Excuse me if I'm asking a stupid question but it's worth a shot.

We have recently purchased a piece of software that we were told didn't need Active Directory to authenticate (after explaining that we used eDirectory / Zenworks for authentication) - however it appears that the functionality we need does require Active Directory (surprise, surprise)..

Novell Client can pass through the login credentials entered in to it, to Active Directory. I've had this working with a machine attached to an AD Domain...

We don't have a production AD that we want to put client machines into so I'm hoping that Novell Client might come to my rescue!

My stupid question is whether the same would work without the machine being in the domain?

Again, probably a dumb question but we would like to get this piece of software working but are rapidly running out of ideas!