Using VMWare View a Apple iPad can run Windows 7. Using Domain Services for Windows as the directory VMWare View can easily be deployed in and existing or new Novell eDirectory environment. This video from Network World demonstrates how Windows 7 can run on a Apple iPad.
VMWare View is one of the most common reasons why Domain Services for Windows is deployed and the most popular app authenticating to Domain Services for Windows. With View workstations can be centrally managed and reside in the data-center. If you are looking at implementing VMWare View, consider DSfW as a replacement for AD. If you are a Novell Shop… Continue reading
This video will guide you through the creation of a cross forest trust between DSfW and AD.
For more information on creating a cross forest trust please read through the documentation
The trust password will change every 30 days by default. Consider disabling the automatic machine password changes or increasing the time before the password is changed. Some times… Continue reading
In order to create a cross forest trust both the DSfW server and the AD server need to resolve each others domains. The video will show you how to create a forward and reverse forwarder for only the AD zone (domain) to the AD server and how to put a forwarder on the AD server to the DSfW DNS server.
Creating an AD forest and domain is easy with dcpromo. Before you start, put the DSfW server as the DNS server on the Windows 2008 server. When the server is promoted to a domain controller, the server listed as the DNS server will be a listed as a forwarder.
The Novell DNS DHCP Console is what most prefer to use to manager Novell DNS. It allows for easy viewing, modification, and creation of zones, records, and DNS servers.
If there are more than one dns locator objects in the tree use the -C switch after the executable to specify which locator object to use.
If updates made in… Continue reading
The much awaited LDAP Proxy has been released and is available for download on the download.novell.com site.
The documentation can be found at http://www.novell.com/documentation/ldapproxy/
If you are unfamiliar with LDAP Proxy, it allows a single access point for access to multiple directories. That is the basic function of LDAP Proxy. It does way more than that. Very cool product. I… Continue reading
This video will show you how to join a Mac to a DSfW domain
At this time Mac joined to a DSfW domain is not supported, but it can be done.
Be sure dns resolves the domain name – nslookup <domain name>
Go to the System Preferences
click Join button next to Network Account Server
Click Open Directory Utility… Continue reading
Common options to use are
-D : Lists the available interfaces
-i : Listen on specified interface. Use tcpdump -D, ip a, or ifconfig to get available interfaces or use -i any for all.
-n : Use numbers, don’t resolve hostnames.
-nn : Don’t resolve hostnames or port names.
-v, -vv, -vvv : Increase the amount of packet information you… Continue reading