MrMafia Absent Member.
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Novell and win 7 - Won't request password change

We are experience a problem with random clients that are using windows 7 that Novell won't ask for a password change once the password expiration policy expires. The problem is once a user logins they are not prompted to renew their password and the grace logins warning box won't come up, they just get locked out of their accounts. Our technicians seem to be getting one-two phone calls a day where this is happening to users and they have to call the admin to reset their passwords in ConsoleOne. Again, this is a random occurence and no real consistancy when the problem occurs. I have tried to test it myself but, I do not get the same errors. Has anybody had this occur before with Novell Clients on Win7?
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W_Prindl Absent Member.
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Re: Novell and win 7 - Won't request password change

Unfortunately that's standard behaviour if you login to Edir and
Windows at once. Only if you login manually e.g. after a WS only logon
you are warned about expiring passwords etc..

My personal workaround is twofold, first I use the cool-solutions
password expiry mail utility
(http://www.novell.com/communities/node/893/password%20expiration%20emai
l%20notification) to remind users of their soon expiring passwords and
- secondly I stop the login script with a pause displaying an expiry
notice on the login window, which users have to act on before the login
windows closes, if the password is about to expire in a few days.

All other solutions require IDM and are not free as far as I know.

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W. Prindl


MrMafia wrote:

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>We are experience a problem with random clients that are using
>windows 7 that Novell won't ask for a password change once the
>password expiration policy expires. The problem is once a user logins
>they are not prompted to renew their password and the grace logins
>warning box won't come up, they just get locked out of their
>accounts. Our technicians seem to be getting one-two phone calls a
>day where this is happening to users and they have to call the admin
>to reset their passwords in ConsoleOne. Again, this is a random
>occurence and no real consistancy when the problem occurs. I have
>tried to test it myself but, I do not get the same errors. Has
>anybody had this occur before with Novell Clients on Win7?


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MrMafia Absent Member.
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Re: Novell and win 7 - Won't request password change

Thanks for the information but, I am seeing a new characteristic in ConsoleOne, the user(s) that do have the problems ConsoleOne says the Expiration date of the password is Jan 1, 1992, thus locking out the user! Is this a sign of a corrupted database by chance?
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W_Prindl Absent Member.
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Re: Novell and win 7 - Won't request password change

I wouldn't trust C1 always especially if you are using Universal
Passwords. Have you checked via iManager, too?

But getting this date set to 01-01-1992 seems to me more like some
application, which sets user properties incorrectly (e.g. some third
party user management tool or a misconfigured IDM driver), than
database corruption on itself.
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W. Prindl


MrMafia wrote:

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>Thanks for the information but, I am seeing a new characteristic in
>ConsoleOne, the user(s) that do have the problems ConsoleOne says the
>Expiration date of the password is Jan 1, 1992, thus locking out the
>user! Is this a sign of a corrupted database by chance?


W. Prindl
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ataubman Absent Member.
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Re: Novell and win 7 - Won't request password change

When an admin resets a user's PW to a known value, the expiration date is deliberately set in the past, to ensure the user has to change it again (so the admin no longer will know the user's PW). It's always been like this.

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