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Install NWLink

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To install NWLink

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Right-click a local area connection and then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, click Install.

  4. In the Select Network Component Type dialog box, click Protocol, and then click Add.

  5. In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, click NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol, and then click OK.


  • Client Service for NetWare is not available on 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.


  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

  • You must be a member of the Administrators group to install NWLink.

  • When you install NWLink, it is installed for all your connections. If you do not want NWLink installed for a certain connection, right-click that connection, click Properties and, on either the General or Networking tab, clear the NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol check box.

  • To confirm that NWLink is working properly, at a command prompt, type ipxroute config. You should see a table with information about the bindings for which NWLink is configured.

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