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Cannot Access Novell UNC Share When You Run a Program as a Service

Article ID: 250502

Article Last Modified on 2/21/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q250502


A CreateFile function call may not succeed in a program that is configured to run as a service and is attempting to create a file on a Universal Naming Convention-specified Novell NetWare share after successful calls to LogonUser to impersonate a user.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Do not run the program as a service in Windows 2000.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.

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