Renewing Root CA for Novell NetWare 6.5 SP8

I have a couple of Novell NetWare 6.5 SP8 servers that simply refuse to die. One of them can be quantum dated back to 2004, the other one dates back to 2008. Last night the Root CA expired, rendering LDAP services unavailable. Luckily, I had prepared for this event. Continue reading Renewing Root CA for Novell NetWare 6.5 SP8

Micro Focus (Novell) iPrint on Windows 7

I need to remind myself of running the IPP webpage in compatiblity mode in IE11 when installing printers.

Even if you specify ipp.FQDN, IE11 will kindly enter your FQDN into the list of domain names to show in compatibility mode. Remember to remove FQDN from that list when you’re done.

iPrint client 5.99 seems to be the last of its kind. From now on, iPrint is an appliance. Maybe it’s time to leave Novell and their products for good.

Client for OES 2 SP4 IR7a on Windows 10 1709

While trying to log in on our Novell servers using Client for OES 2 SP4 IR7a on Windows 10 1709, I was greeted with:

A required network service has not started.
Please check your error log for details.

The third reply of this post gave me a clue, simply run setup.exe one more time and reboot.

Uninstallation of IR7a still gives me error 0x80070005. The Registry settings in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell was accessible to me as a regular user. Maybe the client’s uninstaller is complaining about rights in the filesystem.

iobit‘s uninstaller free saved the day.

I really wish for more specific error messages.


Addendum 2018-02-23

Running setup.exe or yourscript.cmd from an elevated Command Prompt window eliminated all my problems. Search for “Command Prompt” on the start menu and hold down Ctrl+Shift when you click on the menu item. Simply right-clicking on yourscript.cmd and selecting “Run as administrator” proved to be insufficient. Creating HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell manually might also set things straight.

LDAP authentication for Subversion’s svnserve on FreeBSD using SASL, saslauthd, and Novell eDirectory

Here’s a writeup of how I managed to persuade Subversion‘s svnserve running on FreeBSD to authenticate using SASL, Cyrus’ saslauthd, and LDAP on Novell eDirectory. Continue reading LDAP authentication for Subversion’s svnserve on FreeBSD using SASL, saslauthd, and Novell eDirectory