Unable to log in Novel server from Windows 7

January 25, 2010 at 03:27:25
Specs: Windows 7
I am using Windows 7 machine and unable to connect to Novel server 6.0. unable to find Tree, Contexts and Server. But working with XP, usually we login by keeping NMAS in OFF state. This setup is not working in Win 7 Help me please!

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January 25, 2010 at 03:49:22
What happens on the Novell login screen if you click the browse button next to tree, context, server? The tree, context, server browse information is delivered by SLP. But you say other machines are able to connect no problems?

We do the same as we don't use Universal Password. By turning the NMAS to OFF state it speeds up the login time as it doesn't need to process the additional authentication methods.

If you specify the authentication server IP address in the server field, does it work?

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January 25, 2010 at 04:51:17
ys Mica its working when i gave server's IP in the server field. So please give me the solution to rectify this problem!

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January 25, 2010 at 05:01:40
Sounds like your SLP isn't configured.

On your other working pc's check the Novell client > properties > Service Location. See if they have the SLPDA and scope settings configured. You can push this out through DHCP or have it configured in your OS image/install.

If you don't have SLP configured for your company, you most likely just specify a server IP with a replica.

Let me know if that fixes things.

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March 22, 2010 at 11:58:51
Hello prabhu_20015,

Just an FYI for you.

It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibility.)
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".

There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:

You can checkout this article with regard to Windows7: Homegroups -does work a bit differently in comparison to Windows XP.


To learn more about Windows 7 Security Enhancements please go here:


John M
Microsoft Windows Client Support

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March 31, 2010 at 04:38:08
Novell does support Windows 7 and thats not the issue the user was having anyway, its a configuration issue.

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