document describes the procedure for connecting a PC in the residence
halls to the Novell Netware servers for access to files stored on
the LAN. You do not need this document if you are only looking for
access to web sites, FDU's mail system, or for telnet access to
systems like Alpha and the library system.
- A Windows XP system with service pack 2 (SP2)
installed. A Pentium with at least 32MB of RAM is recommended.
be XP Professional. Windows XP Home is not supported by the
- An installed and working Ethernet (network)
card with a working Internet connection. If you have not yet
gotten your Internet connection functioning, first obtain a
copy of the Resident Student Networking Information Packet and
use that to guide you through setting up your network connection.
- A web browser. This will be used to download
files. Hopefully, you’re reading this via the web, so
you already have a functional web browser. Windows comes with
Internet Explorer. Use it or any browser you prefer.
- Antivirus Software. Computers connected
to FDU's network must run Antivirus software and keep the definitions
- Approximately 40MB of free hard disk space.
Computing Services is not responsible
for any effects that the installation of software mentioned here
will have on any particular system and can only provide limited
support for resident connections. Users are recommended to keep
backup copies of all files.
Step 1: Downloading the software
- To fully access the Novell servers, you will need to download
Novell’s Client for Netware Networks and the Contextless
Make sure you remember where you’re storing any downloaded
- The programs below are optional, but are common applications
that you may wish to install on your system. These links take
you to each company's web site.
Step 2: Installing the Novell Client
You may need your Windows CD for this part.
Locate the client software you downloaded in
Step 1 above and run the program. Expand its contents into the
new temporary subdirectory. After that is completed, run the setup.exe
When the program starts, click Yes to acknowledge
the license agreement, then select Custom as the installation
type. On the components listing, place a checkmark next to Novell
Distributed Print Services and click Next. On the next two screens,
leave the selections at IP only and NDS.
When the installation completes, do not let
it reboot your system. Complete Step 3 below first.
Step 3: Installing the contextless login
Unzip the logincl.zip file you previously downloaded
into a temporary directory. Next, type either SETUPCL W9X or SETUPCL
WNT, depending on whether you're running Windows 9x or NT/2000/XP.
Click Yes when asked if you want to add information to the registry.
When finished, restart your system.
Step 4: Finishing the setup
Once your machine reboots, you should see the
Novell login screen. This first time you log into the Novell system,
you should click on Advanced and enter FDU in the Tree field.
You should now be able to log into your Novell account.
Note that your Windows username and password
will not necessarily be the same as your Novell username and password,
and you may be prompted to enter these after you enter your Novell
credentials. To avoid this, you can rename your local Windows
account to match your Novell account and set the passwords to
be the same.
Step 5: Other Optional Programs
If you downloaded other programs mentioned
here, you can install each of them by running the downloaded program
and selecting whatever options are appropriate.