Multiple -255 errors after applying support pack 2a or 6a

  • 10059470
  • NOVL36654
  • 03-Jan-2001
  • 18-Feb-2003

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Fact

Novell NetWare 5.1

Novell NetWare 5.0

Symptom

Multiple -255 errors after applying support pack 2a or 6a

Error: -255

Servcfg.* files

ConsoleOne loads but will not browse, reports error -255.

PKI loaded with error -610.

ARCserve reports -255 error.

Border Manager will not load.

BMGR 3.5 ENT -255 error, invalid proxy config.

Trying to configure BM setup getting the following error message. "Unable to read configuration from NDS -669".  Getting the same error message when  trying to remove all BM NDS attributes.

DHCP will not load.

DNS will not load.

PROXY.NLM is reporting error -255

Resetting the BM NDS attributes. However, still getting the -255 error.

-328 error on console after trying to load NAMED.

NLSLSP not loading on bootup.

NLDAP not loading

Users can not login to server

Server not obtaining server base license.

Monitor may not be reflecting the correct number of active connections.

When launching Catalog Services error -255 could not read object.

Would not save the no logo settings.

Can't map drives

Users are not getting licensed connections (multiple * connections in monitor)

Certain directories or files appear to be missing

Change

Applied Service Pack

Cause

Corruption in registry after applying a service pack.  NOTE: One or more of the symptoms above may be present.

Fix

Delete the following three files and reboot the server:  
    C:\NWSERVER\SERVCFG.000
    C:\NWSERVER\SERVCFG.NBK
    C:\NWSERVER\SERVCFG.TMP