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Local device name is already in use. This connection has not been restored.

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  • desktops - XP (all SPs and updates installed)

    Server 2008 (all SPs and updtes installed)  Server is running VM ware. 

    This issue only occurs on one server.

    Login script maps the drive on start up to T:.  The mapping appears as connected (no red X) but when users try to access the drive they get the error message. "an error occured while reconneting: . . . .Microsoft Windows Network: the device name is already in use.  This connection has not been restored."

    It occurs randomly among 20 users.  One or 2 out of 20 may have it or it may not occur at all.  When one users is having the issue the others will continue to work fine. A shut down and restart usually fixes (sometimes more then one shut down and restart)  We have also tried disconnecting the drive and running the login script but it doesn't work.

    Logon script:

    NET TIME \\NYCFS4 /SET /Y
    NET USE J: \\NYCFS4\USERS /Y
    NET USE L: \\NYCFS4\Data /Y
    NET USE M: \\NYCMAIL\D-MARKET /Y
    NET USE N: \\NYCMAIL\DATA /Y
    NET USE T: \\TESSI-DATABASE\TESSITURA /Y
    NET USE P: \\NYCFS6\AUCTIONSERVER /Y

    Friday, January 14, 2011 4:44 PM

Answers

  • For each drive letter I would add;

    net use X: /delete

    ahead of others.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    • Proposed as answer by Tiger Li Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Friday, January 21, 2011 10:13 AM
    Friday, January 14, 2011 9:48 PM

All replies

  • have you tried to run net use on the client right at the moment of issue - to see if something else already uses particular drive letter?
    Friday, January 14, 2011 9:14 PM
  • For each drive letter I would add;

    net use X: /delete

    ahead of others.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    • Proposed as answer by Tiger Li Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Tiger Li Friday, January 21, 2011 10:13 AM
    Friday, January 14, 2011 9:48 PM