How to Inventory a Novell Netware Server in Recon

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  • 16-Jul-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Power Recon 3.5 w/ HF1 and higher
 
** Note: Recon 3.5 HF1 must be already applied before attempting this.

HOWTO: How to Inventory a Novell Netware Server in Recon    

** Note: Recon 3.5 HF1 must be already applied before attempting this.

1) When you choose to Inventory a Novell Netware server you must change the Inventory tab to ‘Novell NetWare’.

 

2) There are 2 DIFFERENT credentials that have to be entered here.

 a) The ‘Credentials for Inventory’ ß Novell NetWare credentials in the format of (Context.Username) [This will not work with standard Novell NetWare credential format of “.ou.ou.cn.username”]b) The ‘Launch inventory process as user’ ß Windows credentials local to the Recon server that will be used to access Novell NetWare Client and it’s DLLs.

 3) When entering Novell NetWare credentials in the following window, the ‘Username’ has to be (Context.Username) as stated above and the access of this account can be validated by having the customer connect to the Novell NetWare server with the Novell NetWare client and using these credentials and connect to the following share of that server:

http://NetWareServerIP/sys/system

 

 4) When entering the ‘Launch inventory process as user’ credentials in the following window the ‘Username’ must be in the ‘hostname\username’ or ‘domain\username’ format.

** Note: When entering the ‘hostname\username’ credentials here the localhost MUST be the actually hostname and not “localhost” as we cannot validate that here.

 Also note that the credentials entered but have the following access to the Recon server and it is not good enough for the group to have this access.  It MUST be the account itself:

-          Act as part of Operating System

-          Create Token Object

-          Replace process level token

 

Situation

 HOWTO: How to Inventory a Novell Netware Server in Recon

Resolution

1) When you choose to Inventory a Novell Netware server you must change the Inventory tab to ‘Novell NetWare’.

2) There are 2 DIFFERENT credentials that have to be entered here.

 a) The ‘Credentials for Inventory’ ß Novell NetWare credentials in the format of (Context.Username) [This will not work with standard Novell NetWare credential format of “.ou.ou.cn.username”]b) The ‘Launch inventory process as user’ ß Windows credentials local to the Recon server that will be used to access Novell NetWare Client and it’s DLLs.

 3) When entering Novell NetWare credentials in the following window, the ‘Username’ has to be (Context.Username) as stated above and the access of this account can be validated by having the customer connect to the Novell NetWare server with the Novell NetWare client and using these credentials and connect to the following share of that server:

 

 4) When entering the ‘Launch inventory process as user’ credentials in the following window the ‘Username’ must be in the ‘hostname\username’ or ‘domain\username’ format.

** Note: When entering the ‘hostname\username’ credentials here the localhost MUST be the actually hostname and not “localhost” as we cannot validate that here.

 Also note that the credentials entered but have the following access to the Recon server and it is not good enough for the group to have this access.  It MUST be the account itself:

-          Act as part of Operating System

-          Create Token Object

-          Replace process level token