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Changing Logon srever through regkey or group policy

I need a way to change the logon server specified under the default profile
as well as the preffered server through a network delivered solution. We
have 100's of pc's to make this change on and simply cannot do it by hand. A
look through the registry through up the following regkeys.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Location
Profiles\Services\{1E6CEEA1-FB73-11CF-BD76-00001B27DA23}\Default\Tab1]
"Server"="PROSPERO"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\NWGINA\Login Screen]
"DefaultNDSServer"="PROSPERO"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetwareWorkstation\Parameters]
"Preferred Server"="PROSPERO"
(this last bit i belivie is because we're using Zen 4)


However, using these in a .reg to modify the settings as above causes odd
behaviour on the client afterwards. The results screen doesn't close
although it is still set to and there are no errors.
If you change the setting in the manual way through network properties it
asks you to reboot, does the client take this info and put it somewhere else
also after you click ok ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Steve Allmark
Network Admin
West Cheshire College


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Re: Changing Logon srever through regkey or group policy

Stephen,

Is a default server set in said eDirectory user object?

Its usually recommended not to set a default server in the client.
We had a discussion on using default server in the edirectory.netware forum
early last year...

Newsgroups: novell.support.edirectory.netware
Subject: Default server recommended?
Message-ID: <kz52c.11680$Mw6.1093@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 20:38:40 GMT
http://support-forums.novell.com/group/novell.support.edirectory.netware/readerNoFrame.tpt/@thread@10217@F@10@S-,D@NONE+5008/@article@5008

If the ZENworks agent if your issue, try configuring Workstation Manager to
use a preferred connection...

Workstation Manager and DHCP option 85 with the registry setting Preferred
Connection causing problems in multi tree environment
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10091521.htm

Workstation Manager resolves the workstation object in e-Directory thorugh
the mechanism top down
http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?/10087601.htm

A Group Policy administrative template or editing the registry directly as
you're doing should work fine...

CLIENT 4.9x ADM
Administrative Template for Novell Client 4.9x
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/14348.html

AppNote: Novell Client 4.9 SP2 : Initialization, Login and Settings
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/appnote/620.html

--
Tony Pedretti
TransUnion Corporation


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