Micro Focus File Reporter 3.6 Release Notes

November 27, 2018

The information in these Release Notes applies to Micro Focus File Reporter 3.6 and contains the following sections:

1.0 New Features

The following are new features introduced in File Reporter 3.6.

1.1 Data Access Governance

This release introduces support for integration with Micro Focus Identity Governance 3.5 (IG 3.5) to provide an initial Data Access Governance solution. For details on configuration and setup of Data Access Governance, see the Data Access Governance 3.6 Integration and Administration Guide.

1.2 Lighthouse Support for NSS AD

This release includes support for NSS for AD for lighthouse customers. To be considered for inclusion in the lighthouse program, please contact the File Reporter Product Management team via email at support@filereportersupport.com.

  • Initial support for NSS AD is available when using AgentFS.

  • Special licensing is required to enable this feature.

  • Permissions reports must be generated via Custom Query.

2.0 Updates

The following are updates introduced in File Reporter 3.6.

2.1 Database Requirements

PostgreSQL 11 is now supported.

2.2 Database Changes

The scalar function srs.guid_text has been modified to return the canonical string form of a GUID.

  • Previous format: {12345678-ABCD-1234-5678-ABCDEF123456}
  • New format: 12345678-abcd-1234-5678-abcdef123456

2.3 .NET Framework Requirements

The .NET Framework requirements have been updated for the following components:

.NET Framework Requirement



  • Legacy Agent (Config utility)
  • AgentFS


  • Engine and Web
  • ManagerFC
  • AgentFC
  • Client Tools (Report Designer, Data Analytics)
  • Report Viewer

Components with .NET dependencies include a reference to the associated .NET framework installer, and will try to upgrade to the required .NET framework if not already installed.

NOTE:Updates to the .NET Framework might require a reboot of the operating system to complete.

2.4 Administration Web Application

URL Rewrite 2.1

This release updates the included URL Rewrite module to version 2.1.

2.5 File Content Analysis

AgentFC Tika Service Updates

The Tika service installed with AgentFC has been updated to version 1.19.1, along with the corresponding SQLite parser for Tika, which has been updated to 3.23.1.

ManagerFC Improvements

Zero-byte files are now properly skipped in all cases.

2.6 Reporting Components

The DevExpress reporting components have been updated to version 2018.1.

3.0 Known Issues and Limitations

3.1 File Content Analysis

File content analysis only supports scanning of file content on file systems located in Active Directory environments for this release. An Active Directory identity system must be defined in order to utilize this feature.

3.2 AgentFS

  • AgentFS does not currently support scanning against nested DFS targets, where a DFS target references another DFS link or target path.

  • While AgentFS is targeted as a replacement for the Legacy Agent for Windows, please note that AgentFS does not support scanning file systems in eDirectory environments, such as NSS on Open Enterprise Server.

3.3 Report Preview Refresh with Firefox

Refreshing a Preview Report using F5 or Ctl+R might cause an error related to invalid state information. This error is only present with Firefox and can be corrected by issuing a forced refresh, such as using Ctl+F5, or by closing and re-opening the Preview Report.

4.0 Deprecated Features

4.1 Support for Internet Explorer

Starting with File Reporter 3.5, support for Internet Explorer 11 has been removed. Please use the latest release of one of the following supported desktop browsers:

  • Chrome

  • Firefox

  • Edge

4.2 Deprecated Databases

  • Starting with File Reporter 3.5, support for SQL Server 2012 is considered deprecated. Installations upgrading from a previous release of File Reporter might upgrade with an existing SQL Server 2012 with a warning, but new installations should use a supported version listed in the Micro Focus File Reporter 3.5 Installation Guide.

  • Starting with File Reporter 3.5, PostgreSQL prior to version 9.5 is not supported. This includes previously supported versions 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4. Customers upgrading from a previous version of File Reporter installed against a deprecated version of PostgreSQL must first upgrade to a supported version of PostgreSQL before upgrading to File Reporter 3.6.