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Tool Time for eDirectory - April 13, 2005

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Posted: 13 Apr 2005

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. We regularly feature a new set of tools from the Novell eDirectory Cool Tools grab bag.

Featured eDirectory Tools - April 13, 2005

This week's featured Novell eDirectory tools:

DirMon - System Tray indicator for directory monitoring.
Freeware, by Bryan Keadle
Contents: .zip with application file
Notes: DirMon will poll the named directory every 10 seconds (or whatever poll cycle I define), and change the system tray icon to show the number of files that exist in that directory.

DiskView Professional - Visually see disk space usage in Windows Explorer.
Shareware, 15-day trial, by Vyooh, Inc.
Contents: Windows Installer package
Notes: DiskView is an innovative disk space manager that shows how disk space is being utilized, and gives a visual report of a hard disk's health - obtained from the disk's Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) capabilities - all within Windows Explorer.

CSV to LDIF Converter - Convert CSV file into a formatted LDIF file for importing into LDAP.
Freeware by Jody Greene
Contents: .zip file with Perl script
Notes: This perl script will convert your CSV file into a formatted LDIF file for importing into LDAP. At a minimum you will need the objects DN.

SmartSync Pro - Universal solution to back up and synchronize data.
30-day eval by SmartSync Software
Contents: application file
Notes: SmartSync Pro is a universal full-featured tool to back up and synchronize your important data to the local drive, external Flash/USB/ZIP drive, CD/DVD, NAS and other storage devices, network volumes or even remote computer.

LDAP2CSV - Outputs an LDAP Search in CSV format
Freeware by Jim Schnitter
Contents: Perl script
Notes: This tool can handle attributes that have multiple values. The administrator specifies the attributes and the maximum count for each one. The program discards values that exceed the count and provides null values for attributes that don't match the maximum count.

Directory Report - The best directory printer, duplicate file finder, multiple file renamer - all-in-1 tool.
9-day Trial software by Allan Braun
Contents: .zip file
Notes: Prints a directory tree of an entire disk or a single directory, prints all file properties, prints .DLL, .EXE version information, prints .AVI, .MP3, .MSI, and .WAV properties, etc.

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