troubleshooting Question

Restoring Network Connections: The local device name is already in use.

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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?
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