Thank you for your exotic suggestions
You can use Novell’s LDAP ActiveX controls to access eDirectory without need of the NetWare client.
Download the following installers if you have not done so already:
Alternatively, you could use the controls on the “LDAP” tab of the Component Palette in the Formativ Forms Designer. Among the controls here is NWIDir, the LDAP counterpart to NWDir.
I hope this helps.