Upon installing Novell Client 2 SP1 IR3 I've had the annoying issue of it forgetting all the settings I had defined for it via NCIMAN which allows for an automated setup. I set out to find why my older SP1 client never had this trouble and why the newer client does and found a solution.
If you see 'LDAP Contextless Login is not enabled for' at your login screen, you and I are in the same problem. Whats odd is that, after manually selecting a tree, it will still lose all settings when contextless login is enabled.
It appears the registry entries for the login profile are non existant. These default values can be set at the following location in the windows registry:
Hope this helps!