Getting Started - General


Hyena displays information in one of two primary windows, similar to Windows Explorer.  The leftmost window is referred to in this guide as the tree window, since domain objects are arranged in a hierarchical tree-style format, while the rightmost window is referred to as the list window, which always displays items in a report/list format.


Using the Tree Window


Objects in the tree window that contain additional subordinate objects will be displayed with a small "plus" indicator next to them.  Clicking on the plus indicator will cause the object to expand, and all of the subordinate objects will be displayed.  Clicking on the "minus" indicator will hide the subordinate objects, effectively hiding the contents of the parent object.


In the example to the left, the domain controller for the Resource2000 domain has been expanded to show the various objects that can be managed, including printers, shares, sessions, open files, services, devices, events, disk space, processes, and scheduled jobs.


Some objects, for example, the printers, shares, computers, and user/groups, can be further expanded in the tree window, by clicking on the "plus" indicator.


The order and display of the sub-objects, or "nodes", that are displayed under some object types can be customized using the Object Manager.  For more information, see the Object Manager - Nodes topic.















Using the List Window



Double clicking on an object in the tree window that contains additional subordinate objects will result in the information to be displayed in the list window.  For example, double clicking on the Domain Users object in the tree window, will cause the domain users to be displayed in the list window.


Objects displayed in the list window can be sorted by clicking on the column heading.  Clicking a second time on a column heading will result in the sort to be reversed (descending sort).  In the example above, the device name column has been sorted on (ascending), indicated by the "down arrow" image after the column header name.


The widths of each of the column headings can be adjusted by moving the mouse between any two of the columns and then dragging the borders.  The column heading widths will be saved and restored the next time the same type of object is displayed.  


Positioning the mouse pointer between the column separator between two columns and double-clicking will automatically adjust the column width to show the contents of all values of the column.


The columns in most list view windows can be temporarily rearranged by simply dragging and dropping the columns on the column header.


Many of the list window displays can also be customized, to remove unwanted fields, or to hide (not display) some fields. Additionally, grid lines and full row selection can be enabled for the list window for easier navigation and control.  See the Options and Settings (Display) section on how to customize the list window views, and the Options and Settings (GUI) section on how to enable list window options.


The contents of the list window can also be filtered using the filter toolbar button.  For more information on the filtering options, see the Filtering Data topic.


The view of the list window can also be saved and recalled, through the use of the 'SystemViews' toolbar.  For more information on 'SystemViews', see the Managing Multiple Views topic.


Accessing Object Properties and Functions


Objects displayed in any of the windows can be selected by clicking on them once with the mouse.  In the list window, multiple objects can be selected at the same time by simultaneously clicking on them while holding down either the shift or control keys.  If the shift key is held down while clicking on an object in the list window, a range of objects will be selected.  Holding down the control key while selecting objects will select additional objects.  Only one object can be selected at a time in the tree window.


Once one or more objects have been selected in either the tree or list window, clicking with the right mouse button will display the appropriate context menu for the object.


Note: Some functions will be grayed out (disabled) on the context menu, depending upon the exact type of object selected and whether single or multiple objects are selected.  As a shortcut, the Properties function for most objects can be invoked by double clicking on the object, or the Properties button on the toolbar can be used.


For complete documentation on all of Hyena's objects, see the Using Hyena - Objects topic. For information concerning Hyena's functions, such as reporting, printing, and exporting see the Using Hyena - Functions topic.