Installation Requirements




Hyena can be installed on any Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, or Windows XP computer.  The computer that Hyena is installed on can be running either as a workstation or server.  There are two general configurations that Hyena is normally installed under:

Hyena relies heavily on the capabilities of the operating system environment that it is installed on to manage remote computers and domains.  Some guidelines on specific installations:


Security and Permissions


Hyena depends entirely upon the operating system for security and authentication, and does not alter or modify the security capabilities in Windows.   Any user that is using Hyena therefore does not have any greater or lesser degree of functionality than what could be performed outside of Hyena.   If a user running Hyena attempts to perform a function or operation for which they are not authorized to perform, Hyena will display an appropriate access denied error message.  Hyena can be used either directly from the actively logged on user account, or the "Run As" option can be used when the Hyena.exe file is executed.



Active Directory Administration Requirements


Due to Hyena's extensive integration with Active Directory and to provide complete Active Directory compatibility and support, Hyena requires the installation of the Microsoft Administration Tools (AdminPak) if any Windows 2000/2003 domain is managed.  The AdminPak.MSI file can be found in one of the following locations:

Note that there are different versions of the adminpak.msi file for Windows 2000 and Windows XP/2003.  If your client computer (the computer that Hyena is being used on) is running Windows 2000, you need to install the Windows 2000 adminpak either from the CD or from the server.


The Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools can be used to manage both Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 domains.


Exchange Installation Requirements


To manage any version of Microsoft Exchange, the appropriate Microsoft Exchange Administration software must be installed.  The Exchange Administration software is found and installed from the Exchange Server CD.  After installation, see the Exchange Setup section for more information for your specific Exchange configuration.


Note: The Enterprise Edition of Hyena is required for Exchange administration.