Howto: Authenticate to eDirectory via the Novell Client, command line style

I have a backup script that runs on a Windows 2003 server that requires Novell client authentication.  Here’s how to authenticate to eDirectory via the command line, which means it’s scriptable!  The syntax is:

c:\windows\system32\LOGINW32.EXE  .user.ou.o /PWD password /CONT

Alternatively, you could map a drive to an eDirectory server (Netware, SLES Linux or Windows), which would force background authentication.  Here’s that syntax:

net use x: \\server\vol /user:.user.ou.o password

2 Responses to “Howto: Authenticate to eDirectory via the Novell Client, command line style”

  1. Rodney Anderson Says:

    The script you have provided could help us with some interoperability issues we have on our network. We are attempting to have all users authenticate through AD (they currently authenticate on the Novell side and eDir / DirXML handles a type of one way synchronization) on a Windows domain, while being able to access shares on the pre-existing Novell network, and at some point remove the Novell client from all workstations.
    Any suggestions you have would be appreciated,


    • Julie Says:


      Not sure how to accomplish that without the client or Identity Manager. If you figure it out, drop me a line, since we are going through the same exact process.


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