Options, Settings, and Customizations


Support is provided for a number of customizable settings. To access the settings dialog, select the Tool Settings toolbar button or the Tools->Settings menu option.


General Settings


Automatically Add Current Domain to Object View

Automatically Expand Current Domain on Startup

Confirm all File Copy and Move Operations

Automatically refresh disk space information

Remote share mask for disk space function

Automatically refresh print job information
Editor Path and Name

Path to Object Manager and other shared configuration files

Shared Settings File Location


User Settings


Suppress automatic display of all groups and users

Sort user group memberships in tree window

Refresh list view window when users are modified

Show last logon/logoff information

Show RAS (dialup) information

Show user thin client (Terminal Server) information

Confirm changes to properties for multiple users

Show user preview window on user properties dialog

Display warning when accessing locked out accounts
Show User Profile Manager dialog when deleting users

Batch file to run for all user changes (add/modify/delete)

Show batch file command windows

Default Login Script Directory


Home Dir Settings


The home directory settings dialogs allows setting home directory templates for control over home directory, home share, and security settings. See the Home Directory Templates section for more information on user home directory options.


View Settings


Show Hidden Shares

Show UNIX (Samba/Linux) computers

Check if Shares contain Subdirectories in Tree View

Check if Directories contain Subdirectories in Tree View

View All Computers (offline, hidden, etc.)

Show shell context menu for computer objects

Cache domain controller information

Integrate browse list with Active Directory computer listing
Ping Options

Disk Space View Options


Active Directory Settings


Enable Active Directory support
Show Shell Property Pages by default for user objects
Show Shell Property Pages by default for group objects

Use DNS computer paths

Enable support for adding INetOrgPerson objects

Add shell functions menu to directory object context menus

Show all Active Directory system objects and folders (advanced view)


Focus Settings


The Focus settings let you configure an object to automatically show its contents when it receives the focus, that is, it is clicked on or selected by the keyboard.


The focus options are broken down into many different related object categories, so you can select to have this option available for some objects, yet not available for others. For networks with WAN or slow network connections, it is advisable to have these options disabled.


GUI Settings


Window Options - The Window Option settings allow some of the windows in Hyena to utilize the advanced options available by Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and later. These options will only be visible if the file named ComCtl32.DLL is version 4.7 or later. Unfortunately, third-party software developers cannot redistribute this .DLL file. To get this functionality, update to the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, which is also available in most Windows 2000 installations and all later Windows (Windows XP, etc.) versions.


Highlight entire row for selected list window items

Show gridlines in list windows
Enable automatic (hover) selection in tree windows

Display active user account in title bar


Toolbar Options - The Toolbar Option settings control the button sizes and the behavior of the OU filtering toolbar, which is available when managing Windows Active Directory-enabled domains.


Enable large toolbar buttons

Enable OU filtering toolbar
Always Show OU filtering toolbar


Restore View Options - The Restore View settings ('SystemViews') control the behavior of Hyena's ability to save and restore previous views of the right window contents.


Enable view saving and restoration

Maximum number of saved views


See the Managing Multiple Views topic for more information on 'SystemViews'.


Note: Hyena must be restarted for these settings to take effect.



User-defined Tools


Adding user-defined tools and commands to the Tools menu is fully supported. User-defined tools can be invoked either by selection from the Tools menu, or by pressing Ctrl-F1 through Ctrl-F9. Ctrl-F1 corresponds to the first user-defined tool, Ctrl-F2 for the second, etc.


To setup user-defined tools, select Tools->Settings->Tools. A maximum of fifty (50) custom tool commands can be defined.  Hyena stores all tool configuration information into a file named TOOL_CMDS.DAT.  Tools can also be placed into groups as follows:

When configuring a user-defined tool option or a macro command string, the command line to execute can include the following special symbols that will be replaced before execution:


%S% - Server Name. When used in a command line, the %S% will be replaced with the name of the current server active for the selected object.


Note: Leading "\\" characters in the server name will NOT be included in the command replacement. If the tool being invoked requires the leading backslashes, enter these explicitly into the command string.  See the example below.


%E% - Entry. When using in a command line, the %E% will be replaced with the text of the active entry for the selected object. For a selected item in the right list window, the first column will be used for the text. Use the %Cx% (see below) if a different column needs to be used.


%G% - Group. This option is only valid when viewing members of local or global group; it will be replaced with the name of the selected members’ group name.


%Cx% - Column "x". When used on selected information in the list window, replace the "x" with the number of the column to retrieve information from. For example, to use the information displayed in the third column, enter "%C3%" for the symbol.  The %C1% symbol can also be used when accessing a tool option from the left window, which will result in returning the primary display label for the object.


%HOSTNAME%.  Returns the Netbios or DNS host name of the computer, depending on the setting under Tools->Settings->AD->"Use DNS computer paths".


%Px% - User-defined parameter. Can be used to prompt for up to three (3) parameters. Use %P1% for the first parameter, %P2% for the second, etc.


%Px:prompt% - User-defined parameter with custom prompt. Same as above, but adds the “prompt” text to the input dialog, so that it will be clear what is being asked for.


%Px:prompt/PWD% - User-defined parameter with custom password-enabled prompt. Same as above, but automatically turns on the password entry check box for security.


Note: The symbols MUST be entered in uppercase only.




Display Options


The Display tab on the Settings dialog allows customization of some of the view windows.


After first selecting the display to customize, control over the fields to display, the order of display, and the field captions can be modified.


Note: The display options are saved immediately upon modification; clicking OK on the Settings dialog is not necessary.






Hyena includes support for Wake-On-Lan tm (WOL) enabled computers.  See the Wake-On-Lan section for more information.



Reporting Options


Hyena includes both printing and reporting capabilities.


Printing and Reporting options only apply to items displayed in the list window.



Print Functions


The printing function is accessed through the File->Print menu option. The options that can be configured include the point size to be used on the printed output, and whether to print using a bold font.


Reporting Functions


Hyena includes a Microsoft Access-based reporting interface. To utilize the reporting capabilities, you need to have Microsoft Access already installed on your system.


Hyena will by default automatically attempt to find MSAccess.exe and use the HyenaRpt.mdb file that is in Hyena's installation directory.  To customize the locations of these files for special or shared configurations, the following options can be provided on the Tools->Settings->Reporting dialog:


Path to MSAccess.exe- Provide a path to the MSAccess.exe program, such as j:\apps\microsoftoffice\office. You can leave this option blank to have Hyena attempt to find MSAccess.exe.


Path to HyenaRpt.mdb report database – Hyena’s installation program installs the HyenaRpt.mdb database into the default Hyena installation directory.  If this setting is left blank, Hyena will use the .mdb file in the installation directory.  You can provide an alternate directory path here, or move the HyenaRpt.mdb file to a central network location.


To generate a report, first display some information in Hyena’s right list window. Then, select Tools->Run Report… from the menu.


Exporting Options - Exporter Pro configuration file directory path -



Licensing Settings


The licensing settings display the active Hyena License, as well as any license options, such as Exchange, Terminal Server, and the current maintenance expiration date.


Remote Control Settings


The SystemTools Remote Control Manager (STRCM) provides for a way to manage some remote control software products from within Hyena.  The STRCM supports installation, configuration, viewing, and uninstallation of remote control software, including VNC-based products.  See the Remote Control topic for more information about the STRCM.


The individual configuration files (.rcm) can be viewed and modified from the Tools->Settings->Remote dialog.


Hyena supports sharing of Remote Control configuration (.RCM) files.  To share these files with other Hyena users, enter a network path location for the ".RCM file configuration directory" setting.


Exchange Options and Setup


Hyena’s Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000/2003 interfaces are to add, modify, and delete Exchange mailboxes that have associated Windows NT/Windows 2000/2003 user accounts.


The only installation prerequisite for using the Exchange integration options in Hyena is that you must have already installed the Microsoft Exchange Administrator program on your client workstation. If you can already manage Exchange recipients from your workstation, then this probably has already been done. Hyena requires the use of certain DLLs for these functions; Microsoft does not allow 3rd party software developers to redistribute these files.


Important Note: Hyena’s Microsoft Exchange integration features are only available in the Enterprise Edition of Hyena. Hyena’s Standard Edition will allow Exchange information to be viewed or modified only for the first 30 days after installation. This allows the functionality of the Exchange features to be fully evaluated before any additional licenses for it are purchased. For more information on the licensing of the Enterprise Edition, see the Licensing topic.


Exchange 5.5 Options


Configuration to use Default User Manager Interface


Hyena includes two (2) different interfaces into Microsoft Exchange 5.5. The first interface (the default) uses exactly the same interface that Window NT’s own User Manager for Domains uses into Exchange. To configure Hyena to use this interface, go into Tools->Settings->Exchange and enable the Enable User Manager Extensions for Exchange Integration option. If this option is changed, Hyena must be restarted. As long as the Exchange Administrator program is installed on the computer that Hyena is being run on, then the existing User Manager configuration will be used. Note that there will be an “Exchange” option on the main menu bar, plus an Exchange Functions menu on all context menus for users.


 Configuration to use Hyena’s Custom Interface


Hyena also includes its own custom Exchange 5.5 interface. This interface does have some limitations, but also some advantages over the built-in User Manager interface. To configure Hyena to use this interface, go into Tools->Setting->Exchange, and follow these steps:


Enable Exchange integration, by enabling the “Enable Hyena’s Custom Exchange Integration Options” checkbox. If Exchange integration is being enabled for the first time, you must restart Hyena before you will be able to have access to the Exchange options.


Provide the name of your local Exchange server for the value in “Exchange Server for Directory Operations”. This is sometimes referred to as the “DSA”.  If your site has multiple Exchange servers, enter in the name of the closest or fastest Exchange server to your location.


Provide the name of the Exchange-enabled Profile Name. To get the name of the mail profile that you are using, or to create a new profile, go into Control Panel->Mail and configure a profile that uses Microsoft Exchange. This profile does NOT have to be the same profile that is used to read your mail.   The Exchange (MAPI) interface uses this profile to initialize and validate your access rights into Exchange.


If desired, check the option to automatically add/delete Exchange users when adding NT users. Hyena will prompt for confirmation before removing Exchange mailboxes.


If selecting the option to automatically add new mailboxes when adding users, you must also provide a default location for the container for newly added recipients, using a format such as the following:


/o=Exchange Organization/ou=Exchange Site/cn=Recipients Container


The first value is the name of the organization, followed by the name of the site, followed by the name of the recipients container.


If you want to use a template for new accounts, enter in the full directory path to the Exchange template account, using the following format:


/o=Exchange Organization/ou=Exchange Site/cn=Recipients Container/cn=TemplateDirectoryName


If you want to be able to select from multiple templates, separate each of them with a semicolon (";")



If you want to be prompted for the default container and template account, you can select that option as well.


For new Exchange recipients, you can also override the directory and home server names on the General Properties dialog.


To access the Exchange properties for a user, right click on the user (in any window) and select Exchange Functions->Mailbox Properties from the menu. If the user is associated with multiple Exchange mailboxes, you will be able to select the mailbox to modify from a list.




See the Known Limitations and Issues section for a description of all known issues concerning Hyena’s Exchange integration module.


Exchange 2000/2003


To configure Exchange 2000/2003:

To create a new Mailbox Location Template:

To select the template or change other options when creating a mailbox:

For more information on how to create, modify, and delete Exchange mailboxes, see the Enterprise Features - Exchange Features topic.