Setting Default Server and Script Options in CSNW

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes how to set a Default Preferred Server or DefaultTree and Context, as well as Default Script Options for Client Services forNetWare (CSNW) and Gateway Services for NetWare (GSNW).

Usually, each user logging on to a workstation will be prompted for aPreferred Server, providing one has already been set. After the initialprompt, the user will not see the Preferred Server prompt again.

The following information will allow multiple users logging on to the sameworkstation to connect to the same Preferred Server. They will not beprompted for a Preferred Server.

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NOTE: The following registry settings will be present only if an unattended installation of Windows NT was accomplished.

Default Preferred Server Settings

To set a Preferred Server for all new users logging on to a computerrunning Windows NT Workstation or Windows NT Server, you must modify theregistry.
  1. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Navigate to the following subtree:From the subtree, go to the following key:
  3. Add the following Value:
  4. The data for this value should be the name of your preferred server. To specify a default Tree and Context you must use the following format:
    For example, if your Tree is "Netware" and your context is ou=USA.O=Middleton then the DefaultLocation should read:
  5. Delete any SID Subkeys found in the following registry subtree:

Default Scripting Options

To set default scripting options for all new users logging on to acomputer running Windows NT Workstation or Windows NT Server, you mustmodify the registry.
  1. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Navigate to the following registry subtree:
  3. Add the following value:
  4. The data for this value reflects the default script options, which are:
    0 indicates that no scripts will be run.
    1 indicates that only NetWare 3.x-level scripts will be run.
    3 indicates that either NetWare 3.x or NetWare 4.x-level scripts will be run.
    For example, to specify that all new users logging on to the system willrun all NetWare level scripts, add the following value and data:
You can only specify the default NetWare server and/or the default scriptoptions to use for new users. You cannot specify default print options.

For additional information on setting these parameters for unattendedinstallations, please see the following article in the Microsoft KnowledgeBase:
ARTICLE-ID: 155197
TITLE : Unattended Setup Parameters for Unattend.txt File
CSNW GSNW Netware logon login default Novell Preferred Server

Article ID: 163979 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 05:05:00 - Revision: 4.0

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