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5.11 server Client 4.91sp1 requires windows logon?

Why does the Client software require a windows workstation logon after the
novell logon screen? I need to get around this because I have roaming
profiles in a lab environment.

Using Windows XP Professional SP2 computers

Thank you,

Stephen Hathaway
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Re: 5.11 server Client 4.91sp1 requires windows logon?

Stephen,

The Windows NT security model requires you to logon locally or via a
domain, so you need to authenticate to a Windows account in addition to
eDirectory (NDS). Its usually recommended to sync the account names and
passwords between Windows and eDirectory so that the user sees and
logins to just one GINA. The Novell Client GINA (NWGINA) in this case
and allow it to seamlessly authenticate to Windows as well.

You also have other options like AutoAdminLogon and various other
features in the Novell Client to help manage this.
ZENworks's DLU policy can manage local Windows accounts and Nsure
Identity Manager (DirXML) can do a lot of syncing between various
accounts (ie. Domain, AD, LDAP, etc.)

Configure AutoAdminLogon for Novell Clients for Windows NT/2000/XP
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10052847.htm

Autolog
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/1035.html

Microsoft states that leaving the password blank/empty disables
AutoAdminLogon to Windows...

How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231

Need to disable the Novell Login during bootup on Windows NT/2000/XP for
troubleshooting
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10054281.htm

You can also Sync NDS Username to help sync the account names ...

The name in the NDS username field is different than the Local username
in the Windows tab
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10083253.htm

How to login to NDS and Domain with a single login
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10057660.htm

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Tony Pedretti
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