With the introduction of Sophos Enterprise Console (SEC) 5.2.1 Sophos made some changes to the way fixed versions are seen and used.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Changes to subscriptions for fixed versions
With the introduction of Sophos Enterprise Console 5.2.1, Sophos made some changes to the way fixed versions are seen and used.
If you are a new customer, i.e. from June 2013, when you install SEC 5.2.1 or later for the first time, you will not see any fixed versions at all.
If your credentials were issued before June 2013 and you are running a version of SEC prior to 5.2.1, you will see no change at all until you upgrade to SEC 5.2.1 upwards. On upgrade you will only see the fixed versions that you are already subscribed to. You will notice in the 'Software subscriptions' window that the check box option 'Automatically upgrade fixed version software when it is no longer supported by Sophos' has been removed. This means that when your current fixed subscriptions expire, all visibility of fixed versions will disappear, unless access to fixed versions has been provided through the use of a registry key or in the UI option introduced in SEC 5.4.0.
Note: Using this registry key will not reinstate this checkbox option.
If you use fixed versions because you need to test updates before they are rolled out, or because you need to control when the updates are rolled out you can enable the use of fixed versions as detailed in article 117348.