Can not login to DSfW domain from a newly created cloned workstation

  • 7009033
  • 21-Jul-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 (OES2SP2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 (OES2SP3)
Domain Services for Windows
VMware View 4.6


After creating a VM Clone with VMWare View 4.6, users can not authenticate to the Domain from the cloned VM.


The workstation's service principle name is not getting created when the linked clone is created.
The workaround is to go to the properties of the computer object | other tab | add the servicePrincipalName attribute.
Two values need to be added to the servicePrincipalName attribute.

Example of a workstation named wk-1 and domain of  Use the same case for host, workstation, and domain as in the example.  The first value has the workstation and domain in lowercase while the second value has just the workstation in uppercase.  In both values host is capitalized.

Please contact Novell Support for a FTF to resolve this issue until it is release in a Maintenance patch.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Related to TID 7008250
This fix is not in the 2011 November Maintenance Patch.