What's new in Management Center?
In addition to code enhancements and bug fixes the following features are included:
Management Center 2020.1 release has been localized and now supports the following 5 languages:
Selection of the language setting required is described in the Language Settings help topic within User Workspace Manager.
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 support
Management Server, Console, Licensing Console and Agent components are all compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2019.
For more information on supported software see the Maintained Platforms Matrix.
Management Center 2019.1 SP2 release contains bug fixes and code enhancements. There are no new features.
Deployment of Ivanti Cloud Agent
Ivanti Cloud provides real-time insight on endpoint devices allowing IT to identify issues affecting device health and productivity of users whilst providing recommended actions to ensure high productivity and business continuity.
Ivanti Management Center 2019.1 SP1 enables the Ivanti Cloud agent, and its associated options file, to be distributed to endpoints across your organization from a centralized point, making adoption of Ivanti Cloud fast and simple.
Simply download the Ivanti Cloud agent and its unique options file from an Ivanti Cloud tenant, import them as packages into the Management Center and apply them to Deployment Groups for instant deployment and installation on managed endpoints, irrespective of enterprise size.
For further details on this feature refer to the Example - Ivanti Cloud agent deployment .
Context sensitive help improvements
The Management Center context-sensitive help system has been extended to provide improved access to relevant help topics directly from the console. In addition, anonymous telemetry within the Ivanti help system can provide us with insights into how the system is being used.
Examples of the data gathered include:
•The most visited help pages
•The most searched-for terms
•The navigation paths from specific pages
This data enables us to focus development effort and resource on key areas of the product to help improve features and simplify the user experience.
No new features are included with the 2019.1 release.
Management Database Scheduled Computer Maintenance
In the 10.1 FR4 release we introduced a Maintenance section to the console. This facilitates the creation, modification and status toggling of event housekeeping jobs from the Management console. In the 2018.3 release of the Management Center this maintenance functionality has been extended to allow for the scheduled removal of machines, to simplify ongoing administration.
For more information, see Maintenance
Deployment Group Computer Count
Prior to 10.1 FR2 it was possible from within the Management console to easily see the number of machines per Deployment Group. Following feedback from existing customers, we have reinstated this count allowing an administrator to see how many machines are present within a Deployment Group, for example, when filtering.
For more information, see Deployment Group Computers.
New UI for Scheduled Event Maintenance in Home > [Server] > Maintenance.
Create maintenance schedules to remove events from the Management Server database using a range of scheduling options.
Clone Deployment Group
New Clone Deployment Group action in Home > [Server] > Deployment Groups > Actions panel.
All the deployment group settings are cloned with the exception of the Membership Rules. It is not possible to clone the Default deployment group.
Scheduled Event Maintenance
New functionality to allow the administrator to schedule event maintenance on the Management Server database.
The functionality is availale as Management Server Powershell cmdlets providing the administrators the ability to target different selection of events and alerts on specified days and times based on criteria such as age of events, event ID or deployment group.
Product rebrand to User Workspace Manager (UWM)
The Management Center branding has been updated to reflect that it is now part of the User Workspace Manager (UWM) suite of products, formerly known as DesktopNow.
There may still be references to DesktopNow in certain components, for example in the Registry or Windows Services.
New functionality to allow the administrator to remove events and related alerts from the Management Server database. This allows easier management of the size of the database to ensure a high level of console performance.
The functionality is available as Management Server Powershell cmdlets, providing administrators with the ability to target different selections of events and alerts based on criteria such as age of events, event ID or deployment group.
See the Scripting > Start Using PowerShell Cmdlets topic for further details.
Reconciled Discovered Machines
Web Service API and database schema improvements to improve console performance when deploying agent and configurations in large scale environments.
Management Center rebrand to Ivanti
The Management Center console has been updated to reflect the new company name of Ivanti.
You may still see references to the AppSense name used in certain areas, such as the Registry or Windows Services.
The Management Center console has an icon set update in response to customer feedback on the 10.0 console.
SQL Mirroring Support
Support for SQL Mirroring has been reinstated for 10.1 FR1. Please note that our best practice for this use case is to utilize SQL Always On.
Evaluation Mode Installations
When using Evaluation mode the installer will install the products into the default website using port 80.
For further information on Installing the products, see IvantiUser Workspace Manager Install and Configure Help.
The Deployment Statistics feature provides reporting on the number of agents and configurations deployed for each of the User Workspace Manager products. This assists with verifying the following information:
- Number of agents installed
- Number of configurations installed
- Number of installed agents that have polled in within the last 30 days
For further information see Deployment Statistics.
Upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Management Server, Console, Licensing Console and Agent components have been upgraded to utilize the latest technology stack. The following specific details have been included in v10.1:
- The .NET framework has been updated to use .NET 4.6.1
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package Update 3 - 14.0.24123.0
- Installer projects have been updated to use Wix 3.10.2
For further information on Prerequisites, see IvantiUser Workspace Manager Install and Configure Help.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 & Microsoft Windows 10 Compatibility
Management Server, Console, Licensing Console and Agent components are all compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Windows 10.
Single Management Center & Server Configuration Portal Log File
A single log file is created in the following locations:
Server Configuration Portal - %ProgramData%\Ivanti\SCU
Management Server - %ProgramData%\Ivanti\Management_[InstanceName]