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Windows Workstation prompt when logging into Netware

Posted on 2005-02-28
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10
When my users login to Netware we are prompted a second time for a Windows Workstation password.  What is the easiest way to get this to stop coming up?  I am running Netware 4.9 sp2 client.  I've tried using the control userpasswords2 command from the run prompt and then it bypasses the Netware and Windows logins altogether.  Thanks
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PsiCop earned 2000 total points
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Well, this does depend a bit on your environment.

The easiest way to avoid the second login is to have a user account on the Windoze box, named identically to the eDirectory account that the user has in the NetWare environment. Synch the passwords and its done. Just make sure that users change their passwords via the Client 32 interface, because if the passwords get out of synch again, they'll get the double-login.

If users move around a lot and you don't want to be bothered with creating local accounts to match the eDirectory credentials, then you need ZENworks for Desktops, specifically the Dynamic Local User feature. This will allow on-the-fly creation of local Windoze user accounts, based on the eDirectory credentials.

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I did the first step and it synchronized the passwords but when i log out and log back in after they sync of passwords it still prompts with the Administrator user already filled in.  I then have to type the username and password in the Windows Workstation prompt.  Any ideas why this would do this?
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Once you have the passwords synched, you can use the client setting to copy NDS name to Windows login.  In Properties, Advanced Login tab, locate the "Copy NetWare Username to Windows" property and set it to "on."

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I will award the points to PSI since his answer helped the most.  I found the setting under Advanced on the Netware login to change the default windows user.  Thanks for your help.
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Thanks, and I'm glad its working.

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