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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Novell\ Client32\ wm95.exe

  • Uses Network:Yes
  • Uses Internet:No

The Workstation Manager is installed by the Novell Client for Windows 95/98/ME and is controlled by the wm95.exe file. It sits as an icon in the system tray to uniquely identify the workstations on the network so they can be assigned their own applications, file/print permissions, and policy based restrictions.

The wm95.exe process is similar to the Windows Policy Editor; however, it adds more facilities to Novell when it comes to scheduling NDS events. This process enables the management of both the NDS and the local user accounts by using the Network Administrator application. It also helps the System Administrator to setup automated installations of updates and programs, printers and printer driver updates, Windows 95/98/ME policies, and many more.

But in order to use the wm95.exe process, the installation of ZENWORKS, Novell's Award-Winning Desktop Management software is required. This program will create the Workstation Object in the NDS to identify each individual workstation object.

The wm95.exe process starts by allowing the network administrator to create a User Policy. This policy defines how a workstation object should be registered when the user tries to log into the computer not yet associated with the object of the NDS workstation. Once registered, the network administrator must directly be logged in as the user who logged into the computer and physically use the workstation import portion of the User Policy in creating the workstation object in the NDS. When the workstation have already assigned the NDS object into the computer, the object can now be assigned with rights to filing and printing similar to any NDS user.

The wm95.exe process works hand-in-hand with the NDS, the Client32 and the Windows 95 registry. The information between NDS and the system registry must be synchronized, otherwise, the remote control wont run or the NDS users won't be able to log into NT workstations. Without a valid workstation object, the wm95.exe file will register itself into the user's container, that is, if a valid workstation import policy is in effect. And because it runs with user privileges, the wm95.exe file is only allowed to register and not to create a workstation object.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.