Im currently in a novell environment and about to migrate to a domain. In order to make this process as painless as possible I would like to enable the microsoft networking client on 1000+ PCs via the logon script prior to implementing our migration plan. many of the PCs have the client for microsoft networking installed, just not enabled, they are using the novell client.

Does anyone know if its possible to script enabling the microsoft client possibly via reg tweaks, vbscripts, or something along those lines?

The basic idea is to enable microsoft networking via script when a user logs in to novell. Many of the PCs are frozen so until the rest of the migration process is completed, this would need to happen every time a user logs in.

Im just trying to get an idea of wether or not this is possible.

Any help is appreciated.

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I suspect your users would need admin privileges on PCs they log on to...
Answered 04/28/2006 by: revizor
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Admin privledges would not have been a problem but it looks like this isnt going to work anyway.

There are many lab computers that definately have the same computer name and there isnt any way Im aware of to change the computer name without rebooting. Once MS networking was enabled, those PCs would complain about the duplicate names and they wouldnt have access to the MS servers.

Answered 04/28/2006 by: nimexx
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I think it would be better (not easier of course) to uninstall the Novell Client on your machines. This will enable the Microsoft Client automatically. Of course this needs a reboot as well, but you could probably change the computers name before the reboot takes place to tidy up the mess...
Answered 05/04/2006 by: rpfenninger
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