The local device name is already in use.........


G

Guest

(file server) Server 2000 (workstation) 2000Pro

I've been receiving the following error quite frequently:

An error occurred while reconnecting J: to \\name\K\sales\wood Microsoft
Windows Network : The local device name is already in use. This connection
has not been restored.

Today I booted the workstation using a disk w XP Pro loaded (under this
system, the computer is named AMD64). After shutting down & inserting the HD
with w2k pro & booting the system (under this system, the computer is named
LtData), I entered the network neighborhood, only to see both names - AMD64 &
LtData. As the XP drive (AMD64) was removed from the system, I don't
understand why it was still listed under network neighborhood. Also, I would
think that this has something to do with the errors that we are receiving.
If anyone has any input on how to resolve this issue, I would greatly
appreciate it.
Thx to anyone with any input!
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

(file server) Server 2000 (workstation) 2000Pro

I've been receiving the following error quite frequently:

An error occurred while reconnecting J: to \\name\K\sales\wood Microsoft
Windows Network : The local device name is already in use. This connection
has not been restored.

Today I booted the workstation using a disk w XP Pro loaded (under this
system, the computer is named AMD64). After shutting down & inserting the HD
with w2k pro & booting the system (under this system, the computer is named
LtData), I entered the network neighborhood, only to see both names - AMD64 &
LtData. As the XP drive (AMD64) was removed from the system, I don't
understand why it was still listed under network neighborhood. Also, I would
think that this has something to do with the errors that we are receiving.
If anyone has any input on how to resolve this issue, I would greatly
appreciate it.
Thx to anyone with any input!

Run the following commands just once from the Command Prompt
to prevent connections from being remembered:

net use * /del /yes
net use /persistent:no
 
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K

Kurt

"The local device name is already in use" usually has to do with trying to
map a drive to a letter that's already mapped or install a network printer
that's already installed. If a drive is being mapped in a logon script or
something you can precede the mapping with a /delete as suggested by
Pegasus:

net use x: /delete
net use x: \\server\share

That'll prevent the local device errors.

As far as the network neighborhood thing, that's not likely causing those
kinds of errors unless you're using the same live CD on a bunch of
workstations.

....kurt
 

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