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Manipulating CSV Files – Part 1

by on Sep.09, 2008, under Certification, LDAP, Novell, Politics, Scripting, Study, Training, Work

Before I jump in to the fun that is the Scripting that I have been wading through this past week, I thought I’d let all of those who may care that I finally have some kind of certification. I passed Microsoft exams 70-291 and 70-284. So I am now the proud holder of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Messaging Specialist certification (MCSA Messaging). Now I am concentrating on the final three exams so that I can get my MCSE.

After a rather hectic week of scripting a solution and then distributing it under an excessively short deadline, I have been asked to provide stats on the result of forcing this solution out to clients. The solution that I had to develop keeps tabs on a System Volume Image of PCs, and ensures that this Image never gets out of date too far. Currently I am not forcing a Store every restart, as the planned solution was to do, but I do inform the client that their current Image is out of date and ask them if they want to do a Store now. If they click on Yes then their PC is rebooted and the Store is done (providing that one of many flaws in the current Store process do not interrupt the process). (continue reading…)

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Scripting for Novell

by on Sep.09, 2007, under LDAP, Novell, Scripting, Work

I have had a bit of time to try some new scripting with Novell, mainly for use with my Security Auditing Tool. Some of this information I have not been able to find out on the ‘net and as such decided to post up here so that others may benefit from using this information. Basically this lot of scripting will cover getting the Server Name that hosts a volume within a cluster. Each of the Volumes in the Cluster has its own Server object in eDirectory such that the server name is SITE-CL1_SC_DATA5_SERVER or similar. The first thing we need to do is translate the Drive Letter to a Server and Volume Name:

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