Settiing up WindowsXP mode in Win7 64bit

Posted on 2011-09-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have set up Windows XP mode virtual machine on my Win7 64bit host computer. I also have installed a program that was incompatible with Win7. Both computers use Novell as a file server. I have installed Novell on the virtual machine and it correctly maps the network drives when i logon. The problem is when i try launching the application OR launch the virtual machine, it bypasses my Novell logon every time and goes straight to the local machine login (default XPMUser) and prompts for login. When I logon bypasses the Novell login and I dont have any of my network drives availabe. If I choose to logoff at this point, the virtual machine will logoff and return me to my Novell Login and I can login again...this time mapping my network drives. I do not have the login credentials saved. How can I set this up so it does not try logging in to the local machine and just behaves like i am starting the pc from scratch? And require me to login to normal? Or when I choose to start the virtual application and not the virtual machine to require me to login...
Question by:FastFord

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Try installing the Novell client (or at least  into the VM and then join the VM to the domain.

This will teach your VM how to talk to a Netware server.

Install Netware Protocol on Windows XP

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I have installed the Netware Client (4.91 SP5) on the VM. When I launch the VM it automatically goes to the workstation login bypassing Netware. Once I get the VM booted up to the desktop, I can then "log off" on the VM and it will bring me to the Netware login. Which I can log into succesfully. But I need to log into this First. I have not joined the VM to my Domain yet. I was hoping to avoid it if I could.
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You can install xp in vmware player and then check.

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Do you need the novell client to authenticate to the VM also (through zenworks) or only to the network?
You can have the Novell client login come up after starting the VM through a login script (gpedit.msc - User configuration - Windows Settings - Scripts). Make the logon script start loginw32.exe

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Ok...Getting closer. Once I launch the VM, and the initial login comes up, If I choose "cancel" the VM boots up like it should and the Netware login comes up and I can boot up as normal. Why do I need to select cancel at the initial login? Also when I try launching the application I need through the installed applications under the VM...same thing. It brings up an initial login with a default (xpmuser) account, that I have deleted from the VM, but it will  not let me login even to workstation with the other account that I have added.

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ID: 36710215
Here are a few screen shots.

The first screenshot is the window that comes up when I launch the VM. What is weird is that the XPMUser account has been deleted from the VM. I am not sure why this is still coming up. If I choose to login with other account. I get the 2nd screenshot. If I choose cancel, then the VM boots up as it should.
1st Screen Shot
2nd Screen Shot
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This has probably to do with the integration features of the XPMode VM. You could try to create a new empty VM, and install XP with the novell client. That should have the same effect as using VMware player mentioned by ded9. f that works you could try to install the integration features separately and check if things still work.

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Ok. I have got the VM and Application to work correctly. However it appears that all this work only applies to the local profile on the Host? After I got everything working. I joined the Host computer to my domain, logged in as a different User and none of the VM information is there. Is there anyway to move it? I have tried copying the folders from the profile where I set up everything over the the public and the user profile but it still does not work?
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You can use the Forensit Profile wizard to convert a local profile to a domain profile:

If i may ask, what were the steps you had to take to get this working?

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Fixed profile problem on my own.

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