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Netware NT login script problem

By stacydev ·
We are in the process of migrating from NetWare to NT. Most of the machines are 95, 98 so I am using KIX95 to handle running my login scripts. I am having no problems with that part.

I recently moved the users home directories from NT to NetWare. I turned off the login script in NetWare and turned it on in NT. Now when they login they are getting their F drive as Netware server\SYS. There is nothing in the NetWare login script that should be causing this. If I turn off Netware login scripts, the NT login script maps their F drive perfectly. The NT login script runs first and then the NetWare login script. Is there away to change the order of the login scripts? I have tried many things, but nothing seems to have helped.

Of course on NT there is no problem at all. Could it be a bindings order issue on the 9x machines. I have a lot more NT experience than 9x so I am not really sure how to change the bindings order in 9x.

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by swilliam In reply to Netware NT login script p ...

couple of questions -

1. what client are you using (novell's client32 or microsoft's client for netware networks)? if you are using novell's client, check the settings to ensure that first network drive is set to something other than f:.

2. what are the contents of your netware login scripts? do you have search drives set?

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by stacydev In reply to Netware NT login script p ...

I didn't include the login script contents since I mentioned above that this happens when the login script is empty.

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by ONSITE NETWORKING In reply to Netware NT login script p ...

The default netware drive is "f". If you are using the microsoft client as the primary, the novell client still has to get to a netware drive to run the login program. you can change the first network drive letter in [ network properties - microsoft client for netware - first network drive letter ]. If you change it to a free drive letter it will free up the f-drive to be mapped to a different novell or nt share point.

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by stacydev In reply to Netware NT login script p ...

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by mpdcsup In reply to Netware NT login script p ...

Netware Bindery service always maps a drive letter (determined by the First Network Drive setting described above). NDS does not have this requirement. In DOS/Win9x environments, this occurs before the user logs in so that network apps (like LOGIN.EXE) can be run from the server. You can get around this configuration in WinNT (which I realize you are not running) by using Microsoft's Client Services For Netware and avoiding logging on (just attach). In your environment, however, unless you're running NDS, or, more specifically, are running Bindery, you'll always have Novell map a drive letter. The specific letter can be changed by choosing another value for First Network Drive.

The order of the login scripts follows the order of the login. The primary login will execute its login script first. If you are migrating to one NOS versus another, you should perform all (if possible) script processing in the login for the *new* NOS, make it the primary login and minimize the authentication method for accessing your now secondary *old* NOS.

Question though: If you are in the process of migrating from NetWare to NT, why have you moved the users home directories from NT to NetWare?

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by stacydev In reply to Netware NT login script p ...

This was the answer I was looking for. Fantastic job. This helped me convince management to do the project the way I orginally wanted to which was everything at one time instead of piecemeal. Thanks again.

Sorry for any confusion. We moved the home directories from NetWare to NT. After this problem surfaced I moved the home directories back to NetWare.

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