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August 24 2016
System Frontier v1.16.6080.17975 has just been released. Check out the changelog to see all the new features and enhancements that you can start taking advantage of today.
July 7 2016
Multiple credential support is finally available with the 1.16 release of System Frontier. Now you can manage Windows servers in multiple domains, trusted or untrusted, as well as workgroups, all from a single console.

Many other fixes and improvements are included as well.
January 18 2016
It's 2016... Are you still waking up at 3 AM to do break/fix work? System Frontier 1.13.1 is available today and with it comes even more reliable RBAC for Windows server and workstation management.
Also new, no more "per user" licensing costs! Pay only for the objects being managed and delegate admin rights to as many users as you need in your organization. Try it for FREE.
August 6 2015
System Frontier 1.12.5 has been released. Several new features and some major performance improvements have been added.
Privileged Access Management is much easier with the flexible role model in System Frontier. Join other top companies today and improve your security strategy with this solution.
February 2 2015
Check out the latest version of System Frontier, released today. With this release, more granular permissions are even easier to configure, like only allowing a role to see specific processes, scheduled tasks or services.

Are you enforcing a least privilege approach for Windows server and workstation management in your environment yet?
December 7 2014
System Frontier 1.9.5 has been released today. New features to improve delegation of scheduled task management have been added, along with several other updates and improvements based on customer feedback.
Organizations around the globe, across healthcare, financial, energy and other sectors, have chosen System Frontier as part of their privileged management and IT support strategy. Use the contact form now to get the conversation started.
September 14 2014
A completely redesigned installer fixes many issues that many users have encountered. Several new features have been added and many issues have been resolved in the 1.9.0 release.

Whether you need to delegate rights to run PowerShell from a web interface or give your Help desk staff the tools they need to support your Windows servers and workstations - give System Frontier a try. Check out http://systemfrontier.com for more information on pricing and features.
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June 1 2014
Several issues have been resolved, mostly around scheduled task management, in the 1.8.4 release of System Frontier.
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March 28 2014
New features have been added and several issues have been resolved in the 1.8.0 release today.
Local account management now includes the ability to reset passwords. Things like vendor management and service desk empowerment are much easier and more secure with System Frontier.
January 31 2014
Ever need to give temporary access to a support person or vendor only to forget to remove it when they are done? With System Frontier 1.7, a new temporal constraint feature has been added that lets you configure an expiration date for any delegated permission.
Download a free trial today and see how easy it is delegate granular access control to your Windows servers.
January 1 2014
Happy New Year to all from Noxigen. Look for more innovation and great things to come in 2014.
November 13 2013
Several issues have been resolved and some new improvements added in the 1.6.4 release of System Frontier. Check out the changelog and download a free trial today.
September 29 2013
With the release of System Frontier 1.6 today, now you can create and modify scheduled tasks across Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 from a single web interface.
 Easily delegate rights to non-administrators to modify only certain tasks based on the task name.
Do you have other web based tools in-house that store information about your servers? Link to them directly from System Frontier using context-sensitive http links. See all the new features.
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System Requirements

Active Directory (optional) - Having the System Frontier server(s) and users in Active Directory is the ideal configuration, but workgroup and multiple domain scenarios are also supported.

Web Server - Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer with .NET Framework 4.6.1 or newer. Supports single server or load balancing.

Database Server - MS SQL 2008 R2 or newer (any version, including the free Express edition). Any OS supported by the version of SQL Server. Single server or clustering is supported. SQL authentication (mixed mode) must be enabled.

Management Server - Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer with NET Framework 4.6.1 or newer. It's recommended that the management server's OS match the highlest level OS you plan to manage.

Managed systems - Target system support includes Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP as well as Windows Server 2012 R2/2012/2008 R2/2008/2003 R2/2003/2000. PowerShell Remoting is not required out of the box.

Limited support for Linux, other operating systems and even network devices (switches, routers, printers, etc..) is available via the Custom Tools integration. "Limited" refers only to the built-in functionality. Any function that can be performed remotely via command-line can be used as a delegated tool in System Frontier. Note: You do not have to install any agents on managed Windows systems or other devices as System Frontier is agentless.

Client Web Browser - (latest recommended) IE 8+, Chrome 22+, Firefox 21+. iPad, iPhone, Android and Surface RT browsers work, but are not officially supported yet. Feedback from customers using other devices is greatly appreciated.



FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does System Frontier require a separate username or password?

A: No. System Frontier utilizes Active Directory and Integrated Windows Authentication in IIS so that NO additional logins or passwords are needed to access the application. Workgroup installations are possible, but not officially supported at this time.

Q: Do you offer any discounts for educational institutions or non-profit organizations?

A: Definitely. Educational and non-profit institutions receive a 30% minimum discount, with no minimum license requirement.

Q: How is System Frontier licensed?

A: The software is licensed per physical or virtual node. A "node" being anything that you manage either directly or indirectly with System Frontier. There are no "per user" license fees.

For example, if you have 100 servers or workstations to manage, 50 users and have the software installed on 2 web servers, a 2-node SQL cluster and 1 management server - you only pay for 100 managed device licenses. You can add or remove users and scale out the server architecture as your needs change without the hassle of a confusing license scheme. You also save money by delegating admin rights.

Q: I have dozens or hundreds of machines being added and removed every month. Will I have to manually configure delegated permissions every time my environment changes?

A: If you can define dynamic memberships for Containers based on criteria like hostname patterns, environment, keywords in the description or a number of other data elements - the answer is no. The Container object in System Frontier let's you create dynamic groups of servers that will include or exclude computers based on criteria you provide, making it easy to apply permissions to a large number of systems as they are added or removed. You can also manually add or remove systems as needed.

Q: I get a "Caller is not authorized" error when attempting to perform any management action or pull information up on a server.

A: During the installation of the management service, you must specify the name of the IIS application pool identity and the IP address of your web server(s). This is an additional security measure to prevent unauthorized users from directly accessing the management service. Please check the Authorization.xml file in the management service installation folder and verify that you have the correct IPv4 and/or IPv6 address(es) and that the domain\username of the app pool is correct.

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved for installations where the web console and management service are installed on the same machine.

Q: I just finished installing System Frontier and get an "access denied" error when I add a computer.

A: After installation, one of the first things you should do after adding your license key is update the administrative credentials used for managing your systems. Go to Settings > Server credentials and put in the the credentials that have admin rights on servers you plan to manage with System Frontier.

Q: I need to remove admin rights on most or all servers at my organization. How will System Frontier help me give them the right access?

A: With System Frontier, you can grant very specific rights to manage servers remotely. No changes will be made to the actual servers you managed because all roles and permissions are managed internally. Users authenticate to Active Directory and then are authorized to perform actions remotely on servers based on permissions assigned to their role(s).

Q: If I open the System Frontier web console from a server, everything looks out of place.

A: Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is turned on by default on Windows Server 2008 and is most likely causing the issue. You should normally connect from a workstation, but if you need to view the site on the server, try disabling IE ESC first.

Q: Can't I just use various freeware or open source tools, edit registry permissions, modify SDDL permission strings or use Group Policy to delegate rights?.

A: If you come up with the right combination of tools, knowledge base articles and advanced scripting skills or Windows internals - yes... sort of. Most articles about how to natively delegate admin rights to various objects start of with "This is really complicated, but...."

With System Frontier, you can centrally delegate very broad or very granular rights to manage servers or workstations using role based access control. That's something you definitely don't get with native Windows tools, including Group Policy, although those tools are great for their intended purposes.