This update includes a few features that a lot of people have been asking for, such as the ability to compare reports, export to a file format that can be loaded back in to the application at a later date, and full 64 bit support.
The full list of changes included in this update can be found below (note that some of these features are only available in the Standard Edition) and anyone already using the application can get the update (for free) by just going to Help –> Check For Updates.
- Results can now be exported to NTPR file and loaded back in to the application at a later date
- Application is now a 64 bit process when run from a 64 bit OS (so it can access more than 4 GB of RAM)
- Compare Reports feature shows you the differences between permissions in 2 different reports
- The account or group that has been set as the Owner of each directory is now shown
- Fixed a bug that caused the Relative Path column not to be exported correctly when exporting to HTML or CSV file
- The table in HTML exports is now sortable
- Added an option to hide permissions from the tree view that have been excluded by a filter but are on the same directory as other permissions that do match the filter
- When adding a quick filter, existing filter items will no longer be removed
- Minor GUI improvements
If you’re on a 64 bit OS: Although the application is now 64 bit you will find that if you’ve already got the application installed then when you upgrade to the new version it will still be installed to the 32 bit location (“C:\Program Files (x86)”) rather than the 64 bit location (“C:\Program Files”). This is simply because when doing an upgrade installation the installer keeps the same path that the original version was installed to (in case you chose a custom location to install it to). So if you want to keep things where they should be then just manually change the path in the installer wizard to C:\Program Files when performing the upgrade. It won’t actually cause any problems if you leave it in the x86 folder, but ideally that should only be used for 32 bit applications and I just thought I would mention it in case anyone is confused by the fact that it still installs there even though it is no longer an x86 application.
Hope you guys find the new features useful – now I’m going to get back to working on my Active Directory Permissions Reporter app