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Netware or MS for file and print services

Netware or MS for file and print services

Netware or MS for file and print services

I am the network manager of Arichtecture/engineering consulting firm where file sharing and printing is one of the most important services to the company. The network is a very satisfactory "Netware NDS enabled" one with users enjoying a very stable environment. I am at point where I keep asking myself should I wait for Windows2000 or should I upgrade to the new releases of Netware... Any suggestions would be appreciate.

RE: Netware or MS for file and print services

My suggestions would why replace what works perfectly. You probably are looking at some new options that you can get in an NT/2000 environment that are not currently available for you in your older Netware environment.

NT is a good platform and there are a number of venders that only provide there software for the NT environment only. So what you really want is the best of both worlds !

Why not keep your current netware 4 server environment, its stable, it will save your but because its stable, it has all the NOS environment variables you can ever want. It meets your current needs for the local lan.

Now ADD an NT/2000 server to the lan and run both servers. NT has a service that you can add that makes it look just like a netware 3 server. Its called File and Print Services for Netware. You should be able to find a copy somewhere on the net, also I think they started to give it away on one of the service packs, can't remember which one.

Then you can use the NT/2000 server for all your internet/ras(modem) issues and any client/server applications that you want to run , and Netware for all your lan file and print servies, ... the best of both worlds.

Just run both ipx and tcp/ip and thats it, just install the one client for netware (running both the ms client for ms networks and the netware client, will slow down your workstations).

This is currently how I have my network configured and we are very happy, the best of both worlds.

Netware 4.10 (latest patchs)
NT 4 (sp4)
Internet uses Winroute 4 on the NT box

Network Admin.

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