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Cannot browse for tree

Hi,
we have the following problem:

WindowsXP SP2
Netware Client 4.91 + SP1
Netware 6.5 SP4a

When users are already logged in (ws only or not does not matter) they
are not able to browse for Netware trees from within the Netware client
anymore. However if you manually enter the name of the tree you can
browse the ds structure and are also able to login without any problems.
This problem disappears as soon as the user belongs to the local admin
group. If the user is a normal user the problem reapperas. The problem
also not exists if the user is not logged in at all.

Any ideas hiw to fix that behavour?
Thank's for your help.

Regards,
Frank.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Cannot browse for tree

Frank,

Are you browsing said eDirectory tree from Windows Explorer, My Network
Places?
When they are not able to browse do they get any errors?

Lets gather some more details on your environment...

Any additional components of the client installed?
What protocols are bound to the client?

Assuming IP is primary or at least available, is SLP setup to resolve
NetWare services/names over IP?
If so, masking any info. you might consider a security hazard please post
the results of SLPINFO /ALL run from the command-prompt on a Windows
workstation.

Windows Event logs showing anything unusual?
Was Windows installed from scratch, a custom image, or an OEM image?

--
Tony Pedretti


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Cannot browse for tree

Tony Pedretti schrieb:

> Are you browsing said eDirectory tree from Windows Explorer, My Network
> Places?
> When they are not able to browse do they get any errors?


No errors at all.
Browsing eDir for trees from within NetwareLogin -> Advanced -> Trees
shows nothing if user is only user and shows all available trees if user
is local admin. However if a normal user enters the tree name manually
here he can browse eDir within NetwareLogin -> Advanced -> Contexts
without problem and also login without problem. Browsing for trees is
the only thing which does not work for normal users here.

Second place which behaves strange is browsing from Explorer via Network
-> Netware Services -> NetWare-Server. As normal user only the
servers you are connected to are displayed. As local admin all servers
which can be found via configured slp-scopes are displayed.

> Lets gather some more details on your environment...
>
> Any additional components of the client installed?
> What protocols are bound to the client?


IP only.

> Assuming IP is primary or at least available, is SLP setup to resolve
> NetWare services/names over IP?


Yes.

> If so, masking any info. you might consider a security hazard please post
> the results of SLPINFO /ALL run from the command-prompt on a Windows
> workstation.


Looks promising.

DA IP Address Source(s) State Version Local Interface Scope(s)
--------------- --------- ----- ------- ---------------
------------

10.10.10.100 CNFG,DHCP UP SLPV2 10.10.100.2 deas-scope
10.10.10.30 DHCP UP SLPV1 10.10.100.2 <unscoped>
10.80.10.10 DHCP UP SLPV1 10.10.100.2 <unscoped>


Local Interface 10.10.100.2
---------------------------------
Operational State: UP
Operating Mode(s): MCAST,STATIC-DA,DHCP-MANDATORY-SCOPES
SA/UA Scopes: deas-scope,unscoped
Last I/O: 9:55:35am 11/9/2005
Total Packets: Out: 18 In: 6
Total Bytes: Out: 822 In: 400
Last Addr Out: 10.80.10.10
Last Addr In: 10.80.10.10


> Windows Event logs showing anything unusual?


No.

> Was Windows installed from scratch, a custom image, or an OEM image?


From Scatch / Custom image (ZenImaging 6.5).


Regards,
Frank.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Cannot browse for tree

Frank,

Yes, that is a long-standing issue against the Novell Client. Yet to
be addressed, to my knowledge. There is a workaround of granting
registry rights, described in the TID:

Users group member cannot successfully browse for NDS trees and
NetWare servers. - TID10090592
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10090592.htm

Frank Gruber <HVFDMIPUMFPS@spammotel.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> we have the following problem:
>
> WindowsXP SP2
> Netware Client 4.91 + SP1
> Netware 6.5 SP4a
>
> When users are already logged in (ws only or not does not matter) they
> are not able to browse for Netware trees from within the Netware client
> anymore. However if you manually enter the name of the tree you can
> browse the ds structure and are also able to login without any problems.
> This problem disappears as soon as the user belongs to the local admin
> group. If the user is a normal user the problem reapperas. The problem
> also not exists if the user is not logged in at all.
>
> Any ideas hiw to fix that behavour?
> Thank's for your help.
>
> Regards,
> Frank.


Alan Adams
alancrumbadams@drcrumb.com
(for email, remove the crumbs)
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Cannot browse for tree

Alan Adams schrieb:
> Frank,
>
> Yes, that is a long-standing issue against the Novell Client. Yet to
> be addressed, to my knowledge. There is a workaround of granting
> registry rights, described in the TID:
>
> Users group member cannot successfully browse for NDS trees and
> NetWare servers. - TID10090592
> http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10090592.htm


Exactly our problem.
Thank's for the hint. Seems that I have missed it on my first search
attempt.

Regards,
Frank.
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