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NDS 8 or eDirectory: How to download?

(Last modified: 26Aug2002)

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NDS 8 or eDirectory: How to download?

What are the differences between NDS 8 and eDirectory?

What is eDirectory?

How can I get installation instructions/system requirements for eDirectory?


Novell NetWare 5.0

Novell Directory Services eDirectory


Information needed to install a product.


eDirectory can be downloaded free of charge if you have already purchased NetWare 5 and can provide a NetWare 5 serial number.  You can download eDirectory from Novell's main download site:

eDirectory and NDS 8 are synonymous.

See the eDirectory documentation for features/functionality/installation information.

System Requirements:
1. NDS 8 (eDirectory) can run on any NetWare 5.x Server
2. NDS 8 (eDirectory) can NOT run on any NetWare 4.x Server
3. If NDS 8 (eDirectory) is introduced into an NDS Tree, every other server in
the tree (5.x and 4.x) should be patched to the latest NetWare
Service Pack available for the specific version.
4. It doesn't matter on which server in the tree NDS 8 is installed or not installed
(e.g., Master of [Root], etc)


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  • Document ID:
  • 10024445
  • Solution ID: 1.0.48131197.2484467
  • Creation Date: 06Jan2000
  • Modified Date: 26Aug2002
    • NovellConnectivity Products



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