Active Directory Support and Management
Hyena provides extensive Active Directory (AD) support, with built-in tools for directory searching and filtering, management of object properties, security auditing, customizable queries, advanced attribute management, and many other AD mixed and native-mode features.
Due to Hyena's ease-of-use, most AD environments can be managed more efficiently and quickly using Hyena's AD management functions. Hyena has numerous features that you won't find in the standard built-in Microsoft administration tools:
The Windows 2000/2003/2008/2012 domain object class allows management of the directory through either the container/OU structure, or by object class: users, groups, or computers. You decide and control how you manage your organization's directory, not the tool.
All management of the display of Active Directory objects are handled entirely by optimized LDAP queries that can be fully customized.
If Microsoft's optional Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is installed, Hyena will provide access to both the GPMC interfaces and context menu functions, plus the GPMC reporting options.
Hyena's Filtering Toolbar provides for powerful object filtering when browsing the contents of any OU, including traversing into sub-OUs. Filter by object type or allow everything in the directory to be visible: You choose the level of detail. The powerful traverse feature lets you 'drill down' into selected sub-levels of the directory.
With Hyena, you can access and view more common Active Directory attributes than what is available in the native Microsoft tools, including for example, the Employee ID, Employee Type, Building Number, and User Photo attributes. The included Exporter Pro utility now even supports exporting the user photo information back into a binary file.
Moreover, you can add your own custom AD attributes : create customized queries using any attribute created by 3rd-party tools that extend the schema.
While nearly all Active Directory tools lack any sort of logging capability, Hyena adds this much-needed feature by logging each AD modification or object access, yet also puts you in control of what actions get logged.
Get a handle on managing the new fine-grained password policies and password settings objects in Windows 2008/2012 Server. Don't let this great feature go unused just because Microsoft didn't build any management tools for it. Hyena not only provides simple GUI tools for creating password policies, but also adds new methods of managing them from the directory objects they are assigned to.
Hyena provides access to the standard Microsoft Active Directory 'Find' dialog, but adds two important features: The selection criteria can be saved for future or external use, and the objects that are found can be returned to Hyena for further management tasks.
As always, Hyena's output window, including any Active Directory displays, can be easily exported or integrated into Hyena's built-in Microsoft Access database. A fast method to directly send any displayed information to Microsoft Excel is also available.
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