Error: The version of NETWARE.DRV currently in use does not provide...
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The version of NETWARE.DRV currently in use does not provide enough functionality to run this program in a Novell server environment. Please upgrade to a more current version of Novell Client software.
Clearing the error allows processing to proceed normally.
This error is originating from the application itself and/or from some Novell- or non-Novell-provided library which is attempting to confirm that the 16-bit Novell Client support is present, and is failing to find this support in the Novell Client installed on the machine.
Note: Not even Novell's own 16-bit applications (NWADMN16.EXE, NDIR.EXE, RIGHTS.EXE, etc.) are supported on Novell Client for Windows Server 2008 R2, as documented in Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows Administration Guide, section 1.2.1 "Novell Client for Windows XP/2003 Features Not Included in the Novell Client for Windows" as "16-bit applications and libraries."
See TID 7000667, "Support for 16-bit applications on Novell Client for Windows Vista"
Windows Server 2008 (not R2) was available in 32-bit, and Microsoft Windows 32-bit does support and allow 16-bit applications to run.
Windows 7 x64 does not support running 16-bit Windows or 16-bit DOS applications. i.e. Windows itself doesn't provide that support, regardless of the Novell Client installed on the machine.
Windows 7 32-bit version supports running 16-bit applications, but the Novell Client running on Windows 7 does not support 16-bit applications.
On 32-bit versions of Windows, Microsoft and Windows itself does support running 16-bit applications. (Note that an extra feature download is required first, on Windows 8 and later.) But the Novell Client DOES NOT support 16-bit Novell applications, i.e. 16-bit applications that would have been attempting to invoke Novell-specific APIs or Novell-specific DOS functions.
A 16-bit application CAN still access Novell mapped drives and do other normal Windows operations through the 16-bit support that Windows itself provides. But Novell-specific 16-bit operations (such as calling NETWARE.DRV functions) are not supported even on the 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and later. Only Novell Client for Windows XP/2003 and earlier supported this.
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- Document ID:7014863
- Creation Date:07-APR-14
- Modified Date:07-APR-14
- NovellClient for Open Enterprise Server (Client)
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