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Installing the Client Software

To install the Novell client software on a Windows workstation, complete the following steps:

  1. (Conditional) If necessary, install a network board in the workstation according to the manufacturer's documentation and connect the workstation to the network. It's a good idea to record the board's configuration settings, such as its interrupt and port address.

  2. (Optional) If you are planning to upgrade a workstation and want to run the installation program from the network, create a directory called CLIENT under SYS:PUBLIC, and extract the contents of the Novell Client Zip file to the newly created network directory.

  3. Run SETUPNW.EXE (Windows XP/2000) or SETUP.EXE (Windows 9x).

  4. Specify either Typical or Custom installation and click Install. If you select Custom, continue with step 8. If you choose the Typical installation, skip to step 13. The Typical installation configures the Novell client as follows:

    • The Typical installs only the Novell client files, the NICI client, and the NMAS client. If you want to install optional components such as NDPS, Novell Workstation Manager, and ZENworks Application Launcher, use the Custom installation.

    • Both IP and IPX protocols

    • Directory-based authentication (eDirectory)

  5. Select the client components you want to install and click Next. If the installation program detects that any of these options are already installed on this workstation, those options will be checked.

    • Novell Modular Authentication Services (NMAS)—The NMAS client provides advanced authentication options to the standard Novell client. The NMAS client is discussed later in this chapter.

    • NetIdentity Agent—The NetIdentity agent automates authentication to popular Novell services. NetIdentity is discussed later in this chapter.

  6. Choose the network protocol(s) to support and click Next:

    • IP only—Installs only the IP protocol. The workstation will be able to communicate only with IP servers and will not be able to communicate with IPX servers.

    • IP with IPX Compatibility—Installs the IP protocol, but enables the workstation to communicate with IPX networks if the servers have IPX compatibility mode and a migration agent installed.

    • IP and IPX—Installs both protocols, enabling the workstation to communicate with either type of server.

    • IPX—Installs only the IPX protocol, enabling the workstation to communicate with IPX servers, but not directly with IP servers.

  7. Choose NDS and click Next. Choose a Bindery connection only if NetWare 3 is the primary server environment.

  8. (Conditional) If you selected Workstation Manager as a component to install, enter the eDirectory tree to be used by Workstation Manager and click Next.

  9. Click Finish to complete the installation. The installation program will automatically detect and load most LAN drivers for common network adapters. If it cannot detect your network board, it will prompt you to select one. You need to specify the location of the driver your network adapter requires.

  10. At the Installation Complete screen, click Reboot to restart the workstation and load the Novell client.

  11. When the workstation reboots, it automatically connects to the network and presents you with a login screen.

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