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2. Introduction
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2. INTRODUCTION


Homes is a free program that can do the following:
- set/create or delete the home-directories and optionally set the home-attribute in the NDS for a set of users. The set of users can be a NDS-context, group or template, or a "text" file.
- set/clear the default server attribute.
MassUser is a licensed version of the program, does everything Homes does with the following additional functies.

- create/delete/update user objects and/or Groupwise Accounts

- copy/move home directories.
- find obsolete directories.
- create an export (backup).
- create NT4-domain users if you have Novell's NDS Authentication services installed.

- create a user depent directory (other than the homedirectory)

- It can also be started with commandline parameters for batch processing.
and more.


The manual will give all the options Homes and MassUser have. If an option is only available in MassUser then there will be a remark about that.

2.1. Layout

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2.1.1. System Tabs

There are 4 system tabs:

- Settings here you can make the different settings.
- Logging The program will write status information to this page.
- Error Log This page is under devellopment, the program will write all the errors also to this page
- Setup Here you can set some enviroment settings.
The settings tab contains 3 zones:
- At the top you make a selection of users, and you can set which kind of update you want to do. User object related, Home Directory related and/or Extra Directory.
- Settings area in the middle
- Run / test run. (at the bottom)
Homes only has the Home Directory option, the others are disabled.

2.1.2. Main Tabs.

There are a few main-tab pages. In Homes.exe there are three main pages:

- HomeDirectory

Creating/updating/deleting Homedirectories

- Misc

Set/Clear the default server and Domain User in MassUser and run optional external command

- Filter.

Add some filter to the selection, to narrow down the selection.


MassUser has some extra main tab-pages:

- User

Create,update delete user and optional Groupwise accounts. Also support for apple and posix user accounts

- Extra Directory.

Create/Delete a user depend directory other than the HomeDirectory.

- Other

Directory Only information, template editing and other functions.


Each main-tab has one or more sub-tab-pages depending on the settings on the general tab of the main-tab. It is possible to use all main-tabs together, but this can be quite complex. It is probably better to run the program several times for the different actions.
Important
For any of this to work you will need the appropriate rights in NDS and to the file-system. Also, Long Name support must be loaded on the volumes!
For users of version 2.14 or before.
All Userspace and DirectoryQuota settings have been moved to a new Tab-Page. This tab will only show up if it is usefull to fill-in.
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For users upgrading from versions before 3.00
The settingsfile for all setting has been changed, and isn't compatible with the new version, you have to create a new settings file of files.

 

2.2. The toolbar

From left to right:

- Exit, leave program
- Tree select, you can select another tree.
- Load setting from set-file.
- Save current setting to set-file.
- Select All attributes
- Select No attributes
- Select special
- Set Groupwise archive directory option in Extra directory (MassUser)
- Save logfile.
- Help/About
- Enable/Disable Hints
- Stop button.

2.2.1. Tree selection.

In the caption of the program window the current treename is displayed. To change the current working tree you can use the Tree Selection button. The program shows a popup window where you can select the tree. If you select a different tree and you are not logged in into that tree, a login-window will appear.

2.2.2. Load settings from file.

This button lets you load the settings like trustee values and selection criteria. At startup the program will look for the file default.set in the program-directory, and will read the values from the section default.

2.2.3. Save current settings to file.

The button lets you save the current settings like trustee values and selection criteria. At startup the program will look for the file default.set in the program-directory, and will read the values from the file. If you want to restore the program-defaults, just delete the file default.set. This option is also very useful in combination with start-parameters for a batch process.

2.2.4. Select All attributes (used in MassUser)

This button is used in MassUser, where you can select all attributes of a template/csv file or clear attributes tab.

2.2.5. Select No attributes

This button is used in MassUser, where you can select all attributes of a template/csv file or clear attributes tab.

2.2.6. Select special

This button is used in MassUser, where you can select all attributes of a template/csv file or clear attributes tab.

2.2.7. Set Groupwise archive dir. option in Extra directory.

This button is available on the extra-directory tab, it will set the corrent values for prefix,suffix and attribute name for a "Groupwise archive directory".

2.2.8. Save logfile.

The program writes its logging information into the log-window. It may be useful to save the log information for later documentation or analyse in combination with "do test run". The file is saved as a RTF-file.

2.2.9. Help/About.

Help is still under development. In the end all information in this documentation will be available as context sensative help. New files/downoloads will become available in the future.


On the About page are three links: Forum, Email and Web-site.

- The forums link will take you to the HBWare web forums in your default browser.
- The email link will try to start a new email to the programmer.
- The web link will take you to the HBWare website.

2.2.10. Hint.

At the moment some options do have a hint-text attached, this is still under development. New Hint-files will become available. If the button is down, the program will show the hints.

2.2.11. Stop.

You can use this button to stop the current lookup of users or the processing of user selection.

 

 

2.3. Do test run.

If this option is checked (default), the program runs in a "test-mode". The program does everything except actually creating/modifying anything, so in the log window you can see what the program would have done. The program will not try to login into the servers!

After every "run" the program will select "Do test run" again, to prevent accedents.