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Installing the NWAdmin Plug-Ins for Windows NT Workstations and Servers

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Senior Research Engineer
Novell Developer Information

01 Apr 1997

The Novell IntranetWare Client for Windows NT has several handy features to help administrators get NT workstations and servers up and running with a minimum of fuss. This AppNote focuses on one of the most useful--the Administrator Setup for Windows NT program.


The Novell IntranetWare Client for Windows NT comes with an installation procedure that installs the necessary registry settings on your present Windows NT workstation. The procedure also installs the necessary administrative plug-ins for the NetWare Administrator (NWAdmin) utility in order to quickly set up a NetWare/IntranetWare server to perform administrative duties for Windows NT workstations and NT servers in a multi­operating system network environment.

This AppNote explains how to install the Administrator Setup for Windows NT program, including information on how to create the necessary registry rights that allow you to run Administrator Setup. It also describes how to associate application objects with the appropriate users, and how to get NAL to users' desktops.

To run the Administrator Setup for Novell IntranetWare Client for Windows NT, you need at least one NetWare 4.x or IntranetWare server on the network that can run the NWADMIN utility. The Administrator Setup installs:

  • The administrative utilities for NetWare Application Launcher (NAL)

  • NetWare Administrator NT (NAdminNT, which allows you to administer NT domains through the NWADMIN utility)

  • Novell Workstation Manager

These utilities require approximately 20 MB of hard disk space on the server where you install them.

Installing the Administrator Setup Program

To install the administration utilities, you need to do the following:

  1. Run WORKMEN.REG to create the necessary registry settings for running ADMSETUP.EXE.

    Go into the /I386 directory through the Explorer utility and click on the WORKMEN.REG file. You will see a message stating that the registry settings are now installed (see Figure 1).

    Note: If you're installing from the Novell IntranetWare Client Suite CD-ROM,you'll find WORKMAN.REG in the /PRODUCTS/WINNT/I386directory.

    Figure 1:This message appears when you have successfully installed WORKMEN.REG.

  2. Set the NDS tree that contains the server where you want to install the utilities as your current tree before you run ADMSETUP.EXE.

    To set or change the current tree, perform the following instructions for your version of Windows NT Workstation:

    For Windows NT 3.51

    1. From the Main group, choose Control Panel.

    2. Choose IntranetWare.

    3. From the Current Attachments list, choose the server on the tree where you want to install the administrative utilities.

    4. Choose Set Primary.

      For Windows NT 4.0

    • Right­click on the Network Neighborhood icon.

    • Choose IntranetWare Connections.

    • Choose the tree that contains the server where you want to install the administrative utilities.

    • Choose Set Current.

    Note: You must have Admin rights on the server and in the containeror tree where you are installing the administrative utilities.

  3. From the Explorer utility, go to the ADMSETUP.EXE icon in the /I386 directory of the Novell IntranetWare Client for Windows NT CD or in the /I386 directory where you placed the network version of the IntranetWare Client for Windows NT. Double­click on the ADMSETUP.EXE icon and choose Yes to accept the Novell Terms and Conditions. You will see the Administrator Utility title screen, shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2:The Novell Administrator Utility starts a process that will copy product files to a server and create application objects for each product copied.

  4. Click on Continue to proceed to the Setup Selections screen (Figure 3).

    Note: If you choose No in the Terms and Conditions screen or Cancelin this screen, you will not be able to install the administrationutilities.

    Figure 3: The Setup Selections Screen lets you indicate which of three utilities you wish to install.

  5. From the Setup Selection Screen, you can choose which utilities you want to install by checking the check-box next to the utility's name. Three choices are available:

    • Novell Application Launcher

    • NetWare Administrator

    • Novell Workstation Manager

  6. Choose a server from the To Server list and click OK to begin installing the appropriate files to that server. You must have sufficient rights to write files to the server, so choose a server that you have Administrator rights to. If you do not, you will see a message similar to the one shown in Figure 4:

    Figure 4:You will see this message if you select to install files to a server to which you don't have sufficient rights.

    At this point you will see a progress screen with two progress bars. The top bar shows which application is being installed, while the bottom bar shows the percentage of total files that have been installed. When the files are installed, you will see the Installation Complete dialog box appear.

You can choose to start the NWAdmin utility at this time, or click on the Close button to exit the installer and return to Windows.

What Else Do You Need to Do?

With the installation complete, files for the selected utilities copied, and application objects created, you as the administrator must now complete the following tasks:

  • Associate application objects with the appropriate users.

    Application objects are associated using the NWAdmin utility. Click on Run NWAdmnNT to run NWADMNNT.EXE, from which you can select the appropriate users, groups, or containers and associate the newly created application objects. (See "Integrating Windows NT Users and Groups into IntranetWare Networks Using Novell Administrator for Windows NT" in this issue for additional details.)

  • Get the Novell Application Launcher (NAL.EXE) to users' desktops.

    In order for users to access the application objects that were created and associated with them, they must run NAL.EXE. This process is covered in the AppNote entitled "Using the Novell Application Launcher with Windows NT" in this issue.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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