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Will I be able to manage storage hosted on NetWare servers?

Yes. Novell Storage Manager 3 no longer includes Novell Storage Manager agents for Novell NetWare®, but you can manage NetWare servers through proxy agents.

I am still using NetWare, and don't plan to move to Open Enterprise Server until later. Can I still use Novell Storage Manager in my NetWare environment?

We will continue to offer Novell Storage Manager 2.5.2 for eDirectory™ to our NetWare customers. However, we do not plan any product enhancements for this or other previous versions of the product.

For Novell Storage Manager 3 for Active Directory, is it always necessary to extend the Active Directory schema?

Extending the Active Directory schema is only necessary if you are going to manage collaborative storage or auxiliary storage.

Where can I get product update news?

The NSMAdmin administrative tool includes an HTML page that displays the latest product news, including product update announcements. In NSMAdmin, from the Main tab, click Start Page and view news postings in the News pane. You can also get expanded news about Novell Storage Manager by visiting

Does Novell maintain a product support forum for Novell Storage Manager?

Yes. You can find it at The site also has links to technical information documents (TIDs) and patches.

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