We have a problem which we think is ZFD related. Immediately after the
login there is a black screen presented and the pc appears to be doing
nothing. After 30 seconds or up to 3 minutes the desktop appears. At
that moment the NAL starts and again we have to wait for 1 to 5 minutes
for the NAL to appear.

Here are some figures:
3300 users
700 applications
7 cluster servers

NetWare 6.5 sp5 + nw65sp5upd1 + iscsi65sp5a
GroupWise 7.0 sp1
ZenWorks for Desktops 7.0 sp1
(and iPrint, BorderManager 3.8, NetMail 3.5.2, Identity Manager 3.01)

Windows XP sp2 fully patched
Office 2003
Novell Client 4.91 sp2 + pkc

We are using DLU. The difference in the delay times is because of
hardware. On older hardware you'll have to wait longer. That makes sense
but keep in mind the oldest hardware is still a P4 1,6 with 256Mb RAM.
But 1 and a half minute extra startup time for a brand new pc is still
quite a lot.

We have had an expert at our site. The obvious like SLP, DNS was not our
problem. He took some traces and again no problems found. There are some
posts with ZFD 6.5 which mentions this black screen but no solution is

Most of our applications are associated with the users' container.

Anyone please?

Joost Sannen