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Should I remove Novell Client for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,074
United States Rank #10,420
Reach 0.0208%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.47 days
279.48 days >
Average installed length: 146.85 days


2 SP4 (IR2) 0.73%
2 SP4 (IR1) 0.98%
2 SP4 0.49%
2 SP3 (IR9) 1.96%
2 SP3 (IR8) 1.22%
2 SP3 (IR7a) 1.96%
2 SP3 (IR6) 1.96%
2 SP3 (IR5) 2.69%
2 SP3 (IR4) 1.96%
2 SP3 (IR3) 1.96%
2 SP3 (IR2) 1.96%
2 SP3 (IR1a) 4.16%
2 SP3 (IR10b) 0.73%
2 SP3 (IR10a) 0.49%
2 SP3 (IR10) 1.96%
2 SP3 (IR1) 0.49%
2 SP3 12.22%
2 SP2 (IR6a) 0.73%
2 SP2 (IR5) 3.42%
2 SP2 (IR4a) 2.20%
2 SP2 (IR4) 0.24%
2 SP2 (IR3) 3.91%
2 SP2 (IR2a) 1.47%
2 SP2 (IR2) 4.65%
2 SP2 (IR1) 2.93%
2 SP2 6.60%
2 SP1 (IR9a) 2.93%
2 SP1 (IR8) 2.44%
2 SP1 (IR7) 3.42%

Novell Client for Windows

What is Novell Client for Windows?  (from Novell)

The Novell Client™ for Windows XP/2003 provides connectivity to NetWare® and Open Enterprise Server Linux servers for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 platforms. With the Novell Client, you can browse through authorized Novell directories, transfer files, and use advanced Novell services directly from a Windows works...  Read more


Novell Client for Windows is a software program developed by Novell. The most common release is 2 sp3, with over 44% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named nwtray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 7.29 MB (7,638,944 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 62% of users of Novell Client for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\novell\client
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32 "C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\ncsetup.dll" NWUninstallClient
Estimated size: 7.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Novell Client for Windows

Program executable:nwtray.exe
Name:Novell® Client(TM) for Windows®
Novell Client System Tray Menu
Path:C:\Program Files\novell\client\nwtray.exe
Additional files:
  • acu.exe - Novell® Client(TM) for Windows® (Automatic Client Upgrade)
  • cuagent.exe - Client Update Agent
  • cusrvc.exe - Client Update Agent Service
  • lgncxw32.dll - Novell LDAP Contextless Login Extension
  • ncsetup.dll - Novell Client Setup Interface
  • rcuagent.dll - Novell Client Update Agent Login Extension
  • setupnc.exe - Novell Client INetCfg Interface EXE
  • setupnci.dll - Novell Client INetCfg Interface DLL
  • ldapsdk.dll - Novell LDAP C APIs (Novell LDAP SDK Library)
  • ldapssl.dll - Novell LDAP SDK SSL Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • nwtray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • cusrvc.exe runs as a service named 'Novell Client Update Agent Service' (cusrvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • nwtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NWTRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\nwtray.exe.

How do I remove Novell Client for Windows?

You can uninstall Novell Client for Windows from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Novell Client for Windows, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Novell Client for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.89%
Windows 10 15.16%
Windows Vista 1.71%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 51.97%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.40%
Windows 10 Pro 3.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.02%
  Canada 3.67%
  South Africa 3.12%
  Czech Republic 2.75%
  Germany 2.75%
  United Kingdom 2.57%
  Israel 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Australia 1.28%
  France 1.28%
  Sweden 1.10%
  Taiwan 1.10%
  Turkey 1.10%
  Finland 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.84%
Hewlett-Packard 34.04%
Acer 11.23%
Lenovo 6.32%
Intel 4.56%
ASUS 3.51%
Samsung 1.40%
Apple 1.05%
Common models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF ... 4.98%
CTL EC14 3.48%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 CMT 2.99%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.49%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.49%
Dell Latitude E6410 1.99%


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