ApexSQL Audit 2019.01

Increases audited data processing - up to 200% faster.
October 23, 2019 - 15:21
New Version


  • Extended Events can now be used as an auditing mechanism for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or higher.
  • SQL Audit can now be used as an auditing mechanism for SQL Server 2017 or higher.
  • Up to 200% smaller overhead when using SQL Auditing or Extended Events auditing technologies.
  • Up to 200% faster processing of audited data when using SQL Auditing or Extended Events auditing technologies.
  • SQL Text data is now customizable in auditing configuration on both server and database levels.
  • Dynamic date/time filters are now available in advanced filters as well.
  • MDF file location can now be customized in the Central Repository installer.


  • End of installation process will needlessly prompt Windows restart.
  • Report summary icons are not showing proper objects.
  • Report summary is missing information of the applied compliance standard.
  • System databases are not distinctively shown in browse database dialogs.
  • “No such host is known” message is shown when user initiates the send logs from GUI that is not connected to the central.
  • x86 SQL Server instances are not listed in the repository installer drop-menu.
  • "Group by" checkbox remains checked after ungroup is chosen in the report/schedule history.
  • Control buttons are missing in grid view header in Archiving history.
  • Operation overview status check enters infinite loop and affects GUI performance if there are no events on the selected SQL Server instance.
  • Central repository database is listed in the maintenance wizard controls.
  • Administrator credentials are not saved upon expanding the Advanced options in the Auditing agent properties dialog.
  • Account validation of remote GUI fails in case where Domain Controller machine does not share the same version of .NET runtime environment with the Central.
  • There is no control for MDF file configuration in the Central Repository installer.
  • Operation state is shown as “Failure” in case when "IN (x,y)" condition is used in SQL Query.
  • Loading packages from 2016 to 2018 product version fails.
  • Excluded database objects with similar name to included objects are shown in the reports.
  • "Trial period has ended" message is shown in the Status tab when the central machine is rebooted or when the application is updated, even though it was activated previously.
  • “Archiving failed” error is encountered when report scheduler that was used to generate report is deleted and full report schedule history still exists.
  • “Network connectivity monitor” built-in alert notifications are not being triggered when network connection with auditing instance is lost.
  • Archiving old database during the installation process fails in specific case.
  • Fixing server connection process crashes application in specific case.
  • ApexSQL Audit GUI will use all available CPU resources while refreshing the status without waiting for the ongoing refresh status process to complete.
  • The “Create login operation” state is always shown as “successful”.
  • DBCC operation is collected twice for same transaction in auditing trail.
  • Create/Drop statistics are incorrectly recognized as Alter table operation.
  • Save button is generating a report preview when list of columns is changed.
  • Operation "Drop sequence" is not being audited.
  • Operation "Create sequence" is not being audited.
  • The latest updated version is not stored in archive if upgrade process fails but has made an update on any newer version.
  • Global info is not updated in the status bar after product activation.
  • Default HIPAA and Basel II reporting templates ignores the time range filter configuration.
  • Default HIPAA and Basel II reporting templates always switch to advanced filter type when time-range is not set to "All days".
  • Pre-defined reporting templates do not take custom time filter into account.
  • Archiving history list is using single page.
  • Internal events are not listed in the internal event type.
  • Weekly schedule always executes on Sundays.
  • Link for testing e-mail configuration is not presented as a hyperlink in 4k resolution.
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