February 6, 2008
NOTE:For the latest version of the Novell Client for Windows Vista Readme, see http://www.novell.com/documentation/vista_client/readme/ncwv_readme.html.
The Novell Client for Windows Vista is supported on the following platforms:
Windows Vista Business (x86 or x64)
Windows Vista Enterprise (x86 or x64)
Windows Vista Ultimate (x86 or x64)
The Novell Client for Windows Vista might run but is not supported on Windows Vista Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions.
IMPORTANT:The Novell Client for Windows Vista is only for Windows Vista x86 and x64. This Client will not run on Windows XP, 2000, or 2003.
The Novell Client for Windows Vista supports Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 1, OES 2, NetWare® 5.1, NetWare 6.0, and NetWare 6.5.
To install the Novell Client for Windows Vista, run the setup.exe file located in the C:\Novell\Novell Client for Windows Vista directory.
IMPORTANT:Upgrading from the Novell Client for Windows Vista Technology Preview or any of the Beta releases to the release version of the Novell Client 1.0 for Windows Vista is not supported.
The NetWare Administrator utility (nwadmn32.exe) and ConsoleOne® are not supported on Windows Vista or with the Novell Client for Windows Vista.
If you install the Novell Client for Vista on a machine with multiple local users, after rebooting, you are asked to log in to the Novell Client. At this point, there are only two available tiles: one for the local administrator user, and one for the Novell Client. You will no longer see the individual tiles for the local users.
This is working as designed. The Novell Client for Windows Vista follows Microsoft’s recommendations to filter out the local user accounts after installing the Novell Client. If you install the workstation into a Microsoft Domain, the local user tiles are also filtered out, and the Novell Client follows this behavior.
When logging in to eDirectory via the Windows welcome screen, thebutton that is displayed is not active and therefore cannot be clicked.
When logging in to a Windows Vista workstation using the Novell welcome screen, Novell connections made during the login will persist only if you are not currently logged in to the workstation. If your Vista account is already logged in, you will be restored to that existing session when you log back in to the workstation. This applies to both Fast User Switching and connecting via Remote Desktop Connection.
If the Windows computer name or domain name is changed after a Novell Client login profile has been established for a user, the user login profile will continue to pass the previous computer name or domain name. This can result in undesired behavior if the old name is still valid and represents something the user cannot log in to.
In the Windows Welcome screen, selectbefore attempting to log in as the user. On the tab, change the field to be the correct Windows computer name or domain name, then click to save this change prior to attempting to log in.
If you use the TREE login script command to log into multiples trees, a login dialog box will display for each tree listed in the command after the first tree when you log in from the Windows welcome screen.
You can enter the required information in the login dialog boxes for each tree, or you can clickon the second login prompt, then use the Red N menu to log in. When logging in from the Red N menu, you can log in to multiple trees without additional login prompts.
If you log in to a Novell server using a UNC path in Windows Explorer and specify more than just the server and volume, the Windows Explorer window will appear in the foreground and the Results page will appear in the background.
If you specify only the server and volume, authenticating with a UNC path works correctly.
If you are currently authenticated to eDirectory, after entering your old password and new password, you will see a Change Password dialog box after clicking thebutton. From the Change Password dialog box, you can choose which resources you want the password change to go to.
If you are not currently authenticated to eDirectory, the password change will only be submitted to Windows Vista.
The Novell Client for Windows Vista cannot receive NetWare broadcast messages sent from the NetWare server console or from other Novell Client workstations. The Novell Client for Windows Vista also does not include the ability to send broadcast messages.
When installing the Novell Client for Windows Vista on an x64 version of Windows, an MSDIA80.DLL file might appear in the root of the Windows system drive. This is a known issue of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1 VCREDIST_x64.EXE installer. For more information, see KB 927665. Note the hotfix available for KB 927665 is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, not SP1.
The Novell Client for Windows Vista includes the ability to enable 802.1X authentication. To enable 802.1X authentication, right-click the Red N icon, then click. On the tab, select in the Parameter list box, then set it to . The tab now appears on the Novell Login dialog box. You can use the tab on the Novell Login dialog box to turning 802.1x on or off on a per-login basis.
For more detailed information, see Configuring 802.1X Authentication in the Novell Client for Windows Vista Administration Guide.
If you specify an invalid domain name during the Novell Client login along with a valid local username and password, the local Windows login will succeed even with the invalid domain name. If a workstation is not a member of a domain, Windows Vista ignores any information included in the domain name field.
When you detach from a mapped Novell drive, the mapped drive icon displayed in Windows Explorer changes to a red X to indicate that the mapped drive is no longer accessible. If you use the Red N icon to re-authenticate to the Novell tree (and you selected theoption when you originally mapped the drive), the mapped drive icon does not update to show that the drive is accessible again.
If multiple users with drives mapped via a login script (for example, MAP H:=%HOME_DIRECTORY) log in on the same machine and both users are in the same Windows session, the previous user’s mapped drives do not automatically disconnect when a new user logs in, giving the current user the ability to view the previous user's mapped drives. If the previous user logs out of the session, the previously mapped drives will not be available to the new user.
The LDAP Contextless Login feature in the Novell Client for Windows Vista 1.0 includes the following limitations for those familiar with the Novell Client 4.x for Windows XP/2003.
When invokingfrom the Novell welcome screen (the login dialog seen at boot time and when logging out of Windows Vista), the LDAP Contextless Login lookup cannot be triggered when viewing the tab. If LDAP Contextless Login is enabled, a lookup is performed after the user attempts to log in to eDirectory from the welcome screen.
This is different from the LDAP Contextless Login behavior when running LOGINW32.EXE or selecting the option from the Red N menu on the desktop. In those instances, you can see the effect of the LDAP Contextless Login lookup prior to actually proceeding with the eDirectory login.
The options to search by attributes other than username (for example, phone number or e-mail address) have been disabled for the Novell Client for Windows Vista 1.0 release.
Ifis chosen as an option in a login profile for Tree, Context, or Server, it cannot be removed by simply editing the field when logging in or by saving the profile on successful login. Any values entered in these fields during login will not be saved when is enabled for that field. This is working as designed.
If you set theoption (available on the Advanced Login tab in the Novell Client for Windows Properties dialog box) to (meaning that the drop-down list will not be displayed on the Novell Login dialog box), your next login will automatically use the last profile you logged in with.
If you want to use the default profile when theoption is turned off, make sure that you log in using the default before you turn the option off.
If you set theoption (available on the Advanced Login tab in the Novell Client for Windows Properties dialog box) to (it is Off by default), the Novell Login will require a password change on the next-to-last grace login instead of the last grace login. This issue will be corrected in a future release of the Novell Client.
If File Caching is enabled for the client, both user and directory disk space restrictions (quotas) on NSS volumes are ignored. Novell does not plan to remove this limitation in the future.
For information on File Caching, see “Advanced Settings” in the administration guide for the client.
For information on disk space restrictions, see the NSS documentation in the Open Enterprise Server 2 documentation or the equivalent for your servers.
The following changes have been made to this readme since its initial release.
Added Section 2.15, Disk Space Restrictions Ignored on February 6, 2008.
For information on installing, using, and administering the Novell Client for Windows Vista, see http://www.novell.com/documentation/vista_client/index.html.
For information on Login Scripts, see the Novell Login Scripts Guide.
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