Release notes and what's new

Latest Update: 3/27/2020

This topic describes what's new in DSM releases after version 2018.2.

Version 2020.1 Notes

Release Notes can be found here.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (R2) Extended Security Updates

Added the ability to use the Shavlik custom content. This allows you to use additional features in the APM environment, such as Microsoft Windows Extended Security Updates.

Advanced Patch Management Custom Patch Support

Added the ability to modify patch packages. This allows you to manually place installer files in an existing patch package and use the policies automatically created by APM.


You can now opt in to send anonymous diagnostic data to Ivanti in order to help us understand how DSM is being used, so we can shape updates and new features accordingly.

Added support for SQL Server 2019 (including Express)


Version 2019.1 notes

New system roles for global rights

In the past, the global rights "Manage AutoInsert Rules", "Manage Roles", "Manage schema extensions" and "Manage variables" were only part of the supervisor role which is assigned on ORG.

There are now specific roles for each of those rights. These roles don't grant read permission to any object in the tree (like software library, software, OUs, groups, or computers), nor can they be assigned to a container or custom role. They can only be assigned on ORG .

In addition, for managing software shop categories, user-defined tasks and task groups, and user-defined HTML views, two additional system-wide rights have been added.

DSM now handles the different notations of SMBiosGuids used by hardware vendors properly

Ivanti DSM uses the initial MAC address and the SMBIOS GUID to identify computers. If you change the computer hardware, such as the motherboard or the network card, you can store the changed information automatically in the database.

To change the entries:

1. Change the hardware on your computer.

2. Turn on the computer.

3. Prevent the computer from performing a network boot.

3. When the computer runs a local boot, the installer detects the hardware changes and saves them in the database.

Added the ability to set working directory for RunAsEx or ExecuteEx commands

It's now possible to set the working directory for these commands without having to use batch or PowerShell scripts.

Added support for using SSL when using the SendSmtpMail command

Added support for SSL encryption and authentication when sending emails via SMTP (Infrastructure / SendSmtpMail command).

Added support for Windows Server 2019

The following support was added:

  • DSM can now be installed on Windows Server 2019
  • DSM can now handle OSD for Windows Server 2019
  • DSM can now handle LDAP filters for Windows Server 2019
  • DSM Software Library now includes Windows Server 2019 support
  • APM now supports patching Windows Server 2019

AD-Import now runs as a long-running task

Added support for TLS 1.2

New "Protected by patents" links in the interface

A new "Protected by patents, see" link is visible in the startup splash screen and and in the "About" dialog boxes.