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Novell Announces Free Download of ScheMax, A Next-Generation Directory Tool

Novell, Inc., a leading supplier of Net services software, today announced that ScheMax.1, a next-generation directory tool in Novell's Net Services Console product initiative, is now available as a free download from the Novell Web site at

PROVO, Utah | April 24, 2000

  • Adds Power and Flexibility to NDS eDirectory
  • Simplifies Management and Administration of NDS eDirectory and Third-party Products
  • Provides Customers with Specialized Tool that Optimizes Existing Directory Investments

Novell, Inc., a leading supplier of Net services software, today announced that ScheMax.1, a next-generation directory tool in Novell's Net Services Console product initiative, is now available as a free download from the Novell Web site at ScheMax is a GUI-based administration tool that gives organizations the power and flexibility to easily customize, administer and extend NDS eDirectory to meet their special needs, without relying on specialized programming skills, saving time, money and resources. By making ScheMax available for free, Novell is adding power and muscle to NDS eDirectory and ensuring customers have tools to effectively administer Net infrastructure resources.

The NetConsole products are fully integrated across all Novell Net services software in order to make management and administration as easy as possible. ScheMax gives organizations a specialized tool to customize and administer NDS eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition across multiple platforms including Windows 2000, NT, Solaris and Linux. It also allows administrators for the first time to extend NDS eDirectory schema on the fly, such as adding unique classes and attributes to the directory tree. A component of Novell's Net Management Services, ScheMax and the NetConsole products are providing the administration tools for the infrastructure that powers One net.

"We are offering ScheMax as a free download in order to continue adding value to our product line and allow customers to optimize their existing directory investments," said Dave Shirk, senior vice president of product management at Novell. "Novell is committed to providing customers with products that broaden their ability to administer diverse Net services software across heterogeneous environments. Through NetConsole, we are providing customers with the option to administer products through their choice of browser-based or client-to-server tools."

ScheMax delivers a GUI that makes it possible to easily customize NDS eDirectory. For example, based on user identity information stored in NDS eDirectory, network administrators and IT managers can determine who has access to view and configure customized directory data preserving the security and integrity of the data. Rights and tools can be granted to individual users to update their information directly, reducing data entry time. ScheMax also make it possible to configure software using the familiar NW Admin Utility, requiring no programming experience and eliminating the need to learn a new interface.

About ScheMax

ScheMax is an NDS eDirectory schema tool designed to assist network administrators and IT managers in managing the NDS eDirectory tree. Using ScheMax, users can administer their directory tree more effectively, add new classes and attributes, create NetWare Administrator (NWAdmin) snap-ins, deliver eDirectory content to users, and set attribute entry policies. ScheMax incorporates a schema administrator, a schema viewer, and an NWAdmin snap-in creation wizard.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Net Services software gives IT organizations a way to adapt and accelerate their transformation to eBusiness, simplify the management and control of all networks, create a secure foundation for doing business on the Net, and help deliver a consistent and high-quality experience to end users in all locations. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at

Novell, NDS, and NetWare are registered trademarks and eDirectory is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Novell, Inc.
Telephone: 408-967-7712

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