Thanks very much for the additional information. We couldn’t see anything obvious from the configuration files, although they do differ slightly with respect to the applet caching settings. This may be because there is no eDirectory object found (as you documented).
We will run this issue by Novell and see if there is something going on behind the scenes.
We have duplicated a separate problem which relates to the OnOpen event which you reported while running the 15/11/2006 release.