Sharing Windows 2000 Resources with NetWare Clients

Now that you've learned all about accessing Novell NetWare resources from a Windows 2000-based environment and network, you need to know the other side of the story—how to access Windows 2000 Server resources from NetWare clients and servers. Microsoft provides a separate add-on package called Microsoft Services for NetWare (SFNW) version 5, which provides tools to allow NetWare administrators to integrate Windows 2000 Server into their NetWare network, including the following:

  • Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services (MSDSS) Synchronizes Novell NDS and Microsoft Active Directory service
  • Microsoft File Migration Utility (MSMF) Migrates NetWare files and their permissions to Windows 2000
  • File and Print Services for NetWare 5 (FPNW5) Emulates a NetWare 5 server and provides file and print services to NetWare clients

Additionally, the tools from the earlier version of SFNW that supported NetWare 4 and NetWare 3 environments are provided as part of Services for NetWare version 5. These are the Directory Service Manager for NetWare (DSMN), which synchronizes AD with NDS, and File and Print Services for NetWare version 4 (FPNW4), which emulates a NetWare 3.x server.

Both versions of File and Print Services for NetWare provide essentially similar functions (although at a different apparent NetWare version); they emulate a NetWare server enabling a Windows 2000 server to integrate into an existing NetWare-based network with no changes to the NetWare clients. NetWare clients do not know that they are accessing an FPNW-enabled Windows 2000 server.

Administrators of NDS-based Novell NetWare networks can use the Directory Synchronization Services component of Services for NetWare to periodically synchronize their NDS and Active Directory services, enabling them to maintain a single account and password for each end user on the network. Administrators working with earlier NetWare bindery (version 4.x and earlier) networks can use the Directory Service Manager for NetWare to accomplish the same function.

More Info

More information on Microsoft Services for NetWare can be found on the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/sfn/default.asp.



Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrators Companion
ISBN: 0735617856
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 320

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