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NOVEL Network path was not found

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Exact Error Msg: Windows Explorer – “NOVEL SERVER” is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out it you have access permissions. The Network path was not found.

Exact Error Screenshot:
Resolution: UNC Path Filter setting is turned on under the advanced client properties of the novel client. Setting this to ‘off’ will enable the machines to discover and talk to windows
Solution Screenshot:

A Before and After Capture was used here – Please use this with CAUTION, always have a backup and always deploy in a testlab environment first before installing into a production environment.

Registry Key to Turn UNC Paths OFF Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNWFILTER]
“Type”=dword:00000001
“Start”=dword:00000004
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
“Tag”=dword:00000008
“ImagePath”=hex(2):73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,4e,00,
65,00,74,00,57,00,61,00,72,00,65,00,5c,00,6e,00,77,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,74,
00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
“DisplayName”=”Novell UNC Path Filter”
“Group”=”Filter”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNWFILTERSecurity]
“Security”=hex:01,00,14,80,b8,00,00,00,c4,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,
00,00,02,00,88,00,06,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,04,00,00,00,00,
00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,00,01,
00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,
00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,
01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNWFILTEREnum]
“0”=”Root\LEGACY_NWFILTER00″
“Count”=dword:00000001
“NextInstance”=dword:00000001

Registry keys to Turn UNC Paths ON
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNWFILTER]
“Type”=dword:00000001
“Start”=dword:00000000
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
“Tag”=dword:00000008
“ImagePath”=hex(2):73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,4e,00,
65,00,74,00,57,00,61,00,72,00,65,00,5c,00,6e,00,77,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,74,
00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
“DisplayName”=”Novell UNC Path Filter”
“Group”=”Filter”
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNWFILTERParameters]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNWFILTERSecurity]
“Security”=hex:01,00,14,80,b8,00,00,00,c4,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,
00,00,02,00,88,00,06,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,04,00,00,00,00,
00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,00,01,
00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,
00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,
01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesNWFILTEREnum]
“0”=”Root\LEGACY_NWFILTER00″
“Count”=dword:00000001
“NextInstance”=dword:00000001

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