The local device name is already in use.




I have a compaq laptop running win XP professional connected to a network with a Win2k server. Recently in the last couple of days my connection to shared drives on the server has been dropping.

I get the message :-

An error occured while reconnecting N: to \\*servername*\*sharedfoldername*

Microsoft Windows Network : The local device name is already in use.

This connection has not been restored.

If I reboot I get access again. I can still see the network and have net access but cannot access the server at all.

I supspected my internal network card so I inserted and configured a PCMCIA card, but after a while I still get the problem. This only seems to occur after a period of inactivity to one of the network drives. I have outlook running all day yet that seems to maintain a connection to Exchange which runs on the same server.

Any help greatfully recieved.
That is caused probably because your server or local computer are trying to remap all your network drives when you log on. If you do not set them to disconnect after that use, that will conflict when a server login script trys to remap them when they already exist.


Members online

No members online now.

Latest forum posts

Latest profile posts

Also Hi EP and people. I found this place again while looking through a oooollllllldddd backup. I have filled over 10TB and was looking at my collection of antiques. Any bids on the 500Mhz Win 95 fix?
Any of the SP crew still out there?
Xie wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
Electronic Punk wrote on Sazar's profile.
Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.

Forum statistics

Latest member