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IPX/SPX on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Asked by
Anvin Abraham
on 2013-04-04T11:24:06-04:00
I have a Windows XP 32 bit system, which I used to connect to my Novell Netware 3.1x server,
which is a database server.

Now I am planning to migrate from Windows XP to Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit), but the issue
is that Windows Server 2008 R2 doesn't support the IPX\SPX protocol.

Is there any workaround to make IPX protocol work in Windows Server 2008 R2?

Best Answer
Answer by
MDMarra
on 2013-04-04T11:26:54-04:00
The workaround would be to configure the Netware server for TCP/IP and drop IPX/SPX. It's 2013!
This will probably involve an upgrade, but that Netware 3.1 server is
twenty
years old now.

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Answer by
HopelessN00b
on 2013-04-04T11:31:51-04:00
Sure.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverNIS/thread/12cbaf3b-9b45-408b-8222-6
2a0e0121209/:


IPX/SPX has been officially removed from windows server system since 2008.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753256(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_6 But based on my
experience , here is workaround that install this protocol for server 2008 : 1. Cope files of path
below from server 2003 to same path on server 2008: ·
Windows\System32\drivers(nwlnkipx.sys,nwlnkspx.sys) · Windows\inf(netnwlnk.inf) ·
Windows\System32(wshisn.dll,nwprovau.dll) 2. perform install new protocol steps on 2008, and
you can found that IPX/SPX is listed in viable protocol list.
Being 32 bit drivers, I'm not sure what
problems you'll run into on a natively 64 bit OS, but this is a workaround, so I guess issues are not
unexpected.

(Having posted that, you really should do like Mark suggested and let obsolete technology rest in
peace.)

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