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Posted: 24 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 24, 2004

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:


Elapsed Time - Determines elapsed time of LDAP searches.
Freeware by Jim Schnitter
Contents: PERL script
Notes: This tool allows an administrator to calculate the time of each LDAP search in a dstrace or iMonitor log file. It's very useful in tracking down LDAP performance problems, especially slow searches.

LDAP Expired Password - LDAP tool for determining remaining Grace Logins.
GPL software by Randy Saeks
Contents: .zip file with template, application and source code
Notes: When logging in via LDAP though eDirectory, certain machines will not know if the users password has expired. This program will query the LDAP server for a value, then if it is below the grace logins, alert the user.


DSSec.exe: Report NDS Security Issues - Create reports on users who have no passwords, insecure password restrictions, or excessive rights.
Public Domain, by Wolfgang Schreiber
Contents: .zip file with application and support files
Notes: DSSec can be used to run a report on NDS/eDirectory and check for various security related issues.

WhoUse - Lists users who are using network files.
Free, by Leonid F. Krotov
Contents: .zip file with application
Notes: This is a Windows console utility that allows you to see which users are using a given file on the network.


NDS User Objects Engine v2.0 - Automate bulk operations on user objects (e.g. renaming multiple user IDs, creation of alias objects).
Evaluation software by CompIntelliSystems
Contents: .zip file with application and readme
Notes: This tool is based on its predecessor, the Win32 console application, that was primarily designed to help network administrators quickly and safely rename multiple user objects in the NDS tree using Given Name and Surname attributes, in order to comply with new corporate name standards.

RegKeyDeleteClean - Delete all Registry Key Delete sections from a named .AXT file
Free, by Bryan Keadle
Contents: .zip file with application
Notes: This program deletes all Registry Key Delete sections from a named .AXT file.

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