Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Monthly News Letter May 2005

Monthly News Letter May 2005

"We periodically look at Microsoft, but Active Directory doesn’t compare to the strength of eDirectory for managing users and objects. We have extreme confidence in our Novell systems. We do intrusion tests twice a year and have watched hired hackers get into a Microsoft environment, but they have never been able to break Novell." Annetta Smith, vice president of Information Services at Harbor Federal Bank

This newsletter is a collection of information from Novell. It is provided to give you insight on how Novell can help.

What is the benefit to you? The biggest benefit is it provides links into Novell's website that can provide you with more information. Information that will help you pro-actively plan and manage your network environment; links where you can find tools, answers and solutions.


There’s a Penguin in My Data Center: Linux in the Enterprise

You’ve been in the IT business for a while, so you can tell hype from a hole in the wall. But Linux is the real deal, and it’s coming to a data center near you. So join us for an informative, half-day technical seminar that does a deep dive into the realities of implementing Linux in large-scale enterprise data centers. In an interactive format.

For more information about this free seminar sponsored by Novell, Intel, and Unisys, or to register, visit http://www.unisys3d.com/EventList.aspx?ID=1

The Future of ZENworks 7 Linux Management

Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management provides complete lifecycle management for SUSE LINUX and Red Hat, adding imaging, configuration lockdown, remote, management, inventory and software management, far surpassing the capability of other Linux management products. ZENworks 7 Linux Management is the only solution that uses Policy-Driven Automation to centrally deploy, manage and maintain Linux resources no matter where they reside in the network.

To get more information on ZENworks 7 visit http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/sneakpeek.html

Novell Linux Desktop 9 Learning Center

Learn how to get started with NLD through a free online web based course. There are 4 courses which are designed for users migrating from Windows. There are more than 100 animations and simulations to give users a hands on experience of NLD9.

For more information, or to access the Learning Center free, visit http://www.novell.com/training/train_product/lcm/lcm.html

Novell® Clinical Workstation Solution

Novell® Clinical Workstation solution creates desktop interoperability among a wide range of applications, including those from most of the HIT application providers, as well as many customer-developed applications. Two key elements of this broad offering are Single Signon (SSO) and Context Management. The list of applications participating in this desktop interoperability spans the gamut of types, including fat client, Citrix/WTS and Web-based applications. This solution enables users to synchronize context, creating a patientcentered, user-driven clinical workspace, which provides SSO, strong authentication, authorization, quick user switching and common patient/subject selection to CCOW-enabled and non-CCOW enabled applications.

For more information on Novell Clinical Workstation, visit http://www.novell.com/industries/medical/4613445.pdf

Industry Portals

Novell knows the challenges your industry faces in today's world. We've created targeted business solutions to help you meet the challenges of today's demanding global environment.

To access Novell Industry Portals to see what solutions are available, visit http://www.novell.com/industries/index.html?sourceidint=solutionsmenu_industries

Policy-Based Citizen Portal Solution

Good government is all about allocating scarce resources as capably and judiciously as possible. To that end, municipal authorities the world over are constantly working to increase efficiencies and decrease costs. By replacing inconvenient and time-consuming face-to-face interactions with automated, online processes, Novell policy-based citizen portals are helping government officials enhance service and satisfaction, comply with departmental policies and statutory regulations and create cost savings that can be applied to vital community programs and services.

To get more information about Policy-Based Citizen Portal Solutions, visit http://www.novell.com/industries/government/citizen_portal.html

VIRUS Warnings

To find more on virus protection, removal tools, or security advisories visit: http://securityresponse.symantec.com


W32.Kedebe@mm is a mass-mailing worm that ends processes and prevents access to several Web sites, most of which are security-related. It uses its own SMTP engine to send a copy of itself to all email addresses gathered from files with predetermined extensions.

For more information about this worm, visit http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.kedebe@mm.html


W32.Mytob.BL@mm is a mass-mailing worm that exploits the Microsoft Windows Local Security Authority Service Remote Buffer Overflow vulnerability (as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011). It also copies itself to network shares with weak passwords.

For more information about this worm, visit http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.mytob.bl@mm.html

Cool Solutions

Check out all the opportunities to win cool gadgets simply by taking a survey. Interested? Visit http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/

Windows XP User Account Creation

Sherry H. wrote: I work for a school system, with all Novell servers and Windows 95/98/XP workstations. As we wage the war against Windows patches & antivirus updates, we need a way to create a local Windows admin account on our workstations with a common password, in order to allow us to use the common patch/antivirus scanners available (like MBSA, etc.). Does someone have a program that can be executed through a Novell login script that would create an admin account on the workstation with a specified password?

To see the responses to Sherry's request visit http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/trench/659.html

Open Enterprise Server: Activation Quick Start Guide

We've heard from some new Open Enterprise Server customers who are a tad bit confused about how to apply the activation code that lets them access their product updates.

This quick start guide is designed to give you an easy reference to the Open Enterprise Server activation. It describes how to download and register the Open Enterprise Server licenses, download your certificate, add users to your company's account, and obtain product updates.

To download this quick start guide visit http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/14627.html

iManager RBS Configuration Tips

Role-Based Services (RBS) gives you the ability to assign specific tasks to users. RBS presents the user with only the UI and tools necessary to perform those sets of tasks. This enables users to focus on specified tasks and objects as determined by their roles. When users access Novell iManager, they will see only the roles and tasks that have been assigned to them.

Note: This summary article on Role-Based Services is adapted from BrainShare presentations.

To read this article visit http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/14637.html

BrainStorm Cool Tip: Adding a Send/Retrieve Button

Right now, when you can't wait for GroupWise to automatically send and retrieve messages, you have to click the Accounts menu and then click Send/Retrieve. Cut out the extra time-consuming step of finding Send/Retrieve in the pull-down menus by adding a Send/Retrieve button to your toolbar.

To find out how to do this visit http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/14742.html

Dumb Question: Help me understand why and how to migrate to Linux

This is a multiple dumb question, but they really are about the same thing, which is migrating.

I'll answer them one at a time, but first I'll highlight the major differences between Linux and Windows.

To find the answers to why and how to migrate to Linux visit http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/14662.html

Using RSYNC with Windows

RSYNC is wonderful for data synchronization, because it only copies updated data from the source to the destination, using rolling checksums on both sides to determine which files need to be updated. If the data is already there, it won't be re-copied. RSYNC also updates the data at the block level, so that only the updated parts of a file are synchronized, rather than the whole file.

To read this cool solution by Gary Childers, visit http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/appnote/14729.html

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