Restoring Network Connections: The local device name is already in use.
Posted on 2011-09-07
We have a small workgroup in which we share access to individual computers, mostly for running backups. We are in the process of upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 and have one machine currently running 7. Yesterday we successfully mapped our Vista machines to the 7 machine and everything seemed fine. Today, I get the following error: "Restoring Network Connections An error occurred while reconnecting G: to \\XXXXX\X Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use. This connection has not been restored." on both Vista machines. I run backups on my Vista machine for data on the 7 machine and had problems accessing the drive overnight so we changed the settings on the 7 machine to stay on and not lock after non-use. This did not help as I got the above error this morning. What are we missing in our settings that will maintain our network connections?