Setting up a Zenworks for desktops 6.5 test enviorment.

Looking to run use Zenworks in an Active Directory enviorment, eDirectory
and AD are syncing using DirXML.

Running into problem on Workstations. Mainly users logging into AD with
id format firstname.lastname , they log into AD but ZENworks Agent on
desktop fails to log user into eDirectory as Zen agent seems to have
problem with dot in username. I know there are options which can be
configured in Novell client 4.9sp1 and up to address dotted names but
would rather not use the Novell client. Username without dots work fine.