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The local network device is already in use error

Beck_Weathers
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We have started to get "The local network device is already in use" error frequently.  I can usually get the mapped drive back by rebooting the server (win 2000) and then remapping the drive on the workstation.  Occasionally the domain controller can not be located by the workstation which requires the workstation to be formatted and all programs and the os to be reloaded as well.  This happening 2-4 times a week and is reeking havoc with our workflow.  Apps used are primarily access 2000 and word 2000 with a lot of ole automation.  I have been unable to find a solution to this.  Help - Beck
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