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NDS Administration Tools for eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition

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By Jeffrey Harris, Nancy Cadjan

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Posted: 16 Nov 1999
 

Editor's Note: Here's a chance to jump start your knowledge about NDS eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition. The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released book, Administering NDS Corporate Edition. This book was written by some of Novell's finest techies, and it covers the ins and outs of administering eDirectory or NDS Corporate Edition on a daily basis. But best of all, you'll find tips and tricks for administering NDS on all three platforms NetWare, NT, and Solaris.

If you like what you see in this chapter, we can guarantee you'll find the other chapters just as useful. You can reserve a copy for your private library on Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com. Just one quick ordering tip: make sure you search for "Administering NDS 8". It's a little naming hiccup we encountered, and the online bookstores haven't made the name change yet.

NDS is a complex environment and in order to properly administer and troubleshoot an NDS environment, it is important to have an understanding of what is happening "under the hood". What types of operations does NDS take care of automatically? How can those automated operations be monitored and repaired, if necessary?

This chapter looks at the various integrity features offered by NDS for protecting directory data and structure. It also examines tools offered by Novell and third-parties for more advanced types of directory monitoring and repair. By the end of this chapter, you should have an understanding of the following tools and concepts:

  • Database integrity
  • Referential integrity
  • NDS Background processes
  • Advanced DSRepair Switches
  • DS Trace
  • IXEdit

Click here to download the rest of the chapter and finish reading it.

About the Authors

Nancy Cadjan is a technical writer for Novell and works as a freelance writer. She has worked on products such as Novell Client, Novell Internet Access Services, Novell ISP Solutions, and NDS for NT. She has edited and published other books including Network + Certification Success Guide. She has a Masters in technical writing. When not writing, she enjoys mountain biking, scuba diving, and swimming with wild dolphins.

Jeffrey Harris is a Project Manager for Novell. He helps create technical product solutions in response to requests from Novell's major commercial and government accounts. Previously, he spent four years in the Novell Technical Services organization supporting a variety of Novell products. Jeff has earned his B.S. in Computer Science as well as an MBA. He also has earned his CNE certification. He is married with four children. When not sitting in front of a keyboard, Jeff enjoys reading, snow skiing and losing golf balls.


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