Novell NDK and Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2004-04-01
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
When I try to use the ChangePassword() using the NWDirAuthLib.NWDirAuth.1 Active-x control on Windows Server 2003, I get this error “The object passed could not be found” it looks like some kind of a security/access rights issues? I can read properties but not write to them?. It worked on Windows 2000 Server , however, we upgraded all our 2000 servers to Winows Server 2003. Also the control works fine if run from any Win 2000 desktop, but, I need this process to work from the 2003 Server.  Any help would be appreciated.
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In order to use that control, you need the Novell Client32 installed.  Do you have v4.90 SP1+ installed?  That is the earliest version that supported Windows 2003.  If you have a prior version (4.8x or 4.90 pre-SP1) then you should update your client first.


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Novell Client32 Version 4.90 SP1a is/has been installed. Thank you.
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is your NDK/ActiveX control up to date?

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NWIDirAuth.dll version file date 1/21/2004. I even tried the SetPassword() method with  example: temp=CREATEOBJECT('NWDirLib.NWDirCtrl.1') object and I get “Directory entry not found.” on the temp.update() method. (FYI: I can read properties ex. FullName, ShortName etc.) Thank you.
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Do you have any restrictions set on Active-X?  I'll bet the default settings are much more restrictive on Win2K3 than they were with Win2K.  You may have to "sign" your Active-X controls with the highest trust level in order not to "break" your Win2K3 server's "security."

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I do not have any restriction set on Active-X controls that I know of.  How do you "sign" your Active-X controls with the highest trust level?, the controls where registered with regsvr32.exe 5.2.3790. Thanks.

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My problem has been solved by install a POST Novell Client 4.9 SP1 patch: (Novell Client 4.9 Post-SP1 Update "A" - TID2968596)
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