Microsoft Windows XP Professional Windows XP Professional Support Pack 2
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
After installing Microsoft Windows updates on a machine with Novell Client 4.91 SP4 installed, the user is unable to access Novell
services. For example, when installing Windows XP SP2 to a Windows XP machine that currently has the Novell Client 4.91 SP4
When booting the machine, the Novell Client login dialog will take a long time before it will display, and the following message
will be displayed when you finally attempt to login to eDirectory.
A network service failed to start
The "System" event log will report a load failure for SRVLOC.SYS, citing "a device attached to the system is not functioning".
Note that NetWareWorkstation (NWFS.SYS) will also fail, but this is because SRVLOC.SYS failed to load.
To help prevent issues that could be caused by applying existing or future Microsoft Windows updates that choose to reset the"ServiceGroupOrder" list, Novell is providing a solution that reconfigures the Novell Client driver load order to eliminate use of the "NetWare Services" group altogether. Once reconfigured, if an existing or future Microsoft update resets the "ServiceGroupOrder" list this will not interfere with the proper Novell Client driver load order and dependencies.The readme for the .inf which implements these changes is available here: