Microsoft Windows Network: Local device name is already in use. on a mapped drive.
Posted on 2003-11-03
I’m using a Windows 2000 client workstation on a LAN in a Windows 2000 Domain environment. I have several network folders mapped as local drives. Some mapped to servers formatted in NTFS and some formatted in FAT (I think these are UNIX servers..no one is here to ask right now). When I try to save a file from a program (like Word or Excel or anything) to the mapped drives of an FAT server, I get this error:
An error occurred while reconnecting H: to \\File-server\File-share
Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use.
This connection has not been restored.
I never get this error msg when saving to an NTFS server.
I also get this same error when accessing FAT servers in Windows Explorer just browsing to the mapped drive and rebooting is the only 'fix'. I believe uninstalling Norton Corporate Edition (I have 7.5) will resolve this issue but obviously that cannot be a resolution. I had called Microsoft and that's the conclusion they came to. So I called Norton and they have no idea short of reloading the machine. Has someone figured this issue out? (other than upgrading to XP or reloading)