Installing and Configuring Novell OES Clients
- Instant Access
- Introduction to Novell Clients
- The Traditional Novell Client
- Installing the Client Software
- Removing the Client Software
- Installing from a Web Server
- Upgrading the Novell Client
- Novell Client Install Manager
- Novell Client Upgrade Agent
- Automatic Client Upgrade
- The Client Login
- Configuring the Client
- Other Novell Clients
- Native File Access
Installing/Upgrading the Novell Client
Two Novell Clients are available: one for Windows 9x and one for Windows XP/2000. Novell Client files may be downloaded from http://download.novell.com and installed directly, or copied to any convenient location, such as a network server, for installation by any client with existing network access.
Use the Novell Client Upgrade Agent to check periodically for updated client files. When found, the Upgrade Agent automatically starts the client upgrade routine.
If you are upgrading multiple existing Novell or Microsoft clients for OES NetWare, you can use the Automatic Client Upgrade (ACU) feature to automate this process. Place ACU commands in a profile or container login script to detect whether the client software needs to be installed, and then the ACU updates the workstation automatically, if necessary, when the user logs in.
To install the Novell Client from a web server, copy the client files to the web server and use the WriteIP utility to create a SETUPIP executable that will download the Novell Client install files from the web server and launch the client install routine.
Configuring the Novell Client
After the Novell Client is installed, you can configure it by using the Novell client property pages. Right-click on the red N icon in the system tray and select Novell Client Properties.
To configure the login for a Novell client user, create a login script. Login scripts can be associated with container, profile, and user objects. A login script can control what happens when a user logs into your Novell network. For information and syntax on login scripts, see Appendix B, "NetWare Login Scripts."
The NetIdentity agent, available only with the Novell client for Windows XP/2000, provides single sign-on across all Novell services that use eDirectory authentication.
In order to use NetIdentity, the first service with which a user authenticates must be NetIdentity-enabled.
Install the NetIdentity agent from the \NetIdentity directory that is created when you extract the Novell Client.
The NICI Client
The Novell International Cryptographic Infrastructure (NICI) Client v2.6 ships with OES NetWare. The NICI client () provides cryptographic services to all client-side applications and services, including Deployment Manager, Native File Access, Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS), and Certificate Server.
The NMAS Client
Novell Modular Authentication Services (NMAS) enable you to supplement or replace the traditional Novell password authentication mechanism with alternative mechanisms, such as smart cards, tokens, and biometrics.
The NMAS client provides a framework within which authentication methods can be configured and integrated with Novell eDirectory to provide a flexible and seamless authentication process.
The NMAS client can be installed from the Novell Clients CD-ROM.
Accessing Files with Native File Access
Native File Access supports Windows CIFS, Apple AFP, and Unix/Linux NFS.
Native File Access is a core service of OES NetWare, and is installed automatically during the OES NetWare installation.
Getting the Latest Client Software
Novell frequently updates its client software.
Check on Novell's Support Website's software download page at http://download.novell.com/ for the latest versions of the NetWare clients.