E.0 Glossary

Associated policy: A policy specifically assigned to a container, group, or user through the Associations settings in the Policy Editor.

Auxiliary policy: A policy associated with a User Home Folder policy that creates auxiliary storage for a user (along with the user home folder that is created from a user home folder policy) when a new user is created in Active Directory.

Auxiliary storage: Home folders associated to a user in addition to the regular network home folder. Depending on the storage policy, auxiliary storage can be made accessible or unaccessible to the associated user.

Backfill operation: Previous terminology for what is now known as a “Management Action.”

Blocking policy: A policy designed to block other Novell Storage Manager policies from affecting members of organizational units, members of groups, or even individual users.

Consistency check: This Management Action notifies you of inconsistencies or potential problems pertaining to user and group storage being managed through Novell Storage Manager. These potential problems might be missing storage quotas, inconsistent directory attributes, missing home directories, inconsistent file paths, and more.

Container: A synonym for organizational unit in the Novell Storage Manager documentation.

Collaborative storage: A shared storage area where a group of people in an organization can collaborate by sharing files. Novell Storage Manager lets you easily create collaborative storage areas through collaborative storage policies that you can assign to Group objects or to an organizational unit.

Cross-Empire Data Migration: A susbsystem introduced in Novell Storage Manager 3.0.1 that allows for the movement of file system data between storage infrastructures on different platforms governed by different identity and security frameworks. Novell Storage Manager currently migrates data only from a Novell network to a Microsoft network.

Deferred delete event: The scheduled deletion of a user home folder or a collaborative storage folder, but has not yet taken place because the number of days in the Cleanup Storage parameter of the policy has not been met.

Dynamic Template Processing: Within Novell Storage Manager, the process that creates personal folders in a collaborative storage folder.

Effective policy: A policy that is applied by default to a group, user, or subcontainer when no associated policy is specifically assigned.

Enumeration operation: The process of locating and displaying all User objects.

Identity map: Within the Cross-Empire Data Migration subsystem, the file that lets you make security and ownership associations between the source Novell platform and the target Microsoft platform.

Management Action: A manual action that allows you to enact a setting from a policy on existing users.

NSMAdmin: The management interface for Novell Storage Manager.

Personal folder: A user-specific folder in a collaborative storage area.

Policy: Rules and settings within Novell Storage Manager that indicate what storage-specific actions to enact when an event in Active Directory takes place. These actions include creating user storage when a new user is added to Active Directory, moving storage when a user is moved from one organizational unit to another, and archiving or deleting storage when a user is removed.

Policy weight: When a user is a member of multiple groups and each group has a separate policy, Novell Storage Manager uses this setting to determine which policies to apply. Novell Storage Manager applies the policy with the largest numerical weight.

Primary policy: Previous terminology specific to user-based storage. Because there are so many different types of user-based policies in Novell Storage Manager for Active Directory, this term is now rarely used.

Quota Manager: A Web browser-based management interface for designated users such as help desk administrators or support personnel that enables them to adjust user home folder or collaborative storage areas without needing rights to the file system. Quota Manager can also provide select storage information such as total number of files and file types in a home folder.

Target Path: The path to the network share where user home folders are hosted.

Template: If you want to have subfolders and documents provisioned in a home folder, auxiliary storage folder, or collaborative storage folder when they is created, you can use an existing file path in the file system as a template.