LDAP Contextless Login displaying Alias objects

  • 3001377
  • 02-Oct-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Client for Windows 2000/XP/2003 4.91 Support Pack 2 Login
LDAP Contextless Login


Beginning with 4.91 SP2, LDAP Contextless Login was enhanced to to be able to match & return
aliases in addition to actual eDirectory user objects.

As such, customers who had been forced into creating aliases for other reasons now find that after
applying 4.91 SP2 their users are always getting a pick list of multiple hits, because LDAP
Contexless Login is now matching both the real users and the aliases of the real users.

However, no option to disable this feature was provided for those who have always had aliases
but whose contexless login experience is better by only returning the real objects. (i.e. Users
don't need to pick from among multiple objects each time after applying 4.91 SP2.)


This fix is included in LGNCXW32.DLL dated 24May2006 or later. It can be downloaded from

This fix requires the following registry key and value:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Graphical Login\NWLGE\LDAP Contextless]

Value (DWORD):
Search Alias
1 is on, 0 is off