WACLIENT.SYS can cause Novell Client 2 communication to fail

  • 7008141
  • 15-Mar-2011
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Client 2 for Windows 7 and Vista
Novell Client 2 SP1 (IR5) and earlier
WACLIENT.SYS 16DEC2009 present on the machine

Situation

Error "Cannot access tree" attempting to browse for context
Error "Tree or server not found" attempting to browse for tree
All NCP communication fails (unable to browse NCP resources, map drives, login with IP address, etc)

Resolution

Disable WACLIENT.SYS

Delete or rename: C:\Windows\SysWow64\drivers\WACLIENT.SYS

Reboot the machine and ensure the SLP settings are correct.

Additional Information

If this driver is necessary for a particular package / piece of software on the machine, contact the program vendor. 

Otherwise, if you are interested in testing a potential work-around for this issue; please email patchfeedback@novell.com


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