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Renaming volume and NDS objects

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I have to rename some volumes, directories, groups and printer names/queues. Is it just as easy as renaming the volume objects or should I expect some NDS complications?
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by:jstegall
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There is potential for problems.  Use Nwadmin to do it.  It would
be easier to delete the printer and queues then recreate them if they must be to a different location in NDS.  Give NDS time to replicate the changes before doing things that depend on a renamed object.  More detail on what you want to do is needed to
determine the impact.
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I need to rename one volume, I think I should dismount it first and rename it from server console?. Rename the volume object from NWadmin too? There is one group which has rights assigned to this particular volume only, I have to change it's name too.
Do I have to reassign the rights again, or the group will still have them to renamed volume? This gruop is using one print server, one queue and several printers and all of these have to be renamed (volume name, group name and printer/queues names are all refering to the same department name and now dept. name is changing) to match the new dept.name.
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by:jstegall
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Check the JRB utilities at:
http://nz.com/webnz/JRBSoftware/
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To expensive stuff...
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You may be able to find something of lower cost.
Here are some Netware links:
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/mcox/nwlinks.htm
http://www.novellshareware.com/
http://www.novell.com/nwc/resources/
Someone may have published an atricle in one of these Magazines:
http://www.cobb.com/inw/backissu.htm
http://developer.novell.com/research/index.htm
(AppNotes or DeveloperNotes)
http://www.novell.com/nwc/
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Thank you jstegall for those links, but maybe I can find the answer for this particular question HERE if you would just give a chance to other experts to answer.
Thank you.
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saar2 earned 50 total points
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You don't need to re-assign the trusstes - when you change an NDS object - all the connected object are changed too.
Take for example alised name - when you change a username you don't need to change the alias name.

You need to change the volume name from the console (install.nlm). After you have done this, mount the volume again and then map a drive to it - use the map as a phisical drive:
map root f:=servername\volumename:

and not as a volume object name.
Then run Netadmin and change the volume object name.

It will be the best if you'll create an alias name to the previous name - this way you won't have any problems.

Saar

Email: saar@bigfoot.com
UIN: 3233305
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