Enterprise Manager 4.7: Known Issues

  • Artikel-ID: 113905
  • Aktualisiert: 09 Sep 2013

Release notes for Enterprise Manager version 4.7 can be found at http://downloads.sophos.com/readmes/sem_47_rneng.html

Known issues


  • (WKI 65133) Windows installer returns error 1618 after SUM self-update error (error 4294967295). This happens when the SUM self-update runs and VCRedist or another installation is running at the same time and taking a long time to complete. Workaround: Wait for the installation to finish and try again.
  • (DEF 58819) Enterprise Manager installs Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 as a prerequisite, because of which you may experience issues with components related to Exchange Web services including the following:
    • Outlook Web Access
    • Office Communications Server integration
    • Outlook Address Book
    • Out of Office notifications

To resolve these issues, install the update for .NET Framework provided in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 959209 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959209).

  • (DEF 56630) If an Internet connection is present, the included Microsoft .NET 3.5 SP1 installer will download the latest .NET installer, even if unnecessary. This can take a long time. Workaround: disable internet access during installation.
  • (DEF 50935) Installing SQL Server Express 2008 SP1 on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 as part of Enterprise Manager installation may fail, showing "InstallShield Wizard Interrupted" and error "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition installation failed. Re-run Enterprise Manager setup when this error has been rectified." This is a SQL Server Express 2008 bug. To work around this problem, re-attempt installation of Enterprise Manager. For more information, see article 110615.


  • (SUG 71703) If you were previously using Enterprise Console and its Data Control functionality, after uninstalling Enterprise Console and installing Enterprise Manager, Data Control will still be visible on endpoint computers in the Sophos Endpoint Security and Control user interface, although it will not function.


  • (DEF 69950) If you uninstall Sophos TDL3 Rootkit Cleanup Tool version 1.1 on a computer with Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.7 installed, Sophos Anti-Virus will fail to perform a system memory scan reporting the following error: “Scanning ‘Memory’ returned SAV Interface error 0xa0040202: Scan failed.” This issue does not arise if you use Sophos TDL3 Rootkit Cleanup Tool version 1.2 or later, available for downloading from the Sophos website.

To work around this issue, remove any installations of Sophos TDL3 Rootkit Cleanup Tool 1.1 prior to installing Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.7 on computers. Do not install Sophos TDL3 Rootkit Cleanup Tool 1.1 on computers running Sophos Endpoint Security and Control. Use Sophos TDL3 Rootkit Cleanup Tool 1.2 or later instead.

If you have encountered this issue, see article 113403.

  • (DEF 61278) Default distribution share reserved name SophosUpdate. When creating an Update Manager distribution, you cannot reference new shares named SophosUpdate because "SophosUpdate" is now a reserved share name used for the default share.

Workaround: When creating new shares, use other names such as "Update".

In updating policies, when you are selecting a primary or secondary update location, the drop-down list shows the default share paths only in NetBIOS format, for example \\Server\SophosUpdate, although you may need to use the Fully-Qualified Domain Name form, for example \\server.de.acme\SophosUpdate.

Workaround: Type the FQDN path into the server location update path field.

  • (DEF 58734) When finding new computers on the network using "Import from Active Directory", Enterprise Manager may fail to differentiate between multiple computers with the same name, and may switch them between groups alternately. This situation may arise where identically-named computers are situated on different domains or sub-domains.

To work around this problem, do one of the following.

    • Ensure that Sophos RMS (Remote Management System) is installed and running on all identically-named computers before attempting to find them from Enterprise Manager.
    • Eliminate duplicate computer names on your network.

Device control

  • Camera devices are not blocked using device control. By default, these devices cannot have data written to them using Windows Explorer.

Sophos Client Firewall

  • (DEF 22335) An allowed application is blocked temporarily by Sophos Client Firewall. When a Firewall policy is applied, all application rules are removed and then re-added. During this time, if an application that is allowed by the new policy tries to make an outbound connection, the application is blocked until the new policy is applied completely.   


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