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How to disable namcd (LUM) from starting

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Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (OES11SP1)
Domain Services for Windows


How to disable namcd from starting on reboot.
How to disable Novell Linux User Management from starting on reboot.


If NSS is installed on an OES server there is a dependency on NAMCD to be running.  NAMCD can not be disabled if NSS is in use.  If NSS is not used then NAMCD can be disabled from starting.  NCP2NSS needs to be disabled first, NSS second, then NAMCD can be disabled from starting.

From a terminal do the following:
chkconfig ncp2nss off
chkconfig novell-nss off
chkconfig namcd off

When the server restarts namcd along with NCP2NSS and NSS will not start.


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  • Document ID:7013236
  • Creation Date:10-SEP-13
  • Modified Date:10-SEP-13
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