Micro Focus (formerly Novell) offer products related to networked systems. Their main product in use within the University is a network operating system, Open Enterprise Server (OES), which provides the eDirectory directory services product for user and computer management, authentication and authorisation, together with networked file store, printing and many other functions. Micro Focus now offers the Open Enterprise Server (OES) product and also on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server. To obtain the installation media for most of the products, you should download the evaluation versions from Novell. *
In addition to their networked operating systems and eDirectory directory services, Micro Focus offers a large portfolio of products, which include the following.
- OES (Groupware including email, calendaring, document management)
- Identity Manager (Identity Management)
- Zenworks (Management of desktops and servers, including inventory, user and computer policies, software deployment, asset management, patch management)
- SuSE Linux Desktop and Enterprise Server
- Micro Focus Linux Desktop
- Filr Printing
Oxford University has site licences (see below) for a number of these products, including the following:
- Server operating systems (OES v1 and v2, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server v9 and v10) and including eDirectory
- Zenworks Configuration Manager (previously Zenworks for Desktops)
- Identity Manager (parts of product)
In addition, the University has a site licence for File System Factory from Condrey Consulting. This is a policy-driven file system management package to help automate the management of users' file store, including access rights, quotas etc. This product can manage Netware, Linux and Microsoft Windows filesystems, and will run against both eDirectory and Active Directory.