Monthly Archives: January 2014

OES11SP2 is Available for Download

OES11sp2 is now available for download.

Sites and Subnets functionality is the biggest addition to DSfW.  It will allow the configuration of users to authenticate to a specific Domain Controller.  For this feature to work all Domain Controllers must be OES11sp2 servers.
Easy Wins configuration, Mac Client Support, Windows 8 Support,  Windows 2012 Support, and SASL NTMSSP Support are also big additions.
The SASL NTLMSSP Support will allow NTLM over LDAP bind request to be fullfilled.  Since more and more applications are supporting SASL NTLMSSP as the primary authentication mechanism for 2008 and 2012 servers this will allow more applications to work directly with DSfW.
The Novell Client has worked with well DSfW since OES2SP3, but that configuration was not supported.  It is now supported.
Download and test OES11sp2.  It is more robust and feature rich than previous… Continue reading

SCA Appliance

Ever wonder what happens when you run a supportconfig -ur SR#?  The support config gets uploaded and analyzed by a Support Config Analysis server that runs potentially over 900 support patterns to analyze the support configs contents.  The report is then posted to the SR listing critical issues than when fixed have been found to fix roughly 50% of the issues an SR was created for.

The Support Config Analysis server is available for download as an appliance than can be ran on premises.  The appliance stores analysis results in a MariaDB database and uses PHP to read the database and generate the report.  It has a FTP server allowing for support configs to be uploaded, archived, processed, and analyzed.  With this it is possible to modify the supportconfig script to gather more information for other applications running on the server and… Continue reading