Two issues:

(1) Tree / Contex / Server buttons don't always find these item
If I manually type in these items then I can login

(2) When login is attempted with the Novell client for user 'fred' created
by User Administration

I can however type in 'fred.users' and it will login

BTW: Is everyone at Novell brain dead or is it my customer who is asking WHY
in not so polite language

(3) Windows 7 client - why get rid of the login box!?? and replace it with
crappy MS type login