Need to disable the Novell Login during bootup on Windows NT/2000/XP for trouble shooting.

  • 10054281
  • NOVL15852
  • 16-Jun-2000
  • 01-Jul-2003

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Fact

Novell Client 4.51 and later clients for NT/2000/XP

Symptom

Need to disable the Novell Login during bootup on Windows NT/2000/XP for trouble shooting.

Need to Change the initial Login Gina from Novell to Microsoft.

Fix

Change the GinaDLL registry value from NWGINA.DLL to MSGINA.DLL.  This will cause the Microsoft Gina (Login GUI) to be displayed first.

Note

There are two registry keys that must be changed to use the Microsoft GINA (initial login dialog when you press Ctr-Alt-Del) and prevent the Novell Client from calling LOGINW32.EXE before the desktop is built. If you only change the GinaDLL registry value, then you will first see the Microsoft GUI Login followed by the Novell GUI Login (all before the user reaches the desktop).

In addition to preventing the Novell GUI Login, there is a BMP Splash Screen that displays the following text:

"Novell
NetWare Client
for Windows NT
and Windows 2000

Copyright 1991-1999 Novell, Ince. All rights reserved"

The following registry keys must be changed to have the following values to prevent the Novell GUI Login from displaying during bootup:

key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

value:
[string] GinaDLL = "MSGINA.DLL"

    The default set for this value during the Novell Client installation is "NWGINA.DLL".

key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Novell\Network Provider\Initial Login

value:
[string] Login When NWGina Not Loaded = "no"

    This default for this for this value during the Novell Client installation is "yes"..

The CLIEN4.BMP file used for the Novell Splash Screen is embedded in the NOVNPNT.DLL and cannot be removed safely from this file. However, the Novell Client Splash Screen can be disabled by creating the following registry value:

key:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetWareWorkstation\Parameters

value:
[dword] NoLogoDisplay = 1

    This value does not normally exist. It does not really matter what this value is set to, the Client code only checks for the EXISTENCE of this value. If it does exist (no matter what the value is), it will NOT display the Splash Screen bitmap. If it does not exist it WILL display the Splash Screen bitmap.

Disclaimer: THIS CONFIGURATION IS NOT SUPPORTED BY NOVELL. It is only provided as a possible workaround.

For Windows 95/98, see TID 10057349

See also How to configure AutoAdminLogon for Novell's Windows NT Client. - TID10013350