I read a great article on Win2k slow printing by Craig Wilson, which has
some great solutions in it regarding slow access to a Windows Server or
printing issues, here is what Craig said regarding NetwareRedirector

3) Dbl Check your client reg setting is for NetwareRedirector not

My problem is that I found an article from Microsoft, Article ID 171386,

Which states,
3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\NetworkProvider\Order
4. Double-click the ProviderOrder key, and then note the name of the
Novell Netware Provider. The Netware provider may appear
as "NetwareWorkstation" or "NetwareRedirector".
5. Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\NetwareWorkstation\Net
6. Double-click the DeviceName key, and then change the value of this key
to match the value of the NetworkProvider key that you noted in step 4.

For example, change the value of DeviceName
to "\Device\NetwareWorkstation" or "\Device\NetwareRedirector".
The values of the ProviderOrder and DeviceName from steps 4 and 6 must
match. If the value of these registry keys do not match, you may
experience inconsistent network performance when you try to connect to a
Novell server.

Which one is correct, Craig's or Microsoft's?


Allen Damrow