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Tool Time for eDirectory - Nov. 10

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Posted: 10 Nov 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 - November 10, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:


Multi Password Changer - Change passwords for multiple users in one container.
Freeware by Thomas Lok
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: 1) Unzip into a directory and edit the users.csv. 2) Run mpc.exe and select the container in which the users reside. 3) Select the users.csv via the button. 4) Choose import file. 5) Click Change.

Changepass 2.72a - Change passwords in specified containers defined by the Administrator.
Freeware by Thomas Lok
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: The purpose of this tool is to give some people rights to change passwords, reset grace logins and see some other information, without using ConsoleOne, NWAdmin or a Web-based solution.


DiskView Professional - Visually see disk space usage in Windows Explorer.
Shareware, 15-day trial, by Vyooh, Inc.
Contents: Windows installer package
Notes: DiskView is designed from the ground-up to integrate well with the way you work. As an integral part of the Windows shell, DiskView enhances Windows Explorer where needed, while still exploiting its full capabilities, ease of use and raw power.

Total Commander - File manager to ZIP, FTP, search files with regex, change file trustees, and much more.
Shareware, 30-day trial, by Christian Ghisler
Contents: Web page for file downloads
Notes: Both 32-bit and 16-bit versions available; Long filenames in Windows 95/98 and Windows NT (16- and 32-bit version); Direct access to Network Neighborhood; Supports Drag and Drop with Explorer/the Desktop etc.


Cacti - Graph your server's traffic and more.
GNU GPL by Peter Schwindt
Contents: Web page for file downloads
Notes: View traffic is on your NetWare box with nice graphs. Cacti is an easy-to-set-up and use SNMP graphing tool. Using the right MIBs, you can also check switches, routers, Linux servers, etc.

Compname v0.6 - Display SMBIOS information and change/display the computer name.
Free / donation by Oli Restorick
Contents: .exe setup file
Notes: Compname allows machines running Windows 2000 and above to be renamed to comply with a corporate naming scheme. The program can be run from a batch file, or from your unattended install.

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