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Removal of Novell Client - Response Issues

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After removal of Novell client using ACU, users have response issues opening application, there is a 5 - 7 second delay
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Where are you starting applications from? Are you connecting to a windows network, does your problem also happen when starting local applications? Are there references on you system to Novell servers that cannot be connected anymore?

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Applications been opened are installed locally on w/staion, i.e Office XP. Users are connecting to Windows Active Directory, there is no references to Novell Servers, no mappings. Concern I have is that there may be some entires left in registry from removal of novell client.

If we check under add , remove programs there is no reference to Novell client on the w/station

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Often when a server is decommissioned there will be references to it in your document history. Delete your document history (c:\documents and settings\user name\Recent) Also in the registry you will find lots of references to novell server names.
If you really don't have a clue what a workstation is doing in that 7 seconds (happens to me a lot) you might install Wireshark packetsniffer (http://www.wireshark.org) to check out what windows is trying to do. Most often you'll find it tries to find some server for reasons we mere mortals shall never comprehend ;-)

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I've checked above and there is ro document reference history, also no reference to Novell server names in the registry.
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Then, apart from the Wireshark solution, i'm afraid i am out of options.. although it strikes me as a bit of odd that your workstations have no document history at all?
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Check for NetWare printers, both in the registry and in the documents.  Printer information is generally saved with MS Office documents, and the lag could be Office and Windows trying to find a network printer that either no longer is defined to the workstation, or is still defined to the workstation but offline, on whatever Windows computers it sees.  The lag would be a timeout after failing to contact the printer.

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We have resolved issue now, was registry entry pointing to Novell Delivered Applications on one of our Netware servers
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My first and second comments addressed references to novell servers in document history and registry, and the final resolution was indeed a registry entry pointing to Novell servers...
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