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How can I associate a user to an application object in Novell through a command line or add/in?

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How can I associate a user to an application object in Novell through a command line or add/in?

We use Console One with Zenworks 5 and I am looking for an alternate solution to browsing though my tree opening my application object, clicking the add button on the 'asociations' tab, browsing to the user contaner, holding down the control key and single clicking on each user to associate to an application object.
We have to add 50 or more users for testing before applying to our entire org. In Active Directory you can open your spreadsheet with a list of user/machine names, copying and pasteing into the group. Also AD offers the dsmodd command?
Does Novell offer a better way???!
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There are plenty of ways to do this; Zen is very flexible (although I don't recall there ever being a version 5 of Zen for Desktops!).

However, the king of command line tools for just such a process is AppAdd from JRB - http://www.jrbsoftware.com/jrbutils_nw/utils/

It's not expensive, and makes AD tools look positively infantile.

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Alextoft:

Tx for the reply. The tools look great but not sure if the other engineers wil go for it. At 500.00 the price is moderate for our organization. We may look into a trial version. Thanks for the recommendation.

Any other work arounds/solutions to what I am going for other than a 3rd party purchase?
Kinda surprised that Novell does not offer more utilities...

Scott KunauSr. Consultant/Managing Partner
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While an upgrade might not be in the cards or necessarily the right thing to do, Novell offers many very powerful, control the whole solution command line utilities in ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM10).  These are the ZMAN commands and you can do with ZMAN exactly what you'd like to do.  I can create/delete/modify app "bundles" policies and most everything else.  Plus there is a new web-based management console called ZENworks Control Center (ZCC) so no more ConsoleOne.

I looked up some command line utilities that are available for your version of ZEN and none of them are "management", just "controlling" utils.

Scott
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