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    Happy Anniversary Netware


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    Takes me back to the good old days when I was a MCNE and used to be flown out to Utah and San Jose at Novell's expense to attend Brainshare and NDA events...

    Used to have 30 servers over 7 sites running Netware 5, 6.0 and 6.5, rock solid OS, hardly ever gave me any problems. Servers used to be up for years without being touched etc


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    Good Times!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
    Takes me back to the good old days when I was a MCNE and used to be flown out to Utah and San Jose at Novell's expense to attend Brainshare and NDA events...

    Used to have 30 servers over 7 sites running Netware 5, 6.0 and 6.5, rock solid OS, hardly ever gave me any problems. Servers used to be up for years without being touched etc


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    I was just thinking about Novell today, wondering if I could recall the main commands of netware if needed.

    it's 18 months since our last Netware box went off, a groupwise 8 server.

    I hate Exchange.

    Rob

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    Off the top of my head:-
    DSRepair
    DSMerge
    Config
    DSTrace
    NWConfig
    VRepair
    TCPCon

    Plus NWAdmin32 and ConSLOW1 for the admin and Client32 on the Win95 workstations

    I agree Groupwise was a great product especially combined with Novell Instant Messenger, and also BorderManager as the firewall

    Still got several of the t-shirts, jumpers, laptop cases, suitcase from back in the day when companies had bottomless corporate entertainment budgets
    Last edited by AJWhite1970; 16th July 2013 at 08:34 PM.

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    nssmu
    timesync (restart or reset)
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    inetcfg


    Dam I wana build one up again for fun...

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    Another one who cut their teeth with Netware, brilliant server OS and Windows Server still hasn't caught up in some areas. Hmm, will have to visit the loft to see if I've still got the disks

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    Anyone who still likes Netware didn't use 6.0 at release.

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    My fav old Netware command:
    DISABLE LOGIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    Anyone who still likes Netware didn't use 6.0 at release.


    I used 4.x 5, 6 and 6.5 don't remember any major problems.


    Had mixed Netware and OES2 Linux boxes in the end.

    Rob
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    Netware 6.0 worked (apart from the awful ds.nlm that shipped with it that tore holes in NDS if your timesync was off and the NSS module that made a mess of traditional file stores if you ran NSSMU on an existing volume....) but when Netware 6.5 was released it was a much more feature rich product, and I'm still aware of a couple of small businesses to this day that are happily running NW65SP8

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    The only version I have managed to play with was 6.5, it was fantastic! Miles ahead of Windows Server. Never played with OES2 but wouldn't mind seeing what it can do.

    Sadly, everyone I know who ran Novell have now gone fully Windows.


    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
    Netware 6.0 worked (apart from the awful ds.nlm that shipped with it that tore holes in NDS if your timesync was off and the NSS module that made a mess of traditional file stores if you ran NSSMU on an existing volume....) but when Netware 6.5 was released it was a much more feature rich product, and I'm still aware of a couple of small businesses to this day that are happily running NW65SP8

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
    Netware 6.0 worked (apart from the awful ds.nlm that shipped with it that tore holes in NDS if your timesync was off and the NSS module that made a mess of traditional file stores if you ran NSSMU on an existing volume....) but when Netware 6.5 was released it was a much more feature rich product, and I'm still aware of a couple of small businesses to this day that are happily running NW65SP8
    I have a vauge recolection of something, but we probably were on SP2 or SP3 within hours of installign 6.0...

    I do remember beign very annoyed to find our DLT7000 tapes despite being the same tape as DLT-VS80 wer formatted differently so we could not directly restoer the backup of our NW5 server to the new NW6 server... The file copy took hours.


    We still miss Zenworks

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    I fully gave in to the dark side four years ago when I took this job after finishing migrating a large site from Netware to Windows. To this day I still miss Zenworks for workstation management, GPP on steroids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    I do remember being very annoyed to find our DLT7000 tapes despite being the same tape as DLT-VS80 wer formatted differently so we could not directly restoer the backup of our NW5 server to the new NW6 server... The file copy took hours.
    Brings back memories, there must have been about 7 different versions of ULTRIUM.NLM, each as incompatible with each other as chalk and elephants....

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