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Troubleshooting DSfW user authentication

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October 2, 2015 3:15 pm

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Logs and configurations to look at to troubleshoot and resolve DSfW user authentication.

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DSfW FSMO Roles

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October 2, 2015 3:12 pm

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In Domain Services for Windows, as in AD, there are 5 roles that are assigned to the first DSfW server in the forest.  These roles are called Flexible Single Master Operation roles or FSMO roles for short. The 5 FSMO roles are: The RID Manager server The PDC Emulator server The Infrastructure server The Schema …

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Categories: Cool Tools, Novell, Open Enterprise Server

Logon-Logoff / Power-on-Shutdown Scripts Execution for Windows Clients of DSfW



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September 10, 2015 8:00 am

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Login tasks can be mapping a network share as a drive, configure printer, launch some application, etc. Logoff tasks can include backing up critical files and folders in network share, cleaning up temporary files, etc. This blog will explain how DSfW can be used to automate these tasks.

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Removing DSfW Domain Controllers



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May 12, 2015 11:45 am

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ndsdcrm tool for removing domain controller(DC) in DSfW domain 1.0. Purpose here is to help DSfW Administrator decommission domain controller from the domain. This may be needed when hardware becomes very old, or it is impacted by some malware or virus that has slowed the server. Or the requirement itself has reduced. DSfW server …

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New Features of DSfW in OES11SP2



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February 11, 2014 3:02 pm

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In OES11SP2, we are introducing new features in DSfW. These features, sites and subnets in particular, were requested by many customers.

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Categories: File & Networking Services, Technical

ndsPacketTrace Script

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January 21, 2014 11:50 am

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Overview: A tool to easily take ndstraces and packet traces. Symptom: Sometimes a ndstrace or packet trace or both are needed to troubleshoot a network issue, authentication issue, volume/share access issue, eDirectory sync issue, etc… If you are unfamiliar with procedures to take a ndstrace or a packet trace it can seem daunting and confusing. …

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Deploying ZCM 11.2.4 with VMware View 5.3 with Linked-Clone Image



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December 16, 2013 1:14 pm

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This cool solution will help you to deploy ZENworks Configuration Agent 11 SP2 (11.2.4) with VMware View 5.3 (VDI Solution) with Linked-Clone Image. Novell Domain Services for Windows is used here instead of Active Directory. Environment: Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 Novell Domain Services for Windows ZENworks Configuration Manager 11.2.4 VMware View 5.3 Windows 7 …

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Categories: Technical, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management

DSfW Monitoring with Ganglia



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December 3, 2013 12:29 pm

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Server monitoring is a growing need in most enterprise class setups. To design a tool that effectively monitors and displays information is a daunting task. With the growing acceptance of monitoring applications like Ganglia and Nagios, server monitoring has been simplified.

This document discusses the monitoring solution of a DSfW server using Ganglia.

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DSfW: Provisioning using python script



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July 18, 2013 10:57 am

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DSfW installation is a two stage process. The first part is done in YaST, where DSfW related basic changes are done. After YaST completes the configuration, the DSfW Provisioning Plugin has to be launched. This is done to complete the changes necessary to make the server behave as a domain server.

The DSfW provisioning plugin is a GUI and it requires user interaction to complete the operation. It also require access to the X server to launch the plugin.

With this script the provisioning plugin can be done with just the password inputs.

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DSfW: Post Configuration of DNS on an Additional Domain Controller in OES2SP3



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January 12, 2012 5:21 pm

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During DSfW configuration, you are provided with an option to select the installation of DNS. For the first domain controller (DC) of the forest root domain, this is done by default. For all the additional domain controllers (ADC), the DNS configuration in OES2SP3 is optional. However, after DSfW configuration on the ADC, if you need to configure DNS on the ADC, it cannot be done using YaST. The script provided here enables you to configure DNS on the ADC in a post-configuration manner.

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