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Zenworks - Workstation only ( Laptop users )

I would like to know if anyone here is still experiencing hangs or slow logins when outside of the office ?
In the previous versions, we could use this key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Novell\ZCM,HonorWorkstationOnlyLogin to speed up the logins...

It seems like Zenworks still wishes to authenticate and refresh policies when not in a Novell environement.

We currently use :

Novell Client 2 SP3 IR3
Novell Zenworks 11.2.3a
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ( French )

Any ideas ??

Thank you !
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Re: Zenworks - Workstation only ( Laptop users )

On Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:46:03 GMT, anto28
<anto28@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
>I would like to know if anyone here is still experiencing hangs or slow
>logins when outside of the office ?
>In the previous versions, we could use this key:
>*HKLM\SOFTWARE\Novell\ZCM,HonorWorkstationOnlyLogin* to speed up the
>logins...
>
>It seems like Zenworks still wishes to authenticate and refresh policies
>when not in a Novell environement.
>
>We currently use :
>
>Novell Client 2 SP3 IR3
>Novell Zenworks 11.2.3a
>Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ( French )
>
>Any ideas ??
>
>Thank you !


Try disabling the wifi prior to logging in. I only have a few laptop
users but they have found that logins work smoother if they wait until
after login to enable wifi.

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Re: Zenworks - Workstation only ( Laptop users )

I was looking more into a permanent workaround that would'nt require user attention to disable/enable their WIFI everytime they are outside of the office.

So if you shared this workaround, it means that you also have this slow login behavior when workstation only ?
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Re: Zenworks - Workstation only ( Laptop users )

On Mon, 23 Sep 2013 19:56:04 GMT, anto28
<anto28@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>
>I was looking more into a permanent workaround that would'nt require
>user attention to disable/enable their WIFI everytime they are outside
>of the office.
>
>So if you shared this workaround, it means that you also have this slow
>login behavior when workstation only ?


I think that was one symptom. Not sure because I only have 3 laptop
users and they are busy enough that I haven't had time to look into
it. But the three of them just disable WiFi unless they specifically
need it. And in doing that I know they aren't having issues, because
they would complain if they were. There probably is a better
solution, but I haven't had time to look for it.

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Re: Zenworks - Workstation only ( Laptop users )

anto28;2283868 wrote:
I would like to know if anyone here is still experiencing hangs or slow logins when outside of the office ?
In the previous versions, we could use this key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Novell\ZCM,HonorWorkstationOnlyLogin to speed up the logins...

It seems like Zenworks still wishes to authenticate and refresh policies when not in a Novell environement.

We currently use :

Novell Client 2 SP3 IR3
Novell Zenworks 11.2.3a
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ( French )

Any ideas ??

Thank you !


We have the same setup (except Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit w/SP1-English) and do not see the authentication or refresh policies with the ZAA.

Logins are blazingly fast

Provided that the user didn't accidentally pick "work" as the network type when they defined their WiFi connection at home.

We've coded the Novell Client to use the registry keys so that it will automatically do a "workstation only" login UNLESS it detects the "work" network.
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Re: Zenworks - Workstation only ( Laptop users )

Is that some sort of startup script that runs before the login screen appear and set the registry key for workstation only in the novell client config ?

Is there a "coolsolution" for this trick ?

Thank you.
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Re: Zenworks - Workstation only ( Laptop users )

anto28;2284046 wrote:
Is that some sort of startup script that runs before the login screen appear and set the registry key for workstation only in the novell client config ?

Is there a "coolsolution" for this trick ?

Thank you.


WE used this TID:
https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7009517

and then:
https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7000753
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