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Posted: 2 Jun 2004
 

Cool Solutions has gathered a lot of eDirectory tools over the past few years. Many are free, some are shareware, and some are eval copies of commercial products. Each week we feature a new set of tools from the Novell eDirectory Cool Tools grab bag.

Featured eDirectory Tools - June 2, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:

Tree:

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.

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.

Reporting:

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.

Other:

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.


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