managed by Sophos Central. Please see the Sophos Cloud Migration Tool Help for more details.

For known migration issues, see the issues for Sophos Cloud agent installer in .

Sophos Device Control

Sophos Device Control does not block removable storage devices that are used as system drives, as this typically destabilizes the operating system.

Shared Windows components

When you install Sophos software, some Windows components that might also be used by non-Sophos software are also installed or upgraded:

Sophos software

Shared Windows component

Name

File names

Versions

Date of inclusion with Sophos software

Sophos Anti-Virus

Microsoft XML Core Services

msxml4.dll

4.30.2100.0

September 2009

msxml4r.dll

4.30.2100.0

September 2009

ATL Library

atl90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

Microsoft Visual C/C++ Runtime Libraries

msvcm90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

msvcm90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

msvcm90.dll

9.0.30729.6161

December 2014

Technical support

You can find technical support for Sophos products in any of these ways: