BeyondTrust Discovery Agent Release Notes

May 23, 2024


  • There is a product dependency on having the .NET 8 Hosting package installed.
  • A reboot of the system may be required.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updated the scanner to .NET 8.
  • Added support for scanning IPv6 targets.
  • Added an external configuration file for secondary SSH prompts.
  • Added logging of remote agent extension and plug-in versions.
  • Added support for the enumeration of scheduled tasks for Linux. This includes support for servicectl, CRON, and AT jobs.
  • Added a new runtime option to all the Windows Domains to be used instead of the DNS Domain for the Workgroup/Domain Name asset field.

Issues Resolved:

  • Resolved a scenario where a scan fails to complete when connecting to the target's registry. Changed the default value for the remote registry connect timeout to 60 seconds.
  • Resolved a scenario where a scan fails to complete due to inability to acquire the Yum command lock on Linux targets.
  • Resolved a condition which could cause a failure to cache the Domain information.
  • Resolved an exception which could occur when special characters are included in JSON data.

Known Issues:

  • The installation dialogs have string substitutions errors.
  • This release depends on having the .NET 8 hosting package pre-installed. If the .msi installer is run without the prerequisite .NET 8, the scanner is left in an uninstalled state. The .exe installer must be used in this situation to ensure that the proper .NET package is installed. A reboot of the system may be required.


  • Direct upgrades to this version are supported from versions 20.1.0 and later releases.
  • This release is available by download from the BeyondTrust Client Portal at
  • The MD5 signature is: 297e9a5d6a53472a206c906effe13342
  • The SHA-1 signature is: c6a8a41bb1fac9520809d9db8856f8fb9660df47
  • The SHA256 (exe) signature is: 74116cda6b6e1513dac0a9db1afef3637e6c2a69ca5b90b3ee2376469d3ec6ff
  • The SHA256 (msi) signature is: 1d98dc75afe75dbb61079c8b777ac13b1edb7ab3b52cdd148952fe3fbc96ede2