Hyena

Hyena 13.0

For management of users, groups, shares, domains, computers
3.2  (5 votes)
13.0.1 (See all)

Hyena is an administrative tool for Windows NT, XP, 2000, and 2003 systems. Its principal functions are Active Directory integration; server management; user management; service monitoring and control; event management; job and task scheduling; printer management; disk and file administration and reporting and exporting.

Hyena depends upon the operating system for security and authentication. In the main window the information is split in two fields; on the left side the program displays the information about the local workstation and the domain that it is currently logged in to - these are arranged in a hierarchical tree-styled format with small "plus" icons allowing you to expand the objects. The information about a selected object is displayed in a list on the right side.

The main objects of the left side are: Drives, Local connections, users, local groups, printers, shares, sessions, open files, services, devices, events, disk space, user rights, performance, schedule jobs, registry, and WMI. Right-clicking on an object from the left or right side will display a specific context menu.

Terminal server integration features are only available in the Enterprise Edition. For Windows 2000/2003 domains, Microsoft Administration Tools (AdminPak) are required. The price stated is for a single user; check the "buy URL" for more details.

Roberto Jimenez
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Review summary

Pros

  • It combines many administrative functions such as User Manager, Server Manager, File Manager/Explorer, and many of the Microsoft Management Console components from Windows 2000/2003 in a single program

Cons

  • With Windows NT 4.0, Hyena is unable to support remote Active Directory operations
  • The trial version works only for 30 days
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