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By ldc6205 ·
I am planning to add an NT4 server to my LAN where I will be using Netware 5.1 as the main server. Will I need to purchase client licenses for Netware and NT or is there a way to connect the NT server to the LAN and allow client access through Netware?

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by highlander718 In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

there sure is. You can download the NT client from the Novell website and you're all set after installing it !

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

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by pierrejamme In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

If you are referring to accessing the NT server. You need a CAL (Client Access License) for each user that will access the server as well as the NT server license. Your NetWare licenses are only good for NetWare as you might suspect. Bill has to get his money too!

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

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by dlafrombois In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

This first answer is completely wrong. In fact Microsoft requires unique CAL's for each of their products, irrespective of where they run. For example, a Exhanger server requires (1) cal for exchange and (1) for NT/2000. However, I believe that if you use NT, 2000, or XP clients they include an NT license.

What Answer #1 was referring to was a product Novell sells called Netware for NT. This product enable your Novell users to be authenticated to the NT domain without managing two different users accounts.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

This answer was partially correct. I know that Windows clients (NT,2000 or XP) do not include an NT client access license.

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by erikdr In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

Well, back to basics.
1) If you want to use NT as file server (not appserver), then indeed individual connections from workstations would be the first that come to mind. And with all Windows versions, they DO require separate CAL's - they aren't included in the purchase of NT, W2K etc.
Note that you'd have separate userid/password for NT apart from NW5!
2) Indeed answer 1. replies to the wrong question - the Novell client for NT is a _client_ and does not allow NT shares to be published on NetWare. However the trick itself can be done, with a tool called NDS for NT. With this one, NT shares can be integrated with NDS and can be mounted on the Novell server. (Which then saves you the Microsoft CAL's). However this mounting is badly documented and not the main reason for using NDS for NT (that is for integrating appservers and single signon). The other way round, NT as the main server and itself mounting NetWare volumes, is done more frequently - it uses Microsoft GSNW. However it istricky with read-write traffic, sometimes the cache on NT gets updated and the NW master not yet.

Hope this helps,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Running Netware and NT Se ...

Detailed and informative. This member gave me some insight into other options. Thank you so much.

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