Permanent Bad Name Cache
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The registry values, located under the subkey [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Novell\Client\Parameters] are:
BadNameCacheEnabled of type REG_DWORD.
BadNameCacheList of type REG_MULTI_SZ.
"BadNameCacheEnabled" can have a value of 0 (disabled) or 1 (enabled). Explicitly enabling the Bad Name Cache is optional, since effectively, the Bad Name Cache is enabled any time the "BadNameCacheList" contains one or more server names or wildcard patterns. This means that the feature will be enabled if "BadNameCacheList" exists even if the "BadNameCacheEnabled" does not exist in the registry. A "BadNameCacheEnabled" DWORD value of 0x0 will /disable/ the use of the "BadNameCacheList", even if the "BadNameCacheList" value does still exist in the registry. This provides way to temporarily disable the list without actually renaming or deleting "BadNameCacheList" from the registry.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows to correct.
1. Run Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE).
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Novell\Client\Parameters
3. Enable the Bad Name Cache (Optional, see description above.)
a. From the Edit menu, select "New" and choose the "DWORD (32-bit) Value" option.
b. Enter BadNameCacheEnabled to name the new DWORD value
c. Right-click the new BadNameCacheEnabled value and choose the "Modify" option. Assign the value data of "1".
a. From the Edit menu, select "New" and choose the "Multi-String Value" option.
b. Enter BadNameCacheList to name the new Multi-String value
c. Right-click the new BadNameCacheList value and choose the "Modify" option. Add the name of the server(s) as the value data. Place multiple entries on separate lines.
6. Shut down and restart Windows.
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- Document ID:7015227
- Creation Date:18-JUN-14
- Modified Date:22-JUL-14
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