1.0 Installation Quick Start

1.1 Supported Windows Platforms

The Novell Client for Windows is supported on the following platforms:

  • Windows 8 (x86 or x64) excluding Windows 8 RT

  • Windows 7 (x86 or x64)

    (Ultimate Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Professional Edition)

  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 or x64)

  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)

The Novell Client for Windows might run but is not supported on Windows Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions. On Windows Server platforms, the Novell Client for Windows might run but is not supported on Datacenter Edition, Web Server Edition, or on Server Core installations using any edition.

1.2 Installing the Novell Client for Windows

  1. Download the Novell Client for Windows software and follow the instructions included on the download page.

  2. Make sure that you are logged in as an administrator on the workstation or that you have access to the administrator password (users without administrator rights to the workstation cannot install new software).

  3. Double-click setup.exe in the C:\Novell\Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows directory (created when you unzipped the Novell Client for Windows download file).

  4. Select the language you want to use for the installation, or select Use Windows language configuration to use the Windows default language, then click Next.

    The language you choose here determines what language setup.exe and the installed Novell Client for Windows use. In most cases, the default Use Windows language configuration option is the appropriate choice. For more information, see Selecting a Language in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows Administration Guide.

  5. Select I Accept the Novell Client License Agreement, then click Next.

  6. Select one of the following installation options, then click Install or Next.

    Express Installation: Installs the Novell Client for Windows with the default configuration.

    Custom Installation: Lets you select additional products to install, including Novell Modular Authentication Services (NMAS™) and Novell International Cryptographic Infrastructure (NICI).

  7. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  8. When the installation is complete, reboot the workstation.

1.3 Using Optional Parameters to Install the Novell Client

You can use optional parameters when you install the Novell Client from a command prompt or the Run dialog box. Among other things, these parameters let you specify settings in a Novell Client properties file and automatically upgrade the Client if a newer version exists.

  1. Choose one of the following installation methods:

    Command prompt: Click the Start button, type command prompt in the Search box, then press Enter.

    Run dialog box: Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, then click Run.

  2. Type the path to the software followed by a space, a slash (/), and then the parameter.

    path_to_the_software\setup.exe [/ncpf] [/ncpf: properties_file_name] [/acu] [/?]

    For example:

    C:\Novell\Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows\setup.exe /acu

The following table explains the installation parameters:

Table 1 Novell Client for Windows Installation Parameters

Parameter

Description

/ncpf

Use settings in the default properties file, NovellClientProperties.txt.

/ncpf:filename

Use settings in the specified properties file. Use the Novell Client Install Manager (nciman.exe) to create this file.

/acu

Automatically upgrades the Client if it is an older version.

/?

Displays the help screen for setup parameters.

See Creating the Novell Client Properties File in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows Administration Guide for information on using the Novell Client Install Manager to create a property page settings file.

1.4 Uninstalling the Novell Client for Windows

You can use either of the following methods to uninstall the Novell Client for Windows:

Using Uninstall a Program

  1. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program.

  2. Select Novell Client for Windows in the list of currently installed programs, click Uninstall, then follow the on-screen instructions.

    The Novell Client software is removed. However, some files might stay on the workstation until it is rebooted.

  3. Reboot the workstation.

Using the Local Area Connections Properties Dialog Box

  1. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel > Network and Internet > View network status and tasks > Manage network connections.

  2. Right-click Local Area Connection, then click Properties.

  3. Select Novell Client for Windows, then click Uninstall.

    The Novell Client software is removed. However, some files might stay on the workstation until it is rebooted.

  4. Reboot the workstation.

Using the Silent Uninstall

To uninstall the Novell Client for Windows silently without any user intervention, execute the following command with administrative privileges in the Windows Command prompt.

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32 "C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll" NWUninstallClient /s