Oct 20, 2017 5:04 AM
1 Posts

no network drive connection after installation of "client single logon" at "Windows 10 1709 fall creators update"

  • Category: Notes Client
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 9.0.1
  • Role: Administrator
  • Tags: single logon,Windows 10 1709
  • Replies: 2

Hello everybody,

after the upgrade to Windows 10 1709, the one-time logon with the operating system no longer worked.
After reinstallation of "client single logon function", the one-time logon functioned again, but no network drive connection with Windows was possible. So the "net use ...." command no longer worked.

I found out that the cause of the problem is the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\HwOrder".
The structure of this key has probably changed with the Windows version 1709.

The solution to the problem is the manual modification of the registry:
I created a reg file with the following content:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00






Now "client single logon" and the network connection works again.

My request to IBM: please create a FixPack that fixes this problem.

Best regards
Matthias Luger

Oct 23, 2017 12:05 PM
160 Posts
Good catch!


Oct 23, 2017 3:00 PM
277 Posts
Always been an issue

This has been an issue since 8.0 days.  In your case windows update change the order of the loading of each component.   I think the only way it can really be fixed is as each company does their os updates and clients updates they see if the key is impacted and write a script to "repair" it


Here are some tech notes relating to the order