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Novell Netware Utility that will return to your program information on item queried as an Error Level and/or Environmental Variable. Check display type, other users, your network card S/N, if logged in, etc.
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NWHAT - Network What
A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90

The following copyrights and trademarks apply:

NWHAT is a software product of
Precision Data Consultants & William Stackpole
Copyright (c) 1989, 1990. All rights reserved.

Portions by Cyco software (c) 1989
Used with permission

Novell Advanced Netware is product of Novell, Inc.
PC-DOS is a product of IBM, Inc.
MS-DOS and MS-C are products of MicroSoft, Inc.

Written in MicroSoft C v5.1

Disclaimer:

This product is supplied without any warranty of any kind with
regard to this material including, but not limited to, the
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose. Precision Data Consultants shall not be liable for
errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages
in connection with furnishing, performance, or use of this product.


NWHAT - Network What Page 2
A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90

Purpose:
NWHAT gets various pieces of information from a Novell network
and returns this information to a batch process in the form of an
error level or by writing the result to the DOS environment table
as the NWHAT (or optional) variable.
I wrote NWHAT because I got tired of writing custom menus for
all of my users. Seems like every workstation has a slightly
different set up and requires a different configuration file for
every application on the network.
NWHAT allows dynamic branching within a batch file or Novell menu
based on the work station and user information it can supply. It
also allows me to edit LOGIN scripts with a text editor instead of
going into SYSCON. It also allows me to change printer configurations
with PRINTCON without having to log in as the user. I use NWHAT to
login printer servers onto the network when the user logs out.


Usage:
NWHAT -command [argument] [-vname:varname]

"varname" is the name of the environment variable in which
NWHAT results will be stored. May be up to 20 characters
long. The default varname is NWHAT.

Running NWHAT without a proper command will produce a help screen.


Result Codes: (General)
NWHAT will return a error level or zero (0) if the command com-
pleted successfully.

Errors which keep the program from completing correctly return
an error level of one (1). These errors include:

"Not attach to the Network"
"Out of Environment Space"
"Invalid Command"
"Invalid or Missing Argument"
"VNAME length longer than limit of 20 bytes"

These errors will also produce an accompanying error message.

Commands which require simple yes or no result return error levels,
all others commands output their results to the NWHAT variable in
the DOS environment table. If the variable does not exist it is
created. If it does exist it is overwritten with the results of
this command. The information written to the NWHAT variable can
then be read by a batch file using the %NWHAT% syntax or viewed by
entering a SET command at the DOS prompt.

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A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90

Commands:

A command must be entered with a proceeding dash (-) or slash
(/) character. Only the first two characters of the command are
required. Improperly entered commands cause a help screen to be
displayed.

NOTE: ERRORLEVEL 1 will be returned for all functions except
-logged if you are not logged onto a Novell server.

Command Purpose

-name Returns the user's LOGIN NAME.

-full Returns the user's full name as entered during the MAKEUSER
process. Spaces are NO LONGER translated to underscores.
Test the name by enclosing it in quotes
(i.e. "%NWHAT%"=="Joe Smith") "UNKNOWN" is returned to the
environment if no full name was ever entered for the user.
If no argument is entered NWHAT returns the full name of the
user logged in at this workstation. Otherwise NWHAT will the
return the full name of the user with that LOGIN NAME.
Return's ERRORLEVEL 3 if no user by that LOGIN NAME exists on
this server.

-id Returns the user's mail box ID. This is the name of the sub
directory under \MAIL on the SYS volume where the user receives
their mail. This is also where the user's LOGIN script and
PRINTCON configuration files are kept.
If no argument is entered NWHAT returns the mail ID of the
user logged in at this workstation. Otherwise NWHAT will the
return the mail ID of the user with that LOGIN NAME.
Return's ERRORLEVEL 3 if no user by that LOGIN NAME exists on
this server.

-station Returns the logical station number that this work station is
attached to on the file server.

-physical Returns the physical station number (usually the network
interface card number) of this work station.

-display Returns the video display type. Will return VGA, EGA,
CGA, MCGA, VGAMONO, EGAMONO, CGAMONO, MCGAMONO,
HERC (Hercules) or MDA. Defaults to UNKNOWN if card
type is unknown.

-logged Returns ERRORLEVEL 0 if the work station is logged in to a
file server. ERRORLEVEL 2 if the network shell has been
loaded but the work station is not logged in.

-attach Returns ERRORLEVEL 0 if the work station is attached to the file
server specified in the argument. Returns ERRORLEVEL 2 if the
work station is not attached to the named file server.
Returns ERRORLEVEL 99 if the attached user is "supervisor"
or equivalent.

-fserver Returns the name of the file server name mapped to the
default disk drive or to the drive specified in the
argument. If the drive is not mapped to a file server
the primary file server name is returned. If no argument
is entered the current default drive is assumed.
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A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90

-volume Returns the name of the disk volume on the file server
mapped to the default disk drive or to the drive specified
in the argument. Returns ERRORLEVEL 2 if the drive is not
mapped to a file server volume. If no argument is entered
the current default drive is assumed.

-map Returns the network map specification (including the
volume name) of the default disk drive or the drive
specified in the argument.
Returns "LOCAL" if the drive is mapped to a local DOS
drive. Returns ERRORLEVEL 2 if the drive is not a local
drive and is not mapped to a file server.

-netbios Returns ERRORLEVEL 0 if NETBIOS is loaded.
Returns ERRORLEVEL 2 if NETBIOS is NOT loaded.

-user Used to tell if another user is logged into this file
server. Returns ERRORLEVEL 0 if the Login ID is valid
and the user is presently logged in to the server.
Returns ERRORLEVEL 2 if the Login ID is valid for this
file server but the user is not logged in.
Returns ERRORLEVEL 3 if the Login ID is invalid for this
file server.

-member Returns ERRORLEVEL 0 if the logged user is a member of the
group specified in the argument. Returns ERRORLEVEL 2 if
they are not a member of the named group. Returns
ERRORLEVEL 3 if the specified group name is undefined
on the server to which the workstation is LOGONed to.


Additional Information:

All operations are made against the "primary server" except for
functions which involve a drive letter. Drive letter functions
are made against the server to which the drive letter is mapped.
The "primary server" is that server which the workstation is
logged in to.

This version of NWHAT writes the results to the parent process
environment table. This is usually COMMAND.COM. This version
incorporates the Cyco software environment management code for greater
compatibility with earlier versions of DOS and the 4DOS shell.
The search technique I used in previous version proved to be unreliable
on any version of DOS except 3.3. I have had several requests for 4DOS
compatibility and I hope this will provide it.
This does mean that the results of NWHAT will NOT be written to the
environment of the primary COMMAND.COM if you are running a secondary
COMMAND.COM in the single command mode (the /c switch). In that case
NWHAT will appear not to function what-so-ever!

NWHAT removes the specified (or default) environment variable
from the environment when it begins execution. If you need to
preserve the environment variable set by a prior NWHAT execution,
you should copy it to a different name, or specify a different name
variable name for this execution using the -VNAME:xxx option.
NWHAT - Network What Page 5
A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90
Example batch files:

Example 1: This batch file demonstrates a controlled auto login process.

REM NET.BAT

echo off
cls
Rem See if the user is attached to the network.
NWHAT -logged
If ERRORLEVEL 2 Goto LOGIN
If ERRORLEVEL 1 Goto SHELL
NWHAT -fserver
echo This work station is attached to server %NWHAT%
NWHAT -station
echo as station %NWHAT%.
NWHAT -name
echo Login ID is %NWHAT%
Goto END
:SHELL
IPX
NET3
:LOGIN
LOGIN %1 %2
:END


Example 2: Sending and Receiving Files through mail directories

This batch file transfers a file into a user's mail directory.

Rem SENDMAIL.BAT
Rem Command line Usage
Rem SENDMAIL filename LoginID
echo off
cls
NWHAT -id %2
If ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO NO_USER
If ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO NO_NET
MAP M:=SYS:MAIL\%NWHAT%
COPY %1 M: /V
MAP DELETE M:
Echo Mail file %1 delivered to MAIL\%NWHAT%.
Goto END
:NO_USER
Echo %2 is not a valid User ID for this sever.
Goto END
:NO_NET
Echo You must be logged into the network to send mail.
:END
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A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90

Rem VIEWMAIL.BAT
Rem Get a directory list of the files in your Mail Box.
echo off
cls
NWHAT -id
If ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO NO_NET
MAP M:=SYS:MAIL\%NWHAT%
DIR M: /P
Pause
MAP DELETE M:
GOTO END
:NO_NET
echo You must be logged into the network to view your Mail Box files.
:END


Rem GETMAIL.BAT
Rem Copy a file from your mail box to the current directory
Rem Usage: GETMAIL filename
echo off
cls
NWHAT -id
If ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO NO_NET
MAP M:=SYS:MAIL\%NWHAT%
IF NOT EXIST M:%1 GOTO NO_FILE
COPY M:%1 /V
MAP DELETE M:
GOTO END
:NO_NET
echo You must be logged into the network to view your Mail Box files.
Goto END
:NO_FILE
echo The file %1 is not in your Mail Box.
:END

Example 3: Edit a login script file without going into SYSCON
This batch file uses the TED editor from PC Magnet
but would work with anything else.

Rem EDLOGIN.BAT
Rem Allows SUPERVISOR (or User) to edit a LOGIN script
Rem Usage EDLOGIN LoginID
echo off
NWHAT -id %1
If ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO NO_USER
If ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO NO_NET
MAP M:=SYS:MAIL\%NWHAT%
If NOT EXIST M:LOGIN. GOTO NO_FILE
TED M:LOGIN.
MAP DELETE M:
Goto END
:NO_FILE
Echo There is no LOGIN script file to edit for this user.
Goto END
:NO_USER

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A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90

EDLOG.BAT Continued

Echo %2 is not a valid User ID for this sever.
Goto END
:NO_NET
Echo You must be logged into the network to edit a LOGIN script.
:END

Example 4: Saving and restoring a drive map


NWHAT -map L:
If ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO SETNONE
If ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO END
Goto DOIT
:SETNONE
SET NWHAT=NONE
:DOIT
MAP L:=SYS:APPLICS\WS50
L:
Rem Execute the Application
WP
Rem Restore the Old mapping
IF %NWHAT%==NONE GOTO DEL_MAP
MAP L:=%NWHAT%
Goto END
:DEL_MAP
MAP DELETE %1
:END

Example 5: Keeping a NASSIST print server on line when user logs out

Requires that a dummy user be set up. I use PS for my print servers.
When the user logs out this batch file logs the print server in so
printing can continue normally.

LOGOFF.BAT

echo off
SET PS=NONE
NWHAT -physical
IF %NWHAT%==AA2700010100 SET PS=PS
IF %NWHAT%==346700010100 SET PS=PS
IF %NWHAT%==451000010100 SET PS=PS
IF %PS%==NONE LOGOUT
LOGIN PS

Example 6: Edit a print configuration file without logging in
as the user.

Rem PCON.BAT
Rem Allows SUPERVISOR or Group Manager to edit a user's printer
Rem configuration without logging in as the user.
Rem Usage PCON LoginID
echo off
NWHAT -id
If ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO NO_NET
MAP H:=SYS:MAIL\%NWHAT%
H:
Copy PRINTCON.DAT PRINTCON.SAV
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A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90

PCON.BAT - Continued

NWHAT -id %1
If ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO NO_USER
If ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO NO_NET
MAP M:=SYS:MAIL\%NWHAT%
If NOT EXIST M:PRINTCON.DAT GOTO NO_FILE
COPY M:PRINTCON.DAT
PRINTCON
COPY PRINTCON.DAT M:
Goto END
:NO_FILE
Echo There is no printer configuration file to edit for this user.
Goto END
:NO_USER
Echo %2 is not a valid User ID for this server.
Goto END1
:NO_NET
Echo You must be logged into the network to edit a LOGIN script.
Goto END2
:END
MAP DELETE M:
:END1
COPY PRINTCON.SAV PRINTCON.DAT
:END2

NWHAT - Network What Page 9
A batch file enhancement program for Novell Networks
Version 1.4
Date - 09/17/90


License:

You are free to use NWHAT for your own personal use. You
may copy and distribute NWHAT and the accompanying documentation
provided no fee is charge for other than the copying of the
media. This includes posting NWHAT on Bulletin board systems
and information services.

You may NOT distribute NWHAT without the documentation and
copyright notice. You may NOT use NWHAT in a commercial
application without paying the license fee. You may NOT use
NWHAT in a government application without paying the license
fee except for the Federal government. Federal government
agencies may use NWHAT free of charge.

You may obtain a license to use NWHAT on a single file server
by mailing a check or money order for $20.00 (US) to:

Precision Data Consultants
NE 1670 Old Belfair Hwy
Belfair, WA 98528

If you would like the latest version of NWHAT enclose an
additional $5.00 and we will mail you the most current version.
Either way we will put you on our mailing list and keep you up
to date on all our products.

If you feel that $20.00 is too much to ask for the use of NWHAT
please check the pricing for other network software. If you still
think $20.00 is unreasonable then please do not use NWHAT for
other than personal purposes.

We welcome your suggestions, questions and your bugs/
abnormality reports, give us a call at (206) 275-5597 or
EasyPlex a message on Compuserve (73347,3225).

I would like to express my special thanks to John McCann
Compuserve NOVUSER Sysop for helping me understand the packet
structures for Novell calls and replies.

Special thanks to Tom Sloan for all the Netware 386 fixes and the
multiple server fixes. Tom also turned me on to the Cyco System code.

Thanks to Cyco Systems and Bart Mellink for the fine piece of code
to manage the parent process environment table.
ting can continue normally.

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