Windows 2000 includes software to act as a client in a NetWare network and access resources on NetWare servers. NetWare support is provided by the following components:
The protocols used for NetWare connectivity.
The NetWare client software included with Windows 2000 Professional.
The NetWare client software included with Windows 2000 Server; GSNW also acts as a gateway to allow Windows NT/2000 clients to access NetWare resources.
A tool for converting user accounts, files, and other information from a NetWare server to a Windows 2000 server.
Allows a Windows 2000 computer and printer to service NetWare clients. FPNW is available separately from Microsoft.
Windows 2000’s key NetWare connectivity features are described in more detail in the following sections.
Novell NetWare networks include the IPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange) and SPX (Sequenced Packet Exchange) protocols. These protocols were developed by Novell and are the default protocols for NetWare 4.0 and earlier networks.
NWLink is Microsoft’s implementation of the IPX/SPX protocols and is included with Windows 2000. This protocol is automatically installed when you install CSNW or GSNW, or it can be manually installed.
To install NWLink manually, follow these steps:
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