5.2 Windows End User Tasks

When Novell Native File Access Protocols is properly configured, the Windows users on your network will be able to perform the following tasks:

5.2.1 Accessing Files from a Windows Computer

From a Windows computer, you can access a file and folder each time it is required or you can map drives and create shortcuts that are retained after rebooting.

  1. Enter your username (no context) and local password to log in to the computer.

  2. Access the network by clicking the network icon.

    In Windows 2000, XP or Windows ME, click My Network Places. In Windows 95/98, click Network Neighborhood.

  3. Browse to the workgroup or domain specified during the Novell Native File Access software installation.

  4. Select the server running Novell Native File Access Protocols.

    Although it is the same computer, the Novell Native File Access server name is not the same as the NetWare server name. For more information, ask your network administrator.

    HINT:You can enter the server name or the server IP address in Find Computer to quickly access the server running Novell Native File Access software.

  5. Browse to the desired folder or file.

5.2.2 Mapping Drives from a Windows Computer

  1. Enter your username and local password for Microsoft Networking.

  2. Click Map Network Drive.

    There are several ways to access Map Network Drive. For example, you can use the Tools menu in Windows Explorer or you can right-click Network Neighborhood.

  3. Browse to or enter the following path:

    \\server_running_Novell_Native_File_Access_software\sharepoint | volume | directory\

  4. Select the server running Novell Native File Access Protocols.

    Although it is the same computer, the Novell Native File Access server name is not the same as the NetWare server name. For more information, contact your network administrator.

  5. Complete the on-screen instructions for mapping the drive.