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Tool Time for eDirectory - June 16

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Posted: 16 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 16, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:


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:


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.

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.


ConsoleOne Update Utility - 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.

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 theadministrator to browse or search the (eDirectory) tree for users andworkstations, and perform all remote management tasks without even touching ConsoleOne.

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