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Microsoft KB Archive/174676

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NetWare Authentication Failure When Logging On to NetWare Server

Article ID: 174676

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

This article was previously published under Q174676


After you log off and then back on to a Novell NetWare server using Client Services for NetWare (CSNW) or Gateway Services for NetWare (GSNW), you may receive the following error message:

NetWare Authentication Failure

You cannot be authenticated on <NetWare Tree and Context> due to the
following reason: A connection to the server could not be made because
the limit on the number of concurrent connections for this account has
been reached.

Do you want to select another preferred server or context?


Windows NT does not disconnect from the NetWare server before attempting to log on again, and the setting to limit concurrent connections for your NetWare user account is enabled and set to 1 on the server.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

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