JClient DClient exception error with IDM 3.6.1a installation on Windows 2008 R2

  • 7006953
  • 29-Sep-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Identity Manager 3.6.1

Situation

When installing IDM 3.6.1a from the media, the install crashes at some point.  Often a jclient or dclient error is given.

Resolution

There are several causes to this.  Often, if eDirectory 8.8.5 with ftf4 is installed, the FTF will be the cause of the problem.  Either backrev eDirectory to the FTF 3 patch or update eDirectory to a later FTF than 4.
 
If this does not work, then use the following workaround.
This applies to Windows.
1. Run the IDM installer with the -DCLUSTER_INSTALL="true" option. This will install only the IDM files and not the eDirectory schema or other pieces.
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\idm_install.exe -DCLUSTER_INSTALL="true"
 
2. Extend IDM Schema via install.dlm .
***The schema files need to be copied to the eDirectory installation directory; by default C:\Novell\NDS***

If the schema files are not copied to the proper directory, install.dlm may give an invalid error about "Invalid Schema File Format". If the files are not in the same drive as eDirectory, install.dlm may not allow you to click the "Finish" button.

Also iManager's "Import Convert Export Wizard" will fail to import those schema files complaining about their format.
The main files (in this order) in the installation media are:

<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\vrschema.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\drv_ext.sch

Additional files in the installation media are:

<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\AvayaDvr.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\sap.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\sapuser.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\nsimAux.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\WkOdrDvr.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\nxdrv.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\i5os.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\racf.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\tss.sch
<install_drive>:\windows\setup\schema\fanout.sch
 
3. Create default objects via LDIF

The following is the LDIFs for the default Notification collection:

dn: cn=Default Notification Collection,cn=Security
objectClass: notfTemplateCollection
objectClass: Top
cn: Default Notification Collection
ACL: 1#subtree#[Public]#[Entry Rights]
ACL: 3#subtree#[Public]#[All Attributes Rights]
dn: cn=Password Expiration Notification,cn=Default Notification Collection,cn=Security
notfMergeTemplateSubject: Password Expiration Notification
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objectClass: notfMergeTemplate
objectClass: Top
cn: Password Expiration Notification
dn: cn=Password Reset Fail,cn=Default Notification Collection,cn=Security
notfMergeTemplateSubject: Notice of Password Reset Failure
notfMergeTemplateData:: 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
objectClass: notfMergeTemplate
objectClass: Top
cn: Password Reset Fail
dn: cn=Password Set Fail,cn=Default Notification Collection,cn=Security
notfMergeTemplateSubject: Notice of Password Set Failure
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objectClass: notfMergeTemplate
objectClass: Top
cn: Password Set Fail
dn: cn=Password Sync Fail,cn=Default Notification Collection,cn=Security
notfMergeTemplateSubject: Notice of Password Synchronization Failure
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objectClass: notfMergeTemplate
objectClass: Top
cn: Password Sync Fail

Both the Password Policies and the default NMAS methods were present on a brand-new eDirectory 8.8.5 FTF 4 tree, so there is no need to create them.

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