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User name context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name

We are seeing users having trouble logging in and getting "User name
context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name" If the users log
in to th eworkstation as workstation only and then login to eDir tyey
work fine. We are running 491 sp2 client on XP. This is happening at
only selective sites and not all users in the site are affected.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mike
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Re: User name context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name

On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:35:42 +0000, mexa wrote:

> We are seeing users having trouble logging in and getting "User name
> context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name" If the users log
> in to th eworkstation as workstation only and then login to eDir tyey work
> fine. We are running 491 sp2 client on XP. This is happening at only
> selective sites and not all users in the site are affected.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Mike


Make sure your DS is healthy as per TID 10060600 it could be that you have
a problem in some of the replicas.
Are you using the Workstation Manager part of ZENWorks on these machines?


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Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Senior Network Consultant/NSC Sysop
Telindus Sweden AB
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Re: User name context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name

I am looking into DS now but not seeing any issues thus far. Wouldn't
the issue follow the user if it was a DS problem? We can get thus far up
to 11 successful logins and then failure... sometimes just one successful
login

we are not using workstation manager

> On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:35:42 +0000, mexa wrote:
>
> > We are seeing users having trouble logging in and getting "User name
> > context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name" If the users

log
> > in to th eworkstation as workstation only and then login to eDir tyey

work
> > fine. We are running 491 sp2 client on XP. This is happening at only
> > selective sites and not all users in the site are affected.
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > Mike

>
> Make sure your DS is healthy as per TID 10060600 it could be that you

have
> a problem in some of the replicas.
> Are you using the Workstation Manager part of ZENWorks on these

machines?
>
>
> --
> ___________________________________________
> Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
> Senior Network Consultant/NSC Sysop
> Telindus Sweden AB


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Re: User name context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name

What NW and SP versions?

Check edir health: Load DSrepair on the server holding the Master of the
affected partition. From the first menu run a TimeSync Check and a
Report Sync Status. When finished, exit DSrepair and post the relevant
portion of SYS:SYSTEM/dsrepair.log here, thanks.

Check licensing: You should have an NLS_LSP object for each 6.5 server,
in its container. A 6.5 server license object should be in the same
container as the server object(s), or above that in the tree, and not
assigned to any server. If non-MLA, a 6.5 user (conn) license needs to
be in the same container as the user objects, or above that in the tree,
and not assigned to any server. Make sure the two license types are
successfully being consumed.
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Novell Support Forums Volunteer SysOp
http://support.novell.com/forums
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Re: User name context pair you entered is an illegal eDirectory name

On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 22:25:20 +0000, mexa wrote:

> I am looking into DS now but not seeing any issues thus far. Wouldn't the
> issue follow the user if it was a DS problem?


Not necessarily, it all comes down to as what replica the user hits. It
doesn't necessarily have to be the one replica you think it is. It all
comes down to as how they users are login. Do they login to tree or
server. If the later then you should see the problem every time if it's a
replica problem. If the first then the above statement is true.

> We can get thus far up to
> 11 successful logins and then failure... sometimes just one successful
> login


So it's intermittent. Then I would suggest setting up a packet sniffer to
trace the communication betwwen the ws and the server. That would be of
great help in troubleshooting this. Ethereal is a freee packet sniffer
available at, http://www.ethereal.com/


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Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Senior Network Consultant/NSC Sysop
Telindus Sweden AB
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Re: User name context pair you entered is an illegal eDirect

We had the same effect at our site. The solution was the following:

1. Check the SLP-configuration of the Novell Client. It works with both, local entries or SLP over dhcp, but it has to be configured.

2. Check ldap-contextless login in the Novell Client. At our site we had wrong orders of OU's.

That means user1 exist in ou=OU2,o=Organisation. If he try to login, the client looked first in ou=OU1,o=Organisation because of the selected order. Then the errormessage appears.

If we change the ldap-context to o=Organisation or change the order that the right OU ist the first, it works.

Greetz and good luck

Rolf

Lenzlinger Soehne AG Rolf Wuergler CIO IT-Services
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