can't disconnect mapped drive without rebooting
Posted on 2014-09-11
Is there a way to "fully" (for lack of better term)disconnect a mapped drive without rebooting?
i.e. I am getting the 1219 error - 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.
So.. I disconnect a mapped drive using:
net use f: /delete
Then, I try to map another drive letter to the same server, but I get the same error. When I look at My Computer the F Drive is listed as "disconnected network drive"- I think the fact that it is still listed even as a disconnected network drive is why I get the same 1219 error. When I right click there is no option to delete. At this point, I beleive a reboot could make the disconnected drive disappear, but I cannot reboot the server, it will disrupt my companies operations.