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Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR5)

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patches this patch supersedes

FileProductStatusPatch
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows IR4a.exeClient 2 SP2 for Windows 7ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR4a)
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows IR4a.exeClient 2 SP2 for Windows Server 2008ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR4a)
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows IR4a.exeClient 2 SP2 for Windows VistaObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR4a)
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows IR4a.exeClient 2 SP2 for Windows Server 2008 R2ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR4a)

patches that supersede this patch

ProductStatusNext Superceded ByLast Superceded By
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows Server 2008ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows Server 2008 R2ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows VistaObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows 7ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR6)

patch attributes

Architecture: x86, x86-64
Security patch: No
Priority: Recommended
Distribution Type: Public

document

Revision: 6
Document ID: 5153181
Creation Date: 2012-11-12 12:03:41
Modified Date: 2013-05-03 13:26:25

abstract

Note: This file has been superseded by Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows.

This is an interim release of the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows. It includes fixes for problems found after the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows was released. This is a full client package, not just a subset of files.

details

Note: This file has been superseded by Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows.

System Requirements:
Windows 7 (x86 or x64) Ultimate Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Professional Edition
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 or x64) Ultimate Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Professional Edition
Windows Vista (x86 or x64) Ultimate Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Business Edition
Windows Vista SP1 (x86 or x64) Ultimate Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Business Edition
Windows Vista SP2 (x86 or x64) Ultimate Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Business Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64) Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition
Windows Server 2008 SP1 (x86 or x64) Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 or x64) Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition

Installation:
Execute "Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows IR5.exe," then click on the "Setup" button. It will detect the platform, and install the appropriate files. Finally, click on the "Restart Now" button to complete the process. Before restarting, save any open files and close all programs.

Technical Support Information:
NOTE: In some environments, a workstation running Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows may crash without any apparent cause. The problem can be resolved by disabling the File Caching feature. See TID 3532535 for more information.

This interim release fixes the following issues seen with the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows:

New fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR5):
1. "Computer Only Logon If Not Connected" sometimes engages even when workstation is connected. (Bug 785325)
2. NWTRAY.EXE process can crash when login script REGREAD command encounters registry value with zero bytes of data. (Bug 785138)
3. LDAP Contextless Login setting for "Search Alias Objects" not "On" by default as shown in Novell Client Properties. (Bug 780458)
4. Moving currently-open document files can appear successful but have unexpected results. (Bug 777265)
5. Permit "Computer Only Logon If Not Connected" feature to be used with "Login with Non-Novell Credential Provider". (Bug 777196)
6. ZENworks Full Disk Encryption Pre-Boot Authentication Single Sign-On fails with Novell Client 2 SP2 (IR2) and later. (Bug 773469)
7. Attempting to un-install the Novell Client with a non-Administrators can result in infinite SETUPNC.EXE re-spawning. (Bug 772618)
8. Running eDirectory login scripts may prompt user to login again if system login profile has a different context specified. (Bug 772278)
9. eDirectory Trustee Rights display in Windows Explorer shell extenstion is slow for containers with many user objects. (Bug 770920)
10. Novell Client drive mapping is not sharable between elevated and non-elevated Windows UAC sessions even when "EnableLinkedConnections" is enabled. (Bug 767851)
11. Potential kernel memory corruption or bugcheck when deleting or enumerating files with non-Latin Unicode characters. (Bug 767735)
12. NWGetPathFromDirectoryBase XPLAT API is not returning UTF-8 path name. (Bug 767012)
13. NWIntMoveDirEntry XPLAT API does not support UTF-8 format. (Bug 765872)
14. NWScanOpenFilesByConn2 XPLAT API is not returning utf-8 name. (Bug 765871)
15. eDirectory login scripts can fail to execute when "Clear Connections" is enabled and selected. (Bug 759421)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR4a):
1. Unable to save files to Novell server after installing Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR4). See TID 7010659. (Bug 776216)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR4):
1. Potential blue screen in NCFSD.SYS when drives being concurrently mapped or unmapped. (Bug 766211)
2. Address workstation unlock behaviors when using NESCM-based smart card authentication. (Bug 765600)
3. Potential memory leak in NCCredProvider.dll when changing users or login profiles. (Bug 764675)
4. Default Novell Logon username is blank after Computer Only Logon. (Bug 763241)
5. The "File Commit" setting in Novell Client Properties was being treated as always "On". (Bug 758967)
6. Potential kernel-mode memory leak related to application file system access. (Bug 755746)
7. Slow performance when using a Group Policy to redirect shell folders to a network location. (Bug 744663)
8. Add "Computer Only Logon If Not Connected" functionality to the Novell Client for Windows 7. See TID 7009517. (Bug 742291)
9. Compressed files in Windows user profile can prevent roaming profile synchronization. (Bug 740582)
10. Upgrading through non-Administrators user with update Agent may encounter 1603 error installing NICI. (Bug 740515)
11. Make NCP connection cleanup send NCP- and eDirectory-level logout verbs in addition to TCP-level cleanup. (Bug 689961)
12. NCP connections for previous user potentially not cleaned up until new user logs on to Windows. (Bug 685887)
13. Address workstation unlock behavior of password field being disabled when using NESCM-based smart card authentication. (Bug 583552)
14. Address workstation unlock behaviors when NMAS "OR" sequence used with NESCM-based smart card authentication. (Bug 583534)
15. Window close handler for "Version and Copyright Information and Check Sum window" is not functioning. (Bug 348042)
16. Add tool similar to SLPINFO to the Novell Client for Windows 7. See TID 7010566. (Bug 259464)


Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR3):
1. Last logged-on user may be blank after Novell Client upgrade. (Bug 761787)
2. Login scripts may not run when specifying UPN-based Windows username. See TID 7004788. (Bug 758672)
3. Login script execution hangs on Windows Server with Remote Desktop Services Host role. See TID 7006892. (Bug 756658)
4. Potential crash of LogonUI.exe process when in Computer Only Logon mode. (Bug 754896)
5. Login profile may not have "Windows" tab if first login was eDirectory-only login from red 'N'. See TID 7002838. (Bug 754702)
6. Novell Client SETUP.EXE hangs if non-Administrators user attempts to launch and User Account Control (UAC) is disabled. (Bug 754701)
7. Potential crash of LogonUI.exe process in terminal session if NMAS is not installed. See TID 7001904. (Bug 754631)
8. Environment variables set by eDirectory login script sometimes not available in user applications. (Bug 753177)
9. Login scripts may not run when Windows user profile is based on mandatory profile (NTUSER.MAN) (Bug 748569)
10. Provide functionality similar to Novell Client for Windows XP/2003 "Workstation Only if not connected". See TID 7009517. (Bug 742291)
11. Novell SDK functions NWFileServerFileCopy, NWGetSparseFileBitMap and NWSetCompressedFileSize may fail with 0x8836. (Bug 739140)
12. Unable to add Internet Explorer favorites when Windows user shell folders redirected to Novell path. (Bug 718591)
13. Login scripts may not run due to NCP connections being incorrectly cleaned up during terminal session logins. (Bug 714438)
14. Attempting to rename a DFS-involved path can put Windows Explorer / SHELL32.DLL into long hang. (Bug 703597)
15. When using Novell Enhanced Smart Card Method (NESCM), the user may be prompted about password expiration. (Bug 701694)
16. Mapping a drive to a path containing international characters may fail. (Bug 609819)
17. Login scripts may not run when logging in with an alias eDirectory user. (Bug 567263)
18. Novell Client Properties pages are mistakenly presenting the "What's This?" option. (Bug 486704)
19. Password expiration message may appears behind other windows without flashing the task bar icon. See TID 7006581. (Bug 483042)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR2a):
The Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR2a) contains a fix which is important for the Novell Identity Assurance Solution (IAS) Client 3.0.8 release. The Novell Client "Single Sign-On" functionality introduced in Novell Client 2 SP2, as well as the IAS-specific "Use NMAS for Windows Logon" functionality, could potentially encounter a crash on the Windows LogonUI.exe process when either of these features were in use. (Bug 730645)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR2):
1. Possible NCP connection leak for user after eDirectory server-side or administrator password change. (Bug 752320)
2. After installing IR1, login script INCLUDE statements and external programs may not run. (Bug 748170)
3. In very rare cases, the Microsoft credential provider may be displayed in addition to Novell's. (Bug 746257)
4. Show Advanced Options can sometimes not show the correct login profile contents. (Bug 745125)
5. Integration of Novell NMAS Identity Plug-In support with Novell Client credential provider. (Bug 742938)
6. Accessing a NCP-based file beyond end of file may return 0 bytes successfully instead of STATUS_END_OF_FILE. (Bug 742041)
7. Improve information provided when attempting to install older Novell Client over existing newer client. (Bug 726739)
8. Login script execution sometimes does not occur for non-Administrators Windows users. (Bug 714438)
9. Drives successfully mapped in login script sometimes never appear in Windows Explorer. (Bug 677102)
10. Kernel-mode crash in NDS4.SYS may occur when Secondary IPAddress resource moves to different cluster node. (Bug 667181)
11. Wrong login profile may be updated when first login is performed using LOGINW32.EXE or red 'N' Novell Login. (Bug 504289)
12. Invalid login profile is created if user login profile name contains a backslash character. (Bug 486387)
13. Accelerator key ALT+A is not working in the Update Agent tab of the Novell Client Properties window. (Bug 434236)
14. Addition of Swedish language translation support to Novell Client for Windows.

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows (IR1):
1. Have login profile selection display only "Default" instead of both "Default" and "<Default>". (Bug 736703)
2. Potential crash in NCFSD.SYS if kernel non-paged memory pool exhausted. (Bug 731263)
3. Single sign-on functionality with smart card-based Secude boot encryption not working. (Bug 730671)
4. Login with expired eDirectory user is not prompting with expired prompt or grace logins remaining. (Bug 700742)
5. Wrong contents of volume may be displayed after a restart of a connected NCP server. (Bug 683922)
6. Changing the "From:" field on the "Windows" tab in "Show Advanced Options" may not change logon domain. (Bug 668964)
7. Esri Suite ArcCatalog application unable to access Novell volumes on Windows 7. (Bug 652442)
8. Error: "Need permission from S-1-1-0 to delete" if folder has Hidden attribute. (Bug 639670)
9. Administrator choice to not install NMAS client will not be remembered during future upgrades. (Bug 637839)
10. Incorrect "First Network Drive" may be assigned in the presence of a USB drive. (Bug 618076)
11. Initiate no-prompt uninstall using: "RUNDLL32.EXE "C:\Program Files\Novell\Client\NCSetup.dll" NWUninstallClient /s" (Bug 581873)
12. Bypass using Novell Client Update Agent "Use Administrator Privileges" for Administrators members. (Bug 566622)
13. Uninstall of Novell Client may leave [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Authentication] entries. (Bug 565536)
14. "Did you forgot your password?" link attempts to proceed even when challenge set has not been defined. (Bug 482695)
15. Available login profiles are not displayed in the credential provider when username is entered as "abc\.xyz". (Bug 466688)
16. Login profile is incorrectly created when username contains a period character. (Bug 435507)
17. "Latest Novell Client Properties File:" display in Update Agent should also show the name of the properties file. (Bug 290262)
18. Add INSTALL.INI option to permit downloaded Novell Client installation set to remain on local workstation. (Bug 290211)

file contents

Files IncludedSizeDate
Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows IR5.exe36.5 MB (38328960)2012-11-12 12:10:02
readme_5153181.htmlN/A2013-05-03 13:26:26

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