Error: No Instance for eDirectory Server is Configured

By: akoska

January 31, 2007 2:54 am

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A Forum reader recently asked:

“I keep getting the error message that no instances for the eDirectory Server are configured. What can I do to solve this problem?”

And here’s the response from Novell’s Akos Szechy …


Do you have a “/etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/.edir/instances.0″ file? It should be created by the ndsmanage/ndsconfig process. However, basically this file contains a line corresponding to the conf. file for each of the instances, like this:

aszechy-linuxtest:/etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/.edir # cat instances.0

You can re-create and use this file if necessary …

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