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Introduction

R81 SmartConsole releases accumulate GUI client fixes for R81.

The below list describes each resolved issues and provides the Build number that includes the fix. 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.



Availability

  • General Availability Build

    Build Date SmartConsole package
    553 1 September 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 553 (1 September 2021)
PRJ-26386,
PRJ-21304
NEW: Added support for SAML authentication method for Remote Access VPN. Refer to sk172909 for configuration instructions.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 42 (or higher).
PRJ-25474,
PRJ-24985
NEW: Added ability for R81 Security Management or Multi-Domain Server to manage R81.10 Security gateway.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 42 (or higher).
PRJ-27204,
PRJ-27200
NEW: Added the Hitcount column to the "Export to CSV" functionality in Access Policy.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 42 (or higher).
PRJ-25964,
PMTR-69156
UPDATE: After a successful update, SmartConsole will show a message, allowing the user to restart SmartConsole and resume the current session.
PRJ-27352,
PRJ-27548
UPDATE: Changed the login method to Smart-1 Cloud. For instructions, refer to Infinity Portal or Quantum Smart-1 Cloud Administration Guide.
PRJ-24625,
PMTR-67704
When using SmartConsole in Demo Mode, in some cases while opening a new Logs and Monitor tab, the "SmartView is not available, SmartView server certificate is invalid" error message is shown.
PRJ-26697,
PMTR-69997
The tooltips in the "Threat Prevention" Profile configuration window on the "Advanced" page of "Threat Emulation" may disappear after a short time.
PRJ-21282,
PRHF-15004
In some scenarios, navigation between views may cause SmartConsole to close unexpectedly.
PRJ-24419,
PRHF-15935
In a rare scenario, SmartConsole may unexpectedly close after policy installation.
PRJ-25365,
PRHF-17092
A read-only user can lock the Domain object when attempting to edit the GUI Clients.
PRJ-26906,
PRHF-17725
In some scenarios, loading the Access Control policy causes SmartConsole to close unexpectedly.
  • Requires R81 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 42 (or higher).
PRJ-21174,
PRHF-15120
In some scenarios, pasting a command in the SmartConsole CLI window pastes the text multiple times.
PRJ-19620,
PRHF-14181
In some scenarios, the Domain Management Server hardware type shows incorrect information in SmartConsole. 
PRJ-22864,
SL-4745
When opening the "Users by Gateways" view in SmartView Monitor and the list contains thousands of entities, it may take a long time to show all results, and in rare cases, no results are displayed.
PRJ-17611,
PRHF-13167
Opening the Security Gateway editor from a VPN community editor in read-only mode may cause the SmartConsole to close unexpectedly.
PRJ-27156,
PRHF-13047
In some scenarios, changing the hardware type of a Gateway with Identity sharing fails.
PRJ-27155,
PRHF-12868
The administrator may not be able to scroll the list of Active Directory providers when many AD providers are defined.
PRJ-20857,
PRHF-11495
The incorrect administrator name may be displayed in SmartEndpoint Install Policy dialog. Refer to sk171376.
PRJ-22284,
PMTR-64691
In some scenarios, the "Push CA Certificate" push operation in SmartEndpoint cannot be initiated and fails with exception.
PRJ-23095,
PRHF-15903
In some scenarios, the "Last Connected From" for Users and Computers tab of SmartEndpoint is not displayed correctly.
PRJ-24060,
PRHF-16426
In some scenarios, when searching objects in SmartConsole, the summary counter shows "0", although the objects are found and displayed.
PRJ-25523,
PMTR-67327
When a mismatch version message is shown on the SmartConsole login window, it is displayed with an "error" icon instead of "info".
PRJ-25520,
PMTR-68472
When attempting to log in to a SmartEndpoint server running a different version from SmartConsole, the client may unexpectedly close instead of showing a message to launch the correct version.
PRJ-26902,
PRHF-17584
In some scenarios, copying a rule from one Access policy to another fails because of a mismatch in the policy's Traditional VPN mode.
PRJ-25074,
PMTR-65762
When searching in the rulebase, the entire word is highlighted instead of the partial string that matches.
PRJ-26070,
PMTR-69375
Having multiple previous update versions takes a considerable amount of disk space. With this fix, when updating SmartConsole, old update versions will be deleted, keeping only the current and the previous version.
PRJ-26935,
PMTR-70235
In a rare scenario, using the rule search in SmartConsole may cause the application to hang.
PRJ-25093,
PMTR-62923
In SmartDashboard, the notification to update the trusted CAs is not shown.
PRJ-21302,
PRHF-15077
In some scenarios, the "SmartConsole.exe -p <information file>" command fails to open SmartConsole sessions.
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
01 Sep 2021 Released SmartConsole Build 553
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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