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Windows 7: Local Device Name Problem, Looses connection to Shared.

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Local Device Name Problem, Looses connection to Shared.

Running Win 7 Professional 64-bit and trying to connect to a shared RAID-5 array on my HomeServer (running Vista Ultimate 64-bit) over my LAN. On start up, my HomeServer shows up as part of the network and it allows me to connect to it. I can access the shared drive just as before and log into my HomeServer via Remote Desktop.

After a short time however, Win 7 has problems reconnecting to the shared drive giving me the error "The local device name is already in use". Connecting to my HomeServer then becomes impossible via Remote Desktop and it vanishes from the view of the Network.

I've got the shared drive mapped and setup so it logs in with the User, Pass and Domain of the HomeServer. I've tried disabling AV/Firewalls on both machines, disabled Remote Deferential Compression (or whatever its called :P) and IPv6 on my Win7 machine (already disabled on HomeServer).

Any ideas?

Cheeers guys!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

To fix this up nicely, remove the current mapping. Turn off Win 7 machine.

Go to server. Rt click computer in start menu, choose manage. Computer Management, Shared Folders, Sessions. If your Win7 computer name is in there, rt click and disconnect. Refresh (F5 key).

Boot Win7 and remap it like its 2009 and you have a large glass of bubbly to party with.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC

I am also having this problem but there isn't anything in the Sessions folder on the server. My set-up is two PCs, one on Win 7 64bit, the other on Win 7 32bit, across a wireless network.

Any help appreciated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

You could simply try shutting all machines off, turning off the router...everything. Let it all sit for a minute or some.

Then power them all on. The error message could possibly go away by doing that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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