- Planning for Windows NT and 2000
- How Does This Differ from Windows 2000?
- Introduction to Novell
- Designing Mixed (OS) Networks
- Configuring Gateway Services for NetWare
Configuring Gateway Services for NetWare
After the service is installed on your PDC, proceed with your NetWare installation. After NetWare is installed, perform the following steps on the NetWare server:
Create a group called NTGATEWAY. This group will contain a user needed by the service.
Create a user who is a member of the NTGATEWAY group. This user should have rights to all the areas you want the NT users to access. This user will act as a security template for the NT users coming across the gateway. If this user can't access it, nobody can.
Depending on which version of NetWare you are running, you may need to install OS/2 namespace on the volumes NT users save to. For most versions of NetWare, filenames are restricted to the old 8.3 file naming convention. However, if you want your NT users to be able to use long filenames, you must install OS/2 namespace for each volume to which NT users will be saving files.
Now that the user and group information is set up on the NetWare server, you can configure the Gateway service on the NT server.
The first step, as always, is to reboot the Windows NT server. Chances are the server prompted for a reboot after you installed the service, but if it didn't this is your time. Assuming that you log in to the NT server as an administrator equivalent, open Control Panel. In Control Panel you will find an icon for Gateway Services for NetWare.
Setting up Gateway Services for Netware is pretty self-explanatory, with no real surprises. For Novell bindery-mode servers choose the first option: Preferred Server. This drop-down menu should auto-detect the available bindery-mode servers. If the server you are connecting to is using a tree, select the Default Tree and Context option.
After finishing the installation, bring up the Configure Gateway screen.
This is where you need to enable Gateway. The screen will then allow you to enter the user information for NetWare. This is the user you created on the NetWare server in the NTGATEWAY group. Finally, add the NetWare shares to which your NT users will have access.