Microsoft KB Archive/253729

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Stopping Persistent Connections Causes Drives to Become Permanently Unavailable

Article ID: 253729

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

This article was previously published under Q253729


Stopping the reconnection of a persistent connection during the logon process can cause that network drive to become permanently unavailable. Subsequent attempts to connect to the drive may generate the following error message:

An error occurred while connecting to X: the local device name is already in use.

Logging off and logging back on in the same Terminal Server session does not resolve the issue.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

152734 How to obtain the latest Windows NT 4.0 service pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a.

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