Here's my problem - please feel free to laugh or offer suggestions!
Our one and only company system support guy got laid off 2 weeks ago (long
story), leaving me (basic support skills but no expert) running the show.
Anyway, we run Novell Netware 4.11 to allow about 10 people in one
department to log into various databases. Until today that is. Now only 2
max. can log in at a time, and the server says something about the license
file maybe being damaged.
Ok, so I read the documentation, found some license disks, and tried to add
these licenses via the Install utility. Then I found out that the
administrator username and password that our previous systems guy usually
used for everything else don't work here. Someone rang him up, but either he
genuinely doesn't know the right details or he's keeping them to himself (I
might do the same myself, in his shoes).
Meanwhile, 8 angry users started taking it in turns to ring me up and ask
when they could go back in the system (at 10 minute intervals). Two
companies I thought supported the system claim they actually don't, one guy
who could come in and help can't because his dad is really ill, and another
tech *** r we sometimes use says he doesn't know anything about it, but
is willing to come in and read the manuals. Great!
Anyway, I've downloaded a file called BURGLAR.NLM which is supposed to let
you add users with supervisor access. My plan for tomorrow is to try and run
this to create a super login in my name. Then, I login with those details
and find the bit where users and passwords are stored. Then it's just a
matter of changing the ADMIN user password. Ta-daaa!
My questions are:
1. Is this going to work?
2. Which utility do I run to view/edit the passwords, assuming it works up
and the tellingly basic...
3. I think Login server/username from the console prompt is the way to login
a) How do I establish my server name?
b) Will it work like this or do I need to add some of that context stuff
Any suggestions, comments, offers of other employment gratefully received.