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    When I view the all users in Hyena, it displays the users name as their system name such as rsmith for Robert Smith. It then sorts the name alphabetically such as :
    rsmith,
    tjones,
    zjohnson,
    This seems to be the default when I set up a new user. I want it to display the actual user name... Smith, Robert. Is there a way to create a user so it can view it the way I want? and is there a way to change the ones I have done already?

  • #2
    Re: Displaying entire user name

    If you double-click on the user to open the properties, what is the exact name of the field you want to see?

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    • #3
      Re: Displaying entire user name

      I guess I want to see the Display Name, but I'm actually seeing the Directory Name. Perhaps I really do want to see the Directory Name but I shouldn't be entering the user name... rsmith in the directory name field. But if I don't enter rsmith as the directory name, how do I indicate what the actual user name is when I create an account?

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      • #4
        Re: Displaying entire user name

        Hyena's Active Directory views are entirely customizable, so you can change both the left and/or right window display to show any particular fields that you want to. Click on the first toolbar button, then Queries to select the appropriate object type.

        If you need more help, let us know.
        Kevin Stanush
        SystemTools Software Inc.

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        • #5
          Re: Displaying entire user name

          The real problem isn't how can I manipulate Hyena to show what I want. We currently have admins who are using Active Directory Users and Computers to create users. When they create a new user the user is listed alphabetically as Smith, Robert. When Hyena users create a user by default it lists the user alphabetically as rsmith. What I would like is for us Hyena users to be able to create a user and have it not only display in Hyena as Smith, Robert but to also look like a user profile when viewed in Active Directory Users and Computers, that is Smith, Robert. Currently when we create a User with Hyena, it displays as rsmith in Active Directory Users and Computers rather than as Smith, Robert. So the admins using Active Directory Users and Computer have a hard time searching out users because some of them are listed as rsmith (if created with Hyena) and some are listed as Smith, Robert (If created with Active Directory Users and Computers). So what I really need to be able to do is create a user using Hyena and have it display alphbetically as Smith, Robert in both Hyena and the Active Directory Users and Computers tool. Sorry I wasn't more clear on this earlier. Can you help me?

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          • #6
            Re: Displaying entire user name

            There are two ways to accomplish this:

            - When creating users in Hyena use the ADU&C wizard option (the checkbox at the bottom of the dialog that you get when you first create a user in Hyena). This way, your newly created users will look the same regardless of how/who creates them.

            - If creating the user in Hyena, enter the name however you want it for the "Directory name" field. Experiment on a new test user to make sure that everything is looking the right way. YOu will also need in Hyena to go to the Account tab before clicking the Add button to manually enter a "Pre-Windows 2000 logon name" in the form of "RSmith".

            In my opinion, the method used by ADU&C to create users is flawed because it creates users with a directory name (by default) that can include commas. This creates very strange looking and hard-to-use directory names. If you like the look in ADU&C the better option is to change its view to show the Display Name rather than the directory name.

            Another way to see what is going on is to create a test user and enter in values like "Display name", "PreW2K", etc. in for each field, and then use Hyena's Listing View to see all of the AD attributes and what gets entered for each one.

            Let me know if you have more questions. There are a lot of options.
            Kevin Stanush
            SystemTools Software Inc.

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