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SystemTools 'ToolNews' - May 22, 2017

  1. Hyena
    • Hyena v12.5 Released
    • New Video - Mass Updating AD Using Hyena's Active Task
  2. Tips
    • Finding Users with Full Access Mailbox Permissions
    • 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 v12.5 Released

Hyena v12.5 has been released and is now at rev 'B'. Hyena v12.5 is available in both x86 and x64 versions in English, French, German, and Spanish. Hyena v12.5 is available as a free update if your maintenance expiration date is after May 1, 2017. See the 'Hyena Maintenance' topic below for information on updating and how to check the maintenance expiration date. Any customer which purchased a Hyena v12.2 license is eligible for a free upgrade to v12.5 as well.

Hyena v12.5 can be downloaded from:

Active TaskActive Task Matching Options

Active Task has been improved with a new key match option when performing Active Directory update tasks. The new key option allows for any unique directory attribute to be used as a 'match' field when updating directory objects. One or more scopes can be defined, and saved as reusable templates, which serve as a starting point for directory searches when finding matching directory entries.

Other Changes include:

  • Rev 'B' (May 5, 2017) - Fixed problem that caused the Active Task Match scope file to be saved with the wrong file extension.
  • Rev 'B' (May 5, 2017) - Added logic to skip attempting to update multi-valued attributes without any information after the update prefix symbol.

  • Worked around error when using add/remove group function to remove user from group that they are not a member.
  • Created new function for setting/unsetting "User Must Change Password at next Logon".
  • Added message for selection count on Control-A (Select All).
  • Modified Copy Group Members function to work directly with Active Directory.
  • Added Add/Remove from Group option when multiple group member object types are selected.
  • Added "Show Directory Security" menu option to GPO context menu.
  • Added Display Name to the "View Directory Security" view/display.
  • Changed method when showing Trusts on Import Domains... function.

New Video - Mass Updating AD Using Hyena's Active Task

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

This video shows step-by-step how to update several directory attributes, including using the new lookup and matching options added in v12.5. Also discussed is how to update multi-valued attributes, as well as adding new values to existing values.


Finding Users with Full Access Mailbox Permissions

A Hyena user recently alerted us to a directory attribute that has the backlinked values for any account that was granted access permissions to another user's mailbox. Named 'MsExchDelegateListLink', this attribute will have the DNs of any AD object granted rights, including full access. Add it to any directory query by selecting the query type (typically Users or OU Contents) and select the 'Other (Specify)' attribute category, and type the name: MsExchDelegateListLink

If you are unsure how to modify any of Hyena's directory queries or to create your own, you are missing out on one of Hyena's most powerful capabilities. See this video on how to modify Hyena's Active Directory queries:

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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 May 1, 2017, the upgrade cost is only 50% of the licensing cost, which includes one year of maintenance. Maintenance expirations on or after May 1, 2017 can be renewed now.

.Keeping in Touch

Help us keep you informed

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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.

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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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