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In the following configuration, after you log on and log off several consecutive times, the network client receives an access denied error message to one or more network drives located on the NetWare server. Also, the NET USE command fails with the following error message:
This error message is followed by an access denied error message.
Error 85, Local device already in use
The problem can be cleared on the Windows NT Workstation client by restarting Client Services for NetWare (CSNW).
NOTE: The same behavior is obtained using a NET USE command with the /persistent:no switch.
The problem affects one or more drives and the drive where the desktop icons are located is always affected. The problem is intermittent and is easier to reproduce when using higher speed processors (200 MHz and more).
The solution consists of removing a race condition that potentially exists, especially when using high speed processors, between process cleanup and WINLOGON deleting network connections.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152734/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Article ID: 193806 - Last Review: October 10, 2013 - Revision: 2.2