Group Policy Administrative Template for Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows

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his administrative template (.adm) provides Group Policy settings for the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows, allowing administrators the ability to manage registry-based policy settings relating to the Novell Client.

The Cool Solutions AppNote with corresponding information is Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows: Registry Settings.

The Group Policy Administrative Template for Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows is intended for use with Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows. The Client is supported on the Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 platforms.

How to use the Group Policy Administrative Template for Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows with the Local Windows Group Policy Editor:

  1. Copy Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows ADM.adm to a temporary location.
  2. Read the Readme and make any needed modifications to the .adm file.
  3. Launch the Group Policy Editor (click Start, then type gpedit.msc in th Start Search box, and press Enter).
  4. Right-click "Administrative Templates" in the left column
  5. In the "Add/Remove Templates window, select "Add/Remove Templates..." and click the "Add" button
  6. In the "Policy Templates" window, navigate to the temporary location you used in Step 1.
  7. Select the "Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows ADM" entry, and click the "Open" button.
  8. Back in the "Add/Remove Templates window, click the "Close" button.

The Novell Client policies/preferences are now ready to use, and can be located in both Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) and User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Classic Administrative Templates (ADM).

Version History

Version 1.8 28 Oct 2014
Corrected a number of entries in the LDAP Contextless Login section which were writing REG_SZ values instead of REG_DWORD entries.

Version 1.7 17 Oct 2014
Added setting for "XTier Service Manager Debug Logging", "Force Last User Name", and "Force Last User Name Login Profile"
Corrected Key name for "Software\Novell\Client\Update Agent" and "Software\Novell\Client\Parameters\NSVCCOST"
Corrected Value name for "Launch Interval", "EstablishConnectionTimeout", "BadAddressCacheTimeout", "Cache Page Sixe in K", and "Number of Pages"
Changed format of all "Checkbox"-type entries to simplify file and correct problems.

Version 1.6 09 Jul 2014
Added settings for "Info Cache Exception Process List", Info Cache Exception Timeout Milliseconds",
"Bad Name Cache Enabled", and "Bad Name Cache List".
Fixed the value name for "Auto Reconnect"
Fixed the key name and value name for "Auto Reconnect Interval"

Version 1.5 11 Oct 2013
Added setting for "Do Not Detect Slow Network Connections"

Version 1.4 16 Aug 2013
Added settings "DA Discovery Sequence" and "Passive Mode NDS Login Silent".
20 Aug 2013 Corrected "Novell Logon" setting.

Version 1.3 19 Jul 2013
Fixed the key name for NMAS Exception List.
Fixed the key name for Bad Address Cache Timeout.

Version 1.2 22 Mar 2013
Fixed additional registry key name typos. Thanks again, Jim.

Version 1.1 19 Mar 2013
Fixed a number of registry key name typos, resulting from leaving off the trailing "s" in the registry keys "Property Pages", "Menu Items", and "Browse Settings". Thanks to Jim Wagner for reporting it.

Version 1.0 15 Mar 2013
Original release.

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  •   A suspicion is that the reference to SP3 is getting in the way.  In a text editor (i.e. NOT Word) do a case-sensitive(I'm not sure if this is needed or not) search and replace of SP3 for SP4 (and sp3 for sp4) on the file  "Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows ADM.adm" and I would save it with SP4 instead of SP3 in the name.

    Give that a try, and let us know how it goes so that we all benefit.

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    Andy of KonecnyConsulting.ca in Toronto
    Please use the "Like" and/or "Verified Answers" as appropriate as that helps us all.

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  •   A suspicion is that the reference to SP3 is getting in the way.  In a text editor (i.e. NOT Word) do a case-sensitive(I'm not sure if this is needed or not) search and replace of SP3 for SP4 (and sp3 for sp4) on the file  "Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows ADM.adm" and I would save it with SP4 instead of SP3 in the name.

    Give that a try, and let us know how it goes so that we all benefit.

    ________________________

    Andy of KonecnyConsulting.ca in Toronto
    Please use the "Like" and/or "Verified Answers" as appropriate as that helps us all.

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