I’ve received a great deal of feed back on the DSfW Health Check Script and applied some changes.
I am always looking for suggestions. I’ve created an updated video with the latest script. Watch to to learn about configuring it for your specific needs.
It is a good idea to periodically check the health of DSfW and eDirectory servers.
This video concentrates on a script I wrote that can be ran on both eDirectory and DSfW servers.
DSfW, like AD, has multiple group types. This is found in the grouptype attribute. TID 7004405 goes over the three group types.
Domain Local group: -2147483644
Global group: -2147483646
Universal group: -2147483640
The default group type is Universal group. This group type can generate a lot of extra traffic causing the performance of the domain controller to suffer.
Global… Continue reading
Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 has been released today
LearnEventually, hopefully in the next update or two to more about OES11SP1 here
The download links for OES11 SP1 are:
Download link: http://download.novell.com/SummaryFree.jsp?buildid=rmqoq2iehSQ~
As far as Domain Services for Windows goes, the install will now allow you to choose between a simplified install or the standard. The simplified install… Continue reading
When installing DSfW into an environment were Novell DNS is already in use, be sure to use the existing DNS Locator object. It will simplify management for the all the zones and DNS servers. The locator object is used by the DNS/DHCP Console to return all zones and DNS servers the locator object knows about. If there are multiple locator… Continue reading
Here is the bases of a script to delete an attribute on a user.
I come across issues where an attribute was populated on several users that shouldn’t be there or you want to create new objectsids or just remove the existing objectsids and replace them with a back up.
Most DSfW installs are a name mapped install meaning the… Continue reading
For a disaster recovery issue it might be necessary to have a backup of all objectsSids for users and computers.
Here is a simple script to create a ldif file that is ready to import and replace existing objectsids.
Since computers have an objectclass of user setting the filter to ”(&(objectclass=user)(objectsid=*))” will return all users and computers with an objectsid. The… Continue reading
If kerberos fails to start it is usually caused by
Missing ldap interfaces on the ldap server object
Missing uniquedomainid attribute on key objects
Corrupt or missing libraries
Misconfigured or missing kdc.conf
This video will go over kerberos failing to start because of missing ldap interfaces. This most likely will happen if the ldap server object is deleted and recreated.
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 take a ldap trace on a linux/DSfW server.
This applies to both eDirectory and DSfW (since DSfW is built on eDir)
A ldap trace is helpf in troublehooting applications or workstations authenticating,
searching, or modifying the directory.
Some commands used in the video
See the screen level
ldapconfig get |grep -i… Continue reading