Error code 8884, unable to map drive in login script

  • 7017882
  • 26-Jul-2016
  • 22-Mar-2017


Client for Open Enterprise Server 2 SP4 (IR3)
Novell Client 2 SP4 for Windows


The following errors may be returned when logging in:

LOGIN-LGNWNT32.DLL-890: The specified server is unknown.
LOGIN-LGNWNT32.DLL-430: The following drive mapping operation could not be completed. [...]
The error code was 8884.


Correct the name resolution problem, or use the IP address of the server in the MAP statement.

Correct the name resolution problem:
1. Configure SLP. See TID 7012387. Or,
3. Configure the hosts file. The hosts file is located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. The hosts file will need to be configured on every workstation, so this is not recommended for large installations.

Or - 
Verify that the registry settings BadNameCacheList and GoodNameCacheList under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Novell\Client\Parameters] contain correct syntax. The same symptom has occurred when a partial server name in GoodNameCacheList was terminated by a double asterisk (wildcard *). See TID 7015227


The server name cannot be resolved. A LAN trace shows multiple resolve attempts by SRVLOC (SLP), DNS, etc., but none of the name resolvers are configured, so the attempts are unsuccessful.