3.1 Installing Novell Client Software on a Workstation

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Download the latest Novell Client software and then follow the download instructions included on the download page.

    • Install the Novell Client software from the Consolidated Support Pack CD.

    See Section 2.4, Locating the Latest Client Software.

    HINT:There are several customized parameters that you can use during the installation by running the installation from the command line. These include special accessibility settings, status logging, automatic client upgrade, and others. For more information, see Section 3.2, Using Setup Parameters with the Novell Client Installation.

  2. Make sure that the logged-in user is an administrator on the workstation because users without administrator rights to the workstation cannot install new software.

  3. Double-click setupnw.exe in directory where you unzipped the download file.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    The typical installation installs the basic Novell Client and upgrades any components you currently have on the workstation that are also included in this version. Components that are not upgraded in this version of the Novell Client are not changed.

    HINT:The Typical Install option installs only the basic Novell Client components. If you want to install NDPS®, use the Custom Installation option. If you are upgrading Novell Client software, the same custom components are installed unless you choose different ones. If components that were previously included with the Novell Client installation (such as ZENworks®) are no longer included with the installation, these components are left alone and are not upgraded or deleted.

    The Custom installation allows you to choose which components are installed.

    NOTE:NICI Client 2.7 and NMAS Client 3.0 are installed by default. If they are already installed, they are updated automatically. You can control both the installation and use of NMAS by installing the Novell Client using a configuration (unattend) file. For more information, see Creating the Configuration File (Unattend File).

  5. When the installation is complete, reboot your workstation.