WIN2K & WIN95 & NOVELL NETWARE
Posted on 2000-05-09
Some of the clients are running Win95, some running WinNT W/Station and all new PC (about 300 units) are pre-installed with Windows 2000 Pro.
We have main servers running Novell Netware and lots of servers running on NT4.0. All clients are install with Netware Clients 4.0 except for Windows2000 that comes with "Netware Clients for Windows2000" and is compulsory to gain access to in-house apps.
1- Using Win95 PC, whenever accessing a shared Win2000 a network password of \\pcname\IPC$ will appear. I already add user name and even the Win95 PC name into the Win2000. But if I removed Novell Client (in Win2000) or bypass Novell in Win95, all shared resources are accessible. However eliminating Novell is not the solution since the in-house apps needs you to login to Netware and some needs to gain access to shared resources in clients desktop PC.
2- After successfully intalled printers (under Novell server queue) in Win2000 PC the printer works just fine. But after shutting down and reboot the PC, the printer status shows "Not Available" even when you successful login to Novell and logon as Administrator.
3- Networking with Windows2000 are really slow and even sometimes Novell will pops up message "DHCP client- Please wait while attempting to connect to bla bla bla...". Any other way to make thins better. Actually we are on the move of upgrading all the NT4.0 servers to Windows2000 servers but that will only happen in another 2 months.
Thanks for helping.