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The local device name is already in use!

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May 24, 2009 11:00:38 AM

HI,I am using windows 2003 server / XP professional clients,I have started receiving this message recently " Windows Network the local device name is already in use, this connection can not be restored" after that you can't access Map/shared drives any more, log off and log in again solve the problem temporarily but after some time (hibernate or idle system) its again pop up. I have tried remapped network drives but it has not worked... is there any thing to do with authentication or session expire?

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May 28, 2009 3:51:35 PM

Sounds like you have another machine on the network with the same NetBios (Computer) name.
March 10, 2010 1:10:44 PM

Did you resolve this? I have a similar issue but no duplication of netbios names.
April 1, 2010 9:24:01 AM

change the name from the computer properties that's i think ur problem..

or it conflicts showing the error on down rit side
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