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Tool Time for eDirectory - July 21

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Posted: 21 Jul 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 - July 21, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:

Directories and Files:

HOMES 3.00 - A utility for (re)creation and deletion of home directories.
Freeware by Hans Boone
Contents: .exe setup file
Notes: You can use the program to create new home directories, or use the program for re-creation of the HOME DIRECTORY attribute in the NDS after a migration, and so on. The program has a few different user selection options, e.g.: Context, Group, or LDIF file and more.

BulletProof FolderSizes - Hard drive space usage analysis utility.
Shareware by Key Metric Software, LLC
Contents: .zip file containing application
Notes: FolderSizes is a powerful disk space analysis utility which provides users and network administrators alike with deep insights into how their local and network drive space is being consumed. It employs an advanced, multi-threaded file system scanning engine that works against mapped drives, UNC paths, and local devices. FolderSizes can export its disk space analysis reports in a variety of formats, including HTML, XML, and more - all accessible via a command interface for scheduling and systems integration. Free 15-day trial period.


PassXchk - Alerts end-users that their password is about to expire and allows them the option to change their password.
Freeware (GNU) by Martin Zinaich
Contents: .zip file containing application and readme file
Notes: Days-till-expire notification is adjustable on the command line. This program allows different programs to be called based on the OS type. By default the program will call the companion program "PassChg.exe" from the same directory if the PC is W2K or Windows XP. If the PC is Windows 9x the program will call the password control panel. Both can be changed via command line options.

Novell Password Reset - Reset passwords in a bindery, NDS or mixed environment.
Freeware (GNU) by Martin Zinaich
Contents: .zip file containing setup program
Notes: Novell Password Reset is designed for Helpdesk use in resetting passwords in a bindery, NDS or mixed environment. NPR supports logging, intruder detection resets, email and the ability to localize the NDS tree for multiple password administrators. It is simple to configure, easy to use, and best of all - it is free!


eGuide Driver - Allows eGuide users to download contacts into their personal address book.
Freeware by Michael Bluteau
Contents: .zip file containing JAR, XML, and doc files
Notes: Virtual cards for eGuide driver based on NDS2NDS driver, in a loopback mode (only one tree). This version has been designed and tested on Windows 2000 and 2003, and Red Hat 7.3. It has been tested with eDirectory 8.7 and DirXML 1.1a. Trick: Generate a vcard with DirXML and update labeledUri attribute(shown in eGuide by default).

Program Monitor - A program killer that cannot be bypassed by renaming the exe.
Freeware by Charles Hucks
Contents: .zip file containing application and support files
Notes: The program will monitor for the specified denied applications every 30 seconds and kill them if found. It will kill the applications even if the original exe file is renamed. After 10 polling cycles (5 minutes), the program will reread the denied lists in case they have been updated.

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