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Novell® Client for Windows Vista* TM

Readme

August 16, 2007

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 (http://www.novell.com/
documentation/vista_client/readme/ncwv_readme.html).

1 Installation

1.1 Supported Windows Platforms


The Novell Client for Windows Vista is supported on the following platforms:

Š Windows Vista Business (x86 or x64)


Š Windows Vista Enterprise (x86 or x64)
Š 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.

1.2 Supported Server Platforms


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.

1.3 Installing the Novell Client


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.

2 Known Issues

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2.1 Novell Products Not Supported with the Novell Client for
Windows Vista
The NetWare Administrator utility (nwadmn32.exe) and ConsoleOne® are not supported on
Windows Vista or with the Novell Client for Windows Vista.

2.2 Welcome Screen Issues

2.2.1 After Installing the Novell Client, Local User Tiles Are No Longer Visible During
Login

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.

Bug 273004--Will always be an issue.

2.2.2 Welcome Screen Cancel Button

When logging in to eDirectory via the Windows welcome screen, the Cancel button that is displayed
is not active and therefore cannot be clicked.

From Bruce Getter on 6/21/07 (Beta 3)

2.2.3 Fast User Switching/Connecting via Remote Desktop Connection

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.

From Bruce Getter on 6/21/07 (Beta 3)

2.2.4 Novell Login Keeps Previous Computer or Domain Name

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.

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In the Windows Welcome screen, select Show Advanced Options before attempting to log in as the
user. On the Windows tab, change the From field to be the correct Windows computer name or
domain name, then click OK to save this change prior to attempting to log in.

Alan Adams, e-mail on 7/27/07, FCS issue

2.3 Using the TREE Login Script Command


If you use the TREE (http://www.novell.com/documentation/linux_client/login/data/ak1m1mf.html)
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 click
Cancel on 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.

Bug 283306

2.4 Authenticating to a Novell Server Through a UNC Path


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.

From Richard Williams on 6/21/07 (Beta 3)

2.5 Using Ctrl+Alt+Del to Change Your Password


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 the Submit button. 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.

Bug 286103

2.6 Sending or Receiving Broadcast Messages


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.

From Bruce Getter and Alan Adams on 6/21/07 (Beta 3)

2.7 MSDIA80.DLL File Installed to Root of Windows System


Drive
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

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the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1 VCREDIST_x64.EXE installer. For more information, see
KB 927665 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927665). Note the hotfix available for KB 927665 is
for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, not SP1.

From Alan Adams on 6/21/07 (Beta 3)

2.8 Enabling 802.1X Authentication


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 Novell Client Properties. On the
Advanced Login tab, select 802.1X Authentication in the Parameter list box, then set it to On. The
802.1X tab now appears on the Novell Login dialog box. You can use the 802.1X 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 (http://www.novell.com/


documentation/beta/vista_client/vista_client_admin/data/b8jn9w6.html) in the Novell Client for
Windows Vista Administration Guide.

Brent Hegerhorst 6/22/2007 (271065)

2.9 Specifying an Invalid Domain Name During Login


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.

Bug 288458

2.10 Mapped Drive Icon Doesn’t Update on Re-Authentication


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 the Check to always map this
drive letter when you start Windows option when you originally mapped the drive), the mapped
drive icon does not update to show that the drive is accessible again.

Bug 239882--MS fix needed. Won’t be fixed for 1.0.

2.11 Mapped Drives Do Not Disconnect When a Different User


Logs In
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.

Bug 239574----MS fix needed. Won’t be fixed for 1.0

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2.12 LDAP Contextless Login Differences in the Novell Client
for Windows Vista
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.
Š When invoking Show Advanced Options from 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 eDirectory 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 Novell Login 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.
Š 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.

2.13 Login Profiles

2.13.1 Using DHCP in Login Profiles

If <DHCP> is 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 <DHCP> is enabled for that
field. This is working as designed.

Bug 290553 (FCS)

2.13.2 Disabling the Login Profile List

If you set the Login Profile List option (available on the Advanced Login tab in the Novell Client for
Windows Properties dialog box) to Off (meaning that the Login Profile 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 the Login Profile List option is turned off, make sure that
you log in using the default before you turn the option off.

Bug 299417

2.14 Using the Force Grace Login Password Change Option


If you set the Force Grace Login Password Change option (available on the Advanced Login tab in
the Novell Client for Windows Properties dialog box) to On (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.

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Bug 297449 (FCS) Workarounds are: 1) Avoid this setting... the user will be prompted to change the
password on every grace login, but on the last one will have the option of canceling out and
potentially locking himself out if he logs out one more time without changing the password. 2) Add
one to the number of grace logins. The message will tell you that you have four, three, then two
grace logins, and then you will be required to change the password. It's annoying, but not critical. 3)
Suggest that the users change their password while they still have two or more grace logins, and they
won't ever run into this.

3 Documentation
For information on installing, using, and administering the Novell Client for Windows Vista, see
http://www.novell.com/documentation/vista_client/index.html (http://www.novell.com/
documentation/vista_client/index.html).

For information on Login Scripts, see the Novell Login Scripts Guide (http://www.novell.com/
documentation/linux_client/login/data/front.html).

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