I'm not sure if I'm writing this in the correct place, but here goes.

We are operating in a Netware 6.0 SP5 and Zenworks 4.01 ir7.

Our client computers are a mixture of Windows XP Professional SP1,
Windows XP Professional SP2, and Windows 98SE.

On the Windows XP Professional SP1 and Windows XP Professional SP2
computers we are running Novell Client 4.91 SP2 Patch B and for the
Windows 98SE computers we are running Novell Client 3.40.

I find on the Windows XP Professional computers especially the Windows
XP Professional SP2 computers, the login time can take about 45 seconds
to 1 minute for everything to load up.

The Windows 98SE computers load up fast.

I did some reaserch and people have mentioned to Disable DFSDisable. To
disable DFS, create the DisableDFS registry entry (DWORD with a value
of 1) at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Mup\

Now I'm strictcly in a Novell environment and we don't use Windows
Active Directory. Also, the registry DWORD DisableDFS did not exist
under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Mup.

Question 1: Would it be wise for me to still deploy this registry entry
mentioned above to all the computers and Disable DFS even though we are
not using Active Directory???

Question 2: How do I find out if we are using DFSDisable on our
Server??? We are not using active directory as mentioned above, it's
strictly a Novell environment.

This is from

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type regedit , and then click OK.
3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\NetworkProvider\Order

4. Double-click the ProviderOrder key, and then note the name of the
Novell Netware Provider. The Netware provider may appear as
"NetwareWorkstation" or "NetwareRedirector".
5. Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\NetwareWorkstation\NetworkProvider

6. Double-click the DeviceName key, and then change the value of this
key to match the value of the NetworkProvider key that you noted in
step 4.

For example, change the value of DeviceName to
"\Device\NetwareWorkstation" or "\Device\NetwareRedirector".

The values of the ProviderOrder and DeviceName from steps 4 and 6 must
match. If the value of these registry keys do not match, you may
experience inconsistent network performance when you try to connect to
a Novell server.

In step 4 on our computers show the Netware Provider being
NetwareWorkstation. However, in step 6 the DEvice Name on our
computers show NetwareRedirector.

At the website http://tinyurl.com/48ttx it says the preferred Netware
Provider should be NetwareRedirector.

Now it's says that the ProviderOrder and DeviceName from steps 4 and 6
should match.

Question 3:

Should I change the registry entries in step 4 and step 6 to
NetwareWorkstation or NetwareRedirector???

The reason I ask this because step 6 says to change the DeviceName
value to the ProviderOrder value found in Step 4. If I do this I'll be
changing the registry to NetwareWorkstation rather than
NetwareRedirector and apparently the NetwareRedirector is the better

Question 4 : Just wondering If I used the ProviderOrder and DeviceName
as NetwareRedirector if it would cause any problems because both step 4
(ProviderOrder) and 6 (DeviceName) should match???

Thanks for the help guys!!!