A few days ago, I started to roll out the Novell Client 4.91 SP4 to my
staff, but something weird has started happening.

The Workstation Only option is showing up as checked regardless of the
settings set up in the client properties. I have set up the Client to detect
the network and then check the Workstation Only only if no network has been

I had a couple of members of my staff go through this procedure.

1. Reboot their computer and make note of the Workstation Only status. Both
of my users that I am using as test subjects reported that when the
workstation came up, the Workstation Only option was checked.

2. Do not change anything. I told them to wait and do not log in or change
anything, like clearing off the Workstation Only option.

3. Wait. I told them to wait for 15 to 20 minutes and see what happens. Both
of my users reported that after approximately 10 minutes, the Workstation
Only check cleared itself.

4. Login. Both of my users then logged in fine.

So, any ideas why these workstations are taking so long to detect the

Thanks for any help in advance.

Delon E. Weuve
Senior Network Engineer
Office of Auditor of State
State of Iowa