NetWare users will soon be able to merge two dissimilar network directories with a new utility from Novell.
The company is previewing TREEINT, a directory integration utility, in the January release of its Novell Developer Kit.
TREEINT integrates directories with different schemas at any location in the directory tree, thus expanding the opportunity for directory integration. At present, Novell distributes DSMERGE, a utility that lets network professionals merge directories that have identical structures or schemas only at the root of the directory.
TREEINT analyzes directory trees, compares their schemas and attempts to reconcile any differences. It then backs up the data in the new tree, installs the new directory into the existing tree and restores the data.
"TREEINT would be particularly useful for companies that want to repartition their directories or for companies that have purchased other companies and need to combine directories with different schemas," says Ed Partridge, IS manager for medical component manufacturer Zevex in Salt Lake City.
Novell declined to comment on whether the utility will ship with future releases of NetWare. TREEINT runs as a NetWare Loadable Module on NetWare 4 and 5 networks.
It is available for download free from http://developer.novell.com/ndk/Novell: http://www.novell.com