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Netware vs. W2K

By jma ·
Can anyone offer a comparision or white paper that compares Netware 5 and the upcoming windows 2000 server. I am currently running Novell 4.11 and am looking at an upgrade and would normally go to NW 5 but I am unsure if I need to consider Win 2000 Server?? HELP!!

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by gregc In reply to Netware vs. W2K

Here is a web page you can look at
http://www.novell.com/advantage/nw5/nw5-giga.html . This is on a Novell web site but is written by giga information group. I do not know how many servers you have but in my opinion Netware is easier to admin, if youneed application servers I would go to Microsoft NT for those. If all you need is rock solid File and Print than Netware is the best. Never rely on just one provider of anything.

Greg

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by jma In reply to Netware vs. W2K

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by mkelley In reply to Netware vs. W2K

One other thing to consider, is the fact that the heart of your new network is going to be directory services, Novells NDS has been out for two years, and has proven the ability to support one billion database objects. W2Ks active directory is unproven and is only rated to support about 50 million database objects. Also, to get any of the real benefits from W2K, you have to have a W2K network from the servers to the clients. You can get all the benefits of NDS with any client as long as your servers are Netware 5. Good Luck

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by MStrankay In reply to Netware vs. W2K

I agree with Greg and MKelly above, but I would like to point out that although NetWare 5 has been out for almost 2 years, the original Netware Directory Services (NDS) was actually released with NetWare 4 in about 1993 and has benefited from many years of development. NDS is also available for several platforms including NT, SUN/Solaris and hopefully LINUX soon. MS-Active Directory will initially only work with a pure W2000 network, so even NT4 stations/servers may not benefit. It will alsolikely take a few years before MAD is anywhere near as stable as NDS.

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by Wizzard In reply to Netware vs. W2K

I have been running NW 5 since it came out, and upgraded to 5.1 within the last couple of weeks. I HATE IT!!! If you are happy with 4.11 stay there!!! I have had my NW5 servers stop responding at least once a month having to reboot during the day, we keep getting errors related to time syncronization problems, frequent abends using NAI's Netshield.

I'm all for going to NT, but if you want to go to 2000, make sure to do your research on hardware compatibility issues. If you want to keepNDS, run NDS for NT.

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by mauiduck In reply to Netware vs. W2K

Aloha!

I have been running a Novell NW 4.11
server at one office and a Windows 2K
Advanced Server at the other. As far as a
file and print server goes, NW 4.11 rocks.
It has seemlessly run with no problems
by any clients logging in, printing, and
backing up/exchanging files. Active
Directory, on the other hand, doesn't
appear to be that greta. It messes up any
other services running on the server and I
had so many errors and crashes, that I
had to do a clean re-install.That being
said, once I redid the server just for web
services (web, ftp, mail, dns) the Win 2K
server started kicking booty. In my
experience, Netware was a nightmare
when it came to web services. Just trying
to run httpd services caused the server to
freak out and crash. Another point is, that
Mac clients hooked up and ran seemlesly
to both servers, but the cleint for the
Novell on mac is $100, whereas W2KAS
not only come swith a free UAM client, but
can be accessed seemlessly though AT

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