BeyondTrust Discovery Agent 22.4.0 Release Notes

December 6, 2022

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved OS determination of targets, which are Windows OS with WSL enabled or a Posix OS with Samba enabled.
  • Added the ability to set additional groups to check for root privilege status.
  • Added runtime option to control Remote Command execution timeouts. The default value resulted in missed enumerations.
  • Added runtime option to control the retrieval of certain group types a domain user belongs to. Default resulted in extraneous logons being logged in the Windows System logs.
  • Restrict multi-channel SSH usage to non-Cisco OS types.

Issues Resolved:

  • Resolved issue in which ports listed in database credentials were not being included in the scanned ports, resulting in missed database enumerations.
  • Restricted the enumeration of MSSQL databases to Windows targets, as the Registry Access requirement could cause an exception.
  • We no longer get group membership for VMWare targets. VMWare doesn't recognize the command used and resulted in an error message being displayed in BI field.
  • Resolved issue in which retrieving the last logged-on user was failing, due to a registry access denial.
  • Resolved issues when deploying the remote agent hung or failed. This condition was generating an exception and hanging scans.
  • Resolved issue with the calculation for domain users' last logon values.
  • Resolved error that was resulting in the scanner not always getting the correct run as user values for Windows services.
  • Eliminated the attempt to issue the stty -echo command. This was causing issues with some SSH streams.
  • We no longer issue the command to retrieve a user's group membership against a VMWare target, because the command is not supported.

Known Issues:

  • The installation dialogs have string substitution errors.
  • Under certain circumstances, a scan of the local scanner can create a duplicate asset in BeyondInsight due to returning the local IP address instead of the host name.


  • Direct upgrades to this version are supported from versions 20.1.0 and later.
  • This release is available by download from the BeyondTrust Client Portal, at
  • The MD5 signature is: 2729e44a0c60add5a273c53b846740ed
  • The SHA-1 signature is: d3e11a08fdfbeb26fbab80873dbea8ba80fbf8e4
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