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In Novell Netware 6, is it possible logged on as a client, to gain access to another clients drive, or an admins drive some how, using tools or however.  Or some how open files that are stored in other drives?

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by:hendrixl
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When you refer to drives I am assuming that you mean the Netware 6 server file system.

Yes, it is possible to manipulate files that are stored on the server or other Netware 6 servers using TOOLBOX.NLM.

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/1490.html

No, it is not possible to attach to a client workstation from the server and manipulate files on that client workstation as a user.

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by:PsiCop
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I interpret On_The_Level's Question as is it possible for Client A, logged into Server FS1, to gain access to Client B's *local* drives (on Client B's physical machine) when Client B is also logged into Server FS1.

If my interpretation is correct, then the answer is "No", at least insofar as using the provided NetWare Client software. Just because Client B connects to a NetWare environment, that does not somehow magically export their local drives to that environment or make local disks available to the network community at large.

Note that if any local operating system security holes (or security holes masquerading as "features", for example, "File and Print Sharing" on Windoze OSes) function completely independently of the NetWare environment. So if Client B has turned on (or someone physically went to the machine Client B and turned on) such services, or installed software (e.g. DameWare, BackOrifice, et. al.) that makes local disks available, then they fact that Client B is also connected to a NetWare environment doesn't make any difference.

If you add things to your NetWare environment, for example ZENworks (http://www.novell.com/zenworks), and enable ZENworks services such as Remote Control, then it is possible for a properly-privledged user on Client A to use that function to access Client B.
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If you are talking about the mapped NetWare home directories when you say "clients drive" then each user has the capability to allow any other user access to their own home-directory data by assigning rights to them.  They don't need the toolbox for that; they can do it through the Novell client or through the NetWare extensions in Windows Explorer by selecting the "drive"  or a directory on that "drive," right clicking, clicking on "Trustee Rights..." and assigning whatever rights they want to whomever via the dialog box that comes up.

The users can do this with any NetWare file-system entity they have the "access rights" right to, which each user has automatically for their home directory when it is created.
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by:hendrixl
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PsiCop & ShineOn.  You are absolutely right.  I misread the intention of the question, believing OnTheLevel was talking about file manipulation from the server console to workstation drives and other Netware servers.  I read is as a question of whether or not a Netware server can act as a workstation as well as a server.  My apologies for muddying the water.
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by:PsiCop
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No problem - I think we've all mis-interpreted Questions on here from time to time. I know I have.
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by:ShineOn
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questions?  What questions?  Where am I?
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by:PsiCop
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Who said that?
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by:DSPoole
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what?  no one ever heard of ADMIN$???

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by:cmjl
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Oh how I miss personal NetWare, aka NetWare Lite...
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by:DSPoole
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can you say Novell DOS 7.0?
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by:PsiCop
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Novel dose .7

Ummm... guess not.



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by:ShineOn
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Iiii'm not so sure on that one.  

Granted it's hard to tell, with no response from the asker, but I must say that I think either my or PsiCop's interpretation of the question is closer to what the asker was looking for.

If you can't tell from reading the thread, maybe a paq/no refund would be better.
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by:Venabili
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I read this about 6 times.... and that is why the recommendation looks like this. It just sounded like this..

But PAQ - no refund is also ok with me
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