Release Notes - 2023-11-22

    New Features in Docusnap 13


    Autonomous Discovery Modules - Improvements and New Developments

    Our latest developments in autonomous discovery modules represent a significant advancement, enabling a more comprehensive and secure recording of operating systems and essential services in IT environments. The innovations include specialized modules for Microsoft DFS and Veeam Backup & Replication, as well as significantly improved functionality for capturing Microsoft Exchange. The handling of these modules has become more user-friendly and less maintenance-intensive due to standardized names and parameters for archiving, execution, and logging. The newly introduced .DSI format serves as a universal container that securely encompasses encrypted discovery data and logs.

    A uniform naming convention for all script-based captures has been defined. The new nomenclature is Discovery-(Module).exe. Existing script-based variants are still supported, but it is recommended to replace them with the updated versions.

    Distributed File System (DFS) Discovery

    The newly developed DFS discovery module allows for a complete capture of all DFS namespaces variants on servers and converts these into a structured domain view, simplifying the analysis and security assessment of DFS data deployments. Additionally, it ensures a detailed recording of DFS replication groups, including their configuration, topology, and connections.

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    The “Veeam Backup & Replication” module captures modern Veeam installations in detail, regardless of the type of database used. It thoroughly documents the application configuration, license usage, and access rights. The documentation covers the backup and tape library infrastructure as well as the connected virtualization platforms and their virtual machines (VMs). Configured backup jobs and their execution status are summarized in a series of informative reports.

    Linux Discovery

    The latest version of the Linux discovery now captures existing certificates and their specific properties.

    Active Directory Domain Service

    The discovery of the Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) has been expanded and now offers on the Docusnap interface a flat, filterable, and easily exportable list under “All Memberships.” This list includes both direct and indirect memberships of user, group, and computer accounts. This improved view simplifies the analysis and verification of correct group memberships for AD objects.

    IT Security

    Distributed File System (DFS) Permissions Analysis

    The NTFS Analysis Assistant has been optimized to make the analysis of files provided over DFS more effective. The assistant now enables differentiated capture of NTFS permissions for system and DFS shares. With the latest DFS discovery, targeted selection and analysis of specific DFS server shares is possible. The reports have also been adapted to allow for a clear allocation of DFS permissions to the corresponding servers.


    Docusnap Connect Improvements

    The latest version of ‘Connect’ allows users to create individual data views and export them in XML, CSV, and Excel formats. These can now be scheduled to be sent by email at timed intervals. The management of archive versions has also been optimized, allowing users to more easily review these settings in the job details.


    Docusnap Usability

    The display of data in a hierarchical tree structure, where each technology has its own node, has been improved. Users now have the option “Hide MetaObjects” to choose which areas are displayed to them. This simplifies the operation of the application and reduces its complexity.

    Docusnap Application

    In the “Options - Database” area, additional information about the Microsoft SQL database we use is now provided. This information can be found in the categories “Database Information,” “Database Maintenance,” and “Encryption Module”.

    Upgrade Guide to Docusnap 13

    The HowTo “New features, changes, and upgrade of Docusnap 13” describes the process for a successful upgrade to Docusnap 13. It is recommended to follow the guide carefully to ensure the upgrade is performed correctly.