AuditWizard - Release Notes - Version 8.4.8

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AuditWizard 8.4.8 is a minor release of the product.

You must be using AuditWizard 8.4.5 or later before you can update to the latest version. If you are using an earlier version please update to 8.4.5 before attempting to update to the latest version. Instructions are included in the section Obtaining the Update below.

Determining the Currently Installed Version

Please refer to this article to determine the currently installed application, Scanner and Agent versions.

Components Updated

Component Updated? New Version
Application Yes 8.4.8
Scanner Yes 8.4.5
Agent Yes 8.4.5


Obtaining the Update

Please log in to the Client Support Portal to download the update installer. Click AuditWizard in the Update menu on the left-hand side. The Update page contains a link.

If you are using a version earlier than 8.3.0, you will find a link to the 8.3.0 update on the Update page.

Test Installation

It is highly recommended that you implement a Test Installation and update it before committing the new version to your live system. Failing this, if your server is virtual, snapshot it before updating so that you can roll back if necessary.


Do not uninstall AuditWizard prior to updating. This is an update, not a full installer. Note that the procedure has changed from previous versions.

If you have a Multiple User installation, update the server first, then the clients.

  1. If you have not migrated your database from the built-in SQL Compact database to SQL Server, do so now.
  2. In AuditWizard, ensure that Database Purging is disabled.
  3. Back up your database.
  4. Conditional, for installations earlier than 8.3.0: Right-click the installer AW830p.exe and select Run as administrator. This will avoid permission issues.
  5. Double-click the installer AW Update 8.4.8.msp. Choose the Repair AuditWizard v8 option.
  6. Redeploy the Scanner and/or Agent. Instructions:
  7. If you had to disable it, re-enable Database Purging.


Since AuditWizard 8.4.5, the installation method has been changed from an executable package (.exe) to the Windows Installer patch file format (.msp). Some users may encounter this error in attempting to run the update installer:

   The update patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be updated may be missing,
   or the update patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be updated exists on your computer
   and that you have the correct update patch.

See here for a workaround.

Full Version

Obtaining the Full Installer

If you need the full installer, you can download it from here.

Note that the procedure has changed slightly since 8.4.6: Instead of double-clicking AuditWizard.msi, right-click setup.exe and select Run as administrator.

Bug Fixes

# Title Description
68561 Windows 11 Audited as Windows 10 A bug was fixed that prevented the Scanner and Agent from correctly identifying Windows 11.


# Title Description
68512 Provide Database Update Script The SQL Server script that the update installer uses is now provided with the full installer, to simplify the process of migrating to the latest version without having to install the older, live version first.
68562 Application Cleanup Various old references were cleared out.


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