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  10. Control Panel
  11. Printing
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  15. Other Issues
  16. User Accounts
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  19. User Rights
  20. Auditing
  21. System Policies
  22. Sharing
  23. Profiles
  24. Roaming Profiles
  25. Domains
  26. Server Management
  27. Directory Replication
  28. License Management
  29. Client Administrator
  30. Netware Tools
  31. Macintosh Support
  32. RAS Server
  33. SNMP
  34. DHCP
  35. DNS
  36. WINS
  37. Mail Service
  38. Internet
  39. Internet Information Server
  40. Routing and Firewalls
  41. Items to Remember
  42. Terms
  43. Credits

Windows NT Server Client Administrator

This is used to do the following:

  • Create installation disks that can be used to install files required to bring clients on line.
  • Create startup disks for operating system installation over a network.
  • Copy network administration tools for clients.
  • View remote boot client information.

It only works on systems that have network adapters that are included on the Windows NT CDROM. To start "Network Client Administrator" select it from administrative tools.


The options are:

  • Make Network Installation Startup Disk. The disk set can be used to install the following operating systems over a network:
    • Network Client for DOS
    • Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    • Windows 95
    • NT Workstation 3.5, 3.51, 4.0
    • NT Server 3.5, 3.51, 4.0
  • Make Installation Disk Set. Allows creating installation disks for the following clients:
    • Microsoft Network Client v 3.0 for DOS and Windows
    • LAN Manager v 2.2c for DOS
    • LAN Manager v 2.2c for OS/2
    • Remote Access v1.1a for DOS
    • Windows for Workgroups 3.11 TCP/IP-32.
  • Copy Client-based Network Administration Tools. Allows administration of the NT domain from the following domain member clients or servers:
    • Windows 95 - The files are on NT Server CDROM in the \CLIENTS\SRVTOOLS\WIN95 directory. The required file is SRVTOOLS.INF. The autoexec.bat file must contain the \SRVTOOLS path when done.
    • Windows NT Workstation - The files are on NT Server CDROM in the \CLIENTS\SRVTOOLS\WINNT directory. The required file to run is SETUP. The programs were copied to \SRVTOOLS. Aprogram group must be manually added to access these tools.
    This is done from the Add/Remove Programs applet of the control panel by selecting the "Windows Setup" tab.
  • View Remoteboot Client Information - Used to start diskless computers on the network.

Network Installation Steps

  1. Place the operating system installation files on a drive in a directory and share that directory.
  2. Use the "Make Network Installation Startup Disk" option in the Client Administrator program on an NT Server computer.
  3. Make the startup disk using a DOS bootable disk.
  4. Options at this point are:
    • Use Existing Path - This assumes you have already created a network installation startup disk.
    • Share Files - This allows files to be copied to a CDROM.
    • Copy Files to a New Directory and then Share - Allows copying the files to a location on a server and sets up sharing.
    • Use Existing Shared Directory - Specifies the location where the shared files are. This is the normal option used.
    Use the last option and enter the UNC share location where the operating system files are for the operating system to be installed.
  5. At this point the following selections/choices must be made:
    • Floppy disk type
    • Network Client - Choice of "Microsoft Client v3.0 for DOS and Windows" or "Windows95".
    • Network Adapter card - If your network adapter does not appear, you will not be able to make a network installation startup disk and must make an installation disk set.
  6. The next dialog box requires the following information/choices:
    • Computer Name
    • User Name
    • Domain
    • Network Protocol - If TCP/IP is used, IP address, subnet mask and default gateway information must be entered.
    • Destination path - Normally "A:\".

Platform Support

  • MS-DOS, Windows 3.0, 3.1 Client for Microsoft Networks. supports:
    • NetBEUI, TCP/IP, NWLink, and DLC.
    • DHCP.
    • Domain Logon and RAS.
    • No DNS or WINS
  • MS-DOS LAN Manager 2.2c. Supports:
    • NetBEUI, DLC, TCP/IP
    • DHCP
    • Remote booting for diskless clients
    • No DNS or WINS
  • MS-DOS RAS Client
  • OS/2 LAN Manager 2.2c. Supports:
    • NetBEUI
    • TCP/IP
    • No DNS or WINS
  • Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • Windows 95. Supports:
    • Domain Logon.
    • NetBEUI, NWLink, TCP/IP.
    • DHCP, DNS, and WINS.

Operating systems with networking support built in do not require these disk sets. Later versions of Windows 95, Versions of OS/2 after version 2.0, Macintosh, and Windows NT do not require these disk sets.