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Configuring the Novell Client for Windows 7 / Windows 2008 Server to authenticate against DSFW or Microsoft AD



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Abstract
Introduction
Solution
References

Abstract

This document will help you in Configuring the Novell Client for Windows 7 / Windows 2008 Server to authenticate against DSFW or Microsoft AD.

Introduction

By default the Novell Client for Windows 7 is configured as primary network provider and a Novell OES2 DSfW server has both the NCP and SMB protocol stacks configured. In order to be able to use both the Novell Client and Microsoft Windows Network client on a Microsoft Windows 7 workstation, the network provider order has to be modified. This article has the steps to configure the Novell Client as secondary network provider on a Windows 7 Workstation so the workstation can authenticate to a DSfW domain as well.

Novell Client as secondary network provider on a Windows 7 Workstation is supported in an environment with Novell’s Domain Services for Windows (DSfW) in Open Enterprise Server 2 and with Microsoft’s AD.

Solution

Prerequisites:

Before starting,

  • Novell Client installable
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
  • Novell Domain Services for Windows or Microsoft AD domain
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Xen Centre installed
  • eDirectory information
    tree name
    Admin context
    Server IP

Steps:

    1. Join the windows 7 workstation or Windows Server 2008 (R2) to the DSfW domain or Microsoft AD domain.
    2. Install the Novell Client for Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2.
NOTE:Follow the below link to install the Novell client.
http://www.novell.com/documentation/noclienu/
  1. Reboot the workstation.
  2. In the “Log on to this computer” screen, specify the login credentials for the DSfW domain.

    Domain name\username for example: SP3\Administrator

  3. Select “Novell Logon”.
  4. In the “Log on to Novell Network” screen, specify the eDirectory credentials
  5. Select “Show Advanced Options” 
  6. In the eDirectory tab, specify the eDirectory Tree, context and server 
  7. Go to the Windows tab verify if the domain credentials are correct 
  8. Click on Apply

Enabling an eDirectory AutoAdminLogon:

  1. Click the Start button, and then type regedit.exe in the Start Search field.
  2. Press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Login, then add the following:
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=AutoAdminLogon, Data=1
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=DefaultUserName, Data=eDirectory username
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=DefaultLocationProfile, Data=profile to use (that is,
    Default)
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=DefaultPassword, Data=the user's eDirectory password
    NOTE: If the Windows password is the same as the eDirectory password, the last value is not necessary. In the future, a way to securely store the eDirectory password might be provided.
  4. Close the Registry Editor 
NOTE: when the windows 7 client is in Microsoft’s AD environment, It also can authenticate to a AD domain as well as to eDirectory tree from Novell Client.

 

Enabling an eDirectory TSAutoAdminLogon:

  1. Click the Start button, and then type regedit.exe in the Start Search field.
  2. Press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Login, then add the following:
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=TSClientAutoAdminLogon, Data=1
             Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=DefaultLoginProfile, Data=name of profile to use
    NOTE: Typically, the profile policy name is Default.
  4. Close the Registry EditorCreating different profiles:
      1. Go to Novell Client properties.
      2. Click on the System Login profile.
      3. Add the profile.

     

    Steps to change the network provider order:

      1. Go to Control Panel and Click on “Network and Internet”.
      2. Click on “Network and Sharing center”.
      3. Click on “Change adapter setting” in the left side.
      4. Select the network and Click “ALT”.
      5. Select “Advanced Setting” from the Advanced tab.

     

      1. Click on the “Provider Order” tab in the Advanced setting window.
      2. Select the “Netware Services” and move to 1st in the list.
      3. Click on ok.

     

    NOTE: If you wants to change priority order of Network Provider, you click on “Adapters and Bindings” Tab to change binding.

    References

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