Hyena software gives you management of users, groups, both local and global, shares, domains, computers, services, devices, events, files, printers and print jobs, sessions, open files, disk space, user rights, messaging, exporting, job scheduling, processes, and printing.

Just released - Hyena version 11.2

Key Benefits

Hyena supports standard Windows NT system management functions, Hyena also includes extensive Active Directory integration. In fact, Hyena can be used on any Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP client to manage any Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. Hyena is Windows Server 2008 compatible.

Management of users, groups, both local and global, shares, domains, computers, services, devices, events, files, printers and print jobs, sessions, open files, disk space, user rights, messaging, exporting, job scheduling, processes, and printing are all supported by Hyena. Hyena uses an Explorer-style interface for all operations, including right mouse click pop-up context menus for all objects.

Hyena also includes full exporting and Microsoft Access-based reporting options. All of these features are part of the Standard Edition of Hyena. The new Enterprise Edition adds support for Terminal Server user properties and Exchange 5.5/2000 Server mailbox integration. There are many enterprise wide displays that can be seen in Hyena.

Using the built-in Windows administration tools to manage a medium to large Windows NT or Windows 2000 network can be a challenge. Add multiple domains, hundreds or thousands of servers, workstations, and users, and before you know it, things can get out of hand. Hyena is designed to both simplify and centralise nearly all of the day-to-day management tasks, while providing new capabilities for system administration. This functionality is provided in a single, centralised, easy to use product. Used today by tens of thousands of system administrators worldwide, Hyena is the one tool that every administrator cannot afford to be without.

Hyena's cost effective licensing policy is based on the number of administrators using Hyena, regardless of the number of end-users or servers. The 30-day evaluation copy is fully functional and free support is available both during and after the evaluation period.

User Management

Perhaps no single administration task can take as much time as routine user and group administration, particularly in a large, complex Windows NT/2000 installation. Setting up individual home directories, shares, and the security requirements can be especially time-consuming. Hyena's user management features are one of its core functions.

If your Windows NT/2000 configuration makes use of home directories, Hyena allows multiple templates to be configured that can be used to automatically create the user's home directory, optionally share it, plus configure the share and or NTFS permissions, all automatically. This functionality is available for both standard and Terminal Server home directories. Click here for a sample screen shot of a typical Hyena home directory template definition.

Hyena User Management Functions

  • Quickly viewing all users for any server or workstation.
  • Customizable user view display, plus one-click sorting on any attribute.
  • View users by group membership.
  • Viewing single user (designed for slow WAN connections).
  • Modifying single and multiple user properties.
  • Extensive Active Directory (AD) user attribute support, including user photo capability, Exchange 2000 integration, customizable AD queries, and much more. How much more? Click here for a list of Active Directory features.
  • Add/modify/delete Exchange mailbox properties (Enterprise Edition only).
  • Add/modify user terminal server information (Enterprise Edition only).
  • Reset password.
  • Find buttons for login script and profiles on user properties dialog.
  • Edit login script using Notepad or any user-defined editor.
  • Explorer integration with user home and profile directories
  • Optional automatic cleanup of user home and profile directories.
  • Access user home directory share properties;create user home directory and share automatically.
  • Add new users, including copy from existing user (clone).
  • View user logon, including last logon, statistics.
  • Rename user.
  • Send message to user.
  • Delete single or multiple users.
  • Customizable batch files for special user handling requirements.
  • Copy users from one computer to another

Group Management Functions

  • Full group administration - add, modify, delete, copy.
  • Rename groups.
  • Copy groups from one computer to another.

Click here to see a screen shot of a typical user account on a Windows 2000 domain. Hyena automatically hides the Active Directory property tabs when displaying Windows NT or workstation user account information.

Server Management

User Administration
Hyena can manage remote computer users on domains as well as individual workstations. Hyena can also remotely change the password for the same account on multiple computers, or make group membership changes to multiple computers at the same time. Click here for more information on Hyena's user management.

Viewing Computers
Hyena provides several different ways to view computers, whether in domains, in workgroups, or in user-defined groups. Hyena can also filter domain lists by specific computer type (for example, Terminal Servers only), and can distinguish between computers that are online vs. added to the domain computer listing. Hyena can also access computers directly by tcp/ip address only, and can also provide access to a single computer's functions, so that the entire list does not have to be retrieved. Hyena provides full management of computer objects, including creating, changing attributes, and removing from the domain list.

Hyena's computer Properties function can display a wealth of information about a remote system including installed software applications, total memory, video and BIOS information, network cards, tcp/ip and DNS information, remote time, server roles (print server, SQL Server, etc.), installed hotfixes, environment variables, and more.

Share, Directory, and File Administration
Hyena fully supports all aspects of file and directory administration on any remote computer, as well as the underlying shares. All file and directory operations are performed through the shell.

Event Management
Hyena is integrated with the built-in Windows native event viewing tools. Hyena also contains its own more powerful event viewing tool and supports all event viewing and management functions.

Hyena can manage remote computer account, audit policy, and user rights. Share and file security are also accessible for any share or file/directory.

Performance Monitoring
Hyena can monitor the performance counters for any remote system through its built-in Performance management object. User-customisable performance queries provide quick pre-defined access to dozens of performance areas including process, system, network, memory, disk, server, and more.

Service Administration
Both service and device driver information can be managed remotely with Hyena. Hyena also supports service startup modification for multiple computers at the same time. Click here for more information.

Sessions and Open Files
Hyena can view all active sessions and open files for any server. Sessions can be viewed across multiple computers at the same file; users of individual files can also be discovered with the Open By... function.

Shutdown and Reboot
Hyena has the capability to shutdown and optionally reboot any computer or server. Moreover, an administrator can perform a shutdown/reboot on multiple computers at the same time.

Disk Space
Hyena's disk space view provides for a simple yet powerful overview of the disk space information for any server or workstation. Moreover, this same view can also be used on multiple computers at the same time, providing a fast and efficient way to monitor disk space across many computers.

Viewing Current Logons
Hyena can view the current interactive logons to any server or workstation.

Scheduled Job Administration
Hyena can manage (add, view, modify, and remove) scheduled jobs on individual servers or workstations. Hyena can also view and add remote tasks to multiple computers at the same time.

Remote printer and print job management is supported in Hyena, as well as full printer property modifications, viewing and managing print jobs, and print queue operations. Hyena can also display the print jobs from more than one printer at a time.

Service Monitoring and Control

Most of the features in Windows NT and Windows 2000 are controlled by services, some of which operate under different logon accounts. Stopping and starting services remotely and changing service startup accounts and passwords can become time consuming. Performing these actions on a large set of computers can become a maintenance nightmare. Hyena can manage services on any number of computers at the same time, plus perform service control and startup changes in mass.

  • Fast viewing and sorting of all service properties on any computer.
  • Service control: start, stop, pause, continue, restart, and removal.
  • View service dependencies.
  • Modify service properties.
  • Control services on multiple computers at the same time.
  • Change service startup information, including password, on multiple computers.
  • Remote viewing of device drivers.
  • Full support for Windows 2000 service features, including Recovery options.

Hyena's service administration features integrate with Hyena's reporting capabilities, and is part of Hyena's overall server administration features. Here is a sceen shot of Hyena service monitoring and control features.

Event Management

Windows NT and Windows 2000 contain several facilities for tracking events and statistics for nearly everything that happens on your network. Unfortunately, the built-in administration tools don't provide an easy way to centrally collect, monitor, or analyze this information. The following products are designed to help manage events on multiple systems, including monitoring your system, and reporting/alerting on particular events.

Hyena supports both direct access to the native Windows NT and Windows 2000 event viewers, as well as its own customizable event viewer. Hyena's reporting capabilities, and its multi-computer event scanning and viewing features provide for an easy and fast way to manage both Windows NT and Windows 2000 event logs from the same application. Click here for more information.

DumpEvt, originally developed by SomarSoft, is designed to dump the event log in a format suitable for importing into a database. DumpEvt is similar to the DUMPEL utility in the Resource Kit, but without some of the limitations. has upgraded the DumpEvt utility to allow dumping the new Windows 2000 event logs (DNS, File Replication, and Directory Service) . Download DumpEvt.

Event Administration

In addition to integration with the Windows NT/2000 native Event Viewer and MMC, Hyena also incorporates its own more powerful event viewing mechanism. Any server or workstation event log can be accessed in Hyena through the computer's context-menu. Hyena also supports advanced event viewing capabilities, as shown on the image below, including:

  • Viewing any event log for more than one computer at the same time.
  • Filtering events by date/time range, event ID, event type, category, description text, user/group, or source.
  • Full support for event log clearing and backup.
  • Full support for new Windows 2000 event logs.
  • Sorting support on any event column in the view window.
  • Customizable event display.

Hyena's event handling integrates with Hyena's reporting capabilities, and is part of Hyena's overall server administration features. A screen shot of Hyena event administration.

Job and Task Scheduling

Both Windows NT and Windows 2000 have built-in job scheduling systems, designed to run scheduled tasks at predetermined times. Unfortunately, the native system administration tools do not provide an easy way for administrators to view or management remotely scheduled jobs. Hyena overcomes this limitation by providing easy access to any scheduled job on any Windows NT or Windows 2000 server or workstation.

  • Hyena's job scheduling functions support:
  • Viewing all scheduled jobs on one or more computers at the same time.
  • Automatic detection of remote computer job scheduling interface: AT or Windows Task Scheduler.
  • Adding, modifying, or deleting scheduled jobs. New jobs can be scheduled for immediate execution, or for any valid day-of-week or day-of-month combination.
  • Scheduling a job to run on multiple computers at the same time, with logging options and customizable job intervals.

Hyena includes support for both the Windows NT 'AT' job scheduling system, as well as the newer Task Scheduler that is integrated into IE 5.0 and Windows 2000. Hyena provides direct access to the Task Scheduler job properties for any remote computer, including creating new tasks.

Hyena also includes important job cloning (copying) capabilities for Task Scheduler tasks. One or more "reference tasks" can be copied from a selected source computer to any number of destination (target) computers, complete with logging and automatic job internal spacing.

Printer Management

As a Windows NT or Windows 2000 installation grows, so do the number of printers that are installed on print servers and individual workstations. Unfortunately, the native tools on Windows NT/2000 are not very good at managing remote printers. Hyena was designed to overcome many of these limitations, and give system administrators and help desk staff better control over printers and print jobs.

Hyena can display any printer, even non-shared printer, installed on any computer or server. Hyena's printer and job job management functions include:

  • Listing printer information.
  • Access to printer properties dialogs and desktop shell functions.
  • Adding new remote printers (Windows 2000 only).
  • Viewing all print jobs from one or more printers at the same time with automatic refresh.
  • Full print job control: pause, resume, restart and cancel.
  • Full printer control: pause, resume, purge all print jobs.
  • Deleting (removing) printers.
  • Copying printer information from one computer to another.

As you will see from printer management screen shot, Hyena's printer and print job management integrates with Hyena's reporting capabilities, and is part of Hyena's overall server administration features.

Disk and File Administration

Disk and file administration, including routine file management, shared resource administration, and disk space monitoring, is perhaps the most common task performed by system administrators. Hyena excels in allowing system administrators full control over every disk and file related management task.

Routine Disk and File Administration
Hyena's tight integration with the Windows NT/2000 shell (Explorer) ensures safe and efficient routine disk and file operations, such as moving, deleting, and copying files and directories. Hyena provides full access to every file and directory on any remote server or workstation with an easy-to-use Explorer-style view. Hyena's Open Files view and individual file Open By... options provide administrators with quick snapshots of open resources. The directory Share As... option gives sharing capabilities to any selected directory.

Screen shot of a typical file and directory view in Hyena.

Disk Space Management
Hyena's disk space view provides for a simple yet powerful overview of the disk space information for any server or workstation. Moreover, this same view can also be used on multiple computers at the same time, providing a fast and efficient way to monitor disk space across many computers.

The disk space functions do not require any server agents to be installed, and can be customized for a variety of server configurations, including some non-Windows platforms.

As with all disk views, Hyena provides full access to the Explorer shell under both Windows NT and Windows 2000. Hyena's settings can be configured to display disk space information in a variety of formats. And as always, this information can be copied to the clipboard, exported to delimited text files, or viewed on one of Hyena's many Microsoft Access-based reports.

Share Administration
Hyena incorporates a full range of share administration functions, including:

  • Creating, modifying, removing shares on any Windows NT/2000 computer
  • Browsing shares, and share directory and file contents
  • Modification of share permissions; viewing all share rights for entire server
  • Viewing connections to a share
  • Copying share definitions from one computer to another
  • Integration with Windows Explorer shell for share directory operations
  • NTFS file security display for shared directory and file permissions reporting

Click here to see a full screen view of a typical share view.

Hyena's disk and file administration features integrate with Hyena's reporting capabilities, and are part of Hyena's overall server administration features.


Windows NT and Windows 2000 lack any method to report, print, or extract information about your network configurations. Hyena contains several features that support reporting and extracting information from any Windows NT or Windows 2000 server or workstation.

Hyena's Exporter tool is a standalone (and free !) component of Hyena that supports creating delimited text output files of computers, users, groups, printers, shares, services, and disk space. Hyena provides a direct interface into Exporter. Exporter can extract any selected set of information for entire domain. The delimited text files created by Exporter can be imported into any database or spreadsheet program.

Microsoft Access-based Reporting
Hyena also includes 18 built-in Microsoft Access reports (Microsoft Access must be purchased and installed separately from Hyena), covering many different areas of user, group, share, file access, events, and disk space.

Hyena also supports automatic exporting of Active Directory (AD) data into a Microsoft Access database, providing for a powerful and flexible directory reporting tool when combined with Hyena's AD query capabilities.

Clipboard Compatibility
Hyena can also copy any selected information directly to Window's clipboard, for simple and fast pasting into other applications, including Active Directory information.

Active Directory Integration

Hyena v4. and onwards provides full support for Active Directory (AD) Organizational Units, directory searching, universal groups, and other AD mixed and native mode features.

Hyena adds a new Windows 2000 domain object class. When a Windows 2000 domain is expanded in Hyena's tree window, additional sub-objects are displayed, specifically: Containers/OUs, All Users, All Groups, and Universal Groups objects. All management of the display of OUs, Users, Groups, Contacts, and Computers are now handled entirely by LDAP queries to Active Directory.

Organizational Units (OUs) are fully supported, both for browsing OU contents, as well as for creating new users, groups, contacts, and computer objects directly into an OU. A powerful Find feature is available for any OU, allowing selectable criteria for finding and filtering AD information. OU properties are also available, including full support for management of Group Policy Object (GPO) information.

Hyena is the only product that supports customizable Active Directory queries at every object level. Define your own queries, or use any of the predefined queries to display custom "views" of exactly what directory attributes you want to see for organizational units, users, groups, or computers.

Hyena supports management of Exchange 2000 mailboxes: mailbox creation, deletion, and property modification can all be easily controlled in Hyena's powerful GUI.

As always, Hyena's output window, including any Active Directory displays, can be easily exported or integrated into Hyena's builtin Microsoft Access database.

Screen shot of some of the features in Hyena Active Directory Management

New features in Hyena 5

The key new features in Hyena v5.0 are:

New Organization Unit (OU) Filtering toolbar - A new toolbar has been added that allows control over object retrieval options when viewing the contents of OUs or containers. This new toolbar is displayed automatically in the lower left corner of Hyena's window when an Active Directory container is selected. See the Organizational Units section for more information.

Registry Management - Registry management has been added to Hyena. To access the registry, expand any computer in Hyena's left window; registry functions are at the bottom of the computer object list. Supported functions include registry navigation, creating new keys/values, key and value deletion, searching, and modification of REG_DWORD and REG_SZ data types.

Listing Group Members for Multiple Groups - Hyena can now display the members of multiple Active Directory groups in the list window. To do this, select any number of Active Directory groups (any type) in Hyena's list window, right click and select "View Group Members". Hyena will add the applicable group name as an additional column to the resulting display. This feature can be used to create a complete domain-wide group membership listing.

New XP-style toolbar and menus - Hyena now uses a new full color toolbar and XP-style menus. Also, a large button toolbar is available under Tools->Settings->GUI. Hyena must be restarted to change the toolbar button size.

'Add to Group' function for Active Directory Users - A new function, Add To Group, has been added for Active Directory user displays on the Account Functions submenu. This new function will allow any number of select users to be added to any Active Directory group.

Viewing multi-valued Active Directory elements in Tabular Views - Hyena can now display the values for multi-valued Active Directory attributes when used in a Tabular (right window) query. For example, the MemberOf attribute for a user's group memberships and the proxyaddress attribute for Exchange are examples of these attributes. Since there is only one 'cell' for each attribute for the output of a tabular query, Hyena will append the values for multi-valued attributes together and separate them with the '^' character. Windows is limited to placing a maximum of 255 characters in any cell/field in a list window, so if Hyena detects that this limit has been reached, the characters "...!" will be placed at the end of the attribute data to indicate that more data was available, but could not be displayed.

Other Improvements

  • Pressing Enter on the Group Properties->Notes field will now create a new line.
  • Enabled saving and restoring by default the state of the last options used on the Find dialog.
  • Added "Add to Object Manger" function for disk directories.
  • Added the display name attribute to all group member displays, including the group Members dialog and right-window displays.
  • Optimized the adding and removing of group members from the group properties dialog.
  • Added Install Date to the Software Properties dialog for computers.
  • Added capability to view saved (backup) event log files to the main Event Log context menu.
  • Displayed inherited permissions as dimmed icons when viewing file/directory permissions. Also, added a small 'i' after the permission list to indicate that the permissions are inherited.
  • Added confirmation to Reset Computer function


A typical Hyena home directory template definition in User Management.
A typical user account on a Windows 2000 domain.
Hyena service monitoring and control features.
Hyena event administration.
Printer management screen shot.
Hyena Active Directory Management
Typical share view in Hyena.
A typical file and directory view in Hyena


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Hyena is sold in single and multiple-license packs under Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition licenses.

The Hyena Enterprise Edition license includes all of the software components found in the Standard Edition, plus:

Microsoft Exchange User (mailbox) integration
The Hyena Enterprise Edition includes direct integration to Exchange with the same interface used by NT's User Manager for Domains application. Support includes creating, deleting, and modification of mailbox (recipient) information.

Access to Windows Terminal Server User Settings
The Enterprise Edition also includes support for modification of the terminal server user properties, including profile and home directory settings and specific terminal server user configuration settings.

Hyena is licensed only to the user actually using the software, regardless of the number of end-users, domains, or servers actually managed. Each administrator that uses Hyena requires a separate license. Once licensed, an administrator can use Hyena from their local workstation, on a server, through a dialup connection, or from any workstation via network access.


An optional one-year or two-year maintenance program is available for all Hyena licenses. All Hyena licenses include a 60-day free upgrade period from the date of purchase. For more information about prices and policies for Hyena's maintenance plans please contact AMT Software.


Hyena can be used on any Windows NT/2000/XP client to manage any Windows NT 3.51, 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows.Net installation.


Trial versions of Hyena are available for use for 30-days from the date of installation.



Unable to get the list of printers from a NT 4.0 print server
There is a reported limitation of listing the printers from a NT 4.0 print server from a NT 3.51 workstation or server. A workaround is to either run the Exporter utility from a NT 4.0 client, or directly on the server itself. This problem appears to be due to an incompatibility between NT 3.51 and NT 4.0.

We are also aware of a problem with Samba servers, which do not offer up the same information as found on NT servers. However, we are unable to find anyone with any information on how/what information is available from a Samba server. If you know of a way to get this information, we'd love to hear from you

I get an error when I run Hyena under Windows 95/98. Why ?
Unfortunately, Hyena will not execute on Windows 95/98, due to the many differences between the two operating systems. Hyena needs to be executed on a client workstation or server running either Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0. Due to the many new features both in the NT 4.0 GUI and core operating system, Hyena does support more functions and features on NT 4.0 than under NT 3.51.

I get a runtime error 3170 when trying to use Access Reporting.
We believe this is caused by a missing component in Microsoft Access. You can read more about it from this page on Microsoft's site:

I ran Hyena's setup program but at the very end I get an empty error message box.
You must be logged into the server or workstation that you are installing Hyena on with an account that has administrative privileges. If you don't have the appropriate privileges, Hyena's setup will fail at the very end and display a blank error box.

Setup runs very slowly or not at all.
Please close Microsoft Outlook before starting Hyena's setup program. It is recommended that all programs be closed prior to running setup, but it is a known problem that when Microsoft Outlook is left running, setup will be extremely slow, or not run at all.

I ran Hyena's setup program, but nothing was installed.
You are trying to install Hyena on Windows 95/98. Unfortunately, Hyena will not execute on Windows 95/98, due to the many differences between the two operating systems. Hyena needs to be executed on a client workstation or server running either Windows NT 3.51 or 4.0.

What about support for Citrix or Terminal Server users ?
We have now added this functionality to our Enterprise Edition of Hyena. Make sure to read the help file for information on how to configure your machine for Terminal Server support.

I'm getting an error about a .DLL either after installing Hyena or another application.
Hyena requires updated versions of certain DLL files. If you receive an error trying to run Hyena that references a problem with a DLL file, do the following:

If you have not rebooted after installation, go ahead and reboot now. Then try running Hyena again.

See if you have any DLLs named mfc42.dll, msvcrt.dll or ctl3d32.dll in the Hyena installation directory, usually in C:\program files\Hyena. If you find either of these files there, delete them.

If the files mfc42u.dll and msvcrt.dll in your system32 directory do NOT have these versions, make sure that the current ones are NOT marked read-only. Then, reinstall Hyena again, and reboot after installing. If after rebooting, you still don't have these versions, contact us at

If these files DO have the correct version, then scan your local drives for any duplicates of these files, and if you find them, either rename or delete them.

Can I order Hyena with a company purchase order ?
To order Hyena with a company purchase order, simply instruct your purchasing department to fax the purchase order to one of our offices. If you want the registration key emailed to you right away, list your email address on the purchase order. Most orders are processed the same or next business day. Payment terms will be negotiated with your purchasing department.

How does Hyena's licensing work ?
Hyena only needs to be licensed for the number of users actually using the software, which typically includes only IT management, system administration, and help desk staff. It does not matter how many actual domains, servers, or workstations (users) your organization has. We have various multi-user license packs available. Our prices are the most cost-effective of any NT/2000 system management utility.

How do I view security for all shares on a server ?
To view all of the security settings for all of the shares on a server at the same time, right click on a server's Shares object in the tree window, and then select View all Access Rights from the menu. By combining this function with the Copy... option from the Edit menu, a quick listing of all shares and their access rights can be generated.

How do I view security for all files / directories
To view all file security permissions, and optionally owner information, first select one or more files and/or directories in either the tree or list view windows. Then, right click and select the View Security... option; options include viewing security information for only the selected objects, or to show all objects in the selected directories and/or subdirectories.

How do I move quickly around the tree view window
The escape key can be used to quickly move up to the parent object of any currently selected object. You can also press any alphanumeric key on the keyboard to quickly jump to the first item that matches the keys pressed. For example, when viewing a list of users, pressing "jo" will automatically scroll the window and select the first user named "Johnson".

Moving around the list view window
You can press any alphanumeric key on the keyboard while in the rightmost list window to quickly jump to the first item that matches the keys pressed. For example, when viewing a list of users, pressing "jo" will automatically scroll the window and select the first user named "Johnson".

Using the Quick Access object
Hyena's tree window includes an object named "Quick Access". This container object is used for holding computers and printers that need to be made quickly accessible, or that are not available on the network. Right click on the Quick Access label and select Manage Quick Access from the menu to add computers and/or printers. Then, you will be able to access the computers and printers' objects and object properties without having to search for them in their normal locations.

Viewing printer states
When displaying the printers under the Printers object for a server or workstation, Hyena uses a different icon to represent printers in three (3) different states, as follows:

  • Printer is online and currently printing a document.
  • Printer is online and currently idle.
  • Printer is offline or out of paper.

Refreshing the list window
The list window can be manually refreshed by pressing the F5 key.

Copying information to the clipboard or a file
In addition to the built-in exporting capabilities in Hyena, any information presented in the right list window can be copied to the clipboard. This allows any information displayable by Hyena (services, share security information, etc.) to be easily copied to other programs. Once any information is displayed in the list window, simply select the desired records either using the mouse/keyboard, or choosing the Select All option on the Edit menu. Then, simply select the Copy... function on the Edit menu. You can then choose whether to copy the information to the clipboard or to a text file. Options are also present for selecting the field delimiter character and whether column names should be copied.

Changing the path to an existing share
To change the path to a share, simply modify the share's path in the Share Properties dialog. When you close the dialog, Hyena will ask for confirmation to stop sharing the old directory and reshare the resource with a new directory path.

Automatically creating a directory when adding a new share
To add a new share and directory at the same time, simply right click on the Shares object for any server or workstation, and select "Create New Share..." from the menu. Enter in the local path for the directory to share on the remote server/workstation. When you close the dialog, Hyena will automatically ask you to confirm that you want to create the directory.

Renaming / Copying groups
NT does not include a facility to rename groups, however, Hyena allows copying both global and local groups. After copying a group, the two groups will be identical (except for the SIDs). To copy a group, right click on a group name and select Copy Group... from the menu. Note: While copied groups will be identical, their SIDs will be different. Therefore, exercise care when deleting the original group if it was used to assign security permissions on shares or files systems.

Speeding up file browsing
To speed up browsing for files and shares, turn off the file-related options listed under the "Performance" heading on the View dialog of Hyena's settings. To access this dialog, select Tools->Settings from the main menu.

Speeding up opening a domain
By default, Hyena will show the names of the Primary Domain Controller (PDC), Backup Domain Controller(s), and NT Server(s) under the domain name in the tree window. In some networks, getting the list of BDCs and Servers can take time. Hyena v1.75 introduced a new configuration option to not list the BDCs and Servers under the domain, thereby speeding up the action of opening the domain in the tree window. The BDCs and Servers can still be accessed in the Computers, Networks, and Quick Access objects. To enable/disable this feature, select Tools->Settings from the menu and check or uncheck the Always show BDCs and Servers under domain object option in the View dialog.

Integration with other programs
Hyena supports integration with external programs and other utilities through the Tools dialog. To define custom tools, select Tools->Settings from Hyena's menu. Then, access the Tools dialog tab. Items added using this dialog will be added to Hyena's Tools menu, and can also be invoked with Control-F1 (for the first tool) through Control-F9 (for the 9th tool defined). To access User Manager for Domains, for example, simply enter in the path to UsrMgr.exe for the command line (for example \\pdc\admin$\system32\usrmgr.exe). Two special variables can be entered into the command line that will be replaced during execution with their respective values. These special variables are:

%E% - will be replaced with the active Entry (selected item)

%S% - will be replaced with the active Server whose objects are being viewed

How to integrate ping and tracert
If your network uses tpc/ip, integration of the ping and tracert commands directly into Hyena can provide an easy and fast way to check network connections. To do this, first define a custom tool command line to run a batch file, passing the current active entry to the batch file. For example, configure the command line as:

c:\tools\pinger.bat %E%

Then, create the batch file (pinger.bat) with the following commands (as an example):

@echo off

ping %1

echo ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

tracert %1


To run this batch file on any selected server, simply select your custom tool option from the Tools menu, or use the applicable Control-Fx hot key (Control F1 for the first custom tool, etc.)

As an alternative, you can also create a single command to do all of this, thereby eliminating the need for a batch file. To do this, enter this for the command line:

cmd.exe /x /c ping %E% & tracert %E% & pause

Integration with Performance Monitor
To create a mechanism to invoke Performance Monitor easily for any selected server or workstation, enter the following for the Command Line of a custom tool:

Perfmon.exe -c \\%E%

Additional command line parameters for Performance Monitor allow pre-configured charts and settings to be automatically invoked. See the online documentation for Performance Monitor on how to save pre-configured chart settings.





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