Error: "Login-4.21.14-430: The following drive mapping operation could not be completed. [ROOT s16:=.mymap.myorg:\. The error code was

  • Error: "Login-4.21.14-430: The following drive mapping operation could not be completed. [ROOT s16:=.mymap.myorg:\<path>.  The error code was 8875."
  • 10019026
  • 1.0.34563961.2360671
  • 13-Oct-1999
  • 13-Sep-2002

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Fact

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP3

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP4

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP5

Novell Client 4.3 for Windows NT

Novell Client 4.5 for Windows NT

Novell Client 4.51 for Windows NT

Novell Client 4.6 SP2 for Windows NT

Novell Client 4.6 SP1 for Windows NT

Formerly KB 2947652

Symptom

Error: "Login-4.21.14-430: The following drive mapping operation could not be completed.
[ROOT s16:=.mymap.myorg:\<path>.  The error code was 8875."

Error: "Login-4.21.15-430: The following drive mapping operation could not be completed.
[ROOT s16:=.mymap.myorg:\<path>.  The error code was 8884."

Error: "Login-4.21.14-430: The following drive mapping operation could not be completed.
[ROOT s16:=.mymap.myorg:\<path>.  The error code was 8804."

Error occurs when executing a MAP command from a login script of a 4.11 File Server using Novell Client for NT v4.51.1029.

Cause

The command in the login script that returned the error above was:

MAP ROOT S16:=.MYMAP.MYORG:\<path>  

The syntax used in the MAP command in the login script contained a colon ":" (the one after MYORG in this example) but the directory map object referenced in the map command did not point to a volume root. Instead, it pointed to a subdirectory below the root. The NT client is behaving correctly to produce an error in this situation.

NOTE:  With the Novell Client for WIN95, executing the same map command as above, will not produce an error, regardless of whether or not the directory map object points to a volume root.

Fix

Unless the directory map object referenced in the MAP command actually points to a volume root, do not use a colon ":" (the one after MYORG in this example) in the syntax of the map command.