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Installation Tips for eDirectory

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By Sam Mason

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Posted: 19 Jan 2005

Here are some tips from Cool Solutions reader Sam Mason on installing eDirectory 8.7.1. If you're new to installations, these are some common-sense pointers you may not have thought about.

Using the Novell Login Client

  1. Log in as a Local Admin. (Do not use Remote Desktop Gina or the installation will fail.)
  2. Copy the installation folder to d:\eDirectoryInstaller or something close to that. Do not install from the desktop folder.
  3. Run the installer located in InstallFolder\edir\nt and select all 3 products, Typical Installation.
  4. Reboot the computer when prompted to complete the Novell Login Client installation.

Creating the eDirectory Tree

  1. Select the default values for the installation path. Note: Keep a record of the values you use.
  2. Select Create a New eDirectory tree and click Next.
  3. Enter an eDirectory Tree Name. Note: Do not use commas when naming the tree - use the GUI, preferably.
  4. Enter the New Server Object Context.
  5. Create the AdminContext (the Object Context) then your desired Admin OU. For example: OU=ADMIN.O=RSA
  6. Select a username/password for your admin and click Next. Novell will validate this.
  7. Select the default HTTP Stack Ports and click Next.
  8. Uncheck Require TLS for Simple Bind with Password.
  9. Complete the installation default values.
  10. Click Finish to install eDirectory.


  1. Click Next and complete the installation with default values.
  2. Click finish to install ConsoleOne

Logging in to ConsoleOne

  1. Run the Novell Login under the StartMenu - Programs - Novell - Novell Login.
  2. Click the Advanced Tab.
  3. Click Tree and select the Tree you created during the eDirectory installation.
  4. Click Contexts and select the context you created during the eDirectory Installation (e.g., OU=Admin,O=RSA).
  5. Click Servers and select your MachineName from the list. It should be located just under your AdminContext, and it usually has an *-NDS* ending (e.g., ComputerName-NDS).
  6. Enter your eDirectory Admin User Name and Password.
  7. Click OK to set the Novell Login Permissions for ConsoleOne.
  8. Double-click the ConsoleOne link to log in.

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