Chapter 21 - Interoperating with Novell NetWare

Chapter 21

Many enterprise networks are a mixture of operating systems, old and new hardware, and a variety of software. Fortunately, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server provides a number of services that allow Novell NetWare servers and clients to interoperate with Windows computers of every description. These services include the following:

  • NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol (NWLink) The Windows 2000 implementation of the IPX/SPX protocol—the legacy NetWare communication protocol. NWLink supports connectivity between computers running Windows 2000 and computers running NetWare and compatible systems.
  • Gateway Service for NetWare (GSNW) Enables a computer running Windows 2000 Server to connect to NetWare servers, including NetWare 4.x servers or later running either Novell Directory Services (NDS) or bindery emulation. Support for login scripts is also included. You can use GSNW to create gateways to NetWare resources. Creating a gateway enables computers running only Microsoft client software to access NetWare resources.
  • File and Print Services for NetWare (FPNW) Enables a computer running Windows 2000 Server to provide file and print services directly to NetWare and compatible client computers. The server appears to the NetWare clients to be just like any other NetWare server, and the clients can access volumes, files, and printers on the server.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrators Companion
ISBN: 0735617856
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 320 © 2008-2017.
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