Windows XP / VISTA Client Install

has anyone been able to install a 4.9 client on a Longhorn Vista Beta 1
Machine ? We have tried but, get version install errors from the client
e.g. xp = 5.1 longhorn = 6.0
  • > has anyone been able to install a 4.9 client on a Longhorn Vista Beta 1
    > Machine ? We have tried but, get version install errors from the client
    > e.g. xp = 5.1 longhorn = 6.0


    How embarissing, simply click on the properties of the nwsetup.exe and add
    Xp compatibility , of course their come 1000x overwrite messages and
    unsupported drivers.. on a reboot their is no novell login screen so it
    seems it didnt install the nwgina correctly, it seems MS has moved the
    gina.dll in the registry also . -oh well was hoping to get the novell
    client on the box running .. guess well have to use cifs ;)
  • On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:40:54 GMT, gek@nomail.com wrote:

    >> has anyone been able to install a 4.9 client on a Longhorn Vista Beta 1
    >> Machine ? We have tried but, get version install errors from the client
    >> e.g. xp = 5.1 longhorn = 6.0

    >
    >How embarissing, simply click on the properties of the nwsetup.exe and add
    >Xp compatibility , of course their come 1000x overwrite messages and
    >unsupported drivers.. on a reboot their is no novell login screen so it
    >seems it didnt install the nwgina correctly, it seems MS has moved the
    >gina.dll in the registry also . -oh well was hoping to get the novell
    >client on the box running .. guess well have to use cifs ;)


    As you found, the current Novell clients will not run on Longhorn/Vista.
    Novell currently is investigating whether to produce a client for Vista.
    You can add your voice by submitting an enhancement request at
    http://support.novell.com/enhancement/index.html?sourceidint=suplnav4a_enhancement.

    ---------------
    Donald Albury
    Novell Product Support Volunteer SysOp
    Sorry, no replies to e-mail responses

    "If something is so complicated that you can't
    explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not
    worth knowing anyway." Bill Waterson
  • Hello,

    <gek@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:qv1Ke.945$RK5.584@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    >> has anyone been able to install a 4.9 client on a Longhorn Vista Beta 1
    >> Machine ? We have tried but, get version install errors from the client
    >> e.g. xp = 5.1 longhorn = 6.0

    >
    > How embarissing, simply click on the properties of the nwsetup.exe and add
    > Xp compatibility , of course their come 1000x overwrite messages and
    > unsupported drivers.. on a reboot their is no novell login screen so it
    > seems it didnt install the nwgina correctly, it seems MS has moved the
    > gina.dll in the registry also . -oh well was hoping to get the novell
    > client on the box running .. guess well have to use cifs ;)


    No CIFS please!
    BTW, Microsoft will change login process in Vista (this IMHO is good
    because current implementation is very complex) and that probably
    means a lot of work for Novell (again) - or maybe not - because MS
    promises that it will be easier to implement custom logons.

    Windows Vista Winlogon Changes
    http://yourtechconnect.blogspot.com/2005/08/windows-vista-winlogon-changes.html

    If you have written a product that uses a GINA, Notification DLL, or CSP
    plan on changing this for Vista.



    Cheers, Roman


  • Hello,

    <gek@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:qv1Ke.945$RK5.584@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    >> has anyone been able to install a 4.9 client on a Longhorn Vista Beta 1
    >> Machine ? We have tried but, get version install errors from the client
    >> e.g. xp = 5.1 longhorn = 6.0

    >
    > How embarissing, simply click on the properties of the nwsetup.exe and add
    > Xp compatibility , of course their come 1000x overwrite messages and
    > unsupported drivers.. on a reboot their is no novell login screen so it
    > seems it didnt install the nwgina correctly, it seems MS has moved the
    > gina.dll in the registry also . -oh well was hoping to get the novell
    > client on the box running .. guess well have to use cifs ;)


    No CIFS please!
    BTW, Microsoft will change login process in Vista (this IMHO is good
    because current implementation is very complex) and that probably
    means a lot of work for Novell (again) - or maybe not - because MS
    promises that it will be easier to implement custom logons.

    Windows Vista Winlogon Changes
    http://yourtechconnect.blogspot.com/2005/08/windows-vista-winlogon-changes.html

    If you have written a product that uses a GINA, Notification DLL, or CSP
    plan on changing this for Vista.



    Cheers, Roman