Novell Login Scripts

After too many years attempting to get windows to run correctly, I have come to the conclusion that it sucks. To ease the pain of setting windows up consistantly and quickly, I started to create some scripts to install things like the Novell windows client automatically. The Novell client can be installed automatically from a shell using a response file. The binaries to install are downloaded from an internal ftp server.

An example login script is here:- loginscript.txt
See also Novells example scripts including info for Linux based clients. http://www.novell.com/documentation/linux_client/login/index.html?page=/documentation/linux_client/login/data/ak1lvlq.html

Consider setting up a UserTemplate object and UserLoginProfile object first and group objects for Admin and Users. Login scripts can b4e either OU level, Group or User. Avoid user level it all possible. Example root object login script (or could be a container login script):-

write "Start of Rainsbrook login script"

if member of "Admin" then
map root s:=OAK/SYS:
map root t:=OAK/VOL1:
end

Profile Login script for Users:-

CLS
write "Start of Rainsbrook Profile Login Script."
write " "
write "Good %GREETING_TIME %LOGIN_NAME, it is %DAY_OF_WEEK, %DAY %MONTH_NAME, %YEAR."
lastlogintime
write "You are %GIVEN_NAME (%LOGIN_NAME.%LOGIN_CONTEXT) "
DOS SET user="%LOGIN_NAME"

MAP DISPLAY OFF
MAP ERRORS OFF
WRITE"Your OS version is %OS"

map root h:=oak/vol1:home/%LOGIN_NAME

map

rb/loginscripts.txt · Last modified: 03/04/2018 00:02 by andrew