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Windows Services for Netware vs Novell Client

I have a Microsoft-only person who is questioning the differences and why they can't just use MSFW instead of the Novell Client.

I can't find anything in writing to rebut him.

Why should I use the Novell Client (for XP) rather than anything from Microsoft?
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Re: Windows Services for Netware vs Novell Client

Hi.

>
>I have a Microsoft-only person who is questioning the differences and
>why they can't just use MSFW instead of the Novell Client.
>
>I can't find anything in writing to rebut him.
>
>Why should I use the Novell Client (for XP) rather than anything from
>Microsoft?


The Novell Client offers full featured, reliable access to eDir and
NWServers. The MS Client is very limited. So you might tell him, that
driving a car is better than pushing a car, even though pushing will
move the car as well 😉


The next argument often is, that there shouldn't be any unnecessary
software installed: Then recommend him, to uninstall Office and any
other Software, that's just an "ADDON" to Windows XP: All that stuff is
not required to boot Windows XP.


😉


Regards, Rudi.
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antonioandolini Absent Member.
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Re: Windows Services for Netware vs Novell Client

Rudolf,

I've given him that already, including the functionality and administrative abilities lost when not using the Novell Client.

Quite frankly, I'm looking for something in writing, such as a comparison that has a list of the differences.

Do you know what I mean?
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Re: Windows Services for Netware vs Novell Client

Hi.

[looking for a comparisation chart NWClient <-> CSNW]

>Do you know what I mean?


Yes, unforuntately I can't help you with such a thing.

@SysOPs: Do you know some TID /AppNote you could give to us?


Regards, Rudi.
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Re: Windows Services for Netware vs Novell Client

For Starters, the MS Client only supports IPX.
That should end the conversation.


It's not NDS Aware. (No NDS Login Scripts, Force you ton configure bindery
emulation, etc..........)
Does not support many additional features such as ZENworks, SLP, iPrint,
etc..............


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> I have a Microsoft-only person who is questioning the differences and
> why they can't just use MSFW instead of the Novell Client.
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> I can't find anything in writing to rebut him.
>
> Why should I use the Novell Client (for XP) rather than anything from
> Microsoft?
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Re: Windows Services for Netware vs Novell Client

Hi.

>For Starters, the MS Client only supports IPX.


[MS-blind, CEO and others]: And, what? Does IPX harm the LAN? We have
plenty of bandwidth. blah, blah, blah.

>That should end the conversation.


Oh yes: "CEO's args" *always* ends the discussion immediately ;))

Of course you are right. But those people /starting/ such sort of
discussion very likely either don't understand or accept technical
reasons...


Regards, Rudi.
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