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pwmanager DLL error - unable to open registry key

pwmanager DLL error - unable to open registry key This error is popping up more and more on hundreds of computers in our environment. It is a box that pops up while a PC is sitting at the Novell login screen. No one in our corporation has been able to come up with a fix for this yet. It really doesn't cause any major problems. click it once or twice and it goes away. It is just an annoyance for our end users and they keep asking why we don't fix it. It does cause another problem if the machine is scheduled for an automatic reboot in the evening then this error stops the reboot from happening and then when you click to clear the error it then finishes the reboot. When it is in this waiting for reboot state the PC cannot be remote controlled either. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. We are a large healthcare company with over 50,000 employees and thousands of PC's and the error is occuring on more and more PC's everyday. Thanks. Charlie MacConnach
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On 1/27/2012 8:36 AM, rockfish wrote:
>
> pwmanager DLL error - unable to open registry key This error is popping
> up more and more on hundreds of computers in our environment. It is a
> box that pops up while a PC is sitting at the Novell login screen. No
> one in our corporation has been able to come up with a fix for this yet.
> It really doesn't cause any major problems. click it once or twice and
> it goes away. It is just an annoyance for our end users and they keep
> asking why we don't fix it. It does cause another problem if the machine
> is scheduled for an automatic reboot in the evening then this error
> stops the reboot from happening and then when you click to clear the
> error it then finishes the reboot. When it is in this waiting for reboot
> state the PC cannot be remote controlled either. Any help with this
> would be greatly appreciated. We are a large healthcare company with
> over 50,000 employees and thousands of PC's and the error is occuring on
> more and more PC's everyday. Thanks. Charlie MacConnach
>
>



Is this some type of Novell Software? It's definitely not part of
Client32, perhaps another package from Novell............

I did find a ShareWare Password Manager Program called PWManager.........

If that, I would recommend using Group Policies or other methods to
block and remove this User Install Software that is causing issues.

If you wanted to Fix this Software, you could use Procmon with
bootlooging with a filter to see what registry keys it was trying to
read and fail. Then grant rights there to the utility.



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rockfish;2171098 wrote:
pwmanager DLL error - unable to open registry key This error is popping up more and more on hundreds of computers in our environment. It is a box that pops up while a PC is sitting at the Novell login screen. No one in our corporation has been able to come up with a fix for this yet. It really doesn't cause any major problems. click it once or twice and it goes away. It is just an annoyance for our end users and they keep asking why we don't fix it. It does cause another problem if the machine is scheduled for an automatic reboot in the evening then this error stops the reboot from happening and then when you click to clear the error it then finishes the reboot. When it is in this waiting for reboot state the PC cannot be remote controlled either. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. We are a large healthcare company with over 50,000 employees and thousands of PC's and the error is occuring on more and more PC's everyday. Thanks. Charlie MacConnach


we have the exact same problem in our company and have no permanent solution for it yet. have you had any progress since your post? thanks.
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