The Novell NetWare client is needed to access some campus network resources such as file sharing, printing, and applications.
If you already have a version of the Novell NetWare client installed on your computer, you can update to the most up-to-date version by using these instructions to install the client again.
The current version of Novell NetWare client for Windows 2000/XP is: SP5
Minimum Client Requirements:
Operating System: Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional (Do not install on Windows XP Home Edition or Windows Vista)
This installation is a four step process: Download, Extract, Install, Reboot.
Memory: 256 MB memory
Network Card: NIC installed, connected to the campus network, and configured with TCP/IP protocol
When the computer reboots, you should see a Novell Login window. Before you login for the first time, click the Advanced button and verify these settings:
Open a web browser and connect to the Software page at http://www.uwplatt.edu/go/software. Click the link to open the software page, and enter your eDirectory username and password. Follow the link to the Windows page, and select UW-Platteville NetWare Client Install - Windows 2000/XP Pro. When prompted, save this self-extracting archive file to a directory on your local hard drive. Before you continue, make sure that you close any applications that are currently running in Windows.
You will need Administrative privileges in Windows 2000/XP Professional to proceed.
Using the Windows Explorer, browse to the directory where you downloaded the client and double-click on the file you just downloaded (NWC_491SP5) to run the file. This will start the extraction process and give you a dialog similar to:
Click on Yes. You will see a window that displays the status of the expansion of the installation archive.
The installation of the NetWare client install will start automatically after all install files have been extracted. The installation process may take a few minutes to complete.
(Note: To manually start the client install, run setupuwp.bat from the NWC_491SP5 directory that was just created.)
When the install process completes, you should see a dialog similar to:
Select Reboot to reboot your workstation.
You can now enter your eDirectory username and password to login.
- Tree should be set to: UWPlatt
- Context will be set to your context once you enter your username in the username field.
- Server should be left empty.
Since they are no longer needed, you can now delete the archive file named NWC_491SP5 and the expanded directory named NWC_491SP5 from your local hard drive.
If you have any questions with these instructions or need more information, feel free to contact either:
OIT Help Desk - 342-1400 or Campus Life Network Support Hotline - 342-1990