Windows 2000 Clients Use Multiple Connections When Mapping Drives to a Single Server

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SYMPTOMS

A Windows 2000-based client computer that maps multiple drive connections to a single server may cause the server to allocate multiple sessions. The sessions are visible after you reboot the client computer and the drives are automatically reconnected.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because the client computer does not reuse its existing connections to the server.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   ----------------------------------------------------
   09-Jul-2001  15:55  5.0.2195.38  369,200  Mrxsmb.sys
   09-Jul-2001  15:55  5.0.2195.38  131,792  Rdbss.sys
				

NOTE: Apply this hotfix to the Windows 2000-based client computers, not to the server.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

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Article ID: 302099 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
Keywords: 
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