This is an operating system that is able to share information and resources between network computers.
Network operating system features include:
File and Resource Sharing – Basic Network Requirement, that is, Network Computers Background
Configurability and Usability – Configuration and Usage should be simple paper documentation, electronic format, the first time for the user to start up the network
Support – all useful information should always be available
Network Operating Types System:
• This is the first NOS to support multiple platforms
• This was the first NOS to support multiple and different topologies and paths between different topologies
• New Netware servers typically outperform other network servers because the design network operating system
Novel NOS features are:
• New Directory Services (NOS)
is a powerful competitor of Windows NT. X.500 is used to prevent repetitive objects from being created. Each object has a distinguished name (DN). Because NDS directory services are rendered in a graphically orderly order, objects such as users, printers, workstations, and application servers share an organizational structure with the administrator user. You can log on as a system administrator from any workstation. This allows you to manage the entire directory tree. You can add and remove users' services and other network resources. Users must log on only once to access all network resources
• Security Services
All passwords from the Netware server to the client workstation are encrypted, even if the administrator can not view a user password on the server. Administrators can remove and add user permissions, but only users can recognize their passwords, even if users access the physical Netware server, there is no greater access to the resources that are built into their network at their workstation because the user Netware's security in the lowest Netware system. All attempts to access information or resources on the network go through the network security
• Database Services
Provide a central repository for server information, the most important database management system available
Netware C – database registry system index using a database key for easy upgrading for vertical application
Netware SQL standard that can be used to access records stored in a relational database system.
Oracle DBMS – this is a SQL based system that is primarily used by business critical applications in different business sectors.
• Messaging Services
Enter a messaging service called Netware Messaging Service. This facilitates the message, transferring between many front applications.
• Printing Services
Allows you to share up to 16 printers over a network print server and therefore the real flexibility of printing, printers need not be attached to the network to operate the actual print server
• Netware Loaded Machine (NLM)  Netware loadable modules are provided by the operation of Novel Netware. This provides the resources needed to support the network services hierarchy used by the server. they have the same access to Netware's security as well as control and monitoring.
Benefits of Novell NetWare
There is print and file server software in business, as well as sharing files and printers, creating an important and useful network. There is the best LAN NOS directory service.
As an application server, it fails because Windows NT beat this case. Poor in the status and handling of print data / information network. It is built on network management tools that are ineffective.