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Windows 7: Network error - Multiple connections not allowed

17 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
Network error - Multiple connections not allowed


I have a several Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs around the house, all access a Windows 7 Desktop which I store files on (kinda like a server). I have a share on this PC which I map as Z on all of the other PCs.

All work fine, but when I reboot one of the PCs I cannot access the share and get this error:

An error occurred while reconnecting to z: Microsoft Window Network: Multiple connections to a server using more than one username are not allowed: This connection has not been restored.

I then have to delete and remap the drive.

I map the drive with the /USER switch, so I don't understand why I'm receiving this error.

This is a real pain, what can I do to stop this error occurring?

Any pointers would be appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Some ideas:
- Does this happen on the same PC always, or the one you happen to restart?
- If you shut down one of the PCs, and restart the other do you still get this error?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 32 and 64 bit

I did some tests to see when it occurs:

The desktop I'm storing my files on which has the share is called TVSERVER, I have another 4 Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs, which all get the error.

Using a laptop, I map the share on TVSERVER with net use z: \\TVSERVER\FileStorage /USER:TVSERVER\access password. User 'access' is a user account on TVSERVER.

If I map the drive on my laptop, when I sleep the laptop, and wake it, I can still access the share ok.

If I shutdown the laptop and restart it, the drive appears with a cross and I get the error when I click on it, I have to delete all connections and remap it to use.

All computers give the same errors as above.

I've attached a PNG of the error.

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Network error - Multiple connections not allowed-network-error.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Making guesses now:

- Try the command with IP of tvserver instead? Assign a static IP, or make a DHCP reservation if this method works, so you won't have to reconfigure if IP somehow changes

- Did you try just browsing to the share and manually entering the credentials and checking the remember checkbox? also try this with IP if name fails
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20 May 2015   #5

Windows 7 32 and 64 bit

The computer with the share has a static IP.

I thinking that the problem is that I map the drive with a username from the computer with the share.

i.e. net use z: \\TVSERVER\FileStorage /USER:TVSERVER\user password

I started using the password in the mapping sometime ago due to an issue - cant remember what it was - Without the user and password doesn't seem to causing the issue, I'm going to try that for a while to see what happens...
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