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Unable to login to Novell network

By rboswell ·
Network with one Novell 4.11 server, one NT 4 member server and approx. 35 users. Ethernet with two Cisco 3500 switches linked with GB modules. All NIC cards are Intel 10/100 Management adapters. All workstations and server are Compaq. Workstations run WIN95 or WIN98. I have three workstations, Compaq Deskpro EP-P550's, which cannot connect to the network on bootup. On boot they come up as if there is no network. There are no login screens. After bootup login is possible through network neighborhood. Have latest drivers, Novell client 3.2. Tried setting speed and mode on NICs. Frame types set to 802.2 in client. TCP/IP connection is solid. I believe the machines are booting faster than the NIC can initialize but can't find a way to slow down the machine or speed up the NIC. Any ideas?

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by jahaja In reply to Unable to login to Novell ...

Can you try this: Start the computer the normal way, select: Start -> Shutdown -> Close programs and log off user. Does this bring up the login dialog? If it does, try to login with Admin on your NetWare network, if OK the problem is “Autologon” found in the Windows registry. Send me a notice and I will provide the Microsoft solution to the problem.


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by rboswell In reply to Unable to login to Novell ...

What you say works. Logging off does bring up the login dialog and the user can login normally. However, I have checked the registry for the Autologon and it wasn't there.

Yesterday I did find a solution to this problem that does work. I re-installed the Novell client and this time set it for IP/IPX where previously I had only set it for IPX. Having only a NetWare 4.11 server the IP wasn't necessary. But, it seems that by letting the client look for a NetWare 5 server on IP slows it down just enough for the NIC to initialize and bootups and logins function normally.

I would still be interested in seeing the Microsoft solutions you have to see if there is a better way. The IPX should have worked in my opinion. E-mail me.

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