Active Directory Objects


Hyena makes available various sub-objects when any Windows 2000/2003 domain is expanded in Hyena's left window.


Containers/OUs - Further navigating the Containers/OUs tree will allow exploring the contents of the container, as well as other options.  See Using Organizational Units for further information.


Domain Controllers/Servers - Expanding this object will list all domain controllers and/or servers in the current domain.  Standard functions available for computer objects are available for each computer.


All Groups/All Users/Global Groups/Local Groups/Universal Groups/Computers - These objects actually are pre-defined Active Directory queries that can be used to manage the users, groups, or computers across an entire Windows 2000/2003 directory, regardless of what OUs the individual objects are in.


The context menus for all Active Directory objects will have Listing or Tabular "views" that can be selected to display information in Hyena's right list window.  In the image to the left, the context menu is displayed for a typical directory group.  Similar menus are available for all directory objects, including combined All Users, All Groups, etc. objects.



The two types of views that Hyena can display are:

Listing Views - Listing, or "list" views are used to display information for a single object.  List views display directory information "down" the screen, and as such, are useful when a detailed listing is needed for a large number of object attributes.


Tabular Views - Tabular views are used to display information for one or more objects in a column/report format, with field headings and each attribute displayed in a separate column.


Both Listing and Tabular views have the following features:


Views can be assigned as a default when an item is either expanded in or double-clicked on. The default listing view is used to display information under an object in the left tree window; the default tabular view is used to display the information in Hyena's right list window when an object is double-clicked.


The Listing and Tabular queries are managed in the Object Manager Queries dialog.


Information in views can be shared between users through sharing of the Object Manager configuration files.


Either Listing or Tabular queries can be run on selected (and supported) objects in either of Hyena's windows.  For example, to run a tabular query on multiple user accounts, select the desired user accounts in Hyena's right window, right click to display the context menu, then selected the desired tabular query from the Tabular Views sub-menu.  This technique can also be used to get a detailed user attribute listing for users that are members of a particular group.


Managing Active Directory Objects


Hyena supports the display and management of Active Directory user, group, computer, contact, share, printer, container/OU, group policy objects, and foreign security principal object classes.  See the Using Hyena - Objects topic for more information specific to a particular object class.