A task I was assigned today had to do with Novell eDirectory login scripts. The only information the local admin reported that Windows 2000 users were getting login script errors when the script was trying to execute “c:\program files”. He didn’t mention any more specifics about who was experiencing the problem, but he wanted the error(s) resolved.
The eDirectory tree is rather large at this site, and it contains many organizational units, each which have their own specific login script. There are also some user login scripts, so finding this problem was going to be a fairly labor intensive (and monotonous) task, involving checking each login script for errors by hand.
I made it through reviewing about a dozen login scripts before I decided there had to be a better way to track down the root of the problem. I did some quick searches and came across the NDS Login Script Editor 1.2. It’s a free program written by Jeff Brusoe that can search or search & replace login scripts for users, organization containers, org units, templates, and profiles in NDS.
The installation was painless, and once I set my starting context I quickly searched for “program files” and came up with 9 hits almost instantaneously. I could have had the program edit the scripts for me, but I chose to have the query results saved to a log file so I could manually change the scripts.
I would guess this program saved me three or four hours worth of work. If you need to make changes to login scripts, I would highly recommend using this Cool Tool.