While accessing the server, the error comes:

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the server or shared resource and try again.

I am logging in from Administrator in XP machine, able to access server from other machines. Is there any problem with administrator profile??

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This caused because you opened the UNC with a userid that had access to the UNC, but no longer can access the share. This info is stored in the profile.

Goto Start -> Run


cmd /k net use

Click k

You will see a list of existing connections to all the file shares. If you see the server listed, then you need to disconnect and reconnect the share

Goto My Computer -> Tools -> Disconnect Network drive. Pick the one to disconnect

Then remap the drive


I'm assuming you're trying to access the server via UNC path, if so then check in Control Panel>Stored Usernames and Passwords for any cached credentials for the server and delete them if they exist. Also run Net Use from a command prompt and check for any mappings to the server and delete them if they exist. Then try again to access the server.

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