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(OP)
how can i push the 8.7.3.3 update through ted

ie how do you automate the process of nwconfig - looking for the ips file - executing and restarting

RE: ted

Are you doing an "update" or an "upgrade" ? of the eDirectory product?

If it is an upgrade, I wouldn't use TED personally.  I am going to assume your doing an upgrade, cause if it was just an update, you wouldn't need our input for a simple file push.

But to use TED to do your push, and use NWCONFIG to run an install, you will need to write your own IPS files.  Pretty interesting what you can do, and I personally found it mush easier to deal with than the M$ counterpart (in my opinion, that would be VBS Scripts).  Get your self a nice LARGE cup of coffee and read through this site

http://www.novell.com/documentation/nw6p/index.html?page=/documentation/nw6p/othr_enu/data/a3hg4es.html

It has lots of good info on writing your own script.  To run that script with NWCONFIG?  well, stright from the scripting docs,

The NetWare install program also loads any file that contains the command line parameter "B=". For example, a script can be launched by entering LOAD NWCONFIG b=A:\myscript.IPS (where myscript stands for the name of your .IPS file).

So crack open the 8.7.3.3 IPS files, trace through them, and edit them for your own evil  needs.  All I see you really need to do is comment out all the areas that pause, and provide direct patch for areas that ask you for locations.

=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+
Brent Schmidt        Certified nut case   
Senior Network Engineer
 http://www.kiscc.com

RE: ted

(OP)
yep we decided against it as well

settled for ted just copying all stuff to each server , with like of the slp patches - we can copy straight to the nwserver , the ip patches straight to the system and then for the edir 8.7.3.2 to 8.7.3.3 - let it copy to a patches dir and then just pop in and do the nwconfig manually

that in it's self is a handy feature - and the reports on imanage for this are amazing clear

the ips files were a bit of a pain

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