Welcome screen and Fast user switching disabled in Windows Xp by netware


One of our readers sent us a problem regarding windows welcome screen. According to him when he try to enable fast user switching in windows XP ,he got this error message saying “client services for netware has disabled the welcome screen and fast user switching”

Lets see what is netware ?

NetWare is a network operating system (NOS) that provides transparent remote file access and numerous other distributed network services, including printer sharing and support for various applications such as e-mail transfer and database access.


To enable welcome screen login, you need to disable the netware client services.

Follow the steps below to disable Netware client services:

How to disable netware client services?

1. Go to Control Panel > Network Connection . This will open up the network connections available on your computer.

2. Right click on the connection and select Properties.

3. In general tab, uncheck the option for Client Services for NetWare and press OK.

As shown in the picture below.

4. Repeat step 2 and 3 for all the connections shown in network connections.

5. Restart your computer.

6. To enable welcome screen now, go to Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way users login and select the option Use Welcome Screen. We hope following the above procedure you will be able to fix the trouble.


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  1. the client services for netware does NOT appear for removal so i removed a similar one but it still does not work need help.

  2. Thank you verymuch ……………………………………………………………….

  3. I have followed the steps but in the properties dialogue box, the CSNW does not show so I can not disable anything. P’se help.

  4. hello I am ashy , and when I am switching ON my computer I cannot see the welcome screen , and I cannot switch users .
    And I went to the control panel there I clicked on user accounts
    and I was going to change the way the users log on or off , and I am getting an error message : CLIENT SERVICES FOR NETWARE HAS DISABLED THE FAST SWITCHING AND THE WELCOME SCREEN . TO RESTORE THESE FEAUTRES YOU MUST UNINSTALL THE CLIENT SERVICES FOR NETWARE . So I am feared to uninstall the UNINSTALL THE CLIENT SERVICES FOR NETWARE as if it will cause something harm to my computer . SO is there any other way to restore the welcome screen ? please I really need help in this … please help me ……

  5. After a long time surfing in internet I got a correct solution from this article . It works very fine for me . Iam sure it will be useful for all types of users who is in trouble finding solution to uninstall CSNW – Client Service for NetWare Login. Thanks a lot & Please do post more solutions like this one in future. Once again thanks yaar…..

  6. Hi everybody! I have the same problem, but i dont have “Cilent Service for NetWare” HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. The solution for disabling netware works for switching users, but now I am not able to share files between my computers. Is there a way to be able to share files, and have access to the switching user option?

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