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SystemTools 'ToolNews' - February 21, 2017

  1. Hyena
    • Hyena v12.2 Updated to Rev 'C'
    • New Video - Importing Using Hyena's Active Task
  2. Tips
    • Whitelisting ToolNews
    • SystemTools YouTube Channel
  3. Hyena Maintenance
  4. Keeping in Touch
    • Help us keep you informed
    • Help us spread the word !
  5. Contact Information


HyenaHyena v12.2 Updated to rev 'C'

Hyena v12.2 has been released and is now at rev 'C'. Hyena v12.2 is available in both x86 and x64 versions in English, French, German, and Spanish. Hyena v12.2 can be downloaded from:

Changes include:

  • Rev 'B' (November 29, 2016) - Worked around an issue on all previous versions of Hyena that resulting in the wrong Windows version number being display on Computer Properties > General for Windows 10 and later Windows versions. This is caused by the remote computer registry entry not being updated in these Windows versions. Hyena will now get this version information with a different method.

  • Rev 'C' (February 6, 2017) - Changed the icon image displayed next to group members that are foreignSecurityPrincipals (FSPs) and that have a mangled DN due to automatic insertion of CNF: into the SID string (Microsoft convention used to show that a duplicate account was encountered).

  • Rev 'C' (February 6, 2017) - Worked around problem of the sessions listing being blank when attempting to view the sessions on non-Microsoft servers (ie NetApp) due to appliances not supporting some information levels. Hyena will automatically attempt to re-query the sessions using a lower information level in these cases.

  • Rev 'C' (February 6, 2017) - Fixed bug in Active Task Properties that caused changes to be ignored if an input file record was selected after task validation.

  • Rev 'C' (February 6, 2017) - Fixed bug in Active Directory user deletion that would skip running a post-user batch file if configured.

New Video - Importing Using Hyena's Active Task

HyenaWe've released a new video to demonstrate how to create new Active Directory objects by importing them from a text file using Hyena's Active Task component.

We get a lot of support questions on importing directory objects; this video shows step-by-step how to perform the import, necessary setup procedures, common mistakes, error resolution, and more.


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SystemTools YouTube Channel

In addition to the new video on using the Active Task component in Hyena, SystemTools also has a number of other videos available on our YouTube Channel here:

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.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 November 14, 2016, the upgrade cost is only 50% of the licensing cost, which includes one year of maintenance. Maintenance expirations on or after November 14, 2016 can be renewed now.

.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 !


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