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Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user is not allowed error while accessing CIFS share

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode 

Issue

  • The following error message was seen when accessing a Common Internet File System protocol (CIFS) share resource (\filername\voltest):
  • From the Microsoft Windows client:

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

  • This error is present when a client attempts to access a UNC path, on the same TCP stream, with more than one set of credentials
    • Example:
      • Accessing a UNC path (\\servername\share) that is already mapped with a different username
  • This condition can been seen (but not limited to) while utilizing the following:
    • net use
    • Batch scripting
    • Various services
    • Mapping a shared drive with alternate credentials
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