Group Policy Administrative Template for Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows

Group Policy Administrative Template for Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows

This 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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Great Work, Thank you!

Is it possible to get the recent Version 1.2, the linked zip File is the Version 1.0.
I can't find the recent Version 1.2.
Can you help me please?
Thank you
Version 1.6 has been posted.
Version 1.7 has been posted.
When I enable the "Enable LDAP Contextless Login" and "Enable LDAP Context Search Scope" settings everything seems to take effect, but the corresponding check-boxes in the Novell Client Properties remain un-checked.

Is this normal behavior?
No, Corey, it is not normal behavior. When you enable this option, you should see the change reflected in the Novell Client Properties user interface.

Your mention of this uncovered an error in the .adm where a number of entries in the LDAP section had been writing REG_SZ values instead of REG_DWORD values.

Thanks for pointing this out.
Version 1.8 has been posted.
i'm so sorry if i'm being a dunce, but i don't have a link when i view this page. is it on this page or somewhere else.

I'm trying to use this on a windows 10/SP4 client.

It isn't changing the settings.

Is there a new version?

@jr_albuquerque  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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