PE Builder v3 plugin
This plugin installs and configures NwDskPe: NetWare/Microsoft Network Services Manager for BartPE/WinPE.
NwDskPe will install and manage either Microsoft Network Services or Novell's NetWare Client or both.
Multiple nics are supported (LinkSpeed/Duplex experimental).
With NwDskPe configured you will be able to access shares on other Windows machines,
as well as share drives on your PE-station to other Windows stations (using TCP/IP,
IPX or optionally NetBEUI).
You may choose which NetWare Client to add (4.51 or higher, in your preferred language).
The base NetWare Client will be installed (starting with version 4.91 Novell only includes the base Client and NDPS).
Full Client (including the ZENworks components) is optional but not recommended (why bother with NDPS on BartPE/WinPE?).
NwDskPe will fully configure the NetWare Client using timed dialogs and will initiate AutoLogon if choosen so.
Multiple Profiles can be defined.
Profiles include Protocol (IP and/or IPX/SPX), DHCP or Static TCP/IP configuration,
SLP configuration, IPX Frame Type and Network Number, Login credentials, Login-scripts, and more.
Dialogs can be hidden from end-users to force certain (or all) choices.
NwDskPe is modeled after its predecessor NwDsk
(NetWare Boot Disk). NwDsk users will notice the resemblance. Moreover the profiles and scripts used
with NwDsk will work with NwDskPe. For that copy the contents of 'A:\Etc' from your NwDsk
diskette to dir 'Etc'
in the NwDskPe-plugin-dir (profiles: *.pro and global.set, scripts: *.lan and *.scp).
Now run NwDskPe.exe at least once before running PE Builder to upgrade your NwDsk
profiles for use with NwDskPe.
The Profile last saved with NwDskPe.exe before running PE Builder will become the default profile when your
BartPE/WinPE CDROM boots.
NwDskPe.exe should run on BartPE/WinPE as well as on the machine on which
you build your BartPE/WinPE-image with PE Builder. On your PE Builder-machine it will auto-generate setup-scripts in
compliance with the client that you added, and it will configure the client according to your choices.
On BartPE/WinPE it will actually install all necessary client components and offer a last chance for altering
your configuration. So, do not forget to run NwDskPe.exe at least once on your PE Builder-machine.
First time usage pointers:
- Add Plugin NwDskPe to
3.0.32 or higher (click "add" on PE Builders "Plugin-List", point to
the NwDskPe.cab you downloaded earlier,
and click on 'Open' to add it to the plugins).
- Download any Novell NetWare Client for NT/2000/XP in your language of choice from
and extract it into the NwDskPe-plugin-dir (extract to 'C:\Pebuilder\Plugin\Nwdskpe').
Starting with NwDskPe 3.0.1 you may also extract the client to a different location
(even a network drive) since you may configure NwDskPe to find the client by selecting 'Locate Client'
on the 'profile' tab (select the client-root-dir that contains setupnw.exe).
You may also choose to overlay your client with service packs and or patches.
- When you would like to include the
NetBEUI protocol to share files
with older W9x machines (not running TCP/IP), grab Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys
from your XP Source CDROM (dir \Valueadd\Msft\Net\Netbeui\) and copy them to the
NwDskPe-plugin-dir (even better:
grab them from Windows 2000).
- From within the NwDskPe-plugin-dir run NwDskPe.exe at least once to initiate and configure the
- When you upgrade PE Builder or NwDskPe or the NetWare Client, press the 'Reinitialize Client'
button on the 'profile' tab to rebuild your complete NwDskPe setup including the NetWare Client
(this will not alter your configuration files in 'Etc').
- NwDskPe will auto-enable in PE Builder all NetWare components you choose and it will let you choose which
Network Manager to launch upon startup (NwDskPe or PENetcfg). NwDskPe operates fine along with
PENetcfg but make sure you never enable more than 1 network-auto-start to prevent them from competing for
- NwDskPe is compatible with BartPe.exe (Bart's replacement for factory.exe and netcfg.exe).
- Build and burn your BartPE/WinPE CDROM (preferably on a RW).
- Items of the NetWare Client that are not configurable through NwDskPe's menus can be
applied by adding a .REG file
with your settings to dir 'Etc' under the same name as your profile (example: nwdskpe.reg). On the
'profile' tab in NwDskPe you can select this file for activation. When settings are present in both NwDskPe and
in your .REG file the settings in NwDskPe prevail.
- For some non-standard configuration options run NwDskPe.exe /? to get a listing of all command line
parameters available. These parameters should only be used in case of compatibility issues or other problems or for
some special reasons.
NwDskPe v3 plugin by Erwin Veermans (see NwDskPe)
Copyright (c) 2002-2007 Bart Lagerweij. All rights reserved.