OctoSAM 1.9.7 Release

    • Official Post

    Can be downloaded from the Filebase

    Supported Environments

    Windows Scanner Windows Server 2008,
    Windows Vista or newer (32 and 64bit) - Windows XP And Windows Server 2003 no longer supported.
    Use 1.9.6 Version of the scanner for Windows XP / Windows Server 2003.
    macOS Scanner Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer
    Linux Scanner (beta) RHEL / CentOs 7
    Fedora 25 or newer
    SUSE 12 or newer
    Debian 9 or newer
    Ubuntu 16 or newer **
    ** on minimal Ubuntu installations you may need to install python-minimal
    OctoSAM Database SQL Server 2016 SP1 or newer
    OctoSAM Server Components .net Framework 4.7.2 64 bit required
    OctoSAM GUI .net Framework 4.7.2 64 bit required

    New Features

    • OctoSAM License: detailed software item change history
    • OctoSAM License: more compact layout of pages
    • OctoSAM License: Publisher landing page with list of Items
    • OctoSAM License: Context Queries
    • Unified Python based macOS and Linux scanner
    • New web-based upload server for scan files
    • Windows scanner: more robust configuration parsing, canary test for new versions of the scanner
    • Windows scanner: improved Java installation detection
    • Windows scanner: metadata about custom files can be scanned. This allows to scan for specific files on a windows machine.
    • WIndows scanner: improved Oracle database detection
    • GUI: improved optional High DPI support
    • GUI: cleaner loading of documents with less screen flickering
    • GUI: Improved performance for tree controls
    • GUI: Updated 3rd party components with many integrated bug fixes
    • GUI: Group information and link now available on the Software Package document for published applications
    • Improved Active Directory import performance and stability
    • Completely refactored LDIF import with much better performance for importing huge files
    • Up to 4 site-specific Active Directory extended schema properties can now be imported per User and Machine object
    • All standard grids now contain a hidden column "CurrentDateTime" with the time the data was read
    • Extensions to the Repository and Catalog structures allow centrally managed client specific queries, reports and catalog items
    • Unique Customer and Installation IDs are now encoded in the License file
    • Improved performance of software usage queries
    • Extended Query engine to support more flexible rendering on web pages
    • Cleaned up Data Model including Documentation
    • Support for new SQL Server 2017 and 2019 Cumulative Update versioning
    • Support for SWID tag files schema version 2015
    • Anonymizer now handles computer account user objects consistently using the anonymized machine name

    Removed Functionality

    • None

    Potentially Breaking Changes in the Data Model

    • Fields DirectoryExt1 / DirectoryExt2 and Ext1 / Ext2 are now used to optionally load site specific schema extension properties from Active Directory. If these fields were previously used to load site-specific Data from external sources, this needs to be re-designed.

    Potentially Breaking Changes in octoscan.config

    • if match conditional regex comparison is now case in-sensitive

    Potentially Breaking Changes in config files

    • default encoding for LDIF import is now 'utf-8', ldif lookup configuration may have to be adjusted
    • default Active Directory Lookup.Method changed from "accountmanagement" to "directoryservices"

    Scan File Compatibility

    • The 1.9.7 import service can read 1.9.7, 1.9.6 and older scan files. 1.9.7 and 1.9.6 .scan Files can only be imported on 1.9.6 or newer.

    Update Instructions

    • Order an updated License for 1.9.7 from Octosoft
    • Stop OctoSAM services on the server
    • Make a backup copy of the database
    • Migrate the database schema using the provided migrate_* scripts
      Note that a direct Migration from a Version other than 1.9.6 is not supported.
      Update to version 1.9.6 and run a full housekeeping before updating to 1.9.7
    • Make a backup copy of all configuration files
    • Run the .MSI Installer
    • Merge the configuration settings with the new configuration template files.
    • Install the updated license
    • Update the software catalog
    • Import Standard Queries and Reports from provided .zip file.
    • Start OctoSAM services
    • Update Octoscan2 windows scanner
    • Update the Mac Scanner
    • Update other scanners and their start scripts

    Known Limitations

    • DPI scaling is still experimental and does sometimes not work over RDP sessions, depending on the version of the server, the RDP client and DPI settings on the server.
    • FlexLM Diag scan supports only first configured vendor daemon, expiry date and other data scanned from diag is not available for other vendor daemons on the same FlexLM Server.
    • Group Settings Published Software Packages: Changes to the published Software Packages are immediately written to the database, cancel out of the dialog is ignore