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I have been given the following assignment for one of the courses I'm taking. It is a mock project plan of the following:

Enviroment consist of Windows 2008 R2 AD domain and another domain running Novell eDirectory 8.8 Sp7. You company needs to implement a identity management soltuio nto sync user account information and passwords using NETIQ Identity Manager 4.0.1

Ok now I have to write a technicial document on how to do this..

1) Since I have never used eDirectory can is run on a Windows 2008 R2 OS platform?
2) I'm guess if I were to do this for real I would need a trust between AD and eDirectory would this be a forest root trust?

Guess I'm looking for guidenace on the technicial aspects of doing such a project
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You will need to build 2 servers.  The first will be a 2008R2 server running Active Directory, DNS, and possibly DHCP.  The second server can be SuSe Linux Enterprise Server or Windows 2003, 2008, 2008R2 (I suggest SLES).  This will run eDirectory and NETIQ Identity Manager.

The trusts you are referring to only apply to connecting two Active Directories together.  eDirectory and AD will run independently and Identity Manager will be the connector between them responsible for keeping them in sync.

AD Server:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755258(v=ws.10).aspx

eDirectory/IM:
https://www.netiq.com/documentation/edir88/pdfdoc/edirin88/edirin88.pdf
https://www.netiq.com/documentation/idm401/#install
https://www.netiq.com/documentation/idm401drivers/ad/?page=/documentation/idm401drivers/ad/data/bktitle.html
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Thank you for your reply I greatly appreciate the help.

So eDirectory from what you are saying can run on a Windows or Linux platform correct? IDM needs to be installed on the eDirectory server? iIt doesn’t need a server of its own server to run on?

Thank you again for all of your help!!!
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Why does the NETIQ documentation for IDM 4 refer to it as Novell IDM? Did NETIQ buy this from Novell?
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To be honest I have no idea; I do remember Novell having their own IDM but I've been out of the Novell/eDirectory business for 5 years or more.  I had to re-taste it when I started my last job while I migrated them away from their existing Novell infrastructure.
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Thanks...

I have been reading the install notes for IDM 4.0.1. Why does it need to be installed on the same server the eDirectory is on?
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