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Hello,

I've gone through all of the steps adding a new user account in ADS and on the desktop.  We're using Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2000.   I configured the PC at my desk using my network connection.  Everything worked fine - connected to the network ok.  However, when I moved the PC to the user's location, now I receive the following message when attempting to view Network Drives:  'An error occurred while reconnecting X: to \\server-1\company  Microsoft Windows Network   The local device name is already in use.  The connection has not been restored"

Haven't a clue as to the problem.  I have tried using different ethernet cables, moving the connection from one port to another on the switch.  

Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks for your time,

-dweb937
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from a command prompt type net use * /delete
then reboot and check
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Steven -

Thanks for responding.

I did what you suggested and it worked!  Yeah!!!!

Could you please explain what that command does?


Thanks,

-dweb937
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there were previously mapped drives, and so the net use * /delete deletes the drives (freeing up the device name)
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Steven -

Oh, ok.  Thanks for explaining.  I'm a newbie to networking with no formal training.  

Thanks again for your help!

-dweb937
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Glad to help!
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