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Mapped Network Drive -  cannot connect error

Posted on 2007-12-04
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I have xp pro clients running in a Windows Network Environment.  I have two drives mapped.  U:\   which connects t the Users directory on the server, and P:\ which connects to the Peachtree Data folder.  The P:\ drive works and connects fine.  When I click on the U:\ drive I get the error :
"An error occured while reconnecting U:\ to server\\ users\heather
 
Microsoft Windows Network :  Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed.  Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again.
 
This connection has not been restored."  
I have read most of what I could find and it seems to point to a client configutation problem with Win XP pro.  I appreciate any help!
Thank you!    
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by:rulirahmadi
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I think the reason is very obvious: "Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed"

And the solution: "Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again.
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by:crossl
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We find we get this too.  The only quick solution to this is to re-boot the PC.  This usually clears the problem and you will be able to connect on next login.
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by:urban-tech
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Thank you!  I didn't realize one drive P:\ was mapped to Peachtree data and had permissions for the Users group the other drive the network person had mapped and it was U:\ to the User's folder (My Doc, etc.) and it had permissions for the Power Users group.  Pointing me to that article was what gave us a clue to check the permissions and see what groups were "logging" onto the mapped drives on the server.    
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by:urban-tech
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Thank you!  I didn't realize one drive P:\ was mapped to Peachtree data and had permissions for the Users group the other drive the network person had mapped and it was U:\ to the User's folder (My Docs, etc.) and it had permissions for the Power Users group.  Pointing me to that article was what gave us a clue to check the permissions and see what groups were "logging" onto the mapped drives on the server.  One was connecting as Users the other as Power Users.  When we added Power Users to the Peachtree Data drive (P:\) we could then see both drives on the workstations with no errors!  
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