How to pass user credentials from RDP client to NWGINA.DLL in a Terminal Server environment

  • 7002540
  • 04-Feb-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Client for Windows 2000/XP/2003 4.91 Support Pack 4 Login
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition


When you pre-supply valid Windows credentials in the RDP client (username, password, domain), by default these credentials are used to perform a Windows-only logon within the terminal session.  It is similar to having Windows credentials pre-supplied by AutoAdminLogon; no attempt to login to eDirectory is made, just the Windows account logon.

What is desired is that, after the remote user is authenticated to Windows, they will be authenticated (using the same credentials) to eDirectory.


To allow the Novell Client GINA to login the remote user to eDirectory, enable TSClientAutoAdminLogon. This will pass the Windows account name & Windows account password to NWGINA to be used for an eDirectory login.

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