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Disable SAP Packets for Netware Networks (Windows 95/98/Me)

By default Windows will send SAP packets to advertise available file and print shares when 'File and Print Sharing for Netware Networks' is enabled, this setting controls those packets.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new string value, or modify the existing value, named "Use_Sap" and set it to "0" to disable SAP packets.

In addition you may also be required to create another key named [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NcpServer\Parameters\Ndi\Params\Use_Sap] and set the (Default) value to equal "0".

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|Use_SapREG_SZ"0"|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NcpServ...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NcpServer\
Parameters]
Value Name: Use_Sap
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Last modified: April 4, 2002