Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Search on E-mail Address
Search on Full Name
Search on Given Name
Search on Surname
Search on Telephone Number
search on Unique ID
Vista expects to know the specific username to load login profiles for before the login dialog defaults such as eDirectory tree name, context and server are loaded.
LDAP Contextless Login, on the other hand, expects to know the eDirectory tree name before performing an LDAP Contextless Login lookup, since LDAP Contextless Login can be enabled or disabled on a per-tree basis.
So, performing a wildcard search by entering in "J*" in the "Username" field instead of "JSmith" presents a problem of not knowing which login profiles to load, and therefore which eDirectory tree name those profile(s) might have are also unknown.
These are the same reasons other LDAP Contextless Login options were disabled, such as the ability to search LDAP on email address, full name, etc. Because entering these "alternate names" into the "Username" field wouldn't provide the Novell Client with the name it needs in order to correctly load the appropriate login profiles, these alternate searchs present the same situation as wildcards do.