3331372: How to capture a NMAS Client trace

The NMAS Client trace canbe used with most NMAS methods, and can be helpful debugging an NMASClient authentication.

Note: Some methods have their owntracing, above and beyond the NMAS client trace option.

The following steps explain how to capture an NMAS Client and NMASmethod trace.



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NMAS Client Trace using NMAS Client 3.2 (and greater)

Included starting with:
Novell Client 4.91 SP2 for Windows XP/2000 and Novell Client 2 for Windows 7/8/2008R2

This version uses NCC.EXE toconfigure tracing. NCC stands for NMAS Client Configuration and is acommand-line utility.

On Windows you can open a command prompt by selecting Start |Run | and type “cmd”.

NCC has a number of command options including:

ncc -h

displays help screen

ncc -i

displays clientbuild/version information

NMAS Client, Vista_x64

version: 8.8.8.10

build date: Nov 19, 2013

ncc -ta status=on mode=appendfile=C:UsersmyUsernmclient.log

Command to turn on tracing to a file and will append vs. overwrite.

On Novell Client 2 platforms, this must be run as administrator.

ncc -ti

Displays tracing status/info:

==== Trace Info: ====

status : on

mode : append

file : c:UsersmyUsernmclient.log

ncc -tr

Disables any tracing configuration and stops tracing.

Note: this will *not* flush all of the data to the log file. To ensure all data is flushed, restart the machine being traced.

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NMAS Client Trace using NMAS Client 3.0

Included starting with: Novell Client 4.91 – Feb ’05

NMAS trace is not available in the NMAS 3.0 client.

NMASClient tracing was reintroduced with NMAS Client 3.0.1 andgreater.

Please see NMAS Client Trace using NMASClient 3.2 above for instructions

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NMAS Client Trace using NMAS Client 2.7


  • Open the Novell Client Properties
  • Choose LocationProfiles tab
  • select “Default” (or applicable Location) and selectproperties
  • Select properties once more
  • go to the NMAS tab andselect the “Log NMAS Client Activity”
  • Select the “Log file”button and specify where the log file will be located. It recommendto put this file on the desktop and call it NMAS.LOG
  • Select ok.

Reboot your workstation after making these changes.

NOTE: These steps will only work with NMAS v2.x so if the Novellclient version is 4.91 these steps will not work.

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Universal Smart Card Method Trace

Verify there is a folder called C:temp on theworkstation — if there is not, create C:temp.

To enable the Universal Smart Card trace, it is necessaryto edit the Windows registry with the following:

  • Start
  • Run…
  • Regedit
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SOFTWARE
  • Novell
  • NMAS
  • MethodData
  • Universal SmartCard
  • create a new dword by:
    • Right Clicking Universal SmartCard
    • New
    • DWord Value
    • name thenew DWord Value “Trace Enabled” and set the Value data to 1

This will create a file called univsc.log in the C:tempdirectory

Reboot your workstation after making these changes.

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pcProx Method Trace

To enable the pcProx trace, it is necessary toedit the Windows registry with the following:

  • Start
  • Run…
  • Regedit
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SOFTWARE
  • Novell
  • NMAS
  • MethodData
  • PcProx
  • create the following two new dword values by Right Clicking | New | DWord Value | name thenew DWord Value
    • “debug” with Value data to 1
    • “debugLog” with Value data set to 1

The folder C:pcProxLog will be created, and will contain the generated log files.

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To capture a NMAS Server trace see “How to capture a NMAS Server Trace -TID3815371”

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