eDirectory login with common Windows account

  • 7013307
  • 17-Sep-2013
  • 17-Sep-2013

Environment

Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 2012

Situation

Configuration desired is to have unique eDirectory users login on a PC where only one local user account exists. i.e. All users will use the same local Windows account. A seamless login is desired, where the user is required only to enter their eDirectory username and password.

Resolution

1. Set up the Windows-only AutoAdminLogon as discussed in section 8.10.1 in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows Administration Guide.

2. Configure the "ForceAutoLogon" Windows policy to require the AutoAdminLogon credentials be automatically used at every login, not just the first login.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value:  ForceAutoLogon
Type:   REG_SZ
Data:   1

3. Configure the "AutoAdminQueryNDS" Novell-specific policy to cause eDirectory credentials to be prompted for even when an otherwise Windows-only AutoAdminLogon is occurring.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Novell\Login]
Value:  AutoAdminQueryNDS
Type:   REG_DWORD
Data:   1

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