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Posted: 23 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 23, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:


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 - 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.


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).


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.

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.

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