Removing Netware client from Server 2003


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Guest

I've been running a Server 2003 box for lil more than a year now and ages
back completed a migration of users/data from our steam powered Netware 3.12
box (don't laugh, too much!!). Upon trying to remove the netware client
from our windows box as it is now totally superfluous to needs, when 2003
reboots, it completely forgets what domain it's the DC of, and many other
crucial settings appear to go adrift with it. Putting the client back on
corrects this situation.

The sole reason behind wanting to remove the client is to significantly
improve server reboot times. With the NW client installed, the 2003 box
can't take roughly TEN minutes sitting there while it closes down network
connections (I'm assuming the nw client is waiting on non existant to time
out), which in my view is rediculous. Without the client installed, the
2003 box closes down in less than a minute (or there abouts).

Any ideas how I can rid my 2003 box of the netware client safely?
(rebuilding the 2003 box from scratch isn't an option!)

Cheers

Jason Aspinall
 
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In Disguise

Seems to me that your Novell Client is simply misconfigured, or there's
a configuration issue with network settings somewhere.
 
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Guest

In Disguise said:
Seems to me that your Novell Client is simply misconfigured, or there's
a configuration issue with network settings somewhere.

Well, I tried uninstalling the client yesterday evening and it wiped out the
majority of crucial FSMO's, such as DNS :|

Even though the server finally booted back up having removed the client, it
took nearly fifteen minutes from the start of the graphical windows loader to
actually providing the ctrl+alt+del message to log in as admin. Now, this
server in question is a Dell PE4600, dual 1.8Ghz Xeon with 2Gb ram and a raid
5 array, so it's not exactly slow, yet the reboot cycles are painfully
painfully slow.
 

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