In doing Windows 7 testing, we’ve found that the LDAP wildcard searches, the option that allows you to type in a partial name with LDAP contextless login and have the client either fill in the name or give you a list if there are multiple matches, was missing from the client options.

It doesn’t even appear to be possible to add it to the default config for an unattended install of the client.

After some testing, we found that the same registry entry that works in Windows XP works in the Windows 7 client!

Just add the following:

Key: HKLM\Software\Novell\Graphical Login\NWLGE\LDAP Contextless
Value:  Allow Wildcards (REG_DWORD) = 1

If you add this value to the registry, the wildcard searches will work again.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment.  It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too.  Be sure to test in a non-production environment.

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By: ackitsme
Mar 11, 2010
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