Assigning Netware rights via the command line

by File in: Novell

Here at the office we have a group in charge of assigning and maintain user and group rights and permissions to our various systems.  It’s nice not having to worry about that aspect of server administration.  But I have an urgent need to have some eDirectoy group rights assigned to a specific directory on every […]

Enabling Backup Exec remote agent debug logging on Novell Netware

by File in: backup

We’ve been experiencing issues with some of our Backup Exec 9 remote agents losing their connections to media server during backup.  The Backup Exec server job logs report the following generic error: Final error: 0xa000fe30 – A communications failure has occurred. To help troubleshoot this problem, I decided to enable debugging on the Backup Exec remote […]

Howto: Authenticate to eDirectory via the Novell Client, command line style

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I have a backup script that runs on a Windows 2003 server that requires Novell client authentication.  Here’s how to authenticate to eDirectory via the command line, which means it’s scriptable!  The syntax is: c:\windows\system32\LOGINW32.EXE  .user.ou.o /PWD password /CONT Alternatively, you could map a drive to an eDirectory server (Netware, SLES Linux or Windows), which […]

Novell has released patches for DNS cache poisoning vulnerability

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Novell has released patches for novell-bind on OES2 and named.nlm on Netware that address the deficiencies in the DNS protocol and common DNS implementations that facilitate DNS cache poisoning attacks described in CVE-2008-1447.    Patches for bind running on SuSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) 9 and 10, plus openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, and 11.0 were released previously.    […]

Ninotech Path Copy – a free Shell extension to copy the path of a file or directory to the Clipboard

by File in: utilities, Windows

Ninotech Path Copy is one of those free utilities I’ve just discovered recently, although it has been around for years. I found it on Novell’s Cool Tools web site, and it isn’t just for use in a Novell Netware environment. You can quickly install it into your Windows 95-Windows XP context menu, where it can […]

Howto: Copy files from the Netware 6.5 Server Console

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I had a badly behaving Netware 6.5 SP7 server that absolutely would not allow clients to authenticate or connect. It ended up being a problem with a NIC driver gone wild, but I had to do some troubleshooting to determine that fact. During the troubleshooting process I wanted to backup several directories before I altered […]

Howto: mount an .iso image on a Netware server

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I’m installing Zenworks 7SP1R2 today, and the customer did not provide the installation media.  I’m downloading the .iso’s from Novell as we speak, but don’t have access to any blank CDs to burn the image files.  I decided copying the .iso files to the server and acessing them directly would be the best solution. TID 10095903 [via […]

When GWIA won’t unload and the server hangs

by File in: Groupwise

I updated my NW65SP6 Groupwise 7.0.1 server to 7.0.2 Hot Patch 1a yesterday, and my gwia kept abending when I tried to restart it or exit it. It didn’t matter if gwia was loaded in protected memory or not, it would just lock the system console. I was unable to down the server, spawn a […]