Hyena v11.5 Pre-Release Available
Hyena v11.5 is tentatively scheduled to be released May 1, 2015. Due to the extent of some of the changes, we have put together a pre-release version of Hyena v11.5, as well as a list of changes, available here:
Note that this pre-release is only available in English. To install Hyena v11.5, the license maintenance expiration date must be after May 1, 2015. The license maintenance expiration date can be checked on Tools > Settings > Licensing.
A summary of the changes in Hyena v11.5 include:
New 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.
Improved 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. Changes include:
Object Manager - The Object Manager can still be accessed by selecting File > Manage Object View, or through the first toolbar button. The object manager now supports resizing as well.
Active Directory Queries - Management of AD queries has been moved to its own, resizable dialog as well. A new toolbar button (2nd from left) has also been added, as well as a menu option, File > Manage Active Directory Queries.
WMI - Administration of WMI queries has been moved to a menu option on both the main WMI node under any computer, or by right clicking on any WMI query class name. Also added were options to copy an existing WMI query and an option to sort WMI classes either automatically (alphabetically) or manually.
Performance - Management of performance queries can now be accessed by right clicking on the main 'Performance' object on any computer.
Other - The AD Custom Fields has been moved to Tools > Settings > Active Directory > "Custom Fields", and the Nodes dialog has been moved to a button on the Object Manager page.
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 v11.5 Pre-Release page.
Hyena v11.2 Updated to rev 'F'
Hyena v11.2 has been updated to rev 'F' and is now available for downloading.
A full revision history of all Hyena v11.2 updates follows.
Rev 'B' -
Increased the maximum length of the service description to 2048 characters to prevent an error when displaying service properties on non-English Windows versions.
Rev 'B' - Added the capability to include the user account flag symbols (ie %SYM_AD_FLAGS_DISABLED%) to group member queries.
Rev 'C' - Added error reporting and checking to the Group Policy > Properties dialog.
Rev 'C' - When running Hyena with the "Expand current domain on startup" option enabled, Hyena will now check both the Netbios and DNS current domain name against the domain object list.
Rev 'C' - Added capability to place Active Directory attribute names as symbols (ie %UserPrincipalName%) into custom tools or Tools > Generate Macro output. See the 'Custom Tools' topic in Hyena's help file for more information.
Rev 'D' - Added new Advanced setting (Tools > Settings > Advanced), "KeepAdContainersTogetherOnSort". The default value for this setting is 'True', which causes any Active Directory query listing that contains directory container/OU objects to place these objects at the top/bottom of any sort. Essentially, AD containers will always be kept together when sorting, similar to sorting a file directory listing with both files and folders. Changing this value to 'False' will result in the AD containers to be treated the same when sorting as individual objects. Previous versions of Hyena always forced the 'True' behavior, so now with this setting, it can be changed back to 'False'.
Rev 'D' - Corrected a problem with the Microsoft "Find" dialog that resulted in directory paths without servers to be returned, resulting in errors when listing directory security and other problems due to the missing server address.
Rev 'E' - Corrected problem in Active Task that could cause some existing security settings in the UserAccountControl attribute to be changed when being updating with additional or alternate values.
Rev 'E' - Corrected problem with being unable to ping computers from an Active Directory group member query.
Rev 'E' - Added new Advanced settings (Tools > Settings > Advanced), "WmiMaxConnectTimeoutEnabled". See the 'Advanced Settings' topic in Hyena's help file (WmiMaxConnectTimeoutEnabled) for more information.
Rev 'E' - Added new Advanced settings (Tools > Settings > Advanced), "AutoUpdateMailAttribute", to provide compatibility with the EMC when updating proxy email addresses. See the 'Advanced Settings' topic in Hyena's help file (AutoUpdateMailAttribute) for more information.
Rev 'F' - Changed the behavior of the "View NTFS Permissions" function when executed from the right window on shared objects to use the share path, ie \\server\share_name, as a starting base path, instead of starting at the root of the drive and using the administrative share, ie \\server\c$\shared_dir. This change will allow use of the permissions function on NetApp and similar file servers that do not support access through an administrative share or where no such administrative share exists.
- Rev 'G' - Fixed a problem with viewing group members when alternate credentials were being used that caused the alternate credentials to be ignored, resulting in access denied errors.
All of these changes are also incorporated into Hyena v11.5 as well.