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There are X users connected ?

By imranhq ·
I have a windows NT network of 200+ nodes. The server is running Windows Nt 4.0 and service pack 5, clients are using Windows 98 second edition. The problem is that whenver a user tries to shuts down his/her computer he gets the message "There are xusers(s) connected to your computer. Shutting down your computer will disconnect them. Do you want to continue ? yes/no ".

Although he have no resource shared on his computer or if he have any resource shared no one has accessed it. We can check the connected user with the help of Net Watcher utility in Windows 98 and can also disconnect him but the problem is this, the user who are connected to any resourese did not access that resource at all but other user gets the message that he is connected to his computer ? This makes no sense and creates confusion too at the user end.

Do any body have a solution for that ?

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by Stillatit In reply to There are X users connect ...

If you can identify the user who was connected, you will probably find that he mapped a drive (perhaps long ago, but reconnected at login) or has a printer pointed at the workstation with the problem. Having any type session established is enough togive you the message.

Good luck.

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by vh_s In reply to There are X users connect ...

This message means that specified user in one or other way has connected his computer with the target computer.

There are various way to connect to the target computer without needing any intervention from the user.
1. Network drive, check for mapped network drive
2. Links (shortcut). This could be icon on desktop or on Start Menu pointing at the "\\target_computer\shared_directory".
3. others that I couldn't think of right now.

One cure that might be effective to avoid this kind of message: configure your client computer to use Quick Logon instead of Restore Network Connection.

When Quick Logon is used, the actual connection will be made only when the user point to the network. During logon, this setting assume that the network will be available when the user needed it.
This in contrary with the other setting that test the network connection and therefore restoring all mapped drive and/or links.

You could find this setting in Control_Panel>Network>Client for Microsoft Network>Properties

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by D_V Ant In reply to There are X users connect ...

Turn off File and Print Sharing on the PC that is getting the error. As previous poster stated, if anyone has a mapped drive or printer, the PC will give this error even if noone is actively using the connection. By turning off File and Print sharing, you are removing the capability of anyone connecting to this machine and the error should disappear.

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