Workstation Services

The Novell Client™ workstation software extends the capabilities of Linux and Windows desktops by providing access to NetWare® and Open Enterprise Server (OES). Once installed on workstations, Novell Clients enable users to enjoy the full range of Novell services such as authentication via NetIQ eDirectory™ network browsing and service resolution, and secure and reliable file system access—all delivered through industry-standard protocols. The Client supports Novell's traditional NCP protocol.

Feature SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Windows XP/2003 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012
Intel x86 and compatible 32–bit CPUs
AMD64 and Intel EM64T CPUs in 64–bit mode (x64) No
Support for OES Linux and NetWare 6.5
Integrated Login with operating system login
File System Integration
LDAP Contextless Login
Login Scripts
Red N options
Shell Extensions
DNS (name resolution)
SLP (name resolution)
DFS Junctions (volume and subdirectory levels)
Forgotten Password Support No
Support for 802.1x authentication No
ICMP (Ping) Costing No No
Workstation File Caching No
Connection Auto Reconnect
Automatic Client Update No
Update Agent No
Queue-based Printing No No
NDPS printing Replaced with iPrint Replaced with iPrint
16-bit applications and libraries No No
IPX/SPX protocols and API libraries No No
Catalog Services version of contextless login No No
NetIdentity Client No No
Bindery–mode login No No
Enforcement of concurrent connection restrictions No
Installation from a web page (setupip.exe) No No

Novell Client for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

Deploying Linux for the first time–whether on the desktop or on the server–doesn't need to be a foreign undertaking. The familiarity of the Novell experience is preserved when you use Novell Client for Linux.

Novell Client for Linux provides Novell NetWare and Novell Open Enterprise Server connectivity to SUSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop or SUSE Linux Desktop workstations by translating login script commands to their Linux counterparts. Once it is installed on workstations, users can enjoy the full range of Novell NetWare and Novell Open Enterprise Server services such as NetIQ eDirectory; single, synchronized login; and multiprotocol support–not to mention many mission-critical applications.

Novell Client for Windows XP/2003

Novell Client 4.91 for Windows XP/2003 is workstation software that brings an easy-to-use, secure, and manageable networking environment to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users. It enables you to access NetWare services from Windows XP workstations or Windows Server 2003 servers, and tightly integrates either product into your NetWare network. For example, with Novell Client for Windows XP/2003, you can browse through authorized NetWare directories, transfer files, print documents and use advanced NetWare services directly from a Windows XP workstation or Windows Server 2003.

Novell Client for Windows XP/2003 is currently in extended support.

Novell Client for Windows 8.1 and Novell Client for Windows Server 2012 R2

The Novell Client for Windows provides connectivity to NetWare and OES Linux servers for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7.

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