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Novell Client for Ubuntu & Rhel

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I need suggestion & help on the below requirement

Requirement: I am planning to install edirectory directory service for my customer, since the requirement is to have a Directory Service like AD, & to provide logging service to the directory, & to have all the user data & home directories on the server. The users have different desktops like Windows XP,7,RHEL & Ubuntu desktops. I need Novell Client to install on all the user machines & provide logging services.

1) Is edir can be used to apply policies & group policies like AD.
2) Novell Client for RHEL & Ubuntu
3) To create volumes on the OES (like we do on netware servers) to share the volumes to the users.
4) iManager is installed but the browser is unable to open the page.(object not found)
5) Users Home Directories should be stored in server.

Server OS: SLES 10 SP4 32-bit
Applications: OES2 SP3 32-bit
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baranii wrote:

> 1) Is edir can be used to apply policies & group policies like AD.


By itself, no. You would either need to use OES2 which includes Domain
Services for Windows, which is essentially AD emulation on top of eDir,
or you would need to use ZENworks which provides extensive policies and
desktop management capabilities. ZENworks will work with either eDir
or AD.

> 2) Novell Client for RHEL & Ubuntu


This does not exist. There is only a Novell Client for Windows and for
SUSE Linux.

> 3) To create volumes on the OES (like we do on netware servers) to
> share the volumes to the users.


That's easily done with OES2. You can create NSS volumes just like on
NetWare, or even share Linux directories as NCP volumes accessible from
any Novell client.

> 4) iManager is installed but the browser is unable to open the
> page.(object not found)


That's going to be its own issue and should go into either an OES2 or
iManager forum.

> 5) Users Home Directories should be stored in server.


Not a problem, at least with storing home directories on NSS. I'm not
sure about storing them in a non-NSS filesystem.

> Server OS: SLES 10 SP4 32-bit
> Applications: OES2 SP3 32-bit


OES2 SP3 should meet many of your needs it appears. You can get
policies with DSfW, but you have to install DSfW at the same time you
install the server. You can't (currently) add it after the fact.

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