Exchange Reporter Plus Fixes and Enhancements [2019-2020]

Exchange Reporter Plus Fixes and Enhancements [2019-2020]

Version 5.5 Build 5603 (Nov 27, 2020)


Highlights:

Exchange mailbox content search

  • Search for specific content in email subject, body and attachments across all or specific mailboxes in your Exchange organization.
  • Use attributes, keywords and pattern-based search to track information like bank account numbers and card details.
  • Create custom search profiles and set gathering interval to automate content search.
Issue fixes:
  • MySQL to MS SQL database migration issue has been fixed.
  • Exchange Online dashboard issue faced by technician delegates has been fixed.
Version 5.5 Build 5602 (Nov 6, 2020)


Enhancements:
  • METracker milestone upgraded.
Version 5.5 Build 5601 (Oct 26, 2020)


New Reports:

Exchange Reporter Plus has added six new reports for Exchange Online.

  • Daily Email Activities Count by Type
  • Daily Unique User Count by Email Activity
  • Daily Active Mailbox Count
  • Daily Mailbox Count by Storage Quota Status
  • Daily Mailbox Storage Used
  • Daily Unique User Count by Email App
Enhancements:
  • Enhanced product performance while exporting reports as CSV files.
Version 5.5 Build 5600 (Sep 30, 2020)


Highlights:

Two-factor authentication for admin and technician logins

You can now secure logins with two-factor authentication (TFA) using any of these methods:

  • Email verification.
  • SMS verification.
  • Google authentication.
  • DUO security authentication.
  • RADIUS authentication.
Enhancements:
  • Exchange Reporter Plus' inbuilt PostgreSQL database version has been upgraded. Please note that this database version (10.12) will be available only for fresh installations.
Version 5.5 Build 5515 (Sep 3, 2020)


New Reports:

Two new reports have been added to the Advanced Audit Reports category,

  • Distribution Group Changes Report - Tracks the changes made to the distribution groups in your Exchange Server.
  • Distribution Group Membership Changes Report - Tracks addition or deletion of members to the distribution groups.
Enhancements:
  • Hourly data collection task has been added for OWA reports.
  • sAMAccountName column has been added in the Distribution Lists and Inactive Distribution Lists reports.
  • On encountering connectivity issues, priority will be given to the easily reachable Exchange servers to establish PowerShell sessions for monitoring.

Bug fixes:

  • Help desk technician deletion issue and license management issue have been fixed.
  • Checkbox selection issue fixed for Internet Explorer.
  • The browser-default language setting issue has been fixed.
  • The error that occurred while exporting reports with huge data has been fixed.
Version 5.5 Build 5515 (Sep 3, 2020)


New Reports:

Two new reports have been added to the Advanced Audit Reports category,

  • Distribution Group Changes Report - Tracks the changes made to the distribution groups in your Exchange Server.
  • Distribution Group Membership Changes Report - Tracks addition or deletion of members to the distribution groups.
Enhancements:
  • Hourly data collection task has been added for OWA reports.
  • sAMAccountName column has been added in the Distribution Lists and Inactive Distribution Lists reports.
  • On encountering connectivity issues, priority will be given to the easily reachable Exchange servers to establish PowerShell sessions for monitoring.

Bug fixes:

  • Help desk technician deletion issue and license management issue have been fixed.
  • Checkbox selection issue fixed for Internet Explorer.
  • The browser-default language setting issue has been fixed.
  • The error that occurred while exporting reports with huge data has been fixed.

Version 5.5 Build 5514 (Aug 18, 2020)


Bug fixes:

  • The wrapper version mismatch issue has been fixed.

Version 5.5 Build 5514 (Aug 18, 2020)


Bug fixes:

  • The wrapper version mismatch issue has been fixed.
Version 5.5 Build 5513 (Aug 8, 2020)


Highlights:

Customizable Dashboard:

With the new dashboard customization option you can,

  • Add custom tabs to view Exchange server, Exchange Online and Skype server data for different organizations and period. You can also rename and reorder the tabs at any time.
  • Add new widgets to the tabs. Edit, rearrange and resize them as required. Get full-screen view of the dashboards with dark mode and slideshow options.
  • Convert graphical widgets to data tables, and choose from different graph types such as pie, bar, column, donut, area and line graphs with custom colors.
  • Pin graphs directly from the reports to the custom dashboards and manage technicians' permissions over the dashboards easily.
New Reports:
  • Mailbox Permissions
  • Shared Mailbox Permissions
  • Public Folder Permissions
  • Calendar Folder Permissions

Version 5.5 Build 5512 (July 24, 2020)


Bug fixes:

  • Various vulnerability issues including privilege escalation, CSRF security token handling and XSS issues have been fixed.

Version 5.5 Build 5511 (Jun 12, 2020)


New Reports:
  • Mailbox Traffic Report
    • Number of Messages by Sender Based on Recipient Status.
  • Distribution Lists Traffic Reports
    • Number of Messages Sent by Distribution Group.
    • Size of Messages Sent by Distribution Group.
    • Number of Messages Sent by Distribution Group Based on Recipient Status.
    • Number of Messages Received by Distribution Group.
    • Size of Messages Received by Distribution Group.
    • Sent Traffic for Distribution Groups.
    • Received Traffic for Distribution Groups.
    • Number of Messages Sent and Received.
  • Organizational Unit Traffic Reports
    • Number of Messages Sent by Organizational Unit.
    • Size of Messages Sent by Organizational Unit.
    • Number of Messages Sent by Organizational Unit based on Recipient Status.
    • Number of Messages Received by Organizational Unit.
    • Size of Messages Received by Organizational Unit.
    • Number of Messages Sent And Received.
  • Group Traffic Reports
    • Number of Messages Sent by Group.
    • Size of Messages Sent by Group.
    • Number of Messages Sent by Group Based on Recipient Status.
    • Number of Messages Received by Group.
    • Size of Messages Received by Group.
    • Number of Messages Sent And Received.
Enhancement:
  • In Sent Traffic for Users report data can be filtered based on the Recipient Status.

Version 5.5 Build 5510 (May 19, 2020)


Enhancement:
  • Users can now use LDAPS to secure all communications between Exchange Reporter Plus and Active Directory.
  • Public Folder Replicas report generation speed has been enhanced.

Issue Fixes:

  • Fixed a vulnerability which allowed a user to enable integration with other supported ManageEngine products bypassing authentication.
  • Issue in selecting folders in Folder Message Count and Size report.
  • Issue in fetching data on SendAs property in Mailbox Delegates report.
  • Issue in applying ManageEngine Log360 license.
  • Issue in scheduling Traffic Logs gathering task when the log path contains non-English characters.
  • Issue in establishing remote PowerShell connection with Skype for Business servers.
  • Issue in scheduling license management tasks for a huge number of mailboxes in Exchange Reporter Plus.
  • Daylight saving time zone issue in the alerts module of Exchange Reporter Plus.

Version 5.5 Build 5504 (Mar 19, 2020)


Enhancement:
  • Reports scheduled by technicians can now be password protected.

Bug fixes:

  • Some minor issues have been fixed.

Version 5.5 Build 5503 (Mar 11, 2020)


Highlights:
  • Help desk delegation: Admins can now create roles with selected tasks and delegate them to technicians in addition to the default Operator role.
  • Technician activity auditing: Built-in reports have been added to audit Exchange Reporter Plus technician activities.

Enhancement:

  • Capability has been added to allow technicians change their password on their own.

Version 5.5 Build 5502 (Feb 14, 2020)


Highlights:
  • Custom audit reports: Users can now create rules to customize the actions to be audited by Exchange Reporter Plus. These custom actions can be used to generate new audit reports.
  • Two new audit reports: Exchange Reporter Plus has added two new reports to audit mailbox import and export requests respectively.

Issue Fix:

  • Issue in showing the last logon time for never signed in mailboxes and delegated technicians in the Inactive Mailboxes by Last Logon Time report.
  • Data missing issue in Mailbox Features report.
  • Issue faced by delegated technicians in viewing Exchange Online dashboard and reports.

Version 5.5 Build 5501 (Dec 24, 2019)


Highlights:
  • Log forwarder: Exchange Reporter Plus now allows you to forward Exchange Server and Exchange Online audit logs to SIEM solutions such as Splunk and ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer.
  • Language support: Exchange Reporter Plus is now available in Chinese.
  • Permissions on Distribution Group report: This new Exchange Server report shows details on who has permission to which group has been added.
  • New Exchange Online audit reports: Exchange Reporter Plus now audits 26 new actions on Exchange Online mailboxes which include changes to mailbox audit settings, client access settings, litigation hold settings, and more.
    Enabled Litigation Hold
    Disabled Litigation Hold
    Enabled Moderation
    Disabled Moderation
    Enabled Archive
    Disabled Archive
    Enabled Active Sync
    Disabled Active Sync
    Enabled EWS
    Disabled EWS
    Enabled IMAP
    Disabled IMAP
    Enabled OWA
    Disabled OWA
    Enabled POP
    Disabled POP
    Enabled Universal Outlook
    Disabled Universal Outlook
    Enabled Outlook Mobile
    Disabled Outlook Mobile
  • Advanced audit and alert filters:
    Configure Exchange Online audit and alert profiles to fetch granular data based on event properties and business hours.
    • Property-based filter: Filter audit logs based on time, actor, target, result, IP address, and other properties of an event
    • Business hours-based filter: Configure business hours in the tool to filter audit logs based on it. Create alerts for critical actions happening in Exchnage Online during business or non-business hours, as required.

Enhancement:

  • Enhanced license management: While creating schedulers for automatic license management admins can now narrow down users based on custom attributes and additional new attributes.
  • Custom display name: Admins can now edit the default display names of Exchange and Skype servers configured with Exchange Reporter Plus.
  • Inactive reports: Technicians can now specify custom period of inactivity for reports like Inactive Mailboxes, Inactive Distribution Lists, Inactive ActiveSync Devices, and other inactivity based reports.

Issue Fix:

  • Issue faced by delegated technicians in viewing Exchange Online reports has been fixed.

Version 5.5 Build 5500 (Oct 11, 2019)


Highlights:
  • Exchange Online dashboard: A new dashboard with graphical widgets exclusively for Exchange Online reports has been added to the tool's home page.
  • Global search: Easily locate Exchange Server, Exchange Online, and Skype for Business general, audit, and monitoring reports, product settings, and anything across Exchange Reporter Plus from a single search box.
  • Categorize favorite reports: Create categories while adding reports to the My Reports section for easy reference.

Version 5.4 Build 5423 (Sep 20, 2019)


Bug fixes: The following issues have been fixed,
  • Missing attachment issue in Mailbox Permission Change email alerts.
  • No data issue in Disk Usage widget in Dashboard.
Version 5.4 Build 5422 (Sep 9, 2019)

Highlights:
  • Web Service Connectivity - Shows details about the Exchange Web Services (EWS) connectivity test results.
  • ECP Connectivity - Shows details about the Exchange Control Panel connectivity test results.
  • POP Connectivity - Shows details about the Exchange POP3 service connectivity test results.
  • IMAP Connectivity -  Shows details about the Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service connectivity test results.
  • ActiveSync Connectivity  - Shows details about the Microsoft ExchangeActiveSync connectivity test results.
  • Store Health - Shows the health details of Exchange server databases.
  • Mailbox Space Health - Shows the details of space consumed by Exchange mailboxes.
  • HubTransport Health - Shows details about the health of the transport pipeline of mailbox servers.

Enhancement:

  • Mailbox Size, Mailbox Database Size, and Public Folder Database Size reports can now be generated every 30 minutes instead of 1 day.

Bug Fixes:

  • The following issues have been fixed,
    • Issue in Server Storage Usage dashboard.
    • Issue in report scheduling.
    • Data mismatch issue in CPU Utilization report.
Version 5.4 Build 5421 (Aug 1, 2019)

Highlights:
  • Exchange Reporter Plus now supports all standard time zones in addition to GMT.
  • Technicians can now choose the timezone of their own.
Bug Fixes:
  • Issue in displaying non-English folder names in Mails deleted or Moved Report
  • Inconsistent data issue in Overall Traffic From/To Internet Reports
  • Audit data gathering issue faced due to time zone difference.

Version 5.4 Build 5420 (July 10, 2019)

Highlights:
  • Exchange Server 2019 support: Exchange Reporter Plus now audits, monitors, and reports on Exchange Server 2019.
  • Advanced IIS logging: Supports IIS log parsing to identify the actual source IP address behind a given proxy server.
  • SMS notification: In addition to email, you can now receive audit and monitoring profile alerts via SMS.

Version 5.4 Build 5415 (May 29, 2019)

Highlight:
  • MySQL Migration Support: Exchange Reporter Plus now supports MySQL to PostgreSQL migration.
Bug Fixes:
  • Inconsistent data issue in Email Response Time report.
  • Issue in fetching Public Folder report data.



Version 5.4  Build 5414 (Mar 27, 2019)

New Audit Reports
  • Distribution List Audit reports: Two new audit reports on distribution lists have been added.
  • Distribution Lists Created and Deleted: Provides audit details on the distribution lists created, and deleted in the Exchange environment.
  • Distribution List Members Added and Removed: Gives audit details on the members added/removed from distribution lists.
Enhancements
  • Traffic and OWA reports can now be archived. 
  • Email addresses of actual senders and receivers are included in the mail traffic reports.
  • Distribution List Members report provides details on the list of members for multiple groups.
  • Select All option has been included in Permissions Based on Mailboxes report to choose all the mailboxes in a single click.
  • Admins can now set up their own passwords to protect the exported reports..
  • Mailbox Folder Permissions report now provides details on sub-folder level permissions.
Issue Fixes
  • The error in IE version details in the Logon Specifics report has been fixed.
  • MSSQL connection issue faced in machines using NTLMv2 authentication protocol has been fixed.

Version 5.4 Build 5413 (Jan 12, 2019)

New Exchange Online Reports - The following 19 reports have been added under the respective categories.
  • General Mailbox Reports
    • Archive Disabled Mailboxes - Lists the mailboxes for which archiving is disabled.  
    • Mailboxes without Forward To - Lists the mailboxes for which mail forwarding is disabled.
    • Mailboxes with External Mail Forwarding - Provides the list of mailboxes for which mail forwarding is configured to external domains.
    • Mailboxes with Internal Mail Forwarding - Provides the list of mailboxes for which mail forwarding is configured to internal domains.
    • Users without Photo - Lists the users who don't have a display picture.
    • Migration Users - Provides details on migration status of users.
    • ActiveSync Enabled Mailboxes - Lists the mailboxes which are allowed to sync with mobile devices with ActiveSync protocol.
  • Account Status Reports
    • Users with Send As Permission - Provides the list of users with Send As permission. 
    • Users with Send On Behalf Permission - Provides the list of users with Send On Behalf permission. 
  • Content Reports
    • Mailbox Folder Statistics(Folder Message Count and Size) - Shows all folder related details of mailboxes including folder type, folder path, message count folder size, and more. 
    • Inbox Rules - Lists the inbox rules created by users, and its details. 
    • Mailboxes without Inbox Rule - Shows the list of mailboxes for which no inbox rule has been configured. 
    • Transport Rule List - Shows the list of transport rules, and details on changes made to them.
    • Sweep Rules - Lists mailboxes with sweep rules, and their details.
    • Mailboxes without Sweep Rules - Lists mailboxes without sweep rules, and their details.
    • Mailbox Message Configuration by User - Lists all the mailboxes with details on their message settings.
    • Mailbox Junk Configuration - Lists all mailboxes with details on their junk email filter settings.
    • Auto-empty Deleted Items Folder Enabled Mailboxes - Lists all mailboxes with the option to auto-empty deleted items folder enabled.
  • Mail Traffic Reports
    • Quarantined Messages - provides details on messages quarantined in your Exchange Online environment. 
New Exchange On-Premise Report 
  • White Space - Provides details on whitespace available in Exchange database that can be reused.
Enhancement
  • 'Select All' option has been included to generate reports for all the mailboxes in one go. 
  • Technicians created in EventLog Analyzer and ADAudit Plus components of Log360 can now login to the Exchange Reporter Plus module. To avail this capability, the existing users have to update the Exchange Reporter Plus module alone.

For Exchange Reporter Plus Fixes and Enhancements for 2018, click here .