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By Gov Maharaj

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Posted: 12 Jul 2000

Here is a bug report and fix for client 3.2.

As some of you may have noticed, whenever you install/upgrade to client 3.2 for W95/98 the user who installed it will keep showing up in the login ID field. It doesn't remember the user id of the last person to login.

Here's the fix, but it requires you to edit the registry, and as always, remember to backup your registry before attempting any editing.

Go to the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE${BS}Software${BS}Novell${BS}Location Profiles${BS}Services${BS}??CLSID??${BS}Default and look for a binary/hex entry for "Save on Exit". It will have a hex value of 0. Change it to 1 and save it.

There, your done and Client 3.2 will be fixed (for the time being).

Gov Maharaj
Network Consultant

Another option added by Josh (
Simply open the Client32 properties by right-clicking on the red "N" in the system tray and selecting "Novell Client32 Properties." Choose the "Location Profiles" tab, select the "default" profile, and hit "properties." Make sure that "Login Service" is showing in the top drop-down box, and hit "Properties," once more. Check the box labeled, "Save Profile on Exit," and hit OK. From now on, the login ID will default to the last user who logged in.

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