Introduction to Networking Using Netware 4.1x (2nd Edition)

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9780130105707: Introduction to Networking Using Netware 4.1x (2nd Edition)

Employers are seeking candidates who can work with Local Area Networks (LAN's), and Novell NetWareA (R) is one of the most prominent network operating systems companies use. This book is an essential guide to networking. Its concise style and presentation help speed up the learning process. Important features include: *Introduction to networking components, jargon, and common usage. *Setting up and managing user workstations. *Novel Director Services (NDS) and NWADMIN - This book explores the structure of Novell Directory Services, gives helpful suggestions on how to set up and manage the NDS, and explores the various utilities used in managing the system. *Managing user accounts and providing security - Setting up users on the network, assigning rights, and other safeguard measures are important to the network's security. *Communications and printing management. *Automating the user's work environment. *Server installation. *Network courtesy. *Network setup. *Increased emphasis on troubleshooting.

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Designed to meet the needs of beginning students learning networking, Velasco goes beyond creating a Novell Netware reference to create an easy-to-understand textbook.

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PREFACE

Introduction to Networking Using NetWare (4.1x), Second Edition, is an essential guide for anyone new to networking or anyone needing a quick refresher or overview. It is also an excellent resource for people who do not have weeks to sift through technical manuals and traditional networking books. This book, written in a down-to-earth, concise style, seeks to speed up the learning process and improve retention of the concepts learned.

Networking is no longer something of the future. In our mobile society, networking ties together people from all walks of life. Within a company, networking enables workers to communicate without even leaving their desks; thus the term paperless society came into vogue. Networks allow users to share hardware and software, which cuts down on the expenditures of the company. Networking also allows users to share customer databases, thus cutting down on repetitiveness and increasing accuracy. Novell NetWare® currently ranks as the network operating system that many companies choose to implement at the installation site. Personnel who can work with a local area network (LAN) to set up user accounts, troubleshoot, and manage day-to-day tasks are a valuable asset to a company. The goal of this book is to help the readers do just thatóby providing the resources that they need to excel in their careers.

Some of the important features of this book are as follows:

Introduction to networking components, jargon, and common usage. This discussion looks at the ingredients for making a small-size LAN and introduces terms commonly used in the networking industry. Setting up and managing the user's workstation. This book covers how the local operating system (such as DOS) and the network operation system (NOS) interrelate. It discusses the steps needed to set up a workstation on the network and to log into the network. It also covers a helpful review of Windows Explorer used at the local level. Novell® Directory Services (NDS). Working with files and directories is at the heart of NetWare; thus this book emphasizes this area. This book explores the structure of Novell Directory Services, gives helpful suggestions on setting up and managing the NDS, and explores many utilities required for such management. Managing user accounts and providing for security. Setting up users on the network, assigning rights, and taking other safeguard measures are important to the network's overall security and daily operation. This book explores various utilities available for managing the network. Communicating and printing. This book looks at ways of communicating on the network and also discusses printer setups and the printing of reports. Automating the user's work environment. This book explains how to create login scripts and work with drive mappings.

This text is introductory in nature; therefore, with the exception of the NetWare 4.11 Server Installation instructions given in Appendix A, the material presented is applicable to both NetWare 4.10 and NetWare 4.11. The key addition added in NetWare 4.11 relates to setting up web access, which is beyond the scope of this book. Network Courtesy

As with most industries, the networking profession has a code of conduct that is unspoken yet expected of all users on the system. Review the following courtesy rules before starting your networking adventure:

Administrators need to find out from users what their needs are. Administrators should politely explain that they want to ensure that the network working environment is sufficient for all users. Administrators need to let the users know that they are available if problems are encountered, especially problems with accessing software and updating customer accounts. Administrators need to follow up with users of new accounts to ensure that those users are not experiencing any problems with the system. If they are experiencing problems, the administrator should find the cause and the solution for each problem. Sometimes, it may be necessary to increase rights in a given directory, but this should be done cautiously. All users should remember to respect other users' workspace "bubble" when sending messages. Users should keep messages on a professional level and avoid cluttering up other users' screens with unnecessary messages. Network Setup

This book takes into consideration that the reader is an end user. In addition, the text acquaints readers with the responsibilities and tasks required of an administrator. For training purposes, it is advisable to set up home directories for each user under a main directory called VOL1:USERS. This will help the labs run consistently. Readers should have access to a NetWare 4.x network and workstations that are running Windows. Chapter 2 provides an overview of Windows Explorer, and Chapter 3 reviews frequently used DOS commands. Chapter 4 walks through setting up workstations, and Chapter 5 explains how to set up user accounts. Acknowledgments

First of all, I thank my husband, Tito, for his constant support and patience. Second, thanks to my son, Tito Jr., who served as an inspiration. It was during my maternity leave that I wrote the first edition of this book. I thank the many networking students who helped to pilot test the early drafts of the first edition manuscript and gave much valuable feedback. I also thank all the staff and faculty at Computer Learning Center for their support, input, and encouragement. I am very thankful for the opportunity to work at Evangelical Christian Credit Union as a supervisor in the Information Systems Unit. I would like to say thank you to Alan Weisenberger and Vincent Keys for their leadership and for giving me the chance to grow and learn more. Thanks to my IS front office staff for their dedication and support as we tackled computer challenges together. Thanks to Charles Stewart and Alex Wolf for their dedication and professionalism in getting this book ready for the readers. I wish to acknowledge the staff at Carlisle Publishers Services, particularly Kathy Davis for her work in this edition.

I thank Marcy Shanti of Novell, Inc. for granting me permission to use material from Novell. Novell, Netware, and Groupwise are registered trademarks; Novell BorderManager and Zenworks are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Screen shots from Netware, © 1983-1999, Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted and used with permission.

Finally, I thank the following reviewers of the first and second editions for their insightful suggestions: Susan Meardon, Wake Technical Community College; Robert P. Diffenderfer, DeVry Institute of Technology; John Hilby, Perry Technical Institute; and Jim Barlow, Computer Learning Center. Technical Advisor

Very special thanks go to my technical advisor for the first edition of this book, Marc A. Busch, Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer/Certified NetWare Engineer/Certified NetWare Administrator. During the writing of the first edition he served as the vice president of the Orange County Network Professional Association and was lead CNE instructor at Computer Learning Center. Mr. Busch answered numerous networking questions and examined the manuscript's technical content.

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