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Introduction

R81 SmartConsole releases accumulate GUI client fixes for R81.

The below list describes each resolved issue and provides the Build number, in which the fix was included. All resolved issues are included in the Incremental SmartConsole Build starting from the Build number listed in this table (inclusive). In addition, you can find the date when the Build was published.

Unless stated otherwise, every R81 SmartConsole Build in this article including R81 GA SmartConsole build can be used as a GUI client for each R81 Jumbo Hotfix Take and for R81 General Availability.

The Incremental SmartConsole Builds table and this article are periodically updated.

Availability

  • General Availability Build

    Build Date SmartConsole package
    552 27 June 2021 (EXE)

    For R81 Portable SmartConsole, refer to sk116158.


List of Resolved issues and New Features per Build

ID Description
R81 SmartConsole - General Availability Build 552 (27 June 2021)
PRJ-21823,
PMTR-64512
NEW: Added ability to download files from SmartConsole Extensions.
PRJ-24077,
PMTR-67043
NEW: Added more information to the SmartConsole "About" dialog.
PRJ-23121,
PMTR-64618
NEW: Added an option to configure email alert for Endpoint High Availability synchronization issues.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 34 (or higher).
PRJ-23645,
SL-5370
UPDATE:
  1. When using Updatable Objects, Source and Destination fields in logs will display the icon from the matched Updatable Object.
  2. Improved the accuracy of flag icons when using Updatable Objects for Geo-IP restrictions.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 34 (or higher).
PRJ-22985,
PMTR-60829
UPDATE: Added ability to write more text in the "Threat Prevention -> Profiles -> Emulation Environment" window.
PRJ-24342,
PMTR-67305
UPDATE: SmartConsole can now be used to set a Zone for a VTI interface.
PRJ-21653,
PRHF-15118
In some scenarios, the Policy installation history in the Access Tools view on a cluster member is not updated.
PRJ-19783,
PRHF-14337
When changing password with "Change my Password" option, next login via SmartConsole fails with "Authentication failed" error. Refer to sk170637.
PRJ-23209,
PMTR-62338
SmartConsole configures a default value for the IPv4 mask length of VIP interface each time a user opens the interface editor for cluster object configured in the Active-Active mode. As a result, the value configured by a user is overwritten with the default value each time the user opens the cluster object and clicks OK.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 34 (or higher).
PRJ-24480,
PMTR-64932
In SmartEndpoint, "An unexpected error occurred" error may pop up when selecting a user on the Users/Computers page.
PRJ-27263 After SmartConsole completes an automatic update in some scenarios, the message "SmartConsole update is ready to be installed" still shows.
PRJ-21955,
PMTR-64257
In some scenarios, the "Session timeout" field is not visible when opening a single log in the "Logs & Monitor" tab in SmartConsole. 
PRJ-24175,
PRHF-16451
If many thousands of changes were performed since the last policy installation, the SmartConsole may freeze and even disconnect when loading the Policy Installation dialog.
PRJ-22607,
PRHF-15743
The diffServ properties are missing from the Express QoS configuration page in SmartConsole.
PRJ-21205,
PRHF-13623
In some scenarios, adding '#' symbol inside 'End-User Agreement Settings' form under Identity Awareness would cause Threat-Prevention Policy installation to fail.
PRJ-18425,
PRHF-11878
In some scenarios, the protection name for IPS static protections is not visible on the log card.
PRJ-23514,
PRHF-16191
In SmartView Monitor, when the user sorts tables by the field "Connect Time", the sorting was not done according to date and time, but as a textual sorting.
PRJ-23853,
PMTR-66761
When running an auto-updated version of SmartConsole as administrator, SmartConsole uses the "output" directory for the user settings and logs, instead of the applicable "AppData" directory.
PRJ-18261,
PRHF-13471
In some scenarios, when searching for logs per rule, the “Not Type session" filter is added automatically to the end of the query.
PRJ-23926,
PMTR-66821
Legacy GUI applications may show a different build number than SmartConsole.
PRJ-22339,
PMTR-65212
After a SmartConsole version has been auto-updated, the application settings in SmartConsole.exe.config file are not copied from the previous version.
PRJ-22878,
PMTR-65619
In rare scenarios, "Revert to Revision", "Change Report" and "Install Hotfix/Jumbo" SmartConsole pages may fail to open.
R81 SmartConsole - General Availability Build 550 (08 April 2021)
PRJ-21688,
PMTR-64410
NEW: Added the "Verify Access Policy" action to the Access Policy toolbar Actions menu.
PRJ-21439,
PMTR-64025
NEW: Added ability to move the session top-bar to the right, left, or center (default).
PRJ-20467,
PMTR-48601
NEW: Added new configuration in SmartEndpoint for High Resolution FDE pre-boot images.
PRJ-21285,
CIS-3221
NEW: When connecting to incompatible server version and the compatible SmartConsole is not installed, user can download the installation package from the login screen.
PRJ-21804,
PMTR-64039
SmartConsole title and borders for some windows may become transparent after upgrade to Windows 10 build 20h2.
R81 SmartConsole - General Availability Build 549 (08 February 2021)
PRJ-20903 NEW: Added Automatic update mechanism for SmartConsole. SmartConsole will detect and install client updates within the same major version. For additional details, refer to sk171315.
PRJ-18318,
PRJ-18314
NEW: Added 1570R, 1600 and 1800 appliances to the Hardware list in SmartConsole.
PRJ-20351,
CIS-3177
NEW: When the user connects with an incompatible client version to the server, he will automatically launch the correct SmartConsole version installed on his computer. Refer to sk171422.
PRJ-19786,
PRJ-18307
NEW:
  • Added support for 1570R, 1600 and 1800 SMB Appliances.
  • Added support for Threat Emulation blade on LSM profile of R80.20 SMB gateways and clusters.

  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 13 (or higher).
PRJ-18972,
PRJ-17805
NEW: Added IoT support to Multi-Domain Security Management.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 13 (or higher).
PRJ-20580,
PMTR-62932
UPDATE:
  • Allow read-only users to generate a Compliance Regulation report.
  • Display Best Practices' information on the Regulation report.
  • For a selected Best Practice, allow activating/deactivating multiple relevant objects at the same time.
PRJ-19568,
PMTR-59239
UPDATE: Policy installation time displayed in Install Policy views and Task bar includes time in seconds.
PRJ-18911,
PMTR-61134
"N/A" is displayed instead of "Any" in the Protection drop-down menu in Inspection Settings -> Core Protections -> Exception editor window.
PRJ-20512,
PRHF-13866
In rare scenarios, legacy SmartDashboard may unexpectedly close upon loading.
PRJ-18588,
PMTR-61297
In some scenarios, user cannot select/clear the "Terminate on execution" checkbox in cloned rules.
PRJ-20466,
PRHF-14559
In some scenarios, after search in Access policy, Hitcount shows incorrect information.
PRJ-18967,
PRHF-13898
In some scenarios, it is possible to click the menu item "Clear Staging" on an IPS protection even when the action has no effect.
PRJ-20623,
PRHF-14751
When moving Endpoints from SmartEndpoint Reporting tab to a virtual group after scrolling down the list, not all endpoints are moved.
R81 SmartConsole - General Availability Build 548 (14 December 2020)
PRJ-19074,
PMTR-61355
In SmartConsole Demo Mode, some pages may display an "ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED" error message.
PRJ-14061,
PRHF-10886
In some scenarios, the "Content" column does not appear in the Access policy view even if the Content Awareness blade is on one of its inline-layers.
PRJ-18053,
PRHF-13479
In some scenarios, when hovering quickly between objects in SmartConsole, the tooltip shows incorrect information.
PRJ-18507,
PRHF-13552
When there are many gateways and servers defined in a policy and administrator needs to scroll up and down to see them all, the links in the “Recommended Updates” column (GATEWAYS & SERVERS” view) may jump to another row.
PRJ-18961,
PMTR-61483
When the user searches the NAT policy and the results contain automatic NAT rules, an error message may appear. 

 

Installation instructions

Procedure:

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    Note: uninstall prior SmartConsole clients Build before installing the new one.
    • To install the SmartConsole clients on Windows platforms:

      1. Download the SmartConsole application build package from the table above.

      2. Run the SmartConsole executable.

      3. Continue with the instructions on the screen.

    To install SmartConsole silently, perform:

    1. Download the SmartConsole application package from the table above and extract it into temporary folder, for example C:\TEMP-SC

    2. Go to this temporary folder: cd C:\TEMP-SC

    3. For silent installation, run: C:\TEMP-SC\SmartConsole.exe /s
      Note: SmartConsole will be installed into its default location.



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Revision History

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Date Description
27 Jun 2021 Released SmartConsole Build 552
08 Apr 2021 Released SmartConsole Build 550
08 Feb 2021 Released SmartConsole Build 549
14 Dec 2020 First release of this document - R81 SmartConsole Build 548

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