Novell Client for Windows 2000/XP/2003 4.91 Support Pack 3
When docking and undocking a laptop multiple times, the Novell mapped drives are no longer available.
The problem does not occur when using Microsoft shares.
The problem does not resolve itself even if you wait for several minutes.
The only way to fix the problem is to logout and login again.
The Novell client is installed onto a workstation that has a wireless NIC and a wired NIC.
When the laptop is undocked, the connection switches from the wired NIC to the wireless NIC.
When the laptop is docked, the connection switches from the wireless NIC to the wired NIC.
The problem described in this document is fixed in an updated NWFS.SYS dated 06Feb2007 or later, available fromhttps://download.novell.com/patch/finder
When you undock a laptop and dock it again, there are instances in which you may get the following error:
:\ is not accessible. The
specified network name is no longer available."
This error can be considered transitory in nature, meaning after waiting 10 or 20 seconds after the dock/undock event, the driver letter will be reconnected. This is normal behavior. The Novell client is reconnecting to the file server resources in the background.
However, there are instances where the Novell client will return the "drive not accessible" error and regardless of how much time has elapsed, the error persists. In this instance, the Novell Client was being returned an error code that the client was not expecting. Code was added to handle the error code. Now the Novell Client will reconnect to the server as expected.