Release Notes for Agent 12.1 for Windows

Agent for End User Devices 12.1 offers new functionality, features and improvements in performance.
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This release includes all resolved issues from Agent 12.0.x.

For information about the new features of Agent 12.1, see What's New in Agent 12.1 for Windows.

Deploying This Upgrade

You can deploy the Agent throughout your enterprise to collect data from devices and report to Aternity.

Known Issues

Description Issue ID
On Windows 11, Agent for End User Devices cannot report the correct Server Name and/or IP. Thus, in the advanced dashboards:
  • For Web applications, you may see the domain name instead of the actual Server Name and Server Hostname.

  • For Desktop applications, you may see the IP instead of the actual Server Name and Server Hostname.

Advanced dashboard sample
DEM-7866

The Recorder does not properly work when recording on a device with a non-English operating system using Agent 12.1.3.

Please contact Aternity Support Team for guidance how to resolve the issue.

DEM-5963

When monitoring MS Teams on multisession devices (WVD), some calls are missing due to fast reuse of PID.

DE24172

Two separate instances of the Agent appear under Installed Applications when installed twice, by running MSI and EXE files, (instead of being upgraded).

DE23745

An error message might pop up when uninstalling the Agent 12.1 beta 2.

DE23507

Failing to detect the PowerShell scripts timeout in Remediation and other scripts.

DE2550 and DE2579

Limitations

Component Description
Aternity Agent 12.1.3 and later

Recorder may fail to record on certain devices. If this happens, please contact Aternity Support Team.

Issues Resolved in This Release

Each Agent release includes all fixes from all previous updates.

Description Issue ID SalesForce ID Resolved in

Resolved a case where Agent was not reporting MS Teams Group calls.

DEM-6621

SF89996

12.1.4

Resolved a case when Agent 12.1.3 fails to record while a device is connected to the Appgate VPN.

DEM-7111

SF90240

12.1.4

Resolved a case where Agent 12.1.3 uninstall failed if Recorder was enabled.

DEM-6737

N/A

12.1.4

Resolved a case where application installation time was reported in UTC instead of local time zone.

DEM-3704

N/A

12.1.4

Resolved a case where PowerShell scripts timeout was not enforced.

DEM-2579

N/A

12.1.4

PowerShell scripts can now be tested in the PowerShell Validation Tool without being signed.

DEM-2343

N/A

12.1.4

For increased security, PowerShell execution policy no longer allows Unrestricted scripts.

DEM-1987

N/A

12.1.4

Resolved a case where Aternity logs in Chrome debugging tool were turned on by default and created additional load on the browser.

DEM-2379

SF87020

12.1.4

Resolved a case where System Crash (BSOD) details were not reported.

DEM-1753

N/A

12.1.4

Agent security improvements.

DEM-6768

N/A

12.1.3.95

Agent security improvements.

DEM-5264

N/A

12.1.3.95

Agent security improvements.

DEM-2647

SF87284

12.1.2.90

A180AG.exe experienced an unhandled exception when performing the WiFi data collection.

(A180AG.exe is the Agent's core process, performing most of the data collection, operations, and configuration.)

DEM-1453

N/A

12.1.2.86

Resolved a case of missing calls monitoring and high CPU when using MS Teams on multisession devices (WVD).

DE24159

SF86103

12.1.2.76

Resolved a case of an occasional failure in monitoring EventLog on weak VDI devices (devices with low resources compared to the average standard).

DE23898

SF85237

12.1.2.76

Resolved a case of an occasional failure in monitoring of virtual network adapters (VPN).

DE23947

SF84982

12.1.2.76

Resolved a case of missing device attributes due to multiple reported values (for example, Last Boot could be missing).

DE24055

N/A

12.1.2.76

Resolved Registry and Files System namespace usage in PowerShell Scripts to use 64-bit namespace instead of WOW64.

Note that the issue does not affect the Validation utility.

DE23991

N/A

12.1.2.76

Agent security improvements.

N/A

N/A

12.1.1.21

(SaaS only) Resolved a case of not reporting on the scheduled calls in MS Teams (also referred to as Meetings in MS Teams UI).

N/A

N/A

12.1.1.13

Resolved a case when some applications were being reported as device installed applications rather than user applications (installed per user account).

DE23744

N/A

12.1.1.13

Resolved a case when deleting local files while canceling remediation actions failed.

DE23655

N/A

12.1.1.13

Resolved a case of a memory leak in the Aternity Agent during Network Discovery monitoring.

DE23742

N/A

12.1.1.13

Resolved a case of missing reports on MS Teams calls performed on resource constrained machines (for example, virtual machines).

DE23854

N/A

12.1.1.13

Resolved a case of security vulnerabilities in Aternity Agent’s Assistant Service.

US12625

SF1313694

12.1.0.446

Resolved a case of security vulnerabilities in the Remediation feature.

DE23643, DE23683

N/A

12.1.0.446

Resolved a case of a failure to run and get reports on Firefox for WAC designed activities.

DE23408

N/A

12.1.0.446

Resolved a case when a cleanup of JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS failed.

DE23566

N/A

12.1.0.446

Resolved a rare case of monitoring failure due to recycling process ID (PID) issues.

DE22665

N/A

12.1.0.446

Resolved a case of Agent high CPU consumption due to Microsoft Teams monitoring.

DE23347

N/A

12.1.0.397

Temporarily, you cannot open the recorded files.

DE23272

N/A

12.1.0.397

Resolved a case of nested Microsoft Teams calls that were not reported: When the second call was answered while the first one put on hold, the second call was not reported.

DE23347

N/A

12.1.0.397

Resolved a case of Microsoft Teams calls that were not reported due to users' status (Away, Busy, and others).

DE23324

N/A

12.1.0.397

Resolved a case where Microsoft Teams calls were not reported after logging out and logging in again.

DE23444

N/A

12.1.0.397

Resolved a case when Agent repeatedly tried to run unsigned scripts.

DE23191

N/A

12.1.0.397

Resolved a case where the Agent did not report Microsoft Teams calls with multiple participants.

N/A

12.1.0.358

The Agent's A180PowerShellCollector process sometimes crashes when the script encounters unhandled exceptions on unmanaged threads (MS Windows limitation). There is no functional impact on Aternity.

DE23297

N/A

12.1.0.358

Resolved a case where the Agent reported the same measurement of the same health event twice.

DE21604

SF1318959

12.1.0.358

Resolved a rare case where HTTP authentication through a proxy server failed.

It happened only in a rare case where the hostname starts with HTTP like http://http-proxy.defect.com.

DE23295

SF1319581

12.1.0.358

Resolved a case where the Agent failed to report the updated type of a device (for example, after changing it from laptop to tablet).

DE21872

SF1157077

12.1.0.1348

Resolved a case of a high CPU consumption in Internet Explorer caused by multiple HTTP activities with regex conditions that include wildcards.

DE22772

SF1299870

12.1.0.1348

Resolved a case of a missing property in Internet Explorer page destroyed event, which caused some activities to fail.

DE20880

N/A

12.1.0.1348

Resolved a case of missing reports for error pages in Google Chrome (with the HTTP error code 4xx or 5xx).

DE22279

N/A

12.1.0.1348