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  • 1.  ITMS 8.7.2 General Availability

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 05, 2024 12:35 PM

    On behalf of Broadcom, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.  As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that IT Management Suite 8.7.2 is now available. 

    Highlights of the Symantec IT Management Suite 8.7.2 release include: 

    • Symantec Management Platform
      • Azure AD (Microsoft Entra) integration
        • Symantec Management Console and Software Portal Authentication
          • Enables support for Multifactor Authentication
        • Import of security roles, computer groups and user groups
        • Support for Azure AD only environments when local account used for Agent Connectivity Credentials
      • Use any Windows account credentials for SQL authentication for ITMS database or Data Connector data sources
      • ASDK support for changing scope of Symantec Management Platform security roles

    • Symantec Management Console
      • Option to override maintenance windows within automation policies
      • New Schedule dialog displays maintenance window status information of selected computers
      • Option to specify duration to retain task instance data
      • IF conditions in jobs and tasks that evaluate as "False" no longer identified as failures
      • Administrators can clone items to other folders where they have permission to create child items
      • Software Purchases list on Software License page sorted alphabetically

    • Symantec Management Agent
      • Support for Windows 11 23H2
      • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.9 and Oracle Linux 8.9
      • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.3 and Oracle Linux 9.3
      • Ability to notify end users of maintenance window opening

    • Patch Management
      • Improved Office 365 patching error handling
      • New command line parameter to troubleshoot Office 365 patching after channel change
      • New error code added for Windows assessment scan to identify situations in which scan did not complete successfully because operating system no longer supported
      • Randomization of Windows system assessment scan start time
      • Options to not send Windows system assessment scan event data to Notification Server to reduce system load
      • New Linux channels automatically selected for import if corresponding OS version was previously fully selected

    • Inventory
      • System SKU Number collected from motherboard on Windows and Linux computers where available
      • Information about system boot mode (BIOS or EFI) and Secure Boot status collected

    • Deployment
      • iPXE binaries updated to version 1.21.1+
      • LinuxPE updated to FRM Build 11013
      • Ability to import drivers into LinuxPE
      • Scripted O/S Installation (SOI) packages can now be edited and deleted on OS Files page
      • Boot To task option that enables reboot to be bypassed if client already booted into preboot environment
      • Ability to specify TFTP Window Size for WinPE image to reduce overall download time for boot images

    • Software Management
      • Purge software previously detected but no longer installed software from Unmanaged Software list
      • Subordinates Request tab in Software Portal now displays open requests from direct reports by default

    Please see the ITMS 8.7.2 Release Notes for more information.

  • 2.  RE: ITMS 8.7.2 General Availability

    Posted 29 days ago

    Thank you, Mike. Are there any plans for you or your team to showcase the changes/improvements in the new release?

  • 3.  RE: ITMS 8.7.2 General Availability

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 29 days ago

    Hi Tal,

    i am working on a What's New in ITMS 8.7.2 presentation and have almost completed it. Once it's finished, we will schedule an Endpoint Management Office Hours call to discuss the material. 

    If you have previously attended one of EPM Office Hours calls, you should receive an email informing you how to register for the event. If not, watch this forum for further information as it becomes available.