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Error: You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network.

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Getting this "You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network. Go to System in the control panel to change the computer name and try again." This is error occurs when trying to map to a server and it occurs only on XP machines. Windows 7 PCs are not having this issue.
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by:helpfinder
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did you check if the hostname is really unique?
did you clone some machines (OS clone)?
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Presuming there in fact is no duplicate computer names...

The machines haven't been imaged from the same source machine, have them?

Other things to check: Make sure there aren't any incorrect DNS records as well as WINS (if applicable) records.
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You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network, Go to System in Control Panel:http://www.geekshangout.com/content/you-were-not-connected-because-duplicate-name-exists-network
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914056
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