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Using REQUESTER_CONTEXT in Login Scripts

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Apr 2001

REQUESTER_CONTEXT uses the workstation context set in the Windows 95/98 Network Properties. You can use REQUESTER_CONTEXT to modify login scripts and allow users to use resources locally, as well as map a drive to a remote home directory.

This gives traveling users the ability to maintain normal login time, network performance, and still access their home directories. In contrast, using LOGIN_CONTEXT forces a traveling user to use resources from file servers where their user object resides in the tree. In many instances, this increases login times and can raise performance issues.

To view the Network Properties setting for Name Context in a Windows 95 workstation, go to Control Panel | Network | Configuration Tab | Novell Network Client 32 | Novell Netware Client 32 Properties | Name Context.

The name context will be the Requester Context that is used when this user logged in to the network. If the name context is in a different location in the NDS tree than the User object, the login script can take advantage of mapping drives locally to improve performance and still let the user access his or her home directory from a remote file server.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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