The Logon User Interface DLL NVGINA.DLL failed to load

I removed some old Novell related software from a Windows 2003 Server and after the necessary reboot I was confronted with the following error message instead of the usual logon screen:

The Logon User Interface DLL NVGINA.DLL failed to load. Contact your system administrator to replace the DLL, or restore the original DLL.

With this, only a restart button was shown in the message box.

To resolve this, connect to the servers registry from another PC/Server and change the registry key GinaDLL from value NVGINA.DLL to MSGINA.DLL. This key can be found at  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon. Please make sure the MSGINA.DLL is present in the C:\Windows\System32 folder on the server.

Then reboot the server.

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About Yuri de Jager
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One Response to The Logon User Interface DLL NVGINA.DLL failed to load

  1. David says:

    Thanks for posting this information. It helped me to quickly solve a problem after an infection.

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