Perhaps no single administration task can take as much time as routine user and group administration, particularly in a large, complex Windows Active Directory installation. Setting up individual home directories, shares, and the security requirements can be especially time-consuming. Hyena's user management features are one of its core functions.
If your Windows 20xx or Active Directory configuration makes use of home directories, Hyena has a unique solution for you: Hyena allows multiple templates to be configured that can be used to automatically create the user's home directory, optionally share it, plus configure the share and/or NTFS permissions...all automatically. This functionality is available for both standard and Terminal Server home directories. Click here for a sample screen shot of a typical Hyena home directory template definition.
Hyena's contains many other enhancements to the standard user management functions provided by built-in Microsoft utilities. Hyena can manage users by their group membership, and offer options for removal of user home directory and share information when users are deleted. If using Active Directory, Hyena allows user administration either through an OU or the All Users and All Groups objects, can also access the employee ID and photo attribute, and can show both direct and indirect group members. Another popular user-management feature is showing all logon information for either a single user account, or exporting the 'last logon' for every user in the domain.
Hyena User Management Functions (just for starters)
Quickly viewing all users for any server or workstation
Customizable user view display, plus one-click sorting on any attribute
View users by group membership
Viewing single user (designed for slow WAN connections)
Modifying single and multiple user properties
Extensive Active Directory (AD) user attribute support, including user photo capability, Exchange 5.5/20xx integration, customizable AD queries, and much more. How much more? Click here for a sample.
Add/modify/delete Exchange mailbox properties [Enterprise Edition only]
Add/modify user terminal server information [Enterprise Edition only]
Find buttons for login script and profiles on user properties dialog
Edit login script using Notepad or any user-defined editor
Explorer integration with user home and profile directories
Optional automatic cleanup of user home and profile directories
Access user home directory share properties;create user home directory and share automatically
Add new users, including copy from existing user (clone)
View user logon, including last logon, statistics
Send message to user
Delete single or multiple users
Customizable batch files for special user handling requirements
Copy users from one computer to another [Hyena does not copy user password or SID]
[Active Directory Only] Add/remove selected users to designated group
Group Management Functions
Full group administration - add, modify, delete, copy
Copy groups from one computer to another
[Active Directory Only] View both direct and indirect (nested) group members for one or more groups
[Active Directory Only] View all group members, including for multiple groups/entire domain
The image below is of a typical user account on a Windows 20xx domain. Hyena automatically hides the Active Directory-related property tabs when displaying local Windows server or workstation user account information.
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