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Upgrade from 8.5 and 9.0

You can upgrade Netwrix Auditor 8.5 and 9.0 to 9.5 by running the installation package. Netwrix Auditor automatically upgrades to the latest version while preserving its configuration.

Before You Start

  1. Make sure you followed basic precaution measures. See Upgrade to the Latest Version for more information.
  2. Wait for all running data collections to complete and shut down Netwrix Auditor.
  3. Review upgrade limitations and considerations. See Review Upgrade Limitations and Considerations for more information.

    If upgrading from Netwrix Auditor 8.5, it might be helpful to review your Netwrix Auditor configuration and read the following topics before running the upgrade: Review Differences from 8.5 and Upgrade from 8.5 and 9.0.

Perform Upgrade

Run the installation package on the computer, where Netwrix Auditor Server resides. Refer to Install the Product for detailed instructions on how to install Netwrix Auditor.

Review Upgrade Limitations and Considerations

  • For 9.5, some reports were updated and redesigned. Review the following for additional information:

    Upgrade issue Details

    Report subscriptions

    Review your subscriptions to the following reports since they may become inoperable:

    • Administrative Group Members
    • Object Permissions by Object—Renamed into Folder and File Permission Details.

    State-in-time reports

    Netwrix Auditor takes time to process state-in-time data. After upgrade from 9.0 and below, wait for the product synchronizes data and makes it available for the following State-in-time reports:

    • IT Risk Assessment
    • File Servers State-in-Time:

      • Folder and File Permission Details
      • Folder Permissions
    • Active Directory State-in-Time:

      • Account Permissions in Active Directory
      • Active Directory Account Permissions Details
      • Object Permissions in Active Directory
      • Active Directory Object Permissions Details

    NOTE: You may rest assured, you audit data will be preserved.

    To speed up state-in-time data synchronization, do the following:

    1. Navigate to your monitoring plan and click Update.
    2. Then select Edit data source and click Manage under the Manage historical snapshots section.

    3. Wait for the new snapshot appears in the All available snapshots list and import it to the Audit Database.

      See Active Directory for more information. The example configuration applies to Active Directory. For other data sources, find the required one in the Manage Data Sources section.

  • In 9.5, Netwrix Auditor introduces the risk score concept and behavior anomalies assessment dashboard. All alerts that were originally shipped with 9.0 will be assigned a risk score suggested by Netwrix industry experts and included in behavior anomalies assessment. User alerts will not be modified—you should assign risk scores manually.
  • Saved searches are renamed into custom reports. Unlike a previous version, now they are located in Reports Custom.

Review Differences from 8.5

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