networking software

Jim Richards jrichards at
Sat Dec 6 16:55:26 EST 1997

Dennis Krieb wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got a "techy" question that I hope someone may be able to help me
> out with.  Essentially we are having difficulty installing so called
> "networkable" software packages on our server (Novell 3.12).  Many times
> we are forced to "tweak" each workstation on our network by installing
> needed  DLL files and changing INI's on each workstation..
> Any thoughts on how to avoid this leg work aside from flogging those
> vendors who say that their software is networkable?.
> Thanks in advance
> Dennis
> --
> Dennis Krieb
> Assistant Director for Library Automation
> St. Louis University Health Sciences Center Library
> 1402 South Grand Blvd.
> St. Louis, MO  63104
> Phone: 314-577-8604
> Fax:  314-772-1307
> E-Mail: krieb at
Good luck.  We were doing the same thing for quite some time with 3.12
and Win 3.x.  We finally attributed the whole thing to newer software
running on an older system.  As soon as we upgraded our CD-ROM server
software (from Opti-Net to Sci-Net), our main server (Novell 3.12 to
4.11) and our worstations to 95, everything seemed to work jusdt great. 
Go figure!

Jim Richards 	Network Administrator
Naperville Public Libraries

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