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Novell is still making money, but not for the reasons they were making it back around 2001. NetWare/Open Enterprise Server is a small piece of their "operating system" market, which otherwise contains their SLES and SLED products. GroupWise is still around and the community around it is vibrant. Zen for Desktops (now ZENWorks Configuration Management) is ...


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Puts on dusty, well-used NetWare cap Hooray legacy skills. First of all, the command line you see is mostly useless for what you're trying to do. It isn't a command interpreter like bash or cmd. The next step is seriously dependent upon what version it is. 10-11 years old could be anything from Netware 3.1x to NetWare 5.0. You can find this out by typing ...


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NCP is a generalized communications protocol, and it currently rides primarily upon IP -- IPX has long been deprecated even by Novell. As such, it does indeed support IPv6. The primary platform for NCP is no longer Netware but Netware's successor product Open Enterprise Server (OES) which provides proprietary Novell services (such as NCP) as an add-on ...


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Backing up NetWare servers (not Novell servers as those could be Open Enterprise Server, or even SuSE Linux Enterprise Server depending on who is doing the asking) really does work best if you're using the Targeted Services Agent (TSA) architecture. The TSAs are designed to perform backups, and do a lot of the work that 'backup agents' do; such as ...


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What you're looking for is CIFS access on the NetWare server. Getting it up is actually pretty well documented. If you're using iManager, it should be under the Native File Access tabs. You may need to run 'cifsstrt' on the console before those changes take, but it's all there. Also, be sure 'cifsstrt' is in the autoexec.ncf file so it'll survive reboots. ...


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I'm going to assume you have IPX turned off. If not, let me know and I'll expand. The fastest way to make sure you connect to one interface and only one interface is to put the IP address you want to connect to in the "Server" field during login. Name resolution comes from several methods. SLP, based on whatever the Client has been configured Hints ...


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As SpacemanSpiff noted, SLP is used to find servers and trees. However, if you cannot get multicast out the network connection, I would consider just entering the IP address/IP Name of the server or tree to try and connect. That will work even if SLP is not working, most of the time.


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Moving folders into others is not logged. There are audit tools, but if you enable them, the volume of data generated will astound you. File operations happen far more often than expected and will fill any space you make available. Easy way is look in the directory for any salvageable files. If the folder is not there, then you know it was moved. Then ...


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My organization uses Novell products. Our mail system is Groupwise. We also use ZenWorks. Your post was interesting to me because it marks literally the first time I've ever heard of another (specific) organization using Novell products. I think they may have a larger customer base in Europe than in the U.S.


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Here is a tool called TrstRpt from Wolfgang Schreiber you can download (download link).


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There is a good upgrade path to this technology. While Netware as an OS is EOL, the services it provided included eDirectory (which provides great user management and authentication plus very solid LDAP services) and NCP file sharing have been migrated to Linux. They are part of a product called Open Enterprise Server (OES) that is very much a going concern. ...


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You can use Novell Remote Manager, or NoRM, for this. Open this in your Internet browser: https://address_of_your_NetWare_server:8009/ . It provides lots of information about the server, including its hardware specifications. In addition, it seems you can access data, provided by NoRM, from the command line, using Novell Remote Manager Command-Line ...


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NetWare, type SPEED for CPU, type MEMORY, for memory. If it's an HP server, and insight manager is installed you can get a lot more information @ http://serverip:2301 As suggested above NORM will provide you some information too.


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If you're the support guy, and you know nothing about it, my first advice is to stay away from it. My second advice is to learn it well enough to migrate off of it. Novell Netware and NDS was great, it was better than AD, but it's not the wave of the future. But it does what you asked - centralized user auth, fileserving, printing (you forgot that), even ...


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Novell is dead. Has been for years. This isn't a recent thing. There are countless articles dating back to 2000 talking of the decline, and impending death, of the Netware product and the Novell brand. I have been a consultant for many years, and the last time I saw a Novell shop was last millennium.


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We finished migrating off Groupwise about a year ago and that was the last reason we had NDS around. In our experience, there was a decline in the quality of support and a marked rise in the cost while there seemed like a lack of a clear future for the platform and the email system. A migration to Novell on SUSE to support Groupwise didn't make sense to us ...


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You can find out the server version by typing VERSION at the server console. You can switch between screens of the server by pressing Alt-Esc, or switch to a particular screen by pressing Ctrl-Esc and selecting its number. The way you add users depends on the version of the server. Provided it is a relatively recent one, switch to the graphics screen or ...


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If you are running Novell Netware, then as Dmityugov suggests, VERSION at the console. If you are running OES on Linux, then ssh to the server (or login at the Linux console, GUI or console only) and execute oes-SPident to see what version of OES you are running and regular SPident to see what version of SLES you are running. As for a UI, ConsoleOne is ...


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Your problem is that you're running Apache 1.3 on your NetWare server. Apache 1.3 and Apache 2 (and 2.2) are linked to different base libraries. Apache 1.3 is linked to CLIB, the library that originated with NetWare 2.x. Apache 2.0 is linked to LIBC, the replacement for CLIB that was introduced around NetWare 5.x. Because of this, when accessing remote ...


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It could be a couple of things: It is possible, though not likely, that the Novell Netware servers are still running pure IPX. Microsoft dropped IPX support for Windows as of Vista. If your NW servers are in this state, there isn't a thing you can do short of turning on TCP/IP for them. It is possible, though somewhat more likely, that you're running both ...


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At the console of the server, use the MODULES command, which is also aliased to M. So, m xnfs.nlm should be sufficient to report the date and version of this build. Often times they forget to increment build numbers so it is not 100% but in the case of this patch, the date would be a giveaway. If it is not really recent, you are likely not patched.


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We liked non-dedicated servers in 2.x, but they said all 3.x servers would be dedicated (boy, nobody will understand this joke today) We liked Bindery, but they forced us to move to NDS in 4.x We liked IPX, but they forced us to move to IP in 5.x We liked NetWare, after all, but now they try to force us to move to Linux in 6.x The decision is yours. ...


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Late yesterday afternoon I changed the number of threads for IMAP4 connections from the default setting of 10 to 100 in the GWIA object under Gateways in ConsoleOne. Since then, the IMAP service has been up and stable. I'm hoping this is the solution I've been looking for.


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Novell trees and resources are typically located via SLP, one or more of the netware servers is an SLP DA, and you should configure the novell client to point at the server that is the DA. From there, as for administration, you should either configure RCONJ or use Novell remote manager to manage the box. This should be sufficient with minimum configuration ...


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I've always used Netware with IPX/SPX for main protocol and only used IP for some of the specific apps that required it. You may need to install your client with IPX and then try searching for the tree.


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As it is already said, CIFS in NetWare 6.5 is enabled by default, for all volumes on the server. You'll need to create the so-called simple passwords for users to let them access the NetWare server this way though. You can do this with ConsoleOne, but only from a workstation connected to the server, not from ConsoleOne running on the server itself. After ...


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Nimmy, You can also use this free utility to connect to the NetWare server remotely: http://rconip.sourceforge.net/


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You may have some luck with ArcServe 6 for windows. Even back that far I believe the two products used the same tape format. Unfortunately I don't remember when the NW formats stopped being intelligible to the Windows product. I also remember one product using the same tape format, but all I remember is that it was NOT BackupExec.


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Boy, it has been a while since I played with NetWare (was 5x MCNE), but I don't recall any such logs being there by default unless you added auditing software, like Novell Identity Audit (NIA), separate from NetWare's base install.


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Why are you still running a GroupWise 6.5 system today when you should be at minimum running GroupWise version 8.0.x or the latest version 2012 (12.0.1). You should expect to have issues running such an old messaging system in today's age. If you go to http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/GroupWise_Release_History , you can see how old a messaging system you ...



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