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DSfW 2008 R2 Schema Update

DSfW is in the process of being updated to 2008 R2 schema and needs your help.  If you are interested in beta testing the next version of DSfW please send an e-mail to pmadhan@microfocus.com and Chitradevi.Kumaraswamy@microfocus.com with a subject line ‘Interested in Domain Services for Windows Beta Program’

The final version will support 2012 schema, aes encryption, and fine grained password policies.  This is exciting and would be a great project to be part of.  This is your chance see and be a major contributor for the coming versions of DSfW.

For more information on this project please go to the coolsolution page below.

Updating DSfW Environment to AD2008 R2 Level – Beta Planned

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

A new coolsolution has been released allowing the login and logoff tasks on a workstation.  The script can also power down or power on workstations.  Administrators and end users can automate these tasks.  The scripts can be stored in the netlogon or sysvol on the primary domain controller which will sync it out to the other DCs.  The profile tab of user properties, or Logon GPO can be used for integrating these scripts into startups and shutdown cases.

Go to novell.coolsolutions.com to download the script and read more about what you can do with this script.

How to remove a DSfW Domain Controller

Need to remove a DSfW Domain Controller?  ndsdcrm is the tool to do it.  There have been older versions that worked ok but not a version that works with OES11SP2.  Some times it would fail or not completely clean up the domain.  With OES11SP2 we have had to resort to the manual removal process as described in TIDs 7005431 and 7012738.

A new version has been released on Novell Cool Solutions.  If you want to remove an ADC or the entire domain, this is the tool to do it.  The tool can be found on Novell Cool Solutions, Removing DSfW Domain Controllers

March 2015 OES 11 SP2 Scheduled Maintenance Update 10332

March 2015 OES 11 SP2 Scheduled Maintenance Update 10332

 

How to apply the patch with zypper.  YaST Online Update can also be used.

1) List repositories to ensure the update the server is registerd and the updated repository is present
zypper lr
Should see the following:
nu_novell_com:OES11-SP2-Updates | OES11-SP2-Updates | Yes | Yes

2) List the Updates
zypper pch OES11-SP2-Updates
Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp2-March-2015-Scheduled-Maintenance | 10332 | security | Needed

3) Install the maintenance patch
OES11SP2
zypper up -t patch oes11sp2-March-2015-Scheduled-Maintenance

4) Then list the patches again to verify the patch is listed as Installed
OES11SP2
zypper pch OES11-SP2-Updates

Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp2-March-2015-Scheduled-Maintenance   | 10332 | Installed

5) To apply all OES11 SP2 updates run the following command
zypper up -t patch -r OES11-SP2-Updates

6) To apply all SLES 11 SP3 updates run the following command
zypper up… Continue reading

January 2015 Scheduled Maintenance Update

January 2015 Scheduled Maintenance has been released

How to apply the patch with zypper.  YaST Online Update can also be used.

1) List repositories to ensure the update the server is registerd and the updated repository is present
zypper lr
Should see the following:
nu_novell_com:OES11-SP2-Updates | OES11-SP2-Updates | Yes | Yes

2) List the Updates
zypper pch OES11-SP2-Updates
Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp2-January-2015-Scheduled-Maintenance | 10105 | security | Needed

3) Install the maintenance patch
OES11SP2
zypper up -t patch oes11sp2-January-2015-Scheduled-Maintenance

4) Then list the patches again to verify the patch is listed as Installed
OES11SP2
zypper pch OES11-SP2-Updates

Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp2-January-2015-Scheduled-Maintenance   | 10105

5) To apply all OES11 SP2 updates run the following command
zypper up -t patch -r OES11-SP2-Updates

6) To apply all SLES 11 SP3 updates run the following command
zypper up -t patch -r… Continue reading

December 2014 Scheduled Maintenance Update

December 2014 Scheduled Maintenance has been released

How to apply the patch with zypper.  YaST Online Update can also be used.

List repositories to ensure the update the server is registerd and the updated repository is present
zypper lr
Should see the following:
nu_novell_com:OES11-SP2-Updates | OES11-SP2-Updates | Yes | Yes

zypper pch OES11-SP2-Updates
Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp2-December-2014-Scheduled-Maintenance | 9879 | security | Needed

[clear-line]Install the maintenance patch
OES11SP2
zypper up -t patch oes11sp2-December-2014-Scheduled-Maintenance

Then list the patches again to verify the patch is listed as Installed
OES11SP2
zypper pch OES11-SP2-Updates

Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp2-December-2014-Scheduled-Maintenance   | 9879

To apply all OES11 SP2 updates run the following command
zypper up -t patch -r OES11-SP2-Updates

To apply all SLES 11 SP3 updates run the following command
zypper up -t patch -r SLES11-SP3-Updates

Key DSfW specific bugs fixed with this maintenance… Continue reading

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