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FOR NOVELL NETWORKS
Installation requirements of CharterHouse ( all versions 2.0 or greater)
with Novell Netware (versions 3.X and higher):
- Before CharterHouse can be operated on a Novell network, it
must be installed by the responsible network supervisor who will first
prepare the network as described below. Please read all instructions
before beginning the installation.
- In order for CharterHouse to run in multi-user mode, it
requires an absolute minimum of DOS 3.3 or above and 570K of available
RAM in each workstation. In addition, CharterHouse will function on
clients running Windows 3.X, Windows for Workgroups 3.X, Windows 95, and
Windows 98. For Windows 95/98 users, use either the Microsoft Client
for NetWare or Novell Client32 version 2.2 or greater. Novell Client32
versions prior to 2.2 have known problems that affect data integrity.
For Windows users, it is recommended that you purchase the optional
Windows Integration Kit. This kit allows multiple instances (sessions)
of CharterHouse to be run concurrently on the same workstation.
- Machines running CharterHouse must have the environment
variable MACHINE NAME set in order to manage file and record locks.
There are a number of ways in which this is done. If you have purchased
the Windows Integration Kit, it includes a version of CH.EXE that sets
this parameter automatically. If you are using a Windows client and NOT
using the Windows Integration Kit, you must contact our technical
support department for instructions on how to identify your user name.
For those running DOS clients, you must set the machine name in the
Novell Login Script. Use the syntax below to accomplish that:
MACHINE = LOGIN_NAME
Note that no two machines with the same login name should attempt to use
CharterHouse at the same time. A warning message will appear in this
case and the user should abort.
- The user must have full read/write privileges to the \CHARTER
directory where the programs will be installed. This is normally done by
creating a group which has full trustee rights to the directory and then
assigning users security equivalence to the group as appropriate. The
current drive must be mapped to the \CHARTER directory before starting
- Similarly, the user must have access to data available on the
network. Although it is recommended that each user refer to the
CharterHouse data and program drives with the same drive letter (e.g.
drive F), it may be configured otherwise. For example, workstation 1
might refer to the CharterHouse files on drive H while workstation 2
sees the same data as drive J. Please contact our technical support
department if you need assistance in setting this up.
- Any time a new user is encountered by CharterHouse, the name is
added to its list of known users and a default Computer Definition
record is added for the user. Thus, each CharterHouse user has his own
Computer Definition (to define colors, default printers, drive
assignments, Etc.). This should be set up for each user to ensure
- Printing to a network shared printer requires use of the
CAPTURE utility. CAPTURING must take place some time prior to the
execution of CharterHouse. It is often placed in the login script, but
can be executed at any time. Some users even insert the CAPTURE
commands in the batch files that invoke CharterHouse.
- CharterHouse will allow output to LPT1, 2 or 3, so any of these
can be redirected to any network printer, and the program will work
correctly with timeout disabled. CharterHouse recommends the following
commands to redirect LPT2 to network queue queuename:
CAPTURE LPT2 Q=queuename NB NFF TI=1
- For DOS and Windows 3.x users, each userís boot drive
or diskette must contain a CONFIG.SYS file which contains a
FILES statement with at least 30 files reserved. In a Windows
95/98 environment, it is not recommended to specify the number
- DOS utilities are not copied to the CHARTER program directory.
Rather, it is the responsibility of the installer to ensure that
appropriate versions of DOS programs that CharterHouse uses (FORMAT,
BACKUP, RESTORE, DISKCOPY) are in each users PATH (Search Mapping).
Furthermore, BACKUP and RESTORE become harder to use in later versions
of the operating systems. Beginning with DOS 6.X, Microsoft introduced
a new backup feature that is cumbersome to use and not backward
compatible. The backup utilities changed again with Windows 95/98. For
this reason, CharterHouse has licensed PKZIP/PKUNZIP to make life
simpler for our users. It is recommended that all users who rely on
floppy backup/restore purchase this option. It is not only faster, but
it makes backups more reliable and uses fewer disks to backup the same
amount of data.
- Proceed in your Guide To Operations manual with the section
called "Restarting Your Computer and Displaying the CharterHouse Logo".
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