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 is installed on a workstation running Windows NT, Windows 2000/2003, or Windows XP, and is used to manage one or more domains.
Hyena is installed on a server or domain controller, and a remote access tool (NetOp, PcAnywhere, RAdmin, etc.) is used to connect to the server and Hyena is run through the remote access session to manage the local server and/or one or more domains.
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:
If Hyena is installed on a
Windows NT 4.0 computer (running either Workstation or
Server versions of the Windows NT), any type of remote computer can
be managed. However, Hyena is unable to support remote Active
Directory-specific operations when from a Windows NT computer.
This is due to Microsoft bugs and limitations in the Windows
NT 4.0 Active Directory components. Hyena can, however,
manage Windows 2000 or 2003 domains running Active Directory if the
domain is configured as a "Windows NT" domain. When used this
way, Hyena will treat the remote domain as an NT domain. For
example, newly created users will be placed in the Users container,
and Hyena will not be able to offer any options to move the users
to other containers or OUs. If also managing Exchange, see
the Exchange Installation Requirements
If Hyena is installed on a Windows 2000/2003, XP, or later Windows version , then any version of Windows can be remotely managed, including Windows NT. Note that to enable Active Directory and/or Exchange administration, specific Microsoft components must be installed. See the Active Directory and Exchange Installation requirements below.
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:
typically, in the \system32 directory on the server.
in the \i386 or \Tools directory on the server installation CD.
on Microsoft's web site, which can usually be searched for "adminpak.msi" to find the current location. At this time, it can be found here if your client computer is running Windows XP SP1 or Windows 2003.
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.