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Posted: 30 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 30, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:

LDAP:

RLUSESET 1.5 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Set User Object Attributes) - Set user object attributes from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip with .exe and readme files

RLATRSET (Rick Laughinghouse Attribute Value Set) - Set NDS Object attribute values from a command line.
Freeware by Rick Laughinghouse
Contents: .zip with .exe and readme files

Reporting

LDAP Error Count - Count all the LDAP error codes in a dstrace or iMonitor log file.
FreeWare by Jim Schnitter
Contents: .zip file with a Perl script
Notes: Administrators can use this tool to quickly determine the result of every LDAP operation. It works in conjunction with log files created as per TID 10062292. The tool presents a report of every LDAP result code found in the log file. The result codes are also translated into a descriptive message. Finally, the tool returns an overall count of the total number of LDAP operations.

Report: Date-Range 1.5 - Identifies users whose password expires within a specified date-range, optionally advances it, and e-mails a formatted report to your inbox.
FreeWare by Stefan Evans
Contents: Perl script
Notes: This Perl script conveniently mails a formatted report (username, fullname, date of expiration) into your inbox listing accounts whose password will expire between twouser-specified dates.

Other

GRBackPro - Professional Backup 5.4.110 - Data backup program for Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/Me/98/95
Shareware by GR Software
Contents: .zip with install and readme files
Notes: Designed to easily solve your backup problems at a low price. You can define multiple backup sessions each having different options. Each session can contain several Jobs. Any Job can backup a whole disk, a single folder or a few files. Backup modes are: Full, Incremental and Differential. You can compress your files using the standard zip format and also password protect them. Fully customizable: include, exclude files, skip directories.

Zauto script - Automatically set image-safe data from DNS lookup in the Linux PXE environment.
Trial demo by Stig Sorensen
Contents: .tar containing Linux and readme files
Notes: The zauto script is a fast way for updating image-safe data from the Linux PXE environment, given that workstation hostnames are known to the DNS server. Image-safe data is updated by simply calling the "zauto" script from the bash-prompt or from a scripted image. Default values for image-safe data can be changed by editing the "zauto" script located in the "extra" folder.


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