NDSIMON.NLM will not load after upgrading to NetWare 6.5 SP8

  • 7002866
  • 30-Mar-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory ftf1 for NetWare 6.5
Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8


If you upgrade to eDirectory ftf1 before applying NetWare 6.5 SP8, two things will happen:
1) NDSIMON.NLM will get upgraded to a non-compatible version (8.8.4).
Additionally, you will see the following error on the logger screen:

    Loading module NDSIMON.NLM
      NDS iMonitor 8.8 SP4
      Version 20214.03   November 17, 2008
      Copyright 1992-2007 Novell, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Patents Pending.
    SERVER-5.70-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: DDCSetSecurityInfo for module
    SERVER-5.70-918: Loader cannot find public symbol: DDSSetConnectionSecure for mo
    dule NDSIMON.NLM
      Error processing External Records.
      Module NDSIMON.NLM NOT loaded
    Module NDSIMON.NLM load status UNRESOLVED
2) Some eDirectory supporting modules will get changed to those in eDirectory, including:

(Pre-SP8 install)
eDirectory modules
(post SP8 install)
BACKUPCR.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
BACKUPTL.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
EMBOX.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
EMBOXMGR.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
EMBOXMSG.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
EMSECURE.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
HT2SOAP.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
LOGGER.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
MERGECR.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
MERGETL.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
REPAIRCR.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
REPAIRTL.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
RSS.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
SCHEMACR.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
SCHEMATL.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007
SERVICTL.NLMv10554.4308/12/08v10554.29May. 15, 2007


If you have not upgraded to eDirectory ftf1 nor NetWare 6.5 SP8:
- apply NW65SP8 first
- then apply eDirectory ftf1
If you have have already applied eDirectory ftf1, then you will want to re-apply eDirectory ftf1 after upgrading to NetWare 6.5 SP8.

Additional Information

The reason for the modules being back-revved is that NetWare 6.5 SP8 is deemed to be authoritative, as far as eDirectoy 8.7.3 is concerned.  As it is authoritative, it modifies any modules on the running server to the versions contained within SP8 and is thereby working as designed.