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Accessing old Novell Server with Win2k

By Technomancer ·
I need to access our old Novell 3.21 server to get some data off of it for my boss and I can't get Win2K to access the novell netware part of the network. It used to be in the server room and I've moved the Novell server to my desk with a small hub so that I can use a KVM on it. Am I not doing something that I should? It's been about 3 years since I've had to access this machine and I'm woefully out of practice on Novell.

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by mike_lucey In reply to Accessing old Novell Serv ...

Could be a frame type/network number issue. Both the W2K machine and the 3.12 server need to have the same frame type (802.2 or 802.3) using the same IPX network number. (Type CONFIG at the server colon prompt to see what the box is using.) Try manually specifying the stuff in the W2K client. Otherwise:

What client are you using? If you have Novell's Client for Win2000/NT (the current version is 4.8, but 4.7x works better, I think)you should be able to go into Windows explorer, expand Network Neighboorhood, expand Entire Network, and have a Netware Servers group to expand. There, you should see the server.

Try this and ask again if the frame type stuff doesn't work.

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by Technomancer In reply to Accessing old Novell Serv ...

Did all that and still couldn't browse the novell server. But my boss has changed priorities again so I don't have to access it now. Thanks for the help tho.

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by acurrin In reply to Accessing old Novell Serv ...

You should be able to use just the MS Client Service for NetWare to get to the 3.2

Make sure that the IPX protocol is bound to the network card and manually set the frame type and network number to match the settings to those in the autoexec.ncf of the NetWare server.

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by Technomancer In reply to Accessing old Novell Serv ...

did that and no luck. Now things have changed and I'm off on another tangent.

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