NT4 as Client on Novell Netware Networks

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 8 Nov. 1997 / Last Updated on 8 Nov. 1997]

Windows NT4 includes all required software to connect to a Novell Netware Server.
Assuming, that the basic network-software is already installed, select in the "Network Neighborhood" the "Network"-applet, tab: "Protocols":

Netware servers do NOT support the Microsoft "NetBEUI"-protocol, some are configured for TCP/IP-protocol, but the majority uses the "IPX/SPX protocol".

In addition to the "IPX/SPX" protocol, the system installed "NetBIOS".

Select now the tab: "Services", then the "Add" button:

Select the "Client Service for Netware".
The system will read files from the NT4 CD-ROM, and then you are requested to reboot.
Once you have logged on, you will be prompted to define your Netware-connection:

Enter the required information. The system will then connect to the Netware Server(s).
If you like to check/change these Netware connection information, it is NOT part of the "network"-applet, but has in the "Control-Panel" its own icon:
CSNW : "Client Services for Netware":

Define your "Preferred Server" (for Netware 3.x) or your "Default Tree and Context" (for Netware 4.x). In addition, you can configure Network-Printing (Notification, Banner,...) and whether to run the Login Script.

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.


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