eDirectory Intruder lockouts Windows Vista Users

  • 3576093
  • 06-Mar-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Client for Windows Vista 1.0


Users experience what appears to be random lock-outs of their eDirectory accounts. In a LAN trace, the machine first resolves the NCP shares of a server, and then proceeds to scan for the \IPC$ share via CIFS. If the server happens to have CIFS running, but doesn't have a simple password configured for the user, authentication fails repeatedly and the user is locked out.



1. Configure simple password in the environment so authentcation completes successfully.
2. Resolve remote resources via distinct names rather than IP addresses. ie: 'Netware_SMB' for the CIFS access and 'Netware' for regular NCP
3. Disable CIFS if not used.

NetWare 6.5 sp6 and earlier

4. Modify the sys:\etc\cifsctxs.cfg file and add an entry for each affected user, e.g.


(Both admin and jdoe would not be allowed to try to authenticate via CIFS.)