SystemTools ToolNews

SystemTools 'ToolNews' - May 21, 2015

  1. Hyena
    • Hyena v11.5 is Here
    • Hyena v11.5 Updated to Rev 'C'
  2. Tips
    • Changing the default 'form' used for the AD 'Find' function
    • Sorting Results by Image
  3. Hyena Maintenance
  4. Resources
    • SystemTools' discussion board
    • Help us keep you informed
    • Help us spread the word !
  5. Contact Information


HyenaHyena v11.5 is Here

Hyena v11.5 has been released and is now available for downloading.

Hyena v11.5 is available as a free update if your maintenance expiration date is after May 1, 2015. See the 'Hyena Maintenance' topic below for information on updating and how to check the maintenance expiration date. Any customer which purchased a Hyena v11.2 license is eligible for a free upgrade to v11.5 as well.

A summary of the changes in Hyena v11.5 include:

AD Mgmt FunctionsNew AD Management Functions

Hyena's support for Active Directory attribute administration, both individually and through both the Active Editor and Active Task components has been improved with new advanced features. The changes include new support for importing and updating Distinguished Name (DN) fields (such as 'Manager') without needing to specify a full DN value.

Query SetupImproved Object Manager and Query Setup

One of the biggest changes to come to Hyena for some time is the change in the familiar File > Manage Object View menu option. All of the configuration controls in Hyena have been moved into separate dialogs, in order to facilitate resizing as well as upcoming new features.

Other Changes

Other changes in Hyena v11.5 include:

  • Eight (8) new advanced settings
  • Improved 'View Logon Information' dialog
  • Support for Access-Based Enumeration on Share Properties
  • ...and more...

For a complete list of changes in Hyena v11.5, see the Hyena New Features page.

Hyena v11.5 Updated to rev 'C'

Hyena v11.5 has been updated to rev 'C' from its initial release. Changes include:

  • Fixed the mechanism to lookup the original source replicating account lockout server on the 'View Logon Information' dialog, and also optimized the View All Controllers function to not re-retrieve the domain controller list from the domain.

  • Highlighted and added a workstation image to the last controller entry used by a user to logon to (authenticate) on the 'View Logon Information' dialog.

  • Added new Advanced settings (Tools > Settings > Advanced), "DefaultFindForm", to allow control over the default 'form', or directory search, when using the 'Find' feature on AD containers and OUs. See the Tips section below on how to use this new feature.


Changing the default 'form' used for the AD 'Find' function

One feature added in Hyena v11.5, rev 'C', is an advanced option to change the default 'form' used when using the 'Find' function. The default form used by the AD Find dialog is to search for 'Users, Contacts, and Groups'. But if your usage is to most frequently search for 'Computers', this new setting can be used to make this easier.

To change the default Find to be 'Computers', select Tools > Settings > Advanced, scroll to the bottom of the advanced settings list, and change the value for 'DefaultFindForm' to be a '2'. Click the Help button for a complete list of default options supported.

This setting only affects the default option in the Find: field; the selection can always be changed to one of the other options.

Sorting Results by Image

One frequent support request we get is how to sort and/or filter for users that are disabled. There are a number of ways to do this in Hyena without having to write a complex LDAP filter to check for disabled users. The easiest method is to right click on any column header (the same header you would click on to sort a column), and select "Sort by Icon". Disabled users will usually be sorted to the bottom of the user list.

.Hyena Maintenance

All Hyena licenses have a built-in maintenance expiration date, which can be displayed under the Tools > Settings > Licensing dialog. The maintenance expiration date determines whether new releases can be installed with the active license. If your maintenance has recently expired or is about to expire, it can be renewed now. For maintenance information and renewal options, visit:

If you prefer to get an email quotation on maintenance renewal, send your current license information to and request a maintenance renewal quote. You can easily get the current license information under Hyena's Tools > Settings > Licensing dialog.

If your maintenance expiration date is before May 1, 2015, the upgrade cost is only 50% of the licensing cost, which includes one year of maintenance. Maintenance expirations on or after May 1, 2015 can be renewed now.


SystemTools' discussion board

Our online discussion board, with thousands of postings, is a great online resource for all Hyena users. Our discussion board can be both a source for solutions to frequently encountered problems and a place to learn how others use many of Hyena's features. To access our discussion board, visit:

There is also a link on Hyena's Help menu (Help > Online Discussion Board) to go directly to our discussion board.

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Help us spread the word !

For over 18 years Hyena has helped tens of thousands of IT managers, administrators, help desk personnel, and auditors simplify the management and reporting of Windows. We have found over and over that the number one source of newcomers to our products has come from word-of-mouth of other happy users. The entire SystemTools Software family and community would very much appreciate it if you would mention Hyena to friends and associates that you feel could use it to simplify their jobs as well.

As our user base has grown, the amount and quality of feature recommendations has grown as well, making for an even better product for existing and future users. Simply put, the more we grow the exposure of SystemTools Software products, the more return you get from your investment.

Thank you for your help in keeping Hyena improving and growing !


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