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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Network

Q: How can I access a server whose name I know, but which doesn't appear in the Network Neighborhood?
A:
This can be done with the command cd \\server or cd \\server\share . You can either enter this command directly on the command line, or you create a button in the button bar, an entry in the start menu, or in the Ctrl+D menu with this command.

Q: Sometimes when I delete or move directories on a Netware server, the network drive is disconnected!
A:
This is a bug in the Netware driver. There seems to be a bugfix from Novell for it
You need to get the file novellnp.exe from www.novell.com , and install it. It contains an updated driver. See document ID 2929518.
Novell writes the following about it:
>>This file contains the NOVELLNP.DLL for the intraNetWare Client 2.20 for Windows 95. It resolves the problem of losing drive mappings/connections when using a MS Office 97 application (see TID 2929518). This fix will be available in the ZENworks Client for 95, which is the next full client release.<<

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Q: Files with spaces in their names cannot be opened when they are located on a Novell Netware server.
A:
This problem can be solved by installing a more recent Novell Netware client software (V. 4.70).

Q: Is there a way to find out which user on a different computer has opened a certain file on this machine?
A:
Yes, create a button in the button bar or an entry in the start menu with the following command: cm_ShowFileUser . Unfortunately this function only seems to work with Windows servers.

Q: How can I access administrative shares on Windows 95/98, e.g. \\server\c$ ? The machine has already been configured for remote administration.
A:
Create a button in the button bar or an entry in the start menu with the following command: cm_AdministerServer
Now switch to the remote server (through the Network Neighborhood or the command cd \\server on the command line) and then press the button created above.

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