If some of your computer resources are on a Novell NetWare network, your Windows 2000-based network will have to communicate and share resources with the NetWare network. Novell uses the Internetwork Packet Exchange/ Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX) protocol as its primary network protocol. NWLink is an IPX/SPX-compatible protocol developed by Microsoft to allow Windows 2000 computers to communicate with the NetWare services. This lesson provides an overview of the NWLink protocol.
USING GATEWAY SERVICE FOR NETWARE
Gateway Service for NetWare allows a Microsoft networking client (LAN Manager, MS-DOS, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, or Windows 2000) to access NetWare server services through the Windows 2000 Server-based computer. In this lesson, you will learn how to install and utilize Gateway Service for NetWare.
USING CLIENT SERVICE FOR NETWARE
Microsoft network clients can access the NetWare server through the Windows 2000 server running Gateway Service for NetWare. A Windows 2000-based computer can access resources on the NetWare server as a client through the integrated Client Service for NetWare component. In this lesson, you will learn how to install and use the Client Service for NetWare.
INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING NWLINK
In this lesson, you will learn how to install NWLink, which is included in all varieties of Windows 2000 to support connectivity to computers running NetWare and other compatible systems.