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Error message when you try to map to a network drive of a DFS share by using a different user name than the one that you used to log on to Windows Vista or Windows 7: "A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated."

Symptoms
You log on to your Windows Vista or Windows 7 desktop computer by using your regular domain account. When use other credentials to map to a Distributed File System (DFS) share, you receive the following error message:
ERROR_NO_SUCH_LOGON_SESSION winerror.A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated.
Cause
This behavior occurs when the "Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET Passports for network authentication" Network access policy is enabled.
Workaround
To work around this behavior, follow these steps:
  1. On the Management Server, click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
  2. Under Computer Configuration, expand Windows Settings, expand Security Settings, expand Local Policies, and then expand Security Options.
  3. In the Policy pane, right-click Network access: Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET Passports for network authentication, click Properties, click Disabled, and then click OK.
Status
This behavior is by design.
Properties

Article ID: 968264 - Last Review: 09/04/2012 17:35:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate

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