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Auto-Login for Novell Client for Vista

Posted on 2008-06-23
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Has anyone come up with a way to do auto-login with the Novell Client for Vista?  I have been searching for a while and no one seems to have a solution yet.  This feature allows you to login to Novell on the initial screen and bypass the Windows login screen that usually comes up next/  The older clients for XP and such  had a special setting for this but it looks like it was left off on the version for Vista.
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Well, I know of people who have used the old AutoLog client with success.  It seems that in certain situations it won't, but they are pinpointing down the where and why.  At least give it a try and see if it gives you good results: (do a quick registry backup before-hand)
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/13525.html

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I cant use that program because I am using Group Policies.   With XP you can do it rather simply with sort of a registry "hack" but the same process does not apply to Vista.  Any more ideas?
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Well, the "hack" that you speak of for XP could be a number of different ones, all being ones that work similarly to this app.  This stand-alone utility basically enables 1 of the known hacks for you, without having to change hundreds of registry keys manually.

Group Policies can prevent you from doing everything ... and nothing ... so I really don't know how to read your GP comment.  If you had them configured correctly for XP, then you need to configure them correctly for Vista - simple as that.

I don't use auto-login functionality but I did have a couple people I know try this on Vista and it worked for them.  If it's a GP problem, then either you need to accommodate for that or someone else needs to post a solution.  I really have never seen anything officially stated anywhere for how to get it to work seamlessly.

The only thing that I know would work for certain would be to login locally (via any Vista auto-login setting) and then run the client32 login window afterwards and have it automatically login with whatever credentials you want.  You could do this via autoit with minimal effort.

But hopefully someone else will post and give you something else to try.
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