Setting up Conductor in Windows 95/98/NT on Novell

Microsoft Windows requires additional setup beyond the defaults that the installation utility will provide.

First, Service Pack 1 and the Service Pack 1 Update for Windows 95 should be installed unless you are running the OSR2 version of Windows 95 or are running Windows 98/NT. For Windows NT, make sure you are running the latest service pack available.

Second, you will need to retrieve and install the latest version of the Client 32 from Novell. This may be downloaded from the Novell website at http:\\

Once the Novell Client 32 has been installed, you will need to perform some additional configuration to ensure that database integrity is maintained. First, display the Network Properties page by right-clicking on the Network Neighborhood icon and selecting Properties. You should see a box similar to that displayed to the right. Make sure the Primary Network Logon is Novell Netware Client 32. Note: The illustrations are from Windows 95. If you are running Windows NT, the options are somewhat different, but there are equivalent options available.

Next, double-click on the Novell Netware Client 32 line, displaying the properties page for the Netware client. This will look similar to the page at left. Click on the Advanced Settings Tab, then on the Parameter Groups list box. Select Performance, Cache from the list that is displayed. You must then set each of the Dynamic Parameters in this group according to the following table.

Dynamic Parameter


Cache Writes


Close Behind Ticks


Delay Writes


File Cache Level


Max Cache Size


True Commit


Once these setting have been selected, click on OK to leave the Client 32 properties page, then OK to leave the Network properties page. You will be prompted to restart the computer and this should be done before continuing. When you next log in, you should receive a red NetWare login screen, rather than the standard Windows login.
Last, you will need to create a shortcut on your desktop for Conductor™. Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop and select New, Shortcut. In the dialog box, enter the name of the batch file that has been set up on your network to run Conductor™ (normally t:\AREV\AREV.BAT, where "t:" is the network drive letter where Conductor was installed) and click OK. On the second page, enter Conductor for the name, then click on Finish. Then, right-click on the new shortcut and select Properties. Click on the Memory tab and set up the fields as displayed above. Click on the Misc tab and setup the values as displayed in the example to the left. Last, click on the Program tab and select Change Icon. Select the AREV.ICO icon file provided with Conductor™. This is normally located in the t:\AREV directory, where "t:" is the drive where Conductor™ was installed.