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W2K slow shutdown with NAL

By k_pestrue ·
We are starting a migration to W2K and are noticing that some W2K machines can take as long as 10 minutes to shutdown, the machine appears hung but does eventually shutdown/restart normally. Upgrading from 4.71 client to 4.8 or 4.81 client does not help; however, shutting down the NAL app launcher prior to shutting down W2K enables the machine to shutdown/restart normally. I have not seen anything relating to this anywhere. All files and dll's related to Zen 2.0 have been checked and are the correct versions. Novell's powerdown fix for Dell does not resolve this issue. It seems to be related to NAL but other than that I'm at a loss. I did try adjusting the time on the "WaitToKillAppTimeout" keys in the regestry without effect. Removing network drives prior to shutdown has no effect.

My environment is as follows:
Ethernet 802.2 network,
Netware 5.0 servers patched to SP3
W2K Pro clients with Novell client 4.71/SP3.
Zenworks 2.0 and remote management.
MAPROOTOF=1 variable isset on the W/S and we are using a preferred server.
The line that calls NALEXPLD in the login Script is as follows:
IF MEMBER OF ".NALGROUP.OU.O" THEN
@\\ServerName1\SYS\PUBLIC\NalExpLd.exe
END
Desktop machines are Gateway E4200 and Dell Dimension 8100. Have same problem on both.
The W/S's has been successfully imported into the tree, registered, and listed in ZEN DB.
Only policies are WinNT W/S package with Remote Management and Inventory, and
WinNT User Package with Workstation Import
Policy.
Have a search policy in place that limits searches to the immediate container.
This configuration has been working well with NT 4 for some time.
Any advice or experiences would be appreciated.

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by WanabeDrSean In reply to W2K slow shutdown with NA ...

Your probably noticing the problem more when the machine has been booted up a short period of time ussully if you wait for about ten minutes or so the w2k machine will shut down normally we just deployed zen on a network with 2000+ w2k pc's we thought this would be an issue but realized that it wasn't a problem once the machine was up for about ten to fifteen minutes.

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by k_pestrue In reply to W2K slow shutdown with NA ...

We noticed this problem during initial build, but it can be seen on machines that have been on all day long also.

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by WanabeDrSean In reply to W2K slow shutdown with NA ...

try using client 4.81 it is brand new but we had novell patch a client for this application originally 4.8 sp3

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by k_pestrue In reply to W2K slow shutdown with NA ...

I've tried 4.71 patched and un-patched, 4.80 patched and un-patched, and 4.81 patched and un-patched. All have the same issue, I'm starting to think it is specific with the configuration of NAL or ZEN at this site. It is apparent that nobody else it having issues like this

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