1.11 New in Version 3.0

Collaborative Storage

Novell Storage Manager 3.0 for Active Directory provides administrators the ability to create and manage collaborative storage areas for groups and containers. These storage areas can be structured in multiple ways including:

  • A single project folder where all project members have access

  • A project folder with personal subfolders for each of the members of a group. This configuration is done through Dynamic Template Processing

  • Classroom-based storage for education customers providing the ability to structure the storage to support assignment and class work turn-in folders for each student

For more information, see Section 8.0, Managing Collaborative Storage.

Quota Management

Quota management lets administrators set storage quota limits for users based on their roles in the organization. Additionally, administrators can designate individuals as quota managers, who can then grant storage quota increase requests when needed. For user storage quota management, see Section 6.4, Enabling Your Network for Quota Management and Section 6.5.5, Setting Quota Options. For collaborative storage quota management, see Section 8.7.5, Setting Group Collaborative Storage Policy Quota Options. For administering quota, see Section 9.0, Using Quota Manager.

Profile Path and Remote Desktop Services Support

In addition to creating User Home Folder policies, administrators can create a User Profile Path policy, a User Remote Desktop Services Home Folder policy, and a User Remote Desktop Services Profile Path policy, with each of these policies governing storage management independently. For more information, see Section 6.6, Creating a User Profile Path Policy, Section 6.7, Creating a User Remote Desktop Services Home Folder Policy, and Section 6.8, Creating a User Remote Desktop Services Profile Path Policy.

Auxiliary Storage Policies

Auxiliary storage allows administrators to create one or more policies for creating and managing auxiliary storage folders when a new user is created. This auxiliary storage can even be hidden from the user for whom it was created. For example, administrators can create an HR Folder for confidential information about the user. For more information, see Section 6.11, Using a Policy to Manage Auxiliary Storage.

GSR Collector

The Global Statistics Reporting (GSR) Collector collects data for general statistics, presents historical data, reports on anomalies such as potential orphaned home folders, and catalogs managed storage movement. For more information, see Section 13.1.13, GSR Collector.

Anomaly Reports

The GSR Collector generates anomaly reports that identify issues that might need to be addressed before you create storage policies.

Policy Location

In previous versions of Novell Storage Manager for Active Directory, the policies were stored as text files in a POLICY folder where the NSM Engine was installed. Policies are now stored in an SQLite database.