Error message when mapping to a network drive of a DFS share on Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,
    We are getting the following error when mapping to a network drive of a DFS share on Windows 7:
    “The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred:
    A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated."

    In our case, the user logs on his workstation using his regular domain account, then maps to the network DFS share using the service account of an application.

    There is a fix from Microsoft (MS KB968264). But this fix requires disabling the "Network access: Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET Passports for network authentication” property. This is against the Microsoft own best practices (Network access: “Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication” should be set to ENABLED), and is NOT acceptable for us for obvious security reasons.
    Question: Does anyone know an alternative fix to this issue that does not introduce security risks?
    Thank you in advance!

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:42 PM

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  • hey, 

    have you got any explanation for it ???????

    I am also facing the same issue...

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:30 AM