Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata


May 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1.3 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue was fixed where users that did not have access to edit AD site associations would not be able to edit other properties for scopes

  • An issue was fixed where it was impossible for some users to re-initialise appliances

  • An issue was fixed where external changes done in AD Sites and Services would not be reflected in Men & Mice Suite
  • An issue was fixed where the database could get corrupted and therefore Men & Mice Central not able to start
  • An issue was fixed where DHCP server policies could be edited by read-only users. 


April 12th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.

This is a maintenance release containing a bug fix in a 3rd party software on the Men & Mice appliances. 


  • BIND on the appliances has been patched to address the issues in the following vulnerabilities
    • CVE-2017-3137: A response packet can cause a resolver to terminate when processing an answer containing a CNAME or DNAME.

    • CVE-2017-3136: An error handling synthesized records could cause
      an assertion failure when using DNS64 with "break-dnssec yes;"

    • CVE-2017-3138: named exits with a REQUIRE assertion failure if it
      receives a null command string on its control channel


March 29th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1.1 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Improvements and Changes

  • Error messages for exceptions have been improved

  • High-availability configurations should now be more resilient to temporary loss of connection to database server
  • Improved error checking for REST API

  • We now qualify data fields in SRV, NS, MX and CNAME records for Azure as they now support FQDN which they didn't before.
  • Made fallback to secondary domain controller more robust when both DCs are managed by a single DNS Server Controller
  • Minor UI improvements

  • The warning message for users running the SQL server that is older than 2014 now reads: "SQL Server 2014 or higher is recommended for Men & Mice" instead of being stated that they are outdated.

Bug Fixes

  • A bug was fixed in the web interface where opening properties of ranges when there is property with <none> as default value would result in an error
  • A bug was fixed where utilization for DHCP scopes would not be persisted on SQLite.
  • A bug was fixed where a deadlock could occur in the database cleanup of SQLite. 


January 24th, 2017

Men & Mice announces the release of Version 8.1 of the Men & Mice Suite.

Please note:  Version 8.1 is a long term support (LTS) release. More information on the Men & Mice Release Policy can be obtained here.

As an LTS release, Men & Mice Suite Version 8.1 includes improvements to newly introduced features from Version 7.2 and Version 7.3, and improvements to the stability and performance of the Men & Mice Suite in general. 

New Features

  • Added ability to manage DHCP policies on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
    Note that DHCP policies are only supported on Microsoft Server 2012 R2 and newer.

Improvements and Changes

  • Made performance improvements for DHCP synchronization in Men & Mice Central.
  • Made performance improvements for address utilization calculations in Men & Mice Central.
  • Made performance improvements for address utilization history in Men & Mice Central.
  • A notification that appeared at log-in on the Management Console and indicated remotes that are out of date, has been removed.
  • The Management Console now correctly disables the "Options" command for zone scopes.
  • It is now possible to add and remove Caching Scopes on Windows Server 2016 from the Management Console.
  • Synchronization was added to Men & Mice Central to prevent multiple threads from trying to update subnet utilization info at the same time.
  • Health checks can no longer prevent a server controller from exiting in a timely manner.
  • Security when running external commands using SOAP was improved.
  • The scope property 'next-server' can now be migrated from the ISC DHCP server to the ISC Kea DHCP server.
  • It is now possible to mix Containers and AD subnets.
  • The filter in the Web Interface now correctly handles spaces before/after colons.
  • DNS Zones can now be created in an empty BIND view.
  • The look of the Management Console UI has been improved.
  • Lease history purging was improved.
  • A misleading health warning indicating that it is not possible to connect to a server was changed.
  • History event is now logged when setting or changing a DNS recursion policy.
  • The DNS zone scope name is now included in zone properties.
  • Mandatory custom properties can now be specified without a default value, forcing the user to select a value.
  • SQL Server 2016 is now officially supported in the Men & Mice Suite.

Bug Fixes

  • A minor issue was fixed where selecting "Update reverse records" would open both the Reverse record wizard and the "Add Zone Scope" dialog.
  • An issue was fixed that could cause the Management Console to crash when reloading a range list in the background.
  • An issue was fixed with inconsistent behaviour of the "Apply" button in some Properties dialogs in the Management Console.
  • An issue was fixed which could cause Central to crash at startup when fixing a data integrity issue in older versions.
  • A problem was fixed with accessing DHCP Policies in the REST API.
  • A problem was fixed where the JSON-RPC result element contained different ordering than before.
  • A problem was fixed where the loopback addresses would be erroneously removed from the BIND config.
  • An issue was fixed where zone transfer settings were not being properly set during synchronization.
  • An issue was fixed where Central would crash upon losing database connectivity.
  • An issue with using TSIG keys in upper case was fixed.
  • An issue was fixed in the update download dialog which could cause the progress bar not to show until 20 seconds after the download starts.


  • ISC DHCP has been upgraded to 4.3.5 on the DNS/DHCP appliance.
  • The DNS Software on the DNS/DHCP appliances was upgraded to a newer version due to a number of vulnerabilities. 
    • CVE-2015-8704
    • CVE-2016-2776
    • CVE-2016-8864.
    • CVE-2016-9131
    • CVE-2016-9147
    • CVE-2016-9444
    • CVE-2016-9778

End-of-Life Announcements

  • Support for SQL Server 2008 will be discontinued in Version 8.2 of the Men & Mice Suite.
  • Support for the Men & Mice Remote controllers has been discontinued on Solaris Sparc.


  • No labels
Page: 8.1.1 Page: 8.1.2 Page: 8.1.3