AutoAdminLogon fails to authenticate to eDirectory on Windows7

  • 7007904
  • 15-Feb-2011
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows 7 IR5


AutoAdminLogon fails to authenticate to eDirectory without displaying any errors.


Correct the data stored in the DefaultDomainName value.

  1. Run Regedit.exe.
  2. Locate following registry key :-HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\DefaultDomainName.
  3. If the data does not match the ComputerName of the workstation, set it to match the ComputerName, or set it to the variable "%computername%" (e.g.: "DefaultDomainName"="WIN-PC" or "DefaultDomainName"="%computername%")

If using Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows, set the registry on the reference machine with the desired value, then export that registry key to a file (such as "exported.reg"). Then, apply the registry setting to the destination computers using these steps:

1. Using a text editor, open C:\sysprep\sysprep.inf and edit the [GuiRunOnce] section, as follows:

reg import %WINDIR%\exported.reg
2. Save the changes to sysprep.inf
After the machine is rebooted, the registry setting will be added.

Additional Information

Enabling AutoAdminLogon is documented in section 8.9 of the Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Administration Guide .

For more information on modifying the registry by using .reg files, please refer to Microsoft KB Article #310516, "How to add, modify, or delete registry subkeys and values by using a registration entries (.reg) file".