No Size or Version data for the Novell Client 2 in Control Panel | Programs | Uninstall

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Novell Client 2 SP1 IR1, IR2, IR3, IR4 and IR5
Windows 7 32 and 64 bit


After installing the Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows 7, there is no data for Size* or Version registered in the Control Panel | Programs Uninstall window for the Novell Client.


The issue has been reported to engineering.  To workaround the issue, using REGEDIT**, create a new string value of DisplayVersion for the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Novell Client for Windows

The value for the key should be as follows:

If you are running version:Then add the reg key value of:
Novell Client 2 SP1 IR1
2 SP1 (IR1)
Novell Client 2 SP1 IR22 SP1 (IR2)
Novell Client 2 SP1 IR32 SP1 (IR3)
Novell Client 2 SP1 IR42 SP1 (IR4)
Novell Client 2 SP1 IR52 SP1 (IR5)

Additional Information

*    Due to the various install options for the the Novell Client 2, providing the installed size data is beyond the scope of this article.
**   Use the following instructions to populate the registry key if you are unfamiliar with REGEDIT:
      1) From the Run line, type regedit and press enter
      2) Browse to and expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Novell Client for
          Windows key
      3) Highlight the Novell Client for Windows key
      4) In the right pane, right click the mouse and select New | String Value
      5) In the place of New Value #1, enter DisplayVersion and press Enter
      6) Double click on the newly created key and enter the appropriate version from the table above into the "Value data:" field and click
      7) Close REGEDIT