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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.

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

OES 2015 NSS for AD

The big new feature in OES 2015 is NSS for AD.  With NSS for AD, AD users can be given file system access to an OES server.  Coupled with DSfW a functioning bi-directional trust will be possible.

Currently the limits with a bi-directional trust are with file system access from the AD side to the eDir/DSfW side.  The work around has been to add an AD user to a eDir/DSfW group and via the group the user will gain the needed ACLs to access a file system.  The problem has been file access via this method is limited to only DSfW servers.  This does not work with other OES servers.  Now with NSS for AD complete AD user access will be possible.

Watch this video for more information on NSS for AD in OES 2015

May 2014 OES11SP2 Scheduled Maintenance for eDirectory 8.8 SP8 patch 2

May 2014 OES11SP2 Scheduled Maintenance for eDirectory 8.8 SP8 patch 2 (9156)

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

List patches in the Updates repository
zypper pch OES11-SP1-Updates
Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp2-edirectory-888-patch2 | 9156 | security| Needed

Install the maintenance patch
zypper up -t patch oes11sp1-edirectory-887-patch2

Then list the patches again to verify the patch is listed as Installed
zypper pch OES11-SP2-Updates
Should see the following:
OES11-SP2-Updates | oes11sp1-edirectory-888-patch2 | 9156 | security| Installed

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

Bugs: 627162653702782375795332, … Continue reading

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

NDSD Health Check Script

I’ve received a great deal of feed back on the DSfW Health Check Script and applied some changes. One of the suggestions was to do only a ndsd (eDirectory) script. The DSfW Health Check Script works for both DSfW and eDirectory servers, but if all you want to do is check eDirectory health on a DSfW server or want a script only for ndsd that is smaller and simple this is an option.

I am always looking for suggestions. I’ve created a video for the ndsd_heaclthchk script. Watch to to learn about configuring it for your specific needs.

For for NDSD Health Check in the download section.

The configuration options are as follows

# Set emailsetting to 1 to send e-mail log when finished. Set to 0 or remove the 1 to disable
emailsetting=0

# Set emailonerror to 1 to send e-mail log if an error is returned. Set to… Continue reading

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