Problems installing Novell NFS 3.0 from CD to NetWare 5.1 SP4 server

  • 7001613
  • 10-Oct-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 5.1 Support Pack 4
Novell NFS Services 3.0



Unable to create NFAUUSER object with SCHINST.NLM - 608 ERROR
Error: "Could not add the object : .CN=NFAUUser.O=<org>"
Error: "You need to check the NIS Administrator Context Error Code : -608"
Error: "Could not modify schema class nisDomain"
Error: "Error Description No such class. (DSI-5.00-185)"
Error: "An error occurred modifying the NDS schema for file"
"... sys:/system/schema/nisupgd.sch"
The above errors are found in SYS:SYSTEM\DSMISC.LOG and SYS:ETC\SCHINST.LOG
The GUI install for NFS 3.0 (as on the CD) fails
Problems installing Novell NFS 3.0 from CD to NetWare 5.1 SP4 server



For NetWare 5.1 servers with Support Pack 4 applied, it is recommended that the NWconfig-based install be used as found at Remove NFS from NWCONFIG and follow the instructions at the above link which also has the download.


Additional Information

An attempt to install NFS 3.0 from CD was made on a 5.1 SP4 server. The above errors have nothing to do with the GUI install failure below although both have the same solution.

JVM 1.2 or higher is installed. This failure happens before the above errors can take place.

NOTE: Some of the above errors can still occur if there is difficulty with SCHINST extending the schema. See the "Root is not mapped" section at for further suggestions.
Formerly known as TID# 10073250