Silk Meter 18.0 Release Notes

This file contains important information that may not appear in online Help. Read this file in its entirety.

For information about installation, deployment, and licensing issues, see the Installation Guide of the product that you are licensing with Silk Meter.

Contents
What's New Resolved Issues
System Requirements/Prerequisites Getting Help
Known Issues Installation Instructions

What's New

User Grants for Silk Central Clients

By allowing the backslash (\) as separator, user grants can now be mapped to Silk Central clients. The user grant field now allows up to 256 characters.

Query Log File Performance

The query log file report of the Policy Administrator is now much faster when using the Web Browser view.

Policy Nodes

The policy nodes in the Policy Administrator are now sorted alphabetically by name and version.

Elevation Mode Check

The required elevation mode is now being checked for check-in and check-out of mobile policies, both in Policy Administrator and in the command line tool. Proper error handling has been added as well.

Silent Mode Installation

A silent mode option was added to the standalone license installer, so that no message boxes are displayed at any time.

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System Requirements/Prerequisites

Following are the system requirements for installing and running Silk Meter 18.0.

System Area Requirement
Platform Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10

Important: Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows is required for all Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Known Issues

Issue: Silk Meter clients cannot find the license server when performing license checks.
Workaround: Possible DNS issue. Silk Meter client and server must know each other by name. If not provided by a DNS service, add the information (name and IP address) to the host's files.

Issue: Silk Meter server does not work correctly when switching between standalone and server mode.
Workaround: Only use standalone mode when no other machine uses the computer as a license server. If configured for standalone mode, the local Silk Meter Manager should be stopped via the service manager. If the Silk Meter Manager is not stopped while running in standalone mode, remote computers can perform setting changes that override local settings.

Issue: Silk Meter standalone mode does not support host ID bound licenses for Java clients.
Workaround: None.

Issue: If User Account Control is turned on, the Policy Administrator must be started in elevated mode to successfully check in/out mobile licenses from a Silk Meter server.
Workaround: Start the Policy Administrator in elevated mode.

Issue: The Silk Meter server does not notice new licenses installed via the standalone license installer. Consequently these licenses are lost (also for standalone mode) if additional licenses are imported via the Policy Administrator (also mobile licenses).
Workaround: After importing standalone licenses using the standalone license installer, restart the Silk Meter Proxy Service.

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Resolved Issues

SI # RPI # Description
2863867 1105156 Deny grants are not working as expected.
3100371 1109090 Reporting: The query log file does not work properly if files other than log files are located in the log directory.
3106898 628244 Mobile policies: Checking out mobile policies with the command line tool does not work properly.
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Getting Help

Visit http://supportline.microfocus.com/assistedservices.asp to communicate directly with Micro Focus SupportLine to resolve your issues or email supportline@microfocus.com.
Visit Micro Focus SupportLine at http://supportline.microfocus.com for up-to-date support news and access to other support information. First time users may be required to register to the site.

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Installation Instructions

The Silk Meter installer will guide you through the steps to uninstall any previous version of Silk Meter if necessary. If Silk Meter prior to version 15.0 is installed, you have to uninstall it manually first.
To keep your settings and policies, select "No" when you are prompted to delete the Silk Meter settings during the uninstall process.

For information about installation, deployment, and licensing issues, see the Installation Guide of the product that you are licensing with Silk Meter.

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