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Update #2 on random eDirectory network login problems and weirdness

by File in: edirectory, Netware, troubleshooting

Last week I wrote about the random login weirdness that plagued users trying to login to our Netware/Windows/SLES eDirectory network. It seems that uninstalling/reboot/reinstalling NICI on the affected workstations sequence did not fix the problem for all users. Today I found that if I go into the Novell Client 4.91 SP2 properties, select the advanced […]

Update on random eDirectory network login problems and weirdness

by File in: diagnostics, edirectory, Netware, Novell, troubleshooting

Earlier I wrote about random network weirdness I’ve been experiencing where new eDirectory users created in the past week couldn’t login to the network, regardless of which machine or client they were using, or which WAN link they were on. No errors show up in the event logs, and dstrace shows no eDirectory errors. The […]

emBox login error:com.novell.eMBoxSDK.ConnectFailedException: Login failed

by File in: backup, diagnostics, edirectory, Novell, troubleshooting, Windows

Yesterday I wrote about creating eDirectory backups using eMBox and other utilities. Today I was trying to make an eDirectory backup on a Windows 2000 eDir server, version 8.7.3.4 (10551.53). I launched a command prompt, and from the c:\novell\nds directory I typed edirutil -i to launch eMBox in interactive mode. Next I attempted to login, […]

Howto: Quick and dirty eDirectory backups

by File in: backup, edirectory, howto, Netware, Novell

I’m currently upgrading some Netware 6.5 servers from support pack 5 to support pack 6. I’m also upgrading those same servers from eDirectory 8.7.3 to 8.8.1. Before I make any eDirectory changes, the first thing I do is to run from the server console: dsrepair -rc This makes a quick backup of Data Information Base […]

eDirectory 8.8 / 8.8.1 and nw65sp6

by File in: best practices, deployment, edirectory, Netware, Novell, upgrade

According to the readme file included with Netware 6.5 Service Pack 6 (Last modified: 06Nov2006), “If you have eDirectory 8.8 installed on the server, copy the dhost.nlm (dated 18Sep2006 09:36AM) to the server’s sys:\system directory and reboot the server before applying the Support Pack. ” Then the Novell eDirectory 8.8 Readme Addendum was released and […]