Novell new user template home dir size limit setting

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I am using templates for Novell new user account creation in eDir.  We use size restriction for the home directories.  I cannot find a way to automatically set the size restriction using a template.  It is quite time consuming having to manually set the directory properties.
Can someone show me a way to have this happen automatically?


Question by:Craig Sharp
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    <pet peeve>
    "Novell" is a company. It makes a number of products, including "NetWare", "Open Enterprise Server", "eDirectory" and so forth. So your question concerns an "eDirectory New User Template".
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    Note that this Question might have been better asked in the NetWare TA -->

    The Answer to your Questions depends on what VERSION of the tools you have. Are you running modern NetWare (v6.5, or OES-NetWare) and using iManager? Are you in a NetWare v5.1/v6.0 environment using ConsoleOne? Are you in a NetWare v4.x environment using NWADMIN? Your Question could be asked of any of those environments, so without knowing what your environment is like, its difficult to give you a precise answer. You might not need a 3rd-party tool.
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    by:Craig Sharp
    We are running mixed 5.x/6.x with ConsoleOne.
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    Ah. Yes, unfortunately, in ConsoleOne, you're limited to just setting a Volume Space Restriction when you generate a User object with a Template. You're not able to set a Filesystem Directory Space Restriction, in part because creating the Object is primarily a Directory Services operation, and Filesystem Directory Space Restrictions are part of the Filesystem structure itself, not stored in eDirectory. Tho you gotta wonder how hard it would be for them to stick a "post-creation script" feature in there to be able to execute commands needed to set a restriction using the same code functionality that allows generation of the Home Directory to begin with.

    Of course, if you store user Home Directories on their own Volume (which is a good idea in general), then setting a Volume Space Restriction is effectively the same thing.

    File System Factory will give you the level of control you're seeking (plus a lot more) -->

    Also, JRB Utilities ( gives you a lot of programmatic control over your entire NetWare/eDirectory environment.

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