Remote product install is not possible from NWCONFIG

  • 3006961
  • 09-May-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 for NetWare 6.5
Novell NetWare 6.5
Security Services 2.01


ERROR: FFFFFEC1 during remote installation from NWCONFIG
ERROR: -1642 in DSTRACE screen with NMAS tag on

During product or patch installation from NWCONFIG, "Product options", it is possible to use a remote server where the patches are stored as a source server. To reach the remote server users have to login. When the user used for login has a universal password policy assigned an FFFFFEC1 error is returned and the connection is not possible.


The issue is fixed in NWCONFIG.NLM dated 6/20/6 or later.

As an other option you can create a new, empty Universal Password policy where you disable Universal Password and assign the policy directly to the user for the time of the installation. Then, you can disassociate the policy from the user. In this case there are two options:
1 - The user inherits a policy based on the Universal Password configuration
2 - You have to reassign the old policy to the user if you used user-based policy assignments

To create a policy without Universal Password please follow the following steps:
1 - Launch iManager
2 - Choose the "Password Policies" task from the "Passwords" role
3 - Create a new policy based on the default settings
4 - Open the policy to modify it
5 - Turn off the "Enable Universal Password" check mark on the"Universal Password" tab
6 - Assign the policy to the user on the "Policy Assignments" tab