Good morning everyone,

i've found a bug in combination with Lotus Notes 8.5 with Eclipse environment (Full Client), OES2 SP1 NSS Volumes, Windows XP SP3 Clients and the Novell Client 4.91 SP5.

We are hosting the DATA-Directory of our Lotus Notes 8.5 Full Clients in every Users Home-Directory. The Servers we have are OES2 SP1 32-Bit, the Data Store is NSS.

The problem exists only with the Full Lotus Notes Client 8.5, the Basic Lotus Notes 8.5 Client is working. If you start up the Full 8.5 Client, it suddenly closes in the loading screen. The problem is happening only OES2 SP1 NSS volumes - on netware 6.5 SP6 NSS volumes the Notes Full Client is working fine.

What else was tested?

We tested some other versions of the Novell Client file nwfs.sys.

At first we tested the Novell Client 4.91 SP5 without any patches. The Notes 8.5 Full Client closes.

After this we tested the following versions of nwfs.sys:

and the latest one from patch 491psp5_nwfs_4.

Every version of nwfs.sys does not work with Lotus Notes Full Client 8.5. Remember that this problem only exists with OES2 SP1 NSS Volumes. On Netware NSS Volumes it makes no sense which version of nwfs.sys you use. Every version of the file is working fine.

And now the solution of the problem would be:
Using nwfs.sys from the latest Novell Client 4.91 SP4 Patches (491psp4_nwfs_4) works. The Lotus Notes 8.5 Full Client is loading and everything seems to be ok.

I think that there is another bug in all nwfs.sys files that have been released for the Novell Client 4.91 SP5.

Can someone help us here? We do not want to use one single Novell Client file from an older Client distribution. No one knows if there would be more huge problems when we use nwfs.sys from NW Client SP4.