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Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR4)

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patches this patch supersedes

FileProductStatusPatch
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows IR3.exeClient 2 SP3 for Windows 7ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR3)
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows IR3.exeClient 2 SP3 for Windows Server 2008 R2ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR3)
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows IR3.exeClient 2 SP3 for Windows Server 2012ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR3)
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows IR3.exeClient 2 SP3 for Windows 8ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR3)

patches that supersede this patch

ProductStatusNext Superceded ByLast Superceded By
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows 7ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows 8ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows Server 2012ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows Server 2008 R2ObsoleteNovell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR5)

patch attributes

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

document

Revision: 8
Document ID: 5171850
Creation Date: 2013-10-15 08:03:27
Modified Date: 2013-12-20 09:34:26

abstract

This is an interim release of the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows. It includes fixes for problems found after the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR3) was released. This is a full client package, not just a subset of files.

details

System Requirements:
The Novell Client for Windows is only for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on x86 or x64 platforms. This client will not run on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or earlier Windows platforms.

The Novell Client for Windows is supported on the following platforms:

Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows 8.1 (x86 or x64) excluding Windows 8.1 RT
Windows 8 (x86 or x64) excluding Windows 8 RT
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows 7 SP1 (x86 or x64)
Windows 7 (x86 or x64)

(Ultimate Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Professional Edition)

Installation:
Execute "Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows IR4.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:

This interim release fixes the following issues seen with the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows:

New fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR4):
1. Incorrect Windows error reported when byte range lock conflict encountered by ReadFile or WriteFile. (Bug 836809)
2. Cached LDAP Contextless Login result not being invalidated for moved user object during "Logon with non-Novell Credential Provider". (Bug 836435)
3. Possible "tree or server not found" due to rare delay checking for local OpenSLP DA. (Bug 835323)
4. Possible "tree or server not found" due to delay when unicasting known SLP DA  addresses. (Bug 832809)
5. NCCACHE read-ahead logic not engaging quickly enough; multiple small reads may hit wire before full cache page read. (Bug 818917)
6. "Novell Volume Statistics" display is wrong, negative and/or truncated numbers on volumes larger than 2TB. (Bug 800264, Bug 780871, Bug 668075)
Note: While issues with Novell Client correctly displaying volumes with >2TB have been resolved, there are still known issues with displaying volumes with >16TB, which are still under investigation.
7. Provide optional "ForceLastUserName" policy allowing a specific username which should always come up as default in Novell Client login. See TID 7013447. (Bug 798805)
8. Desktop shortcuts or applications running from eDirectory Directory Map object may fail. (Bug 794105, Bug 757641)
9. Possible STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION incorrectly reported in scenarios where sharing should have been allowed. (Bug 777152)
10. Incorrect Windows error reported when opening a file for which an intermediate subdirectory level doesn't exist. (Bug 721927)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR3):
1. Garbage text being displayed in "Personal Information" and "Work Information" dialogs. (Bug 830768)
2. Potential kernel-mode crash due to NCIOM concurrent initialization of FSP interface. (Bug 828517)
3. User-specific login profile being saved even though "Save profile on successful login" disabled. (Bug 828060)
4. Garbage text being displayed in "Configure System Tray Icon..." dialog. (Bug 825398)
5. LDAP Contextless Login causing NMAS Sequence selection to become reset. (Bug 823402)
6. Provide functionality equivalent to "PassiveModeNDSLoginSilent" on Windows XP. See TID 7013013. (Bug 818226)
7. Change "Login with non-Novell Credential Provider" to use flat Windows account name instead of UPN. See TID 7013011. (Bug 815493)
8. Slow "Login with non-Novell Credential Provider" on terminal server can cause NCP connections to be cleared. (Bug 812734)
9. Windows Photo Viewer unable to save changes to photo on network volume. (Bug 812025)
10. Drive mappings and NCP connections can randomly disappear on terminal server. (Bug 811019)
11. eDirectory AutoAdminLogin may hang after applying Novell Client 2 SP3. (Bug 806521)
12. Slow performance using Windows Explorer to browse mapped drive. (Bug 801982)
13. Handle creation of "Default" login profile in NCIMAN for English and non-English languages. (Bug 801938)
14. Drive mappings and NCP connections can randomly disappear on terminal server. (Bug 800174)
15. Attempting to delete a directory on a Novell volume could fail. (Bug 728061)
16. Optionally allow OpenSLP Directory Agent discovery to use DHCP before local registry list. See TID 7013008. (Bug 710729)
17. Remove obsolete Novell Client User Guide option from Configure System Tray Icon. (Bug 412881)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR2):
1. Address security vulnerabilities reported in TID 7012497 and CVE-2013-3697. (Bug 821841)
2. Trustee dialog can be slow to display; unable to set [Root] or [Public] as trustee. (Bug 820870)
3. "Login Profile List = Automatic" profile list may disappear even with multiple profiles. (Bug 817997)
4. "File Caching = On" read-ahead logic could re-read the page containing end-of-file multiple times. (Bug 806994)
5. Unable to sync expired password between two TREES during eDirectory login script execution. (Bug 806555)
6. Unable to run elevated application or install from an NSS volume if logged into Windows as a "Standard" user. (Bug 802216)
7. MAP statements fail with 0xC00000BB when already connected to the volume's NCP server. (Bug 659783, Bug 290554)
8. Enable Microsoft "SmartCardLogonNotify" policy when turning on "Login with non-Novell Credential Provider". (Bug 658422)
9. Support for eDirectory NCP servers listening on ports other than NCP 524. (Bug 592457)
10. Should not be able to attempt removing system login profiles from user's Login Profile Administration list. (Bug 562078)
11. "Remove Trustee" button is enabled even when no trustee is currently selected. (Bug 345793)
12. Attempting \\server\volume\path instead of \\server\volume when not yet logged in failed to invoke login dialog. (Bug 286032)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR1a):
1. Traditional File System (TFS) volumes display as empty after applying SP3 IR1. (Bug 813720)
2. Windows Explorer or File Open dialog-initiated login crashes if username is changed after applying SP3 IR1. (Bug 812616)
The following Novell Client 2 SP3 fixes could fail to engage in SP3 IR1 when "File Caching" was set to "On":
3. Unable to create multiple Outlook 2010 PST files and PST file corruption on a NSS volume. (Bugs 779918, 694345)
4. Unable to open multiple AutoCAD drawing files when they are in a NSS volume. (Bug 703546)
5. Unable to run the CASPA application from a NSS volume. (Bug 748694)

Previous fixes included in the Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows (IR1):
1. Cannot login if custom bitmap for Welcome screen is missing. (Bug 807774)
2. NICI "Uninstall" entries are not being disabled in Add/Remove Programs. (Bug 799528)
3. Login script not executed when using RSA Authentication Agent and "Login with non-Novell Credential Provider". (Bug 797808)
4. Login script results window may hang if desktop shell is not EXPLORER.EXE. (Bug 793001)
5. Login scripts may not run after changing a user's Windows display language. (Bug 792598)
6. Existing drive mappings may be wrong or inaccessible after server restart or cluster failover. (Bug 789679)
7. Unable to MAP ROOT to paths containing Unicode characters outside the ASCII range. (Bug 785693)
8. Login script not executed when using McAfee Endpoint Encryption and "Login with non-Novell Credential Provider". (Bug 785087)
9. Attempting to change password on standlone Windows server connection may fail. (Bug 783607)
10. Login profile selection list is being shown even when only one profile is available. (Bug 767679)
11. Modification time stamp for a directory does not reflect modifications. (Bug 731341)
12. Modification time stamp for a directory is reported as 0 through Windows APIs. (Bug 728111)
13. Optionally override the default OpenSLP Directory Agent discovery sequence to use DHCP before static configuration. (Bug 710729)
14. Volume with user volume quota reports total volume size instead of quota size limit. (Bug 568448)
15. Reconnect of NCP connections and mapped drives may be delayed after waking from suspend or resume. (Bug 524211)
16. Update Novell LDAP SDK instalation to include non-English LDAP message files. (Bug 289245)

file contents

Files IncludedSizeDate
Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows IR4.exe38.5 MB (40468152)2013-10-14 15:00:10
readme_5171850.htmlN/A2013-12-20 09:34:26

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