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After applying SP5 to my Netware 6.0 server last night, I also applied the NSS, TCP, and SLP patches.  Of everything else in there, is there anything else I really need?

Thinking along the lines of the iPrint related ones - first I'm ignorant as to what iPrint is.  Our printers are served by print queues.  

The eDirectory is one I do plan on applying shortly, which raises a side question.  Does it matter when I apply the eDirectory patch to the NW6 server that holds the master replica, relative to when I apply SP5 to the rest of my NW6 servers (5 others)?  I'm concluding that it should be done first on the server that holds the master replica.

The FTP related patch I don't believe I need since we don't do any web operations over here.

The NFS, iFolder, and iSCSI ones I don't know that I need.  And the Bordermanager one I don't believe I need since we don't use that as a firewall.

Anything else I should be looking for?
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Looking deeper into eDirectory, it looks like I need to apply 8.7.3 to my 8.6.2 version before doing 8.7.3.4 ..  Good thing I didn't do that last night.  
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Yes, the DS upgrade should happen first on the Master of [ROOT].  
It wouldn't hurt to get the other servers up to SP5 if they hold replicas, because there were probably updates to eDirectory 8.6.2 applied by the SP.  You can verify by typing VERSION at the console prompt of each server and check the displays for eDirectory version and NDS version.  If the versions still match, and the version of DSREPAIR still matches, no problem, but it's nicest to have all replica-holding servers at the same DS and DSREPAIR versions before you run your pre-upgrade DSREPAIRs.

I don't think you want to upgrade iManager just yet - not until you have more of a comfort level, but iManager 2.02 is available for NetWare 6.0 and is what NetWare 6.5 (pre-SP3 anyway) uses.

iPrint is the internet-enabled name for NDPS, so if you plan to migrate your traditional queue-based printing to NDPS, the iPrint patches would be in order.

iFolder is nice technology if your users will benefit from it.  Especially nice for mobile users.

If you have backup software that uses TSA's, you'll want to apply the TSA5UP17 patch.  I think SP5 only includes the updates through TSA5UP15 or thereabouts.  It's also known as the SMS patch, in case you hear something about that.

I don't know if the NFS patch you refer to is for the NFS gateway or for NFAP/NFS, and whether either would benefit you depends on whether you have or plan to have any *nix or Linux in your environment.

As far as 8.7.3 vs 8.7.3.4, that is true.  You have to be at 8.7.3 before you apply Interim Release 4.  I don't think they do full-installs with IR levels included, anyway.  The good thing is, you don't have to upgrade to 8.7 before you upgrade to 8.7.3.  Early-on 8.7.3 was only available as an upgrade to an existing 8.7.x version,  but they rolled it into one package about a year ago or so.
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