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 […]

Howto: Reload Netware DNS and other WINSOCK settings without rebooting the server

by File in: howto, Netware, Novell

I’m not sure how this TID got passed me, but today I found out how to reload DNS settings on a Netware server. Previously you had to bounce the server for these settings to take effect. From a Netware 5.1+ server console: Reload the SYS:\ETC\HOSTS file: WS2_32 RELOADHOSTS Reload the SYS:\ETC\PROTOCOL file: WS2_32 RELOAD PROTOCOL […]

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 […]

What to do before a Netware NLM won’t unload

by File in: Netware, Novell, remote access, troubleshooting

I’ve been troubleshooting a problem all day where only one user won’t get her Netware login script drive mappings, or they will map, but she’ll lose them within half an hour or so. But of course this is an intermittent problem. This problem doesn’t affect any other users in her OU, and the problem follows […]