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What is the reason for running Novell on top of Windows? Can Novell run alone?

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by Ann777 In reply to Purpose of Novell

Yes, NetWare can run alone. If you are running anything that requires IPX/SPX in order to run, then that would be one reason for running Novell on top of Windows.

NetWare, made by Novell, is the most widely-installed network server operating system. Initially very successful in installing its products in large and small office local area networks (LANs), Novell has redesigned (or at least refeatured) NetWare to work successfully as part of larger and heterogeneous networks, including the Internet.

NetWare's primary competitor is the Microsoft Windows NT operating system.
The latest version of NetWare, NetWare 5, comes with support for both Novell's own Internetwork Packet Exchange network protocol and for the Internet's Internet Protocol protocol as well as application-level support for a Web server. NetWare has integrated its own Novell Directory Services (NDS) with the industry standard Domain Name System (DNS) and the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). NetWare supports Java applications and the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (COBRA) Object Request Broker (ORB). Its kernel supports multiprocessing. Additional features include what it calls "next generation" file system and printing services and advanced security (public-key cryptography and Secure Authentication Services - SAS).

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by bockski In reply to Purpose of Novell

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by Bill_W In reply to Purpose of Novell

Not too sure what you mean here - most (all?) Novell servers boot up first as DOS pcs, then load the Novell OS after that. Novell suggest that one does NOT use Windows 95 as the boot OS, and suggest DOS 6.22 or one of the generic DOS, like DR-DOS.

Also many workstations in corporate LANs boot 95 etc, and then load a Novell client to get access to file and print services on the local Novell server. Some also have corporate email on the Novell server as well. File servers allow multipleusers to access files, applications etc, via a LAN (or WAN) connection. So thay may have been waht you were meaning.

I refuse to get into the Novell versus NT as servers argument. Suffice to say that Novell is stronger on file access, remote printing, user maintenance; whilst NT (as a server) is better for applications (SQL etc).
And now let's wait for the arguments!

And a Novell server (always a server - Novell haven't used combination server/workstations since about the late 80's) can run alone; remember its function is to provide Services to other devices.

Hope this all makes sense.

Please also note Anna777's succint response.

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by bockski In reply to Purpose of Novell

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by dbarker In reply to Purpose of Novell

Both of the above answers are correct about Novell itself. If you are talking about the red "N" that is on your workstation - that is the Novell client. It is software that helps your windows computer talk to the Novell server on the local area network(LAN). It can not be run by itself as it is not an operating system, just an interface.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Purpose of Novell

Depending on how the machine was partitioned an formated, you can see for a moment a WIN9x logo screen, but that's NOT windows, that's the command.com and it's logo.
Netware need first to boot into DOS, and then goes into Netware.

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by lelton In reply to Purpose of Novell

So how exactly did you get Netware to run ontop of Windows (95/98/NT).

As far as I know you can only only run Netware in non-dedicated mode on a dos machine or an OS2 machine. I don't believe it support Win95/98/NT in non-dedicated mode.

If isdoes thats news to me.

Could you be talking about the Novell Client software ?

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