Is the Novell username field blank when the login dialog first
appears? If so, the "DontDisplayLastUserName" policy could be causing
the login dialog to come up with specifically the "Username:" fields
blank, even though the usernames of the last-logged-on user were in
fact saved in the registry.

If you think this might apply to what you're seeing, from the
Administative Tools folder open Local Security Policy, and find the
"Security Options" folder under "Local Policies". In that folder,
look for "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name" (presuming
you're still on XP; the name is slightly different on 2000).

If this setting is currently "Enabled", set it to "Disabled" and try
again. If it helps, reboot, login and check the setting again, just
to make sure there isn't a network-based policy that will keep
changing this back to "Enabled" even after you manually change it. wrote:

> The registry contains the Windows username... The novell location profile
> has the Windows username set and it is stored there, however, when the
> novell login comes up at boot, it completely ignores the information from
> the location profile except for the Tree, Context, and Server.
> I notice this because the Novell Windows username automatically puts the
> novell username in the windows field. This is only suppose to happen when
> the Windows username is not set. IT IS SET!!! It is just being ignored.
> How can this be? Why is this happening?
> > pplace,
> >
> > "but the login information is not" as in the Novell username is not

> saved in
> > the client profile?
> > What is it defaulting to?
> >
> > The DefaultUserName value under
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
> > stores the Windows username not the Novell/eDirectory one.
> >
> > --
> > Tony Pedretti
> >
> >

Alan Adams, MCNE