novellogin.jpg (1353 bytes) Expert Novell Netware

For System Administators

Software version number: 4.0

Course length: 2 days


Hardware/software required to run this course

To complete the optional suggested lab activities, you will need 12 megabytes (MB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup.

Course description

Overview: This course is designed for System Administrators. Students will review how to install and configure Novell Netware machines and administer a peer-to-peer network of Netware Workstation machines. Students will learn to support applications running on Novell Netware, to install and secure file systems, to manage Netware Workstations in a domain environment, and to interoperate with NetWare and TCP/IP networks.

Prerequisites: Hard Disk Management; Microcomputer Hardware; Novell Netware: Orientation, Windows Orientation, Introduction; and Understanding Network Fundamentals, or equivalent knowledge. It is also recommended that students have experience supporting networks and end users and have taken Windows 3.1: Advanced User or Windows : Advanced User, or have equivalent knowledge.

Delivery method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Benefits: Students will learn how to install, configure, and maintain Netware Workstation machines at their workplace. Students will learn about the system and network architecture of Novell Netware; how to support DOS, Windows, Netware, OS/2 and

POSIX applications under Netware; to create and format partitions using all supported file systems; to implement file system security; to join a Netware domain; to interoperate with NetWare networks; to install and configure TCP/IP; to install, configure, and use the Remote Access Service (RAS); and to back up files on a Netware system.

Target student: Students enrolling in this course should be systems administrators or highly familiar with the Netware Workstation operating system and have experience supporting networks and end users.

What's next: First Look: Novell Netware Server, the next course in this series, teaches students how to install and manage Netware

Server 4.0 and Netware domains. Performance-based objectives Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Review:

* Compare and contrast the features of the products in the Microsoft networking family.

* Install Netware Workstation.

* Troubleshoot Netware Workstation startup.

* Evaluate the Netware Workstation security model.

* Administer user and group accounts, and design security policies.

* Configure a Netware Workstation computer.

New Topics

* Work with shared resources on a Netware Workstation peer-to-peer network.

* Discuss and evaluate the Netware Workstation Browser service.

* Optimize the performance of Netware Workstation computers.

* Support printing in Netware.

* Identify and correct problems on a Netware Workstation computer.

* Describe the system architecture of Novell Netware.

* Manage DOS-, Win16-, and Win-32 based applications on a Netware system.

* Manage OS/2 and POSIX applications on a Netware system.

* Implement and manage appropriate file systems on Netware workstations.

* Implement and manage file system security under Netware.

* Manage Netware workstations as part of a Netware domain.

* Describe the networking architecture of Novell Netware.

* Connect and interoperate with Novell NetWare and TCP/IP networks.

* Install, configure, and manage the Remote Access Service (RAS) on RAS servers and clients.

* Use the Netware Backup utility as part of an effective overall backup strategy.


Course content


Review 1: Introduction to Netware Workstation

Orientation to Netware

Review 2: Installing Netware Workstation

Installation overview

Planning an installation

Review 3: The boot process

Starting Netware Workstation

Review 4: Netware Workstation security

The Netware Workstation security model

Review 5: Account administration

User accounts

Group accounts

Security policies

Review 6: Configuring the Netware Workstation environment

The Registry

The Control Panel

System maintenance

Customizing the Netware Workstation logon process

Review 7: The Netware Workstation networking environment

Sharing network resources

Accessing network resources

Command-line network operations

Review 8: Netware Workstation Browser service


Review 9: Optimizing performance

Optimizing system performance

Monitoring Netware performance

Review 10: Printing support

The Netware Workstation printing process

Administering a printing device

Troubleshooting the print process


Lesson 1: Troubleshooting

Diagnostic utilities

Examining the Emergency Repair process

Additional troubleshooting resources

Lesson 2: Architectural overview of Netware 4.0

Examining the Netware 4.0 system architecture


Lesson 3: Supporting applications

Understanding the Win32 subsystem

Support for DOS-based applications

Support for Windows 3.x applications

Other application issues

Lesson 4: File systems

Overview of file systems

Working with disk partitions

Working with volume and stripe sets

File support

Other file system considerations

Lesson 5: File system security

Using Netware permissions

Managing Netware permissions

Security system interactions


Lesson 6: Moving from a workgroup to a domain

Workgroups vs. domains

Joining a domain

Using domain resources

Lesson 7: The Netware networking architecture

An overview of networking in Netware

Examining network components

Accessing resources through network services

Distributed processing

Examining network installation and configuration

Lesson 8: Inter operating with Novell NetWare and TCP/IP

Using the NW Link protocol

Using the Client Service for NetWare (CSNW)

Using NetWare resources

Using TCP/IP

Exploring common network connectivity problems


Lesson 9: The Remote Access Service

Overview of the Remote Access Service

Installing RAS

Lesson 10: Configuring RAS protocols on the RAS server

Configuring the RAS client

RAS security

RAS reference and troubleshooting resources

Appendix A: Upgrading to Novell Netware

Upgrading to Novell Netware

Appendix B: The Backup utility

Overview of the Backup utility

Backing up and restoring files

Other backup considerations

Appendix C: Support for OS/2 and POSIX applications

Support for OS/2 and POSIX-based applications

Course specifications

Course number: 44-529 2/2