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Systems Management Server version 2.0 does not communicate with Novell NetWare version 5.
Systems Management Server version 2.0 supports interaction with servers running Novell NetWare versions 3.x and 4.x in bindery and NDS mode. Systems Management Server version 2.0 and 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) do not successfully communicate with servers running Novell NetWare version 5.
Also, you cannot communicate with servers running NetWare versions 3.x or 4.x that are part of the NetWare 5 tree. This occurs because when you install NetWare 5 into an existing NetWare 4.x NDS tree, the NetWare 5 server takes ownership of the master copy of the NDS database. When NetWare 5 converts the NDS database, it adds extensions to the NDS tree to which Systems Management Server 2.0 cannot connect.
When Systems Management Server version 2.0 attempts to create a client access point (CAP) or distribution point on a NetWare 5 server it cannot authenticate the tree. This occurs even if your credentials are valid.
For more information about integration with NetWare and supported redirectors, please review the Microsoft Systems Management Server Version 1.2 and 2.0 Interoperability white paper at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/docs/upgrade.docPlease review the release notes from later service packs for any additional supported redirectors.
New Support for NetWare 5 Integration with Systems Management Server 2.0 SP2Refer to the Readme_operations.htm file that comes on the Systems Management Server 2.0 SP2 image. Later service packs may change the requirement for the supported redirector. Refer to the Readme_operations.htm or Readme.htm file that is supplied with each service pack for changes to supportability.
Systems Management Server 2.0 SP2 adds the following NetWare support:
Systems Management Server 2.0 SP2 site servers can use the Novell intraNetWare Client for NT 4.7 to communicate with site systems running NetWare 4.x or 5.x. See Known Issues Regarding Novell NetWare Client v4.7 for Windows NT/2000 for issues with using the Novell 4.7 redirector.