Novell NetWare employs a system of login scripts. These scripts are similar
to batch files and are executed whenever a user logs on to a NetWare file
server. Listed below are some of the various login scripts.
System Login Script
This script is processed first and applies to all users who log on to the
file server. It can be edited only by a NetWare Supervisor through the
User Login Script
This script is unique to each user and is processed after the System Login
script. It can usually be edited by the user through SYSCON.
Default Login Script
This script is processed after the System Login script if there is no User
Login script for the user who is currently logging on. The Default Login
script is hard-coded into LOGIN.EXE and therefore cannot be edited.
There is a parameter on the LOGIN command that allows the user to specify a
text file to be used as an alternate login script, overriding all the
standard login scripts listed above. The command
LOGIN /S C:\LOGIN.TXT
logs the user on to the currently attached file server and processes the
file C:\LOGIN.TXT as the login script, overriding all the standard NetWare
For a "clean logon" during troubleshooting, it is suggested that this login
script contain the following command line:
MAP INSERT S16:=SYS:PUBLIC
This command assigns the drive letter Z: to the PUBLIC directory on the
file server (which contains the standard NetWare user utilities) and adds
this drive to the search path (MS-DOS PATH) so that the standard NetWare
commands are accessible to the user.
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