NAL window is not starting on the last folder used

  • 3836031
  • 04-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management Support Pack 2 - ZDM6.5 SP2 Application Launcher (NAL)
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - ZDM7 Application Launcher (NAL)


When NALWIN shuts down, one of the tasks it is supposed to do is write to the HKCU\Software\NetWare\NAL\1.0\LASTFOLDERNAME regkey, indicating which folder you were last using, so that on the next startup of NALWIN it will start on the folder you were last working in. This works if you manually exit NALWIN. However, for those customers that use NALWIN as the shell and do not allow their users to exit, a logout is the only way for the user to exit NALWIN and this exit method is not writing the last folder value to the registry.


For ZDM7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 with SP1 Desktop Management, available at

For ZDM6.5 SP2: fixed in ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management SP2 IR1 or newer found at

Additional Information

Formerly known as TID# 10099829 NOVL104443