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I’m looking for a good set of NDS / LDAP eDirectory tools.  I would prefer a scripting language style set of tools so I can run queries / modifications on a scheduled basis.  Any help would be appreciated. All we have currently is ConsoleOne.
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Try JRB Utilities (www.jrbsoftware.com, I believe). Excellent set of utilities for manipulating not only NDS but also NetWare itself. I know a number of people doing all sorts of programming using them and scripting languages such as Perl.
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JRB Utilities ar a staple for NetWare junkies, as PsiCop ponted out:

Some other options:

NDS Bulkload (no longer supported in eDir but shipped with NDS 8) utility lets you add/change users using LDIF files which you can script using CRON

In ConsoleOne you can use the Import/Export wizard to do what Bulkload used to do

Novell's DirXML lets you make changes from a multitude of external sources but this product is not free. http://www.novell.com/products/dirxml/

Hope these help


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Just checked and it appears that Bulkload has been replaced by ICE.NLM (Import / Convert / Export) in eDirectory. The command syntax for ICE mimics the features of the "old" Bulkload NLM.
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If you are looking to do this scripting on a Windows workstation, I recommend Winbatch from Wilson Windowware.
You can download a free trial at:

http://www.winbatch.com/download.html

It has NetWare extenders that might do the trick.  The tool itself is probably the best scripting utility for Windows I have seen.

Like they say on the main page for Winbatch:  "Make your Windows sit up and beg."
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I just read the title of your question.  I guess you won't need Winbatch if you want something that can do it from a server console command line.
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If you know Java, you could download the Java developer kit from the Novell Developer website.  That's Java, tho - not JavaScript.  
The applet or servlet would run in your JVM.
http://developer.novell.com/ndk/njsdk.htm

If you prefer other programming languages, you can write your own NLM if you want, customized to do what you want.  APIs and dev kits available also on http://developer.novell.com/
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I didn't interpret "command line" as needing to run from the console prompt.
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Then WinBatch might do the trick after all.  

In order to schedule it, you have to buy it, because it has a reminder prompt that pops up randomly until you plug in the license info.

It can be scheduled on a Windows machine using the Windows task scheduler, or if you want to get sophisticated with your scheduling, go with something like Schedule Wizard.
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jrbutils is going to be the trick pony... thanks all.
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ryansta,

I'm glad I was able to answer your Question. However, I have to confess that I don't understand the points split. Normally, I'm fairly indifferent on these matters, and I bear no ill will to waybadmojo, but I do feel that I've been significantly shortchanged.

My reasoning is that I answered your Question first, and you used my answer as your solution. waybadmojo agreed with me and offered some other ideas that you ultimately rejected. Within the EE community, just agreeing with the accepted answer is generally not considered as worthy of a point award.

Ultimately, the point award is at your discretion. As the Expert who first suggested the solution you adopted, I ask you to reconsider your award decision.

Again, this has nothing to do with waybadmojo, and I'm not try to cheat him. If he disagrees with me, I encourage him to speak up.
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Ack PsiCop... I know and I'm sorry! I tried to make it so you (PsiCop) got 200 points and waybadmojo got the assist with 133 points. This was my first time splitting points and I thought I was doing it right but I apparently mussed up! I'll post to the moderators forum or do you know how I can fix it?
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groovy thanks modulo
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