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Admin Cannot Access Server

I have a Netware 6.5 server that I've taken over from the previous admin. No one, including Admin can remote into it via remote console, or access the volumes via windows explorer. I know that this was 'fixed' at some point in the past because it was a 'permission issue', but I have no further information.

What could possibly be keeping Admin from seeing volume data via Windows explorer, or remote console in, or even viewing the sys volume in console one/nwadmin?

Thanks
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Jrh-svsu,
> What could possibly be keeping Admin from seeing volume data via
> Windows explorer, or remote console in, or even viewing the sys volume
> in console one/nwadmin?


Someone has removed his rights?

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So, to elaborate. Can you run ConsoleOne, Imanager or NWADMIN32 and see
if he is the trustee of ROOT?

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On 15.06.2012 18:36, jrh-svsu wrote:
>
> I have a Netware 6.5 server that I've taken over from the previous
> admin. No one, including Admin can remote into it via remote console,
> or access the volumes via windows explorer. I know that this was
> 'fixed' at some point in the past because it was a 'permission issue',
> but I have no further information.
>
> What could possibly be keeping Admin from seeing volume data via
> Windows explorer, or remote console in, or even viewing the sys volume
> in console one/nwadmin?


A pulled network cable would do that. 😉

Frankly, your description sounds like nobody can access the server* at
all*. Right? If wrong, tell us *what* works please.

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Hi all, sorry it took me so long to get back (it was a beautiful weekend...the last thing I was thinking of was servers:) )

The Server is pingable, accessible, etc. It acts as a Print Server and there are a bunch of NDPS print queues on it.
If I use windows explorer to go to \\Server\, I get two directories: _Admin and SYS. Under SYS I have only 3 directories: LOGIN, ndps, and Network Trash Folder.
I'm positive that there used to be more, because I have an old shortcut that points to nwadmin32 on \\server\sys\public\wind32\nwadm32.exe. That shortcut no longer works.

If I use an remote console tool such as AdRem Remote Console I recieve "No sufficent rights to connect to the selected server (895D). You need to have console operator privilege."

I login to NWAdm (or ConsoleOne, tried both): Ive checked the Trustee permissions for Root, the Server container, the individual server object, the Server_SYS volume, and Admin_Server volume. All have Admin with full permissions.
I have also checked the Operator option and Admin is listed there (as is my personal account, which can not access it either).

Hope this helps out some more. I'm a newbie Netware admin (took over for the previous guy), so I'm still poking my way through all this.

Jon
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Hi.

On 18.06.2012 18:16, jrh-svsu wrote:
> If I use windows explorer to go to \\Server\, I get two directories:
> _Admin and SYS. Under SYS I have only 3 directories: LOGIN, ndps, and
> Network Trash Folder.


But you don't get a login prompt again when you go there?

One of the most obvious options I can think of, is that your server ran
out of licenses, or lost them entirely. At the server console type
"version", and post the output here.

For a more detailed output, type "pm stats". But the version output
should be ok for now.

CU,
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mrosen;2202243 wrote:
Hi.

On 18.06.2012 18:16, jrh-svsu wrote:
> If I use windows explorer to go to \\Server\, I get two directories:
> _Admin and SYS. Under SYS I have only 3 directories: LOGIN, ndps, and
> Network Trash Folder.


But you don't get a login prompt again when you go there?

No login prompt, nope.


mrosen;2202243 wrote:
One of the most obvious options I can think of, is that your server ran
out of licenses, or lost them entirely. At the server console type
"version", and post the output here.

Novell Open Enterprise Server, Netware 6.5
Support Pack Revision 08
(C) Copyright 1983-2008 Novell Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patent Pending.
Server Version 5.70.08 October 3, 2008
Novell eDirectory Version 8.8 SP3 SMP
NDS Version 20216.83 July 6, 2008
Server License: Novell Netware 6 Server 650 Not Acquired


mrosen;2202243 wrote:
For a more detailed output, type "pm stats". But the version output
should be ok for now.


If the above doesn't help I can get the pm stats version as well.

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OK. What about the VERSION command on the console?

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AndersG;2202264 wrote:
OK. What about the VERSION command on the console?



Ah, unless I'm confusing things, that's what I posted above. Went to the console on the machine itself and typed VERSION and got this response:

Novell Open Enterprise Server, Netware 6.5
Support Pack Revision 08
(C) Copyright 1983-2008 Novell Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patent Pending.
Server Version 5.70.08 October 3, 2008
Novell eDirectory Version 8.8 SP3 SMP
NDS Version 20216.83 July 6, 2008
Server License: Novell Netware 6 Server 650 Not Acquired


(It's a virtual machine so I can access the console via VMWare Sphere)
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Jrh-svsu,
> Server License: Novell Netware 6 Server 650 Not Acquired
> -


That sort of explains it. Server has no licenses... So, question is:
Where did they go. Without any licenses the server will allow two
"grace" connections. So, using MONITOR on the console clear all
connections, then connect to this server from a workstation, then use
nwadmin32 from sys:public/win32 to install a server license. There is
one in the license dir of the Sp8 media.

Sorry about my misreading your earlier answer, but the text I was
looking for was as quoted text, that is why I missed it.

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Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
http://www.novell.com/rms

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AndersG;2202272 wrote:
Jrh-svsu,
> Server License: Novell Netware 6 Server 650 Not Acquired
> -


That sort of explains it. Server has no licenses... So, question is:
Where did they go. Without any licenses the server will allow two
"grace" connections. So, using MONITOR on the console clear all
connections, then connect to this server from a workstation, then use
nwadmin32 from sys:public/win32 to install a server license. There is
one in the license dir of the Sp8 media.

Sorry about my misreading your earlier answer, but the text I was
looking for was as quoted text, that is why I missed it.

--
Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
http://www.novell.com/rms


Thanks, I'm going to give this a shot tonight/tommorow morning when it's not in as much use (Just in case). I'll let you know the outcome.
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I attempted a license install this morning and it failed. The error I got was:
The following license certificates were not installed:

UNLIMITED UNIT NetWare 6 Server LICENSE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Explanation: An LSP running on one server has attempted to fulfill a request by communicating with an LSP running on another server.

Possible Cause: The requested LSP is not available.

Suggested Action: Make sure that each partition containing a license certificate has NLSLSP.NLM running on at least one server that has a Read/Write replica. Also make sure that the two LSP servers can communicate.

Return Code: 0xC000400E NLS_REMOTE_SERVER_UNAVAILABLE


So from my very limited knowledge of Netware, either 1) I have a LSP running somewhere else that doesn't like talking to my server or 2) the LSP isn't running on this server at all. I'm not quite sure which is more likely, or how to resolve this at this point. 😕
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