Checking eDirectory file versions on Windows 2008

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  • 10-Jan-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell eDirectory 8.8 SP5 for Windows 2008
Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition

Situation

In Windows 2008 there is no longer the ability to display the version of a dlm file in Explorer.  This can only be done for dll's.

Resolution

In previous versions of Windows Server one could use explorer to drill down to the file's path then right-click properties the file to view the version tab.  DLM files are those files that can be viewed running within eDirectoy's NDSCONSOLE utility.

The easiest way to view the ds.dlm's version, for instance, to check the eDirectory version installed for Windows 2008 the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) can be used.  Below is an example of how to use this:

WMIC DATAFILE WHERE "PATH='\\novell\\nds\\' and Extension='dlm'" GET version, name | more

The output from the command will look similar to that below:

c:\novell\nds\dconserv.dlm   202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\dhlog.dlm      202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\ds.dlm         202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\dsbk.dlm       202.17.2.0
c:\novell\nds\dsbrowse.dlm   202.10.1.5
c:\novell\nds\dsclone.dlm    202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\dsloader.dlm   202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\dsmerge.dlm    202.14.2.0
c:\novell\nds\dsrepair.dlm   202.16.2.0
c:\novell\nds\dstrace.dlm    202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\embox.dlm      202.17.2.0
c:\novell\nds\gams.dlm       2.0.1.0
c:\novell\nds\hconserv.dlm   202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\httpstk.dlm    202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\install.dlm    202.19.2.0
c:\novell\nds\ncpengine.dlm  202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\ndsimon.dlm    202.15.2.0
c:\novell\nds\ndssnmp.dlm    202.14.2.5
c:\novell\nds\niciext.dlm    2.75.0.0
c:\novell\nds\nldap.dlm      202.18.2.0
c:\novell\nds\nmas.dlm       3.3.1.0
c:\novell\nds\nmasgpxy.dlm   3.0.0.0
c:\novell\nds\pki.dlm        3.3.2.0


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