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User and Group Inconsistency Check

Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Rob Bastiaansen

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Posted: 5 Sep 2003

This program checks groups and users for any inconsistencies.

If a user is added as a member of a group, NWAdmin and ConsoleOne actually perform four actions:

  • the user is added as a member in the member list of the group
  • the user is added as a member in the security equal to me list of the group
  • the group is added to the group membership list of the user
  • the group is added to the security equal to my list of the user

If any of these actions fail, the eDirectory references for the user and group are inconsistent.

You will only have noticeable problems with users and groups.

For example:

In the Application Launcher it doesn't list apps assigned to a group, for which the group says that the user is a member, but for which the user doesn't list the group in its group membership list.

NOTE: The program only checks the tree, you will have to fix the errors yourself. Rob has just added the much requested feature to export the results to a file, so this should help you manage the errors a little better.


You can download the tool from here in the Free Tools area.

If you have any questions you may contact Rob at

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