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Posted: 3 Apr 2002
 

If you have questions about eDirectory 8.6.x and upgrades, chances are you'll welcome this document. It includes some very useful information (read *questions with solid answers*) from the support and product management teams.

eDirectory 8.6.2 Full Version
A full version of eDirectory 8.6.2 for NetWare and Windows is now available at the Novell download site (http://download.novell.com). The UNIX version will be available shortly. This version of eDirectory replaces 8.6.1. Customers that are using versions of NDS/eDirectory prior to 8.6.x, eDirectory 8.6 on NetWare 6, or eDirectory 8.6.1 on all platforms can use the version from the download site to upgrade to eDirectory 8.6.2.

eDirectory 8.6.2 Patch for All OS Platforms
As many of you may know, a eDirectory 8.6.2 Patch for All OS Platforms (EDIR862.EXE) that moves customers from 8.6.1 to 8.6.2 has been posted at support.novell.com. This patch can be used to move current eDirectory 8.6.1 installations to eDirectory 8.6.2. This patch should NOT be used to update a customer from 8.6 (NetWare 6 only) to eDirectory 8.6.2. It is important to note that the patched files in the eDirectory 8.6.2 Patch for All OS Platforms are the same version as those files in the eDirectory 8.6.2 Full Version.

eDirectory 8.6.2 on NetWare 6
NetWare 6 customers that have not installed NetWare SP1 (which means they should be using eDirectory 8.6) have two migrations paths to 8.6.2. The first is to install the NetWare 6 SP1 patch which will update eDirectory 8.6 to eDirectory 8.6.2. The second is to have the customer install the eDirectory 8.6.2 Full Version. It is important to note that the eDirectory 8.6.2 version that ships with NetWare 6 SP1 is slightly different than both the eDirectory 8.6.2 Full Version and the eDirectory 8.6.2 Patch for All OS Platforms. The eDirectory 8.6.2 Full Version and eDirectory 8.6.2 Patch for All OS Platforms was updated to fix some scalability issues. These issues will not affect the typical NetWare 6 SP1 customer. Updating these modules is not required.

Why upgrade to eDirectory 8.6.2?
It is important for customers that are using 8.6 or 8.6.1 to upgrade to eDirectory 8.6.2. There are some key synchronization issues that have been resolved with 8.6.2.

What version of NDS/eDirectory works with eDirectory 8.6.2?
eDirectory 8.6.2 is compatible with servers that are running NDS 6.x, NDS 7.x, NDS 8, or eDirectory 8.5.x.

Where can you get precise and definitive information about eDirectory 8.6.x and 8.6.2?
For information about issues that are not documented in the README shipment you should refer to TID-10066455. This TID is the master 8.6.x TID. All information regarding version and platform-specific issues will be included in or added to this TID.


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