1.1 Features and Benefits

  • Support for accessing NCP volumes that are greater than 16 TB. For more information, see in the Support for Volumes Greater than 16 TB in the OES 2015: NCP Server for Linux Administration Guide.

  • Support for Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 2015, OES 11, OES 2, and NetWare 6.5

  • File system integration with NSS and non-NSS volumes via NCP

  • Login script processing

  • Notification area (Red N) options

    Many of the Novell Client features are available when you right-click the Novell Client tray application icon icon in the notification area of the taskbar, located in the bottom right portion of your screen. For more information, see Using the Novell Client for Windows Red N Menu in the Novell Client for Windows User Guide.

  • Integrated login with Windows (single username and password)

    The Novell Client for Windows provides a single, synchronized login to the Windows desktop and the Novell network. Users enter their names and passwords only once to access all the resources they are authorized to use.

  • Integrated eDirectory login support for Windows Terminal Services

  • Integrated eDirectory login and script support for TS Remote Applications

  • NMAS client integration

  • Forgotten password recovery options for eDirectory

    You can provides users with the ability to recover from a forgotten password without contacting the help desk. For more information, see Section 6.3, Using Forgotten Password Self-Service.

  • LDAP contextless login support

    LDAP contextless login makes it unnecessary for your users to manage or know about changes to their organization’s name or its placement in the hierarchy. Because users no longer need to enter their context to authenticate, the context can be changed on the back end as many times as necessary without the users knowing and without the costs associated with managing and supporting these changes.

    For more information, see Section 8.8, Setting Up LDAP Contextless Login and LDAP Treeless Login and Section 1.2.3, LDAP Contextless Login Differences.

  • DFS junctions

  • Support for 802.1x wireless authentication

    See Section 8.9, Configuring 802.1X Authentication for more information.

  • DHCP-based configuration options

    The Novell Client is able to use DHCP-supplied configuration values for the Novell login profile's Tree, Context and/or Server fields. For more information, see section Enabling the Use of DHCP In a Personal Login Profile in the Novell Client 2 SP4 for Windows User Guide.

    In addition, the OpenSLP support in the Novell Client is able to retrieve DHCP-supplied configuration information for the SLP Directory Agent and/or SLP Scope to use."

  • SLP (moved to OpenSLP instead of the proprietary SRVLOC)

    For more information, see Section 1.2.2, Service Location Protocol (SLP) Differences.

  • Shell extensions for Windows’ file browser

  • File caching/shared open mode support

  • Auto-reconnect for NCP connections

  • Cluster failover support for NCP connections

  • Novell Client settings management and install-time pre-configuration