16.4 Multiple-User Support

For machines that have multiple users logging on to them, each user account has its own, separate Novell environment. Users can have separate policies and saved network environments. Each account needs to log in to the Management Service separately to receive its credential in order to download its published policy.

If a user can’t log in or refuses to do so, that user gets the initial policy that was included at Security Client installation. This helps discourage a user from creating a different account to avoid policy restrictions.

Multiple user support is set at the time you install the client, and can only be changed through an MSI property (POLICYTYPE 0=user or 1=computer) when you upgrade the client.

Because only one policy can be enforced at a time, Microsoft Fast User Switching (FUS) is not supported. The Security Client turns off FUS at installation.

For an unmanaged client (one not connected to a Policy Distribution Service), the first policy that is pushed to one of the users is applied to all users until the other users enforce their policies.

The users on a single computer must all be managed or unmanaged. If they are managed, all the users must use the same Management and Policy Distribution Service.