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Default authnetication for locked Window 7 machine

We have a wierd problem on our estate, that has occurred after a client upgrade.. though we cant actually determine when.

The default login on the windows GINA is Novell Client, falling back to windows if the machine is offline

However if a person locks their work station, and then tried to unlock it either immediatly or after a short break they are getting

'The windows password cannot be validated at this time because the connection to the Novell Network was lost.'

However this machine is clearly still on the network, and this message will LITERALLY popup after you lock the machine, try to log straight back on.

How can I either

1) Track down why this is occuring


2) Make WINDOWS AUTHENTICATION the default when logging back onto the LOCKED WORKSTATION.. but not altering the initial login screen which has to be Novell.

Any assistance appreciated (NOTE we are using Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows 7 (IR8))
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We are having an issue on some workstations (Win7 with Client 2 SP4 IR3) that when they lock their screen (already logged into the network), they cannot unlock it with their Windows password. An admin needs to reset their Windows password. This is a sporadic problem and not at all consistent. I have been trying to figure out how to set the unlock credentials (there is an old TID ( for the older clients that may help you that I found in my searching.
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