Release: Symantec Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP4 for EV, CA and DA is now available

Symantec has released Service Pack 4 for Enterprise Vault 8.0, Discovery Accelerator 8.0 and Compliance Accelerator 8.0 on April 21, 2010.

This release should be considered a recommended update for Enterprise Vault.

Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP4 documentation-
Compliance Accelerator 8.0 SP4 documentation –
Discovery Accelerator 8.0 SP4 documentation –

How can Symantec Enterprise Vault customers access this release?

Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP 4 is a full product release and can only be obtained from the Symantec Licensing Portal.

Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP4 provides the following new features:
·        Move Archive Wizard

Enterprise Vault’s new Move Archive wizard lets you move content from existing mailbox archives and journal archives to new archives or existing archives in other vault stores. You can use the wizard to move archives between vault stores in one site and, in the case of mailbox archives, between two sites. This includes moves between two sites that are controlled by different Enterprise Vault directories.

Move Archive supports the move of archives between source and destination servers that are running Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP4 or later.

Before you start, read the section called Moving archives in the Administrator’s Guide for detailed information about this new feature.

  • System Status Displays in the Vault Administration Console (VAC)

The Enterprise Vault Administration Console now includes a Status display that shows the results of the most recent monitoring checks.

Enterprise Vault automatically runs checks to monitor the health of the Enterprise Vault system. If any check finds a problem Enterprise Vault displays an alert in the Status pane of the Administration Console.

The Status display provides the quickest way for you to check the health of the Enterprise Vault system. There is help on how to fix each problem that is shown in the Status display.

The monitoring checks that System Status uses are those that are enabled on the Monitoring tab of the Site properties. You can customize the monitoring checks as required on the Monitoring tab.

See the ‘Automatic Monitoring’ chapter in the Administrator’s Guide.

Note that the System Status display requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or a later service pack to be installed on the computer that is running the Administration Console. There is no support for .NET Framework 4

·    Enterprise Vault Online display in the Vault Administration Console (VAC)

The Enterprise Vault Administration Console now includes ‘Enterprise Vault Online’ in the tree view.

Enterprise Vault Online provides a page with links to many online Enterprise Vault resources, including the Enterprise Vault Compatibility Charts, white papers, data sheets, a knowledge base, and discussion forums.

Use Enterprise Vault Online as a quick means to find information about Enterprise Vault

  • Enterprise Vault proxy server for Outlook Anywhere client connections

You can now use an Enterprise Vault server as a proxy server for Enterprise Vault requests from Outlook Anywhere clients. The Enterprise Vault proxy server forwards Enterprise Vault requests to the Enterprise Vault server that hosts the archive. An Enterprise Vault proxy server is useful in the following situations:

  • If you do not want to publish multiple Enterprise Vault servers to external users.
  • If you want to publish separate URLs for external and internal Enterprise Vault users.

Note The Enterprise Vault proxy server can only be used to manage connections from Outlook Anywhere clients. It cannot be used for other types of connections, such as OWA.

For information on how to configure an Enterprise Vault proxy server, see the chapter, Configuring access to Enterprise Vault from Outlook RPC over HTTP clients, in Setting up Exchange Server Archiving.
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