Security Explorer 6.x Version History
6.6 (with SQL Server Support) (19-Nov-07)
ENH:Support for managing security on local users and groups
ENH:Searching for local users
ENH:Managing and cloning user permissions
ENH:Resetting passwords, including bulk passord resets
ENH:Support for managing security for Microsoft SQL Server databases.
ENH:Copying permissions from one database to another
ENH:Copying users between databases
ENH:Cloning database user permissions
ENH:Backing up and restoring user permissions for SQL Server databases
ENH:Searching for blank or weak passwords
FIX: SharePoint Security now supports restoring if the object has sub-objects
6.5 with SharePoint Support (01-Aug-07)
ENH: Support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 07) and Windows SharePoint Services v3 (WSS3)
ENH: Ability to search, manage and edit SharePoint permissions
ENH: Support for editing SharePoint users and groups
ENH: Ability to backup and restore SharePoint permissions
ENH: NTFS module now supports filtering by search results by whether a folder is protected
ENH: Services and Tasks module contains extended user activity logging
ENH: Add support in the list of computers to show if each computer is a workstation or server
ENH: Options dialog now has enabled by default the option to "highlight workstations and servers when browsing domains"
ENH: Right-click menu navigation now includes an option to 'Reload current path'
ENH: Computer lists show whether each is classified as a server or a workstation
FIX: Task Management module now supports creating local tasks on a domain controller
ENH: The export dialog is now available on the shares module.
ENH: New "Save Search Results" option added to all modules (missing SXP5 functionality).
ENH: In the services module, the “Active Service Accounts” dialog no longer includes local user accounts.
ENH: Restrict the maximum number of errors that we display (5000).
FIX: Windows Explorer context menus now work correctly for both Windows Vista and 64 bit Windows operating systems.
FIX: Correctly identify Windows XP 64-bit as workstation instead of a server OS.
FIX: “Invert results set” option on search tabs did not return results.
FIX: Ability to add an AD forest, organizational unit or container as a search scope item for the services and tasks modules.
ENH: Modular product to allow for future additional plug-in management modules
ENH: Re-worked and updated user interface with Outlook 2003-style management scope selection, combining the best UI features of Security and Service Explorer, including enhanced browsing; Search, Result and Browse tabs, Search Scopes, save/load searches, and tree view of all management scopes
ENH: Caching during browing, performance optimizations, and ability to stop many long operations
ENH: On XP and Vista, Security Explorer uses the colors from the system Theme
ENH: Service and Task management included from Service Explorer
ENH: Licensing model recognizes 2 license types: Server and Workstation licenses. Server licenses allow similar functionality to security Explorer 5 on named, licensed servers. "Workstation" licenses float, and provide similar functionality to Service Explorer 2 on both servers and workstations
ENH: Detection of broken inheritance in NTFS files and folders, with option to automatically repair
ENH: SXPRestore.exe command line restores security from backups
ENH: SXPRevoke.exe command line revokes unknown and deleted NTFS permissions
ENH: Command line tools now return error codes to help with batch file scripting
ENH: User descriptions are displayed in Members dialog
ENH: Backup files and folders but not subfolders (familiar to SXP 4.x users)
ENH: Type a path to backup (familiar to SXP 4.x users)
ENH: Print button on Members dialog (familiar to SXP 4.x users)
ENH: Management of file shares on server clusters
ENH: Multiple selection of users and groups in search results
ENH: Properties dialog for services shows advanced options and changes to multiple services
ENH: Option to show disabled users with a different icon
ENH: Browse All Users and Groups shows enhanced user properties (familiar to ESR 2.x users)
ENH: Allow enterprise scopes of the same name for different management types
ENH: Uses .NET 2.0 run-time environment
ENH: Free mode gives a limited preview of Security Explorer to workstation users
ENH: Domain controllers are highlighted when browsing domains
ENH: Setting a password for Service accounts automatically sets it on all services
ENH: SXP6 now supports 64 bit operating systems
ENH: Cluster file shares have been expanded to include functionality to search, clone, backup, restore or manage (i.e. create and delete)
ENH: Task security module has been enhanced to support tasks refresh and added copy/paste functionality (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V)
FIX: Invalid pointer error in backup security window
FIX: Backup Name textbox on Schedule a Backup and Edit Schedule a Backup windows
FIX: Read-only textboxes on Export Permissions window
FIX: Owner icon is shown when 'Show Permissions' is unchecked
FIX: Logon accounts for services now supports changing passwords for the currently logged on user, as well as domain users
FIX: Minor improvements to services module to enhance workflow when searching and managing services
FIX: Windows2000 now allows viewing group memberships for non-empty domain groups
FIX: Several minor items with searching and NTFS share permissions have been resolved, including editing and viewing search scopes
FIX: Windows Explorer context menus are configurable and off by default in Windows Vista