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I am trying to find a program, (shareware maybe), that will allow me to remind my IT staff automatically, at various times of the day, to do certain tasks.  i had an old one called "kick off" when using novell 4.11.  This however does not work on 5.1.  Any ideas?

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Was it an NLM on the server or was it only clientbased?

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You might peruse this Novell shareware site:

http://www.vquill.com/feltonslist.htm

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Thanks sverre
IT was a program that came with corel wordperfect office 4.1.  Very simple but done the job.

Thanks d50041
Some really great links there but unfortunately still nothing for me.  THanks anyway

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If it not is a program that loads an NLM on the server there should be no problem of using it (at least there is no harm done to the server, some API calls may be changed, but I think the old ones will work for compabilityreasons).
If it is a server NLM it might work (most NLM:s do) but test when there is no user working. I have been out for that the server could abend.

So my advice is:
Test i controlled forms and see.
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download cron.nlm and stuffkey.nlm from novell.

http://support.novell.com/servlet/filedownload/pub/cron5.exe
http://support.novell.com/servlet/filedownload/pub/stufkey5.exe

cron does the scheduling, and stuffkey types anything you want at the console. Then you can just schedule a "send" command for various times of the day.

cron is a great timer program. it's a nlm that you only have to load once on the server then your all set. add it to the autoexec.ncf as well..
as for commands, you could just throw some broadcasts to specific users into seporate .ncf files and then use cron
tell the server when to fire them off..
NwCron is a great windows side frontend for managing cron

Find it here.
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/1189.html


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