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Tool Time for eDirectory - July 27

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Posted: 27 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 27, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:


Pcounter - Comprehensive network-oriented printer accounting and management software suite.
60-day trial software by A.N.D. Technologies, Inc.
Contents: Link to download files
Notes: Pcounter is a completely native NetWare application, unlike some competitive products which require NT. Pcounter integrates seamlessly into NDS, Bindery, and the NDPS Managed Object Database, where it stores configuration and user information. On large NDS networks where user printing account balances/quotas are enforced, Pcounter supports custom NDS schema extensions which can allow single users to have multiple account balances for different organizations on the tree, or even to have multiple account balances for different printers.

Qcontrol Driver - Control (cut, copy, paste, purge) NDPS jobs.
Freeware by A.N.D. Technologies, Inc.
Contents: Link to download files
Notes: manage print jobs on Windows and NetWare printers from a single, central, browsable location. Anyone who needs to watch many printers at once - helpdesks, printer operators, and administrators - will find Qcontrol a valuable asset for printer management.


AdRem NetCrunch 3.0 - Network management, network monitoring, diagnosing and reporting tool.
30-day trial software by AdRem Software
Contents: .exe with setup files
Notes: AdRem NetCrunch detects and maps logical and physical network topology and monitors performance, availability and response time of network hosts, services and applications. Provides multiple notification options (e-mail, pager, ICQ, SMS, SNMP), automatic corrective actions, alert escalation and delay, event log, trending, reporting and web access. Custom network views can illustrate business processes. Diagnostic tools include traceroute, bandwidth and port scanner. Supports Windows, NetWare, and SNMP.

Nsure Identity Manager driver for Oracle Internet Directory 10g - Manages Users, Roles and passwords from eDirectory to OID.
FreeWare by Michael Bluteau
Contents: XML, readme, and .PPT files
Notes: This driver, based on the generic NIM 2.0 LDAP driver, has been customized in order to work with Oracle Internet Directory(OID) 10g. It manages Users, Roles(dynamicGroups) and password(from eDir to OID).

Duplicated Logins Scanner v.1.1 - Searches for duplicated logins or a specific login.
Freeware by Evgeniy Lotosh
Contents: .ZIP with application and support files
Notes: Duplicated Logins Scanner for NDS/eDirectory will come handy for network administrators who implement the Novell NIMS/NetMail mail system. This system requires unique login names for every user who works with it. 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 big trouble.

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