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SystemTools 'ToolNews' - August 20, 2015

  1. Hyena
    • Hyena v11.7 Coming Soon
    • Hyena v11.5 Updated to Rev 'E'
    • New End-of-Life (EOL) Policy
  2. Hyena Maintenance
  3. Software Spotlight
  4. Keeping in Touch
    • Help us keep you informed
    • Help us spread the word !
  5. Contact Information


HyenaHyena v11.7 Coming Soon

Hyena v11.7 is scheduled to be released later this year. We are very excited about some of the upcoming features, and in particular, the new 'Active Directory Query Library' feature.

The 'Library' will offer dozens of pre-defined Active Directory queries and will provide a large number of examples on how to use the existing LDAP filtering capabilities built into AD. While Hyena can perform these filters now, many Hyena users are unfamiliar with all of the options and the complex syntax required.

We've also further improved the AD Query Manager, adding sub-menu capabilities so that a large number of directory queries can be more easily grouped together. Queries can also be placed on the main menu as well. Finally, we've added a special symbol to represent the current day. This allows, for example, a directory query to be defined to "show me all users with an account expiration date after today".

Hyena v11.5 Updated to rev 'E'

Hyena v11.5 has been updated for rev 'E' from its initial release, and can be downloaded here. Changes include:

  • Rev 'E' - Fixed problem in non-English versions when attempting to display the AD query builder dialog (Group Matrix and Active Task).

  • Rev 'E' - Added an error message to be displayed when a template file could not be opened for reading.

  • Rev 'E' - Added the object's server as a starting point to the domain selection when using the "Managed By" (Object tab) picker dialog.

  • Rev 'D' - Fixed an issue with the sorting of dates where some dates off by one day would sort incorrectly (off by one day), due to internal numeric scaling issues.

  • Rev 'C' - 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.

  • Rev 'C' - 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.

  • Rev 'C' - 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.

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

New End-of-Life (EOL) Policy

We've seen an increase in customers asking for support of older (a decade in some cases) versions of Hyena, and needed to revise our support policy for older versions. In summary, we will continue to offer full support for all released versions for a full three (3) years after the initial release. The full EOL policy statement can be found here.


.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.

.Software Spotlight

Our new Spotlight section is for highlighting software that we have found useful or our customers have informed us about.

Ultimate Recycle BinUltimate Recycle Bin - Feel secure with continuous data protection for your file servers. Capture and restore files that have been deleted from across the network and locally. See exactly who modified and deleted those files on your server. No need to install on every client desktop ? just install on the server for continuous data protection.

Directory DefenderDirectory Defender (FREE) - Who moved that folder! Protect against accidental folder moves by installing our free tool, Directory Defender, on your Windows File Server. Directory Defender blocks unintentional folder moves from remote and/or local users. No need to install on every client desktop ? just install on the server to protect against accidental folder moves by your clients.

BlueShoeSoftwareBlue Shoe Software, founded by software industry leaders with over 25 years of experience, is dedicated to developing and providing solutions for Windows System Administrators. Find out more by visiting today.


.Keeping in Touch

Help us keep you informed

Help us keep you and other users in your organization informed of updates and releases of SystemTools products.

Any Hyena user can register for this newsletter (ToolNews) by selecting "Newsletter Signup" on Hyena's Help menu. You can also go directly to our ToolNews registration page as well. We could also use the help of our existing customers by passing along this newsletter to other SystemTools users within your company.

We use an automated service to handle sending this newsletter, including subscribing and unsubscribing. All new subscriptions require confirmation, and we will never share our newsletter email list with anyone.

Help us spread the word !

For nearly 20 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 !


.Contact Information

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