UW-Platteville uses the Novell NetWare Network Operating System to provide network services to faculty, staff, and students. The Novell NetWare client is required on all computers that will need access to resources on the campus network. The speed and reliability of these network services is directly related to the version and configuration settings of the Novell NetWare client.
The current client available for Windows 2000/XP Pro is: NetWare Client version 4.91SP5
To provide increased speed and reliability, OIT has made many configuration changes to these clients from their default settings. To make sure you have these configuration changes applied to your client, run the SETUPUWP.BAT file that is included as part of the NetWare client archive. This will always set the proper configuration settings in your NetWare client.
For instructions on how to install this client, go to this page.
The SETUPUWP.BAT file installs the NetWare client with the following settings:
- Installs the IP protocol only, removing the IPX protocol if present
- Installs the following components:
Novell Client for Windows
Novell Distributed Print Services
- Adjusts the following client properties under each of these tab windows:
First network drive: H
Preferred tree: UWPLATT
Force Grace Login Password Change =On
Default Capture (Other Settings section)
NMAS Authentication = On
Remember Workstation Only =Off
Variables Button = Off
Preferred Network Protocol: IP
Highlight Protocol: IP, Component: Naming, and in the Protocol component settings:
Uncheck Host File
Uncheck DHCP NDS
Only NDS and SLP should be checked.
Scope List = DEFAULT
LDAP Contextless Login
Directory Agent List = slp.uwplatt.edu, slp2.uwplatt.edu
Enable LDAP Contextless Login = on
Servers = clogin.uwplatt.edu
Name Resolution Timeout = 1 (Windows NT/2000/XP Pro only)
Advanced Menu Settings
Receive Broadcast Messages = Server Only
Enable Send Message = Off
Other performance issues
- Check your network adapter card settings and make sure they are configured properly for both the network speed and the duplex setting. Under most conditions Auto-Detect should be selected.
- The IPX protocol should not be installed on the workstation. If you see the IPX protocol present in the Network control panel, do not remove it manually. Instead, reinstall the NetWare client using SETUPUWP.BAT. This will not only remove the IPX protocol, but will also properly set the bindings for the NetWare client to use the IP protocol.
- If you are running both the Microsoft client and the NetWare client, you may see better performance by changing the Network Provider order. This can be accomplished in Windows 2000 by choosing Advanced Settings from the Advanced menu in the Network and Dial-Up connections control panel. Set the top Network Provider to be the service that you use most frequently.