Auto Login to Windows 7 AFTER Novell Login

We are using Novell 6.5 and just acquired several new Windows 7 Pro machines in a grade school environment.

I am using Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows 7.

So that the students will not mess with many of the settings on the desktop, etc., I have chosen to do the following:

1. Have them first login to Netware with their username and password
2. Login to Windows 7 using a common username for all users and no password. This user is then handing Policy settings from the Windows 2003 Server via Active Directory to secure the windows box.

My question is:

1. Is there a way for force Novell to always be the first screen they see?

2. Is there a way to hand off this common username without a password to windows so that they will automatically be logged in?

3. IF 2 is possible, what provisions do I need to make so that I can override it for future Administrative Logins to Windows 7?
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  • frtonylee <frtonylee@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    > 1. Is there a way for force Novell to always be the first
    > screen they see?


    The Novell credential provider should be the one the user is always
    seeing by default once the Novell Client is installed. The user can
    still switch from "Novell Logon" mode to "Computer Only Logon" mode as
    needed.

    Is that want you want to "force": to prevent the user from ever being
    able to select "Computer Only Logon"?

    Or are your machines literally showing some other behavior where they
    do not see the Novell credential provider at all? (i.e. There is no
    option to switch between "Novell Logon" and "Computer Only Logon",
    because they're not seeing the Novell credential provider.)

    > 2. Is there a way to hand off this common username without
    > a password to windows so that they will automatically be
    > logged in?


    Yes, a normal Windows AutoAdminLogon policy should achieve that.

    Setup the AutoAdminLogon using "control.exe userpasswords2" or
    netplwiz.exe, same as could already be done without the Novell Client
    present. This will cause the workstation to start logging on
    Windows-only automatically at startup.

    To have Windows autologon as this user every time, not just the first
    time / at boot up, set the Windows "ForceAutoLogon" policy.

    Finally, if you want the user to be prompted for an eDirectory
    identity even though a Windows AutoAdminLogon is occurring
  • Alan after installing Novell Client 2 SP1 on a Windows 7 machine I am having to logon to Novell and then to our Domain. With Windows XP this is normally a single logon. What do I need to change in the Novell settings to enable a single logon.
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  • benesirgonce <benesirgonce@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    > Alan after installing Novell Client 2 SP1 on a Windows 7 machine I am
    > having to logon to Novell and then to our Domain. With Windows XP this
    > is normally a single logon. What do I need to change in the Novell
    > settings to enable a single logon.


    Since you're indicating its a Windows domain I'm assuming that you
    already have Windows user accounts with the same username and password
    as the eDirectory user you're logging in with, and that the
    workstation itself is already a member of the domain.

    In the "Show Advanced Options" link on the Novell Client credential
    provider (where you can set your eDirectory tree details prior to
    logging into Windows), there is a "Windows" tab which should be
    showing the domain as the default login target. The username on the
    Windows tab can simply be blank if you want to default to the same
    name as you're logging into eDirectory with.

    So long as all of the above things are true, you are supposed to be
    able to simply specify your username and password once and get logged
    in successfully to both eDirectory and the Windows domain at the same
    time.

    There did happen to be an issue where if the Windows account policy
    (either domain or non-domain) was set to disallow network logon (i.e.
    you were only permitted to use this Windows account for logging in
    interactive at the physical machine; not for connecting to the
    workstation for file sharing), then the Novell Client would actually
    think the eDirectory account password had failed to work successfully
    as the Windows account password, and would prompt for you to re-enter
    the Windows account password even though it was already correct.

    This issue was first addressed in the Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows
    7 (IR3) update; the issue listed as "2. Prompted for re-entry of
    Windows credentials when Windows credentials were already correct.
    (Bug 617917)".

    Current is Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows 7 (IR4) update, available
    from http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=uRcQqWnz4kI~.

    Alan Adams
    Novell Client CPR Group
    alan.adams@novell.com

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  • is there anyway to autolog the netware client side?
  • jpayne <jpayne@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    > is there anyway to autolog the netware client side?


    Yes, an AutoAdminLogon for eDirectory account information can be
    optionally configured, in addition to the AutoAdminLogon for Windows
    account information:

    Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Administration Guide
    Section 8.9.2, Enabling an eDirectory AutoAdminLogon
    http://www.novell.com/documentation/vista_client/vista_client_admin/data/barbsml.html#barcb2v

    Alan Adams
    Novell Client CPR Group
    alan.adams@novell.com

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