Novell Client for Windows 7 does not map drives after computer name change

  • 7006475
  • 21-Jul-2010
  • 16-Oct-2012


Novell Client 2 for Windows 7


Drives won't map after changing the computer name
Computer name change causes login failure

After changing the Windows Computer Name, Novell logins and drive mappings do not appear to complete successfully.  The username / password combination is accepted, and no error message is shown.  If a user were to right click on the red "n" and choose "Novell Connections" no servers would be listed there, indicating the lack of a solid NCP connection.  Drive mappings also do not appear upon boot.


Upon changing the computer name, one registry key does not get properly updated:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\DefaultDomainName

Change this to match the new computer name and reboot.

Please Note: If the registry key does not exist, create it manually.


Reported to Engineering