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File and Print Sharing, while connected to a Novell-Netware Server

When using a professional server (like Novell Netware or Microsoft Windows NT server), workstations should only access/store data on their local disk or on the server-disk(s), but not anymore on other PC's connected to the network. It make the data-management/control a lot easier, especially the backup.

But there are some special cases, where it makes sense to give other systems access to your local disk, so a Windows95 system will get configured as an 'additional' Netware server:

The process of setting up now "File and Print Sharing" is very similar to the PC-to-PC procedures, except we now install it as:
"File and Print Sharing for Netware Networks"

IMPORTANT: to make sure, that this system becomes visible in the Network-Neighborhood of other system, you have to turn on in the properties of this "File and Print Sharing for Netware Networks" the feature called:
"Server Advertising Protocol :
SAP "

IMPORTANT: before to exit from the 'Network'-Applet (and Windows95 will remind you, if you forget it), you need to define on the tab: "
Access Control" now as Security - scheme the 'User-Level Access-Control' and the system, which maintains the database with User-Names and Passwords, in our case: the Novell-Netware Server (Windows95 itself does not have such a capability to maintain such a user-database, but Windows NT 4 does !):

Like on a PC-to-PC network (where you use the "File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks"), you need now to give permission for other systems to access your disk/printer by selecting from the Context-menu: "Sharing":

While you get to the 'Sharing ' window as on a PC-to-PC
network, you need now to define, which Novell-Netware
Users (or Group of Users) have the Permission to access
your disk/printer.

You can give different permissions (Full access or
only Read-access) to different users.


A configured "Sharing" could look like this:


Then, this system (which I called '486u66'), will show up in the Network-Neighborhood of other systems (they may have to browse the "Entire Network to find that system). The resource can now be accessed like any other network-resource (map a network-drive or use drag&drop/copy to transfer/access files).

What I have shown above for the Sharing of the disk, works almost identical for Sharing printer:

On the system, which has the printer installed:
Select from the Context-Menu: Sharing and then
assigned the users/Groups, which are allows to
access this printer.



On the system, which like to use this printer, start the setup-procedure to "Add a printer" exactly as if you are defining a local printer:

But on the second page, select "Network Printer":

You get prompted for the "Network Path or Queue name", and if you are good in UNC, enter it, I myself prefer to 'Browse' and pick the printer from the list of systems, offering a printer on the network.
Once the printer is installed, you can use it as any other printer.
If you have a look at the properties of the printer:

you see, that it is a network-printer with the UNC (Universal Naming Convention name) :
\\486u66\brother,where the first part of the name (following the '\\' ) is the name of the system owning the printer, and the second part is the Share-name of the printer (so the UNC is also an easy access method).

Sharing the printer a Netware Print-Queue


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