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Migration Tool for NetWare Cannot Find Domain Controller

Article ID: 172767

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172767


When you run the Migration Tool for NetWare (Nwconv.exe) on a computer running Windows NT, you may receive the following error message:

Cannot connect to server: <servername>
The Network name cannot be found

where <servername> is the name of the domain controller you are migrating to. This can occur even if the server you are migrating to is the one from which you are running the Migration Tool for NetWare.


This behavior can occur when the ADMIN$ share on the domain controller you are attempting to migrate to is inaccessible or has been removed. This situation can occur in Windows NT 4.0 if you run the System Policy editor, open the registry, and then save it (without making changes).


Verify that the administrative shares are being created at startup or restart the computer for the changes to take affect.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) and select the following subkey:

  2. Verify that AutoShareServer is set to 1, or delete the AutoShareServer value.

For additional information, refer to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

156365 Hidden Shares Are No Longer Available After Using System Policy

Additional query words: migrating path error nwconv convert

Keywords: kberrmsg kbfaq kbfix kbprb KB172767