IntranetWare gives NT users access to NDS

Novell has released its IntranetWare for Windows NT as a free Web download, giving NT 3.51 and 4.0 workstations access to all NetWare and IntranetWare services.

Novell has released its IntranetWare for Windows NT as a free Web download, giving NT 3.51 and 4.0 workstations access to all NetWare and IntranetWare services, including Novell Directory Services (NDS).

This second NT release of the 32-bit client allows IS managers to run NetWare log-in scripts and has better support for running DOS, Windows, and NetWare applications, according to a Novell representative.

"We had some problems in that area with the previous release, and we've worked through those issues," says Cary Pittard, a product manager at Novell, in Orem, Utah.

Pittard says the updated version of Novell Application Launcher enables location-independent access to applications. The launcher also lets network administrators centralise application installation and administration.

Norton Application Launcher 1.1, a snap-in to IntranetWare's administration utility, offers a new folder system for organising multiple networked resources, improved application performance with fault tolerance and multiple-server load balancing for consistent network application performance.

The vendor has also announced forthcoming Novell Workstation Manager beta software, which will let IS managers centrally manage NT workstations in an IntranetWare environment using NDS.

"This utility removes the need to install a Novell domain," Pittard says.

NDS on NT

The second IntranetWare for Windows NT client has NDS capabilities

* A single password log-in to the workstation and network

* Full log-in script execution with Novell Directory Services (NDS) support

* Access to IntranetWare services using TCP/IP

* Auto-reconnection to network resources when the network goes down

* Co-existence with Microsoft peer-to-peer services across NT servers or workstations

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