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
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.
Off the top of my head:-
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
timesync (restart or reset)
Dam I wana build one up again for fun...
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 :D
Anyone who still likes Netware didn't use 6.0 at release.
My fav old Netware command:
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 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 :(
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...