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Posted: 19 Jan 2005
 

Here's a year's worth of great eDirectory tools, sorted by category for your convenience.

Featured eDirectory Tools - 2004

Database / Drivers
Directories / Provisioning
eGuide
Import / Export
LDAP
Linux
Login
Management - File/Disk
Management - Object/Group
Password
Printing
Remote Management
Reporting
Rights / Trustees
Security
System Info
Tree
Other

Database / Drivers

Nsure Identity Manager driver for Oracle Internet Directory 10g - Manages Users, Roles and passwords from eDirectory to OID.
FreeWare by Michael Bluteau
Contents: XML, readme, and .PPT files
Notes: This driver, based on the generic NIM 2.0 LDAP driver, has been customized in order to work with Oracle Internet Directory(OID) 10g. It manages Users, Roles (dynamicGroups) and password (from eDir to OID).

Oracle Advanced Driver - Oracle Advanced Driver An extension of the EMP/Eventlog example provided with the JDBC 1.6 Driver for Oracle.
Freeware by Michael Bluteau
Contents: .zip with SQL, XML, and text files
Notes: This driver is based on the example coming with JDBC 1.6 driver for Oracle, which uses some Oracle side tables(EMP, EVENTLOG, etc). It works with DirXML 2.0. It is required to obtain classes12.zip and nls_charset12.zip from http://otn.oracle.com as specified in the documentation for the driver.

Oracle Agent - Activation/expiration time for a Group Membership in eDirectory, using an Oracle table.
Freeware by Michael Bluteau
Contents: .zip with SQL, XML, and text files
Notes: This driver is based on the example coming with JDBC 1.6 driver for Oracle, which uses some Oracle side tables(EMP, EVENTLOG, etc). It works with DirXML 2.0. Some minor modifications would allow it to run on DirXML 1.1a, since no DirXML 2.0 specific features are leveraged. It is required to obtain classes12.zip and nls_charset12.zip from http://otn.oracle.com as specified in the documentation for the driver.

HBWSchema 1.01 - Add and remove attribute and class definitions into/from schema.
Free (see terms below) by Hans Boone
Contents: .exe with setup files
Notes: This version can do the schema modifications through an ini-file or directly like ConsoleOne. This program can create or remove schema definitions into/from the NDS. The program uses a simple ini-file from the definitions.

Directories / Provisioning

Mkhome - NDS users network Home Directory maker
Freeware by Leonid F. Krotov
Contents: .zip file with application and readme
Notes: This tool has a number of options for creating home directories, including space restrictions, specified containers, etc.

TreeCast Enterprise - Extends eDirectory-based provisioning to include collaboration management.
30-day eval software by OpenNet Software, Ltd.
Contents: Link to download files
Notes: TreeCast Enterprise:

  • Integrates with eDirectory to extend Provisioning to include Shared Folders
  • Broadcasts entire Trees of Shared Folders directly to users' GW accounts
  • Lets Group Membership determines the Folder Tree each user receives
  • Runs as a Trusted Application against GroupWise 6.5.x
  • Provides an intuitive GUI to define and save Folder Trees, and integrate with GroupWise and eDirectory
  • Lets users rebuild their Trees - themselves!

HOMES 3.00 - A utility for (re)creation and deletion of home directories.
Freeware by Hans Boone
Contents: .exe setup file
Notes: You can use the program to create new home directories, or use the program for re-creation of the HOME DIRECTORY attribute in the NDS after a migration, and so on. The program has a few different user selection options, e.g.: Context, Group, or LDIF file and more.

HOMES 2.22 - Utility for (re)creation and deletion of home directories.
FreeWare by Hans Boone
Contents: A .zip file containing the application
Notes: Also includes a CVS import, setting/clearing the default server of a user, alias support in context search, and conditionally setting the UserSpace/directory quotas.

Home Directory Changer - Change the attributes from one volume to another after a server consolidation.
FreeWare by Robert Stout
Contents: A .zip file containing the application and support files
Notes: Make sure you are logged in with the proper rights to perform the changes. This app will not add rights to the directories. The home directory must be the same path on the new server as the old server.

eGuide

eGuide Driver - Allows eGuide users to download contacts into their personal address book.
Freeware by Michael Bluteau
Contents: .zip file containing JAR, XML, and doc files
Notes: Virtual cards for eGuide driver based on NDS2NDS driver, in a loopback mode (only one tree). This version has been designed and tested on Windows 2000 and 2003, and Red Hat 7.3. It has been tested with eDirectory 8.7 and DirXML 1.1a. Trick: Generate a vcard with DirXML and update labeledUri attribute(shown in eGuide by default).

UIHandler for eGuide 2.1 - XSL Stylesheet to display eGuide addresses as graphics to discourage address harvesting.
FreeWare by Scott Villinski
Contents: XSL stylesheet in a .zip file
Notes: Each letter of the address will represent a graphic with the same name - a.gif, b.gif, etc.

User and Group Inconsistency Check - Checks groups and users for any inconsistencies.
FreeWare by Rob Bastiaansen
Contents: A .zip file containing the application and support files
Notes: Finds errors and exprots them to a file, but does not fix them.

Import / Export

User Importer - Import users from a CSV file into NDS.
Freeware, by Francis Little
Contents: Link to download page
Notes: This program lets you import users into your NDS tree from a CSV file.This Version has some support for using User Templates. It can Read theHome Directory, Volume Space Restrictions, Home Directory Rights, Groupsand some other bits from a template.

Schema LDIF Exporter: SchExp - Export selected classes and/or attributes.
Freeware, by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .zip file with application and readme files
Notes: SchExp.exe is a Win32 tool that allows you to select individual attributes and classes from your tree and save them as LDIF file.

LDAP

Elapsed Time - Determines elapsed time of LDAP searches.
Freeware by Jim Schnitter
Contents: PERL script
Notes: This tool allows an administrator to calculate the time of each LDAP search in a dstrace or iMonitor log file. It's very useful in tracking down LDAP performance problems, especially slow searches.

LDAP Expired Password - LDAP tool for determining remaining Grace Logins.
GPL software by Randy Saeks
Contents: .zip file with template, application and source code
Notes: When logging in via LDAP though eDirectory, certain machines will not know if the users password has expired. This program will query the LDAP server for a value, then if it is below the grace logins, alert the user.

Basic LDAP Example - Basic LDAP example with PHP.
FreeWare by George Goehring
Contents: .zip file with PHP and readme files
Notes: This is a basic example of how to connect to a LDAP server and pull out information. My example demonstrates how to get information from a Novell server.

XLDAP Servlet - Servlet to access LDAP using SQL query language, with query results returned as XML.
Free, with the NDK license, by Stig Sorensen
Contents: .zip file with WAR archive file
Notes: The xldap servlet is a lightweight utility to access ldap using sql query language, with query results returned as xml. This is done by wrapping the Novell LDAP JDBC driver within a custom servlet.

Basic LDAP Login - How to Authenticate users with Novell UserName and Password with LDAP through PHP.
Freeware by George Goehring
Contents: .zip file with PHP files and a readme
Notes: This basic example shows you how to use LDAP to authenticate users with their Novell UserName and Password. It then pulls back some basic user info. My example demonstrates how to get information from a Novell server. This is a good tool for people who want to use an Intranet on the Novell server now shipping with PHP. This way you do not have to maintain two databases; you just use NDS Database information.

LDAP Group Consistency Checker - Check consistency between persons and groups via LDAP (NDS).
Freeware by Bart Willocx
Contents: .zip with setup files
Notes: Checks if all four relations in a Group Membership are there:

  • Group is in Membership of User Object
  • Group is in Security Equal to User Object
  • User is in Members of Group Object
  • User is in Security Equal to Me or Group Object

LDAP Tool - Create and Modify LDAP Objects
Freeware by Joe Cook
Contents: Link to download page with .exe files
Notes: TA Win32 LDAP Tool that lets you browse, search, modify, and create objects. Also read/create schema, persistent search, read attribute values, and monitor eDirectory events. You can also create reports and export them to a tab-separated text file that you can import to Excel, Word, Palm, etc. You will need the LDAP .DLLs found here: http://developer.novell.com/ndk/cldap.htm.

LDAP Error Count - Count all the LDAP error codes in a dstrace or iMonitor log file.
FreeWare by Jim Schnitter
Contents: .zip file with a Perl script
Notes: Administrators can use this tool to quickly determine the result of every LDAP operation. It works in conjunction with log files created as per TID 10062292. The tool presents a report of every LDAP result code found in the log file. The result codes are also translated into a descriptive message. Finally, the tool returns an overall count of the total number of LDAP operations.

User Importer - Imports users from a CSV file into NDS.
Freeware by Francis Little
Contents: .zip with readme and .exe files
Notes: This program lets you import users into your NDS tree from a CSV file.This Version has some support for using User Templates. It can Read theHome Directory, Volume Space Restrictions, Home Directory Rights, Groupsand some other bits from a template.

LDAP Exporter 1.1.2.244 - Export data easily from an LDAP server.
Freeware by Shaffin Bhanji
Contents: .exe containing setup files
Notes: LDAP Exporter is specifically written for the Win32 platform and offers an Explorer-like interface that is easy to use. It's ideal for individuals working with LDAP who require flexibility to generate various definitions of data export files from an LDAP Server. Although the software is written to cater to LDAP v3 specifications, it has limited functionality to handle LDAP v2 servers.

.NET Universal LDAP Connector (ULC) - An object to communicate with LDAP servers.
FreeWare by Daniel Prust
Contents: Over 40 VB files, a .DLL, and a .PDF user guide
Notes: Communicates with AIX, Active Directory, and Novell LDAP servers from Web applications.

Stoneware LDAP Utilities - LDAP Search & Replace/Compare/Group Memberships
Eval by Stoneware, Inc.
Contents: Downloadable file
Notes: LDAP Search and Replace: Allows network administrators to search for a specific string or integer within an attribute of a given object class and replace its value. LDAP Compare: Compare the number of objects between to directory trees (AD or eDir) and determine the differences. LDAP Group Assignments: Reads group assignments from one directory and writes them into the target directory (double links objects).

Linux

Portlock Linux Boot CD - Comprehensive tool for managing storage on DOS, Linux, NetWare and Windows systems
Freeware by Portlock Software
Contents: Bootable ISO image
Notes: This is a bootable Live CD ISO image that includes Portlock Storage Manager and is designed to support server class machines such as Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, etc. Autoconfigures both storage and networking. Makes a perfect solutionfor restoring NetWare servers when the booting OS is broken or for bare-metal restores.

Zauto script - Automatically set image-safe data from DNS lookup in the Linux PXE environment.
Trial demo by Stig Sorensen
Contents: .tar containing Linux and readme files
Notes: The zauto script is a fast way for updating image-safe data from the Linux PXE environment, given that workstation hostnames are known to the DNS server. Image-safe data is updated by simply calling the "zauto" script from the bash-prompt or from a scripted image. Default values for image-safe data can be changed by editing the "zauto" script located in the "extra" folder.

PIKT - Cross-categorical, multi-purpose toolkit for common systems administration tasks
Open-source GPL by Robert Osterlund
Contents: .tar file for Linux
Notes: PIKT is a cross-categorical, multi-purpose toolkit to monitor and configure computer systems, organize system security, format documents, assist command-line work, and perform other common systems administration tasks.

Login

CLAW (Contextless Login Application for Web Interface) - Simplifies, secures and enhances your Citrix Web Interface installation by providing fast LDAP contextless login without the need for a Novell Client.
Freeware by Novell and Centralis
Contents: .zip with script, support, and readme files
Notes: Novell and Centralis announce the joint development of CLAW (Contextless Login Application for Web Interface). CLAW simplifies, secures and enhances your Citrix Web Interface installation by providing fast LDAP contextless login without the need for a Novell Client. This solution is compatible with Citrix Web Interface Version 2.0.

Duplicated Logins Scanner v.1.1 - Searches for duplicated logins or a specific login.
Freeware by Evgeniy Lotosh
Contents: .ZIP with application and support files
Notes: Duplicated Logins Scanner for NDS/eDirectory will come handy for network administrators who implement the Novell NIMS/NetMail mail system. This system requires unique login names for every user who works with it. If you install NetMail to the well-developed NDS tree with a large number of containers and users, the search for duplicated logins could be big trouble.

NDS Login Script Editor 1.2 - Search or search & replace login scripts for users, organization containers, org units, templates, and profiles in NDS.
FreeWare by Jeff Brusoe
Contents: Script setup files and a readme in a .zip file
Notes: This program was used when we migrated from NetWare 5 to NetWare 6. As part of this migration, user data was moved from one server in the tree to another. After this was done, we next had to modify every login script, which obviously is time consuming to do and led to the creation of this program.

Autolog 3.0.1.1 - Allow for fast configuration of automatic logon to the network and the workstation.
FreeWare by Tommy Mikkelsen
Contents: .exe setup file
Notes: Simply run the autolog.exe from the workstation in question, fill out the form with the necessary credentials, and click the "Enable AutoLogin" button. The next time you boot the workstation, you will not be prompted for a username or password but will automatically be logged in to both the workstation and the network.

Commandline login - A simple command-line login utility.
FreeWare by Hans Boone
Contents: Setup file
Notes: The login needs 3 parameters to login: tree, user and password. For security reasons the password is encrypted.

Duplicated Logins Scanner for NDS/eDirectory 1.01 - Scans an NDS/eDirectory tree to verify unique login names.
Freeware by Evgeniy Lotosh
Contents: Downloadable .exe and readme files
Notes: Duplicated Logins Scanner for NDS/eDirectory will be handy for network administrators who implement the Novell NIMS/NetMail mail system. This system requires unique login names for the every user. If you install NetMail to the well-developed NDS tree with a large number of containers and users, the search for duplicated logins could be a problem. This scanner can help to resolve this problem.

NDSAX NDS - ActiveX controls for Web-based authentication.
Trial demo by Martin Zinaich
Contents: .zip containing control and support files
Notes: Develop Web pages based on a users NDS information. NDSAX is the main control which was developed to allow background authentication to Web sites. This control provides information about the NDS authenticated user and allows that information to be retrieved inside of Web pages.

Management - File/Disk

DiskView Professional - Visually see disk space usage in Windows Explorer.
Shareware, 15-day trial, by Vyooh, Inc.
Contents: Windows installer package
Notes: DiskView is designed from the ground-up to integrate well with the way you work. As an integral part of the Windows shell, DiskView enhances Windows Explorer where needed, while still exploiting its full capabilities, ease of use and raw power.

Total Commander - File manager to ZIP, FTP, search files with regex, change file trustees, and much more.
Shareware, 30-day trial, by Christian Ghisler
Contents: Web page for file downloads
Notes: Both 32-bit and 16-bit versions available; Long filenames in Windows 95/98 and Windows NT (16- and 32-bit version); Direct access to Network Neighborhood; Supports Drag and Drop with Explorer/the Desktop etc.

WSName 2.72a - Workstation renaming tool
Freeware by David Clarke
Contents: .zip with .exe file
Notes: WSName helps you change the name of workstations (both NetBIOS and Host). Operating Systems: Windows 9x, NT4, 2000, and XP.

The CNW Commander 2.17 - Manage drives, directories, and files from the NetWare server console.br> Shareware by R?bert Hochenburger
Contents: .zip file with .nlm and readme files
Notes: The CNW Commander is the ultimate file manager of the NetWare serverconsole.

InstallFile - Update locked or in-use files.
Free (see terms below) by Jon-Kare Hansen
Contents: .zip with .exe files and readme
Notes: InstallFile allows you to replace in-use or locked files, such as .dll files. For example, you can use it to apply an updated netwin32.dll to Novell clients. You are free to use this software in its current version, as long as the software is unchanged. Any other use of the software, including reverse-compiling, is a violation of international copyright laws. This software cannot be sold, leased or included in any otherpackage without a written permission from the author.

WatchDISK Disk Space Tracker 3.2 - Find directories that have grown suddenly, charting disk space usage trends.
45-day Eval by Power Admin, LLC
Contents: .exe with setup files
Notes: With WatchDISK you can take a snapshot of the sizes of directories (not the content itself, just the sizes) and store that snapshot in a database. Later, take another snapshot. By comparing the snapshots you can quickly see which directories have grown or shrunk. You can see disk space usage trends. You can even be alerted when directories grow (or free space shrinks). In addition, WatchDISK tracks file sizes by extension (so you can very quickly find out how much space .MP3 files are taking on your server volumes).

DirSpy 2.8 - Utility to display all those who have files open in a specific directory.
Eval (40/60-day) by Frank Kusluski
Contents: .exe with setup files
Notes: DirSpy can monitor every file within a specific directory with the click of one button. Other impressive features of DirSpy include extensive server/client information, volume information, volume disk space monitoring, directory information, deleted file information, the ability to salvage and purge deleted files, treediagram of network, see who is online for a particular server, see the connected/ disconnected servers for the current user, send messages to users, clear connections of users, query the network for user names, change user passwords and much, much more!

NoClone - Find and remove duplicate files.
Freeware by NoClone
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: Find and remove duplicate files across hard drives and local area network. NoClone is shareware: only limited duplicate files (i.e., 3000 files) will be compared until licensed.

VolRst32 - Set Volume Space Restrictions.
Freeware by Francis Little
Contents: .zip file with application and readme file
Notes: This program lets you Add/Change/Remove space restrictions on a volume for several users at the same time. Also, the source code is on Novell Forge.

ServerSpy - Utility to monitor Novell server usage.
Freeware by Frank Kusluski
Contents: .exe with setup files
Notes: Review important statistics such as CPU usage, average CPU usage, CPU peak usage, connections in use, maximum connections ever used, uptime, maximum volumes, and much more. With ServerSpy you can easily determine which file servers are the busiest and least busy allowing you to distribute the workload more effectively and efficiently. You can also see and set server times, send server statistics to Clipboard, and configure ServerSpy to alert you when a server's CPU average usage has exceeded a specific percentage or a server has gone down.

Cacti - Graph your server's traffic and more.
GNU GPL by Peter Schwindt
Contents: Web page for file downloads
Notes: View traffic is on your NetWare box with nice graphs. Cacti is an easy-to-set-up and use SNMP graphing tool. Using the right MIBs, you can also check switches, routers, Linux servers, etc.

Vyooh DiskView 1.2 - Visually see disk space usage in Windows Explorer.
Shareware (15-day trial) by Vyooh, Inc.
Contents: Microsoft Installer package
Notes: DiskView v 1.2 features enhancements to DiskView Column handlers, Visualizer and the Options pane and further improvements in performance, quality and stability leading to attainment of Microsoft's "Verified for Windows XP" status. See how your disk space is organized - inside Windows Explorer! Graphically see which files and folders are taking up your hard disk space.

Disk Auditor Net - Utility to display information about network files.
40-day/60-day trial software by Frank Kusluski
Contents: .exe download file
Notes: Scan for and store daily network file statistics such as creator,deletor, archiver, creation date, deletion date, last access date, last archived date, etc. Tally important file statistics for specific directories such as # modified files, # new files, # deleted files, and # archived files. Learn of deleted and new directories. Find problem users in the blink of an eye. Build informative queries and graphs on the data you've collected.

AdRem NetCrunch 3.0 - Network management, network monitoring, diagnosing and reporting tool.
30-day trial software by AdRem Software
Contents: .exe with setup files
Notes: AdRem NetCrunch detects and maps logical and physical network topology and monitors performance, availability and response time of network hosts, services and applications. Provides multiple notification options (e-mail, pager, ICQ, SMS, SNMP), automatic corrective actions, alert escalation and delay, event log, trending, reporting and web access. Custom network views can illustrate business processes. Diagnostic tools include traceroute, bandwidth and port scanner. Supports Windows, NetWare, and SNMP.

BulletProof FolderSizes - Hard drive space usage analysis utility.
Shareware by Key Metric Software, LLC
Contents: .zip file containing application
Notes: FolderSizes is a powerful disk space analysis utility which provides users and network administrators alike with deep insights into how their local and network drive space is being consumed. It employs an advanced, multi-threaded file system scanning engine that works against mapped drives, UNC paths, and local devices. FolderSizes can export its disk space analysis reports in a variety of formats, including HTML, XML, and more - all accessible via a command interface for scheduling and systems integration. Free 15-day trial period.

eDirCheck - Retrieve Information on Partitions and Replicas.
Public domain by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .Zip file with executable and text files
Notes: Easily create reports on available Partitions and Replicas and some basic health information.

Management - Object / Group

checkNDS 1.09 - A utility for a consistency check among NDS objects.
FreeWare by Hans Boone
Contents: Executable setup file
Notes: Performs numerous kinds of checks on the whole tree, a sub-tree, or on a single object.

NDS User Objects Engine v2.0 - Automate bulk operations on user objects (e.g. renaming multiple user IDs, creation of alias objects).
Evaluation software by CompIntelliSystems
Contents: .zip file with application and readme
Notes: This tool is based on its predecessor, the Win32 console application, that was primarily designed to help network administrators quickly and safely rename multiple user objects in the NDS tree using Given Name and Surname attributes, in order to comply with new corporate name standards.

RLATRCLR - Clears NDS Object attribute values from a command line
FreeWare by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: Readme text and executable in a .zip file
Notes: Clears ALL values of the specified Attribute.

RLATRSET - Sets NDS Object attribute values from a command line
FreeWare by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: Readme text and executable in a .zip file
Notes: Usage - RLATRSET SourceObj Attribute Value>br> SourceObj -- Distinguished name of the object.
Attribute -- NDS attribute to set.
Value -- Value to set in the specified Attribute.
/? Help -- Displays Help.

RLUSESET 1.5 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Set User Object Attributes) - Set user object attributes from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip with .exe and readme files

RLATRSET (Rick Laughinghouse Attribute Value Set) - Set NDS Object attribute values from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip with .exe and readme files

RLATRSYN (Rick Laughinghouse Attribute Value Synchronization) - Synchronizes NDS Object attribute values from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip file with application and readme files

NDS Editor 3.05 - NDS management NLM.
Freeware by ANCHORA s.r.o.
Contents: .zip containing .NLM and readme files
Notes:

  • Browse NDS using commands like CD, DIR, TYPE
  • List objects and their attributes
  • Modify passwords
  • Remove objects and single attributes (batch mode
  • )
  • List NDS schema classes and their definitions
  • Based on the NDS Shell example

Group It 1 - The group building, migration, and consolidation utility.
Evaluation software by Bukasoft Solutions
Contents: .zip with setup files
Notes: With Group It 1, you can successfully automate the creation, migration, and management of your group objects. No more carpel-tunnel syndrome from all the mouse clicks ConsoleOne requires to populate a group object.

RLAPPSET 1.2 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Set Application Object) - Set application object attributes from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip with .exe and readme files
Notes: RLAPPSET AppObject [G] [V]

  • AppObject -- Distinguished name of the application object.
  • /G GUID-- The GUID to set for the application object.
  • /V Version-- The Version stamp to set for the application object.
  • /? Help -- Displays Help.t

RLAPPSHW 1.2 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Application Object Show) - Shows application object attribute values from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip with .exe and readme files
Notes: Usage: RLAPPSHW AppObject [/A] [/D] [/G] [/I] [/P] [/Q] [/T] [/V] [/W]
AppObject -- Distinguished Name of the Application Object.

  • /A Admin Notes -- Displays the Administrator Notes.
  • /D Description -- Displays the Description
  • .
  • /G GUID -- Displays the GUID.
  • /I Icon Order -- Displays the Icon Order.
  • /P Path -- Displays the Application Path.
  • /Q Parameters -- Displays the Command Line Parameters.
  • /T Icon Title -- Displays the Icon Title.
  • /V Version -- Displays the Version
  • .
  • /W Working Dir -- Displays the Working Directory.
  • /? Help -- Displays Help.

Password

ndspasswd - UNIX/Linux command line tool to change NDS password and UNIX/Linux login shell
Freeware by Ryan Anderson
Contents: Link to ndspasswd script file
Notes: Useful with UNIX/Linux clients that use eDirectory for LDAP authentication or rely on the DirXML driver for NIS/NIS+. ndspasswd mimics and replaces functionality of yppasswd. Can be used on any UNIX/Linux platform supported by eDirectory (tested on Solaris & Linux with eDirectory 8.7.3).

Check LDAP Password and Change Domain Password - Allows a user who knows thier NDS password to change their NT-Domain/AD Password.
Freeware by Lance Ripps
Contents: .zip file support and program files
Notes: This is an ASP web page to allow a user who knows his NDS/LDAP username and password to change the password of that username in an NT domain. I created this app to get over the problem encountered when installing DIRXML and Novel password Sync where there were users knew their NDS password but had not yet syncronized that with the new Domain. This greatly reduced the number of help desk calls, as the users were able to manage the initial password sync themselves.

Multi Password Changer - Change passwords for multiple users in one container.
Freeware by Thomas Lok
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: 1) Unzip into a directory and edit the users.csv. 2) Run mpc.exe and select the container in which the users reside. 3) Select the users.csv via the button. 4) Choose import file. 5) Click Change.

Changepass 2.72a - Change passwords in specified containers defined by the Administrator.
Freeware by Thomas Lok
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: The purpose of this tool is to give some people rights to change passwords, reset grace logins and see some other information, without using ConsoleOne, NWAdmin or a Web-based solution.

PASSChg - End-user XP/NT/NDS password change and synchronization program for NetWare environments.
GNU License software by Martin Zinaich
Contents: .zip file with application and readme file
Notes: PASSChg uses the users' NDS password as a key. (For this reason users' NDS passwords should be configured with the tightest restrictions of all systems). If the program cannot change the NDS password, it will not try to change any other password. If it can change the NDS password it will then try to change the PC Password and any attached NT domain passwords. The program can also change any single system password, if needed.

PassXchk - Alerts end-users that their password is about to expire and allows them the option to change their password.
Freeware (GNU) by Martin Zinaich
Contents: .zip file containing application and readme file
Notes: Days-till-expire notification is adjustable on the command line. This program allows different programs to be called based on the OS type. By default the program will call the companion program "PassChg.exe" from the same directory if the PC is W2K or Windows XP. If the PC is Windows 9x the program will call the password control panel. Both can be changed via command line options.

Novell Password Reset - Reset passwords in a bindery, NDS or mixed environment.
Freeware (GNU) by Martin Zinaich
Contents: .zip file containing setup program
Notes: Novell Password Reset is designed for Helpdesk use in resetting passwords in a bindery, NDS or mixed environment. NPR supports logging, intruder detection resets, email and the ability to localize the NDS tree for multiple password administrators. It is simple to configure, easy to use, and best of all - it is free!

Set Default Password Stylesheet - This stylesheet assigns a default password during user creation, and the "User must change Password at next logon" is left unchecked.
FreeWare by Kelvin Dam
Contents: XML stylesheet file
Notes: This solution assigns a default password to the user during creation, and the "User must change Password at next logon" will be unchecked. The Surname attribute is assigned to the password. The password gets (presumably) modified later on by the user or an administrator. The stylesheet should be attached to the Subscriber CMD XForm.

Printing

NPrinter 1.0 - Use NPRINTER on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Freeware by Funk Gabor
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: It IS possible to use NPRINTER on Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Default Printer GUI - GUI which allows roaming users to select a default printer.
Freeware by Nicholas Lemberger
Contents: .zip file with application, VB scripts, and readme file
Notes: This script uses the GooeyScript.exe ActiveX control to display a list of printers. The user can then click a printer in the list to make it their default. This is useful in a Terminal Server environment with roaming users and in roaming user kiosk settings. I make this part of the Windows Group Policy logon script (example included) for the roaming user and they are presented with a list of printers. This lets them change the printer even if they can't view the printer control panel due to policy restriction.

Pcounter - Comprehensive network-oriented printer accounting and management software suite.
60-day trial software by A.N.D. Technologies, Inc.
Contents: Link to download files
Notes: Pcounter is a completely native NetWare application, unlike some competitive products which require NT. Pcounter integrates seamlessly into NDS, Bindery, and the NDPS Managed Object Database, where it stores configuration and user information. On large NDS networks where user printing account balances/quotas are enforced, Pcounter supports custom NDS schema extensions which can allow single users to have multiple account balances for different organizations on the tree, or even to have multiple account balances for different printers.

Qcontrol Driver - Control (cut, copy, paste, purge) NDPS jobs.
Freeware by A.N.D. Technologies, Inc.
Contents: Link to download files
Notes: manage print jobs on Windows and NetWare printers from a single, central, browsable location. Anyone who needs to watch many printers at once - helpdesks, printer operators, and administrators - will find Qcontrol a valuable asset for printer management.

NDPS Printer Installer - Lets you assign printers based on computer rather than user.
Freeware, by Charles Hucks.
Contents: installer files and sample configuration file.
Notes: The users are presented with a list of installable printers as well as a list of the printers which are currently installed. They can then install new printers, remove currently installed printers, and change the default printer.

Remote Management

Remote Management - Remote management of workstation without using ConsoleOne.
FreeWare by Jaroslaw Olkowski
Contents: .exe with setup files
Notes: Use this tool to Remote Control, Remote View, Remote Execute and perform other actions without using ConsoleOne. There is a new feature added in this tool: now you can browse an eDirectory tree to find persons or workstations. There is a simple install program; just run Remote.exe and follow by the instructions.

AdRem Free Remote Console 4 - Protocol-independent (IP & IPX) fast access to remote and local NetWare console and emergency console, with eDirectory authentication.
Freeware by AdRem Software
Contents: .exe containing setup program
Notes: AdRem Free Remote Console (Freecon) is a free utility for fast remote access to NetWare server console that operates in LANs and WANs using IPX and TCP/IP. Due to the custom compression algorithm, Freecon makes it possible to work effectively over very slow and overloaded Internet and WAN connections.

Workstation Aid 2.5 - Fast and easy-to-use Remote Management toolkit with User/Workstation selector and Search function.
Trial demo by Rkaid Software
Contents: .zip containing .NLM and readme files
Notes: Workstation Aid is a fast and easy-to-use toolkit around the RemoteManagement features of Novell's ZENworks for Desktops. It allows the administrator to browse or search the (eDirectory) tree for users and workstations, and perform all remote management tasks without even touching ConsoleOne.

Reporting

Report: Date-Range 1.5 - Identifies users whose password expires within a specified date-range, optionally advances it, and e-mails a formatted report to your inbox.
FreeWare by Stefan Evans
Contents: Perl script
Notes: This Perl script conveniently mails a formatted report (username, fullname, date of expiration) into your inbox listing accounts whose password will expire between twouser-specified dates.

DSReport: NDS Report Generator - Browse NDS Object Attributes, Generate NDS Reports.
Freeware, by Wolfgang Schreiber.
Contents: application and detailed readme file.
Notes: DSReport.exe is a Win32 tool that allows you to create reports on any object class, or attribute, and analyze any object on the fly. The resulting data can be exported into text, Excel, QuattroPro, HTML, or XML files.

DS Report 1.2 - Search eDirectory and export results.
Freeware by Lukasz Lenart
Contents: Install .exe file
Notes: Simple tool to search eDirectory, with filter and support for multi-values. Export results to text or Excel. Easy to use with intuitive interface (sorry, no help file available). Free email support.

Configurable Phone List - PHP Solution that displays a phone list of NDS users.
GPL by iTEC Services GmbH
Contents: .zip file with PHP, CSS, etc.
Notes: Shows NDS users as phonelist in a HTML page. Users can besuppressed from the list (by default if no phone number exists). LDAP Server and Search Context is free configurable, it can be configured to use a proxy user for authentication or user login. It can be searched for name, department and phone number. You can print and export the list as CSV.

Rights / Trustees

Trustees 3.2 - Reads all file trustee rights of user, group, and organizational objects, and writes them to a file with the long file names. This file is then used to add rights back.
Freeware by Harry Jandu
Contents: .zip with .exe, .CAB, and .LST files
Notes: This program will scan the trustee rights assigned to all the user, group, and organizational objects in the tree for the selected volume, and output them to a file. The file produced is a simple text file. The program can then be used to add these trustees back using this file. The main advantage it has over the RIGHTS command, is that it can assign trustees to files/folders with long names.

Volume Changer - Changes the Volumes in the "File Rights" for app objects.
Freeware by Robert Stout
Contents: .zip with setup files
Notes: This program will allow you to replace application object "File Rights"attribute based on the apps' current "File Rights" attribute. You simply browse for the volume to be replaced and then the new volume. Select the apps you want to be updated, and you are done.

RLACLSET (Rick Laughinghouse Set Trustee Assignments) - Makes ACL trustee assignments to NDS objects from a command line.
FreeWare by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: Readme text and executable in a .zip file

ACL Reset - Perl program to recreate all the default ACL's for users.
FreeWare by Jim Schnitter
Contents: Perl script in a .zip file
Notes: This Perl program creates an LDIF that resets the default ACL's.

Trustees - Reads all file trustee rights of user, group, and organizational objects, and writes them to a file with the long file names. This file is then used to add rights back.
FreeWare by Harry Jandu
Contents: Setup, .DLL, .exe and other files
Notes: This program will scan the trustee rights assigned to all the user, group, and organizational objects in the tree for the selected volume, and output them to a file. The file produced is a simple text file. The program can then be used to add these trustees back using this file. The main advantage it has over the RIGHTS command, is that it can assign trustees to files/folders with long names.

Display Trustee Assignments Scan one or more NetWare directories for trustees.
FreeWare by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .zip file with readme and .exe
Notes: This program allows you to select one or more directories from one or more servers and create a list of all file and/or directory trustees - works with NW3 - NW6. Output can be generated as plain text, in XML format, or in batch file format (for easy trustee assignment restoral).

SetACL - Windows Permission Management: Set permissions on virtually anything.
Free Sourceforge.net
Contents: Use the second .zip link to access the web page (first .zip link not working)
Notes: SetACL is a set of routines for managing Windows permissions (ACLs) from the command line, from scripts and from programs. These routines can be used from various container or interface programs. Currently there's a command line version for batch files or scripts, and an ActiveX control (SetACL.ocx) that can be used from any COM-enabled language (VB, WSH scripts, ...).

RLACLSHW 1.1 (Rick Laughinghouse Trustee List Show) - Shows an NDS object's trustees and the trustees' rights from a command line.
Freeware, by Rick Laughinghouse.
Contents: the application and a brief readme file.

LRights - Assign trustee rights to files or directories.
FreeWare by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: Readme text and executable in a .zip file
Notes: LRights is a stripped-down version of RIGHTS.EXE. It was specifically written to support long path/file names. The Delphi source code is available on http://developer.novell.com.

Security

DSSec.exe: Report NDS Security Issues - Create reports on users who have no passwords, insecure password restrictions, or excessive rights.
Public Domain, by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: DSSec can be used to run a report on NDS/eDirectory and check for various security related issues.

WhoUse - Lists users who are using network files.
Free, by Leonid F. Krotov
Contents: .zip file with application
Notes: This is a Windows console utility that allows you to see which users are using a given file on the network.

Protocom SecureConsole 3.4 - Add a new level of role-based access and accountability to NetWare servers.
Evaluation by Protocom Development Systems
Contents: downloadable setup files
Notes: SecureConsole(TM) is a Novell® endorsed console security application that adds the highest level of control and accountability to NetWare servers.

SecureConsole overcomes console security weaknesses, and provides a new level of role based access and accountability. SecureConsole provides a wealth of advanced administration features, controlled security resources, console identification, advanced auditing options and fully secure remote access.

SSLock for NDS 6.2 - NDS-aware console-locker that has many screen-saver-like features, such as security.
Evaluation by Peter Kuo
Contents: .zip containing .exe's and support files
Notes: Though not designed to be a true "screen saver" (as it does not draw fancy graphics), SSLock for NDS is an NDS-aware console-locker that has some screen-saver-like features. When SSLock is in the keyboard "locked" mode, it takes over as the current screen and displays some text in random locations on the screen so as not to burn the screen in. Its auto-lock feature will secure the console keyboard even if you forget to. For the security-concerned administrators,SSLock has built-in logging functions to keep track of who unlocked orunloaded the NLM and when. It even has a "intruder detection warning and lockout" feature!

DSMETER for eDirectory/NDS and NetWare File Systems - NLM-based enterprise security auditing and control platform for NetWare servers.
30-day eval, by Visual Click Software, Inc..
Contents: Evaluation software that requires a key from Visual Click.
Notes: With DSMETER you can track, alert and control file system activity on your NetWare File Systems. Find out who is using files with any extension such as MP3, MPG, JPG, GIF, and so on. Discover who is using any file within selected directories and/or subdirectory structures. Block creations/changes to any file such as MP3, EXE, DLL and so on. Detect who is changing files.

MSSQL Advanced Driver for Native Security - An enhanced version of the JDBC 1.6.2 driver for MSSQL.
Freeware, by Michael Bluteau
Contents: SQL files and examples, XML file for password settings (including NMAS), Word doc file, and .jar files.

System Info

GuidTest - Generate a list of objects with the missing Guid.
Freeware by Tommy Mikkelsen
Contents: .zip file with application
Notes: To generate a list of objects with the missing Guid that Novell Support can use, simply run this tool.

IPPortCheck - Command line tool to test for alive (or listening) TCP ports.
Freeware by Bryan Keadle
Contents: application file
Notes: Handy for troubleshooting eDirectory/NetWare services, GroupWise MTA/POA ports, etc. Helps you see if a particular port on a given host is open.

RegKeyDeleteClean - Delete all Registry Key Delete sections from a named .AXT file
Free, by Bryan Keadle
Contents: .zip file with application
Notes: This program deletes all Registry Key Delete sections from a named .AXT file.

Compname v0.6 - Display SMBIOS information and change/display the computer name.
Free / donation by Oli Restorick
Contents: .exe setup file
Notes: Compname allows machines running Windows 2000 and above to be renamed to comply with a corporate naming scheme. The program can be run from a batch file, or from your unattended install.

List Address - List users' network addresses.
Freeware by Jim Schnitter
Contents: PERL script
Notes: This utility lists all the network workstations from which the user has logged in. The user's id, full name and the IP addresses of the workstations are all printed. The administrator has to specify a server that has LDAP running. In addition, a container must be set to query for users.

Tree

NDSMagic 1.5 - NDS Reporter/Extractor Search from any part of the NDS tree, on any object type.
Shareware by The Gadget Factory
Contents: .zip file with .exe and readme
Notes: Extracting information out of the NDS for reporting or QA checking has always been difficult. NDSMagic is designed to solve these problems and gives administrators and any user with read access to NDS, the ability to extract whatever information they need, in whatever format they need.

EmAdmin 1 - Emergency Admin
FreeWare (GPL) by Jean-Francois.Burdet
Contents: .zip file with NLM and support files
Notes: Emadmin.nlm allows you to create a user with Supervisor rights to any container in your tree, including root. Fix ghost containers with IRF filters, and use the Hidden Object Locator on Cool Tools to find any hidden OUs.

Tree Logout - Command-line logout of a tree and kill all connections.
Freeware by Hans Boone
Contents: .zip of an executable file
Notes: The program will take just one parameter, the tree name, to logout. The program will logout from the tree and will "kill" all connections to servers in that tree. The program does not check to see if the tree exists, or if you are logged into the tree.

DNSBrowse 2.05a - Utility for browsing through the DNS/DHCP records in NDS.
Freeware by Hans Boone
Contents: .exe setup file
Notes: DNSBrowse will find your locator object or locator objects and show the records in a flat list. There is an easy way for changing the tree. The program can also create a host file, export the data to a CVS file or print an overview of the DNS or DHCP records.

Other

Office User Information - Populates Microsoft Office User Information from a user's eDirectory attributes.
Freeware by Bryan Keadle
Contents: .zip .exe and readme files
Notes: This program imports the user's NDS information into the registry so that the user information correctly reflects the user information stored in NDS. It simply reads the user attributes: "Given Name", "SurName", and "Initials", converts them to the binary equivalent and populates the registry entries.

RLACHAIN v1.1 for NDS - Synchronizes ZEN Application object Application Dependencies from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip file with .exe and readme files
Notes: This program synchronizes the ZEN Application object application dependencies from a command line. It can be used to complement RLACOPY or ZfS 3.0.2.

ABC LanLicenser - Software Metering and License Tracking - Software metering saves you money by redeploying unused licenses.
Freeware by ABC Enterprise Systems, Inc.
Contents: .zip file with setup files
Notes: LanLicenser is the ideal complement to ZENworks to take ownership cost reduction one step further. By giving you complete visibility on actual software usage, LanLicenser enables you to purchase, install, upgrade and support the applications actually required by end-users to perform their business duties. This tighter adjustment of application portfolio to business needs will reduce the total ownership cost of your desktops dramatically. Please email sales@abcsystems.com to obtain a free 30-day evaluation key. The evaluation version is a fully-functional version.

Program Monitor - A program killer that cannot be bypassed by renaming the exe.
Freeware by Charles Hucks
Contents: .zip file containing application and support files
Notes: The program will monitor for the specified denied applications every 30 seconds and kill them if found. It will kill the applications even if the original exe file is renamed. After 10 polling cycles (5 minutes), the program will reread the denied lists in case they have been updated.

Loader 1.1 - Makes sure an application is not killed by users.
Freeware by Martin van der Boon
Contents: .zip containing .exe and readme
Notes: LOADER will stay in memory and will check after a given time if an application is still running. If not, the application will be start again.

GRBackPro - Professional Backup 5.4.110 - Data backup program for Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/Me/98/95
Shareware by GR Software
Contents: .zip with install and readme files
Notes: Designed to easily solve your backup problems at a low price. You can define multiple backup sessions each having different options. Each session can contain several Jobs. Any Job can backup a whole disk, a single folder or a few files. Backup modes are: Full, Incremental and Differential. You can compress your files using the standard zip format and also password protect them. Fully customizable: include, exclude files, skip directories.

Quick for NDS - Command line utility to access NDS from the DOS prompt or from a batch file.
Trial demo by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .zip containing setup and other program files
Notes: Quick for NDS will allow you to execute several NDS operations from the command line or from batch files. The current version accepts these operations: Account, Alias, Attribute, Clone, Copy, Create, Delete, Dump, Equivalencies, Exists, ForAll, ForSet, Groups, List, LoginScript, Member, Move, NDS, Rename, Restrict, Rights, Security, Show, and Visible.

ConsoleOne Update Utility 1.1.0.2 - Keep ConsoleOne updated effortlessly.
Freeware by Tommy Mikkelsen
Contents: .exe setup file
Notes: 1) Copy C1Upd.exe and C1Upd.ini to sys:\public\mgmt\ConsoleOne on your Fileserver. 2) Download the latest version of NICI and save it at sys:\public\mgmt\ConsoleOne. 3) Edit C1Upd.ini to suit your needs.

Launcher Configuration Copy 1.02 - Copy a launcher configuration from one object to another.
GPL by Hans Boone
Contents: Installation .exe file
Notes: This utility lets you copy a launcher configuration from one object to another. So if you create a new Organizational Unit, you don't have to set all those boring settings for the NAL. No documentation included.

Stream File Utility, RLSTRSHW 1.1 for NDS - Shows an NDS object's stream attribute value from a command line.
GPL by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .exe file and readme
Notes: Stream file attributes include Login Scripts, and many ZENworks object attributes (i.e., App:Registry Settings, App:Copy Files, and App:INI Settings.) Stream File utilities will display the contents of a stream file, search and replace stream files, and synchronize stream files between objects.

Quick for NDS - Command- line utility to access NDS from the DOS prompt or from a batch file.
Shareware/Trialware by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .zip with setup files
Notes: Quick for NDS will allow you to execute several NDS operations from the command line or from batch files. The current version accepts these operations: Account, Alias, Attribute, Clone, Copy, Create, Delete, Dump, Equivalencies, Exists, ForAll, ForSet, Groups, List, LoginScript, Member, Move, NDS, Rename, Restrict, Rights, Security, Show, and Visible.

ConsoleOne Booster - Select ConsoleOne SnapIns at Startup
Public domain by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .Zip file with executable and text files
Notes: In many situations not all snap-ins are needed for the current task, and sometimes loading a specific snap-in may even be undesirable. C1x uses a checkbox selector so you can select the snap-ins that you want to load. All other snap-ins are temporarily disabled.

AD Filter Stylesheets - filters unwanted deletions and/or edits from AD or another directory into NDS.
Freeware, by Kelvin Dam.
Contents: The .zip file contains two XML stylesheets: ModifytoNothing .xsl and DeletetoDisable.xsl.

MASS 2.79 - Multiple Application Setting Syncer.
GPL software, by Bryan Berns
Contents: Link to download page
Notes: Recursively iterates through organization units if they are part of the selection. Do the entire tree at once! Can search or search/replace through virtually every setting in an application object.

RLACOPY 1.5 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Copy Application Object)t - Copies a ZEN Application object from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip file with application and readme files
Notes: This ZENworks command line tool distributes NAL application objects. It copies the GUID, but does not copy folder and association attributes.


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