Option or test Linking
For a number of the tests the output from one can be used as the input for other tests and options, by selecting the corresponding output entry and right clicking the context menu will display these options. The Search option has a number of linking options that are displayed under the use with sub menu.
Copy and Paste
The outputs from the tests can be copied into other functions in NetTools or to external programs. The Copy and Paste option are displayed in the right click context menus. For table views it's possible to copy the data in a single column, the line, or the entire table. When using the copy column option, mouse position when the right click is pressed, is used to define which column will be selected. For text based output fields it's possible to copy the text as with standard copy and paste. The Copy to new Window context menu option will copy the contains of the view to a new detached window, which provide additional sort and filtering options. See Copy to new Windows
AD or Server Connections
To define the connection details for the AD or LDAP directory and credentials that will be used use the Connection Profiles. See Connection Profiles
In most of the options there is a server or domain enter field, this is a dropdown list, which is used to select a saved server or the Connection Profiles. From the right click context menu you can save the current name and also manage the lists. A separate list is used based on the enter field name, i.e. Server, Domain, LDAP filters etc. The server and domain fields are optional, if no entry is provided NetTools will either connect to the domain the machine running NetTools to joined to, or the default profile, if one has been defined.
On most options, there is a lower pane, this pane is used to display any errors or status report from the execution.
NetTools saved configuration
NetTools uses a single configuration file called NetTools.ini, this is used to save any user defined configuration or saved lists. NetTools will try to read the configuration from the same location as the exe from executed from.