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Had to rebuild server.
Have license diskettes.
Can't find license keys.
How do I get license keys?
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The keys are on the license diskettes should be a file like .nlf extension.

Should be like two sets of keys from what I remember ,a base 5 user and the master key to add the rest of the tree.

Should let you browse for license during install.


Been about 10 years since I did an NW 5.1.

I hope you have an overlay cd with the last servicepacks as they aren't available from Novells site anymore.
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Assuming you've got a floppy disk drive in the server, load one of your license disks and then load SETUPNLS it is the utility that you can install licenses into the tree.  The only other way to install a license on NetWare 5.1 is with the NWADMN32.exe found in the SYS:PUBLIC\WIN32 directory.  The command once in that utility is found under the Tools menu as I recall.  You'll launch it on a machine with the Novell client installed and one that has a floppy disk.

As pgm554 wrote above, the license file will have a .nlf extension and it may be in a A:\licenses directory/folder.  There also may be a .nfk file too.   The utility (preferrably NWADMN32) will read the disk and choose the license file/certificate for you.

Then once it is installed again, you may have to assign it to the server using NWADMN32.  Open the details screen of the license certificate object and you'll see some tabs on the right.  One of them lets you assign the server.

Hope this helps.

Scott
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Thanks for the responses.
I have the license disks and know how to add them.
I need the 16 position license "key".
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I have no idea what that is and I'm about as knowledgeable about Novell as you'll find on this site.
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I genuinely appreciate your efforts to help me, but...
OK
I insert the license disk..
locate the .nlf
the license for "server + (5) CONNECTIONS is added.
THEN.... it asks for the license key ((this is a 16 position code))
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Check this out ,it may shed some light on your problem.

http://www.novell.com/documentation/nw65/os_license_nw/data/hvv260jg.html
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by:ZENandEmailguy
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That should be a code that appears actually on the diskette.  
I have a number of various NetWare license diskettes and that is what I see.
Scott
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That's a new one on me ,and I've installed lot's of 5.x.

I thought they did away with the per server license and just changed it to the tree.

Never had to key in any numbers even in the 3.x and 4.x days.
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Some of the license diskettes were upgrades from NW-5.0 - they came with a page showing the 16 position activation code.
These documents got "lost" when we moved out offices. :( :( :(
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Call Novell customer service,they may be able to look them up.

If they can't help you ,I'm a Novell dealer from way back.

I might have some old stock boxes laying around for 5.1 with license key diskettes.

www.cpu-tech-services.com
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by:ZENandEmailguy
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The number at Novell that you should start with is 1-800-529-3400. They may transfer to the license activation team but someone will likely have the answer you need.
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If you get the keys,make sure you download this before you start.

http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=t006GFCPuVI~

I'm amazed Novell still has these up.
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Sadly the problem is not solved but I appreciate the efforts.
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