While standing in for some of our desktop techies I go back to some good old desktop support. I also found that they sorta gave a user a laptop which was previously in use without formatting an re-installing it. When I went to try and change the computer’s name (as it was reflecting incorrectly on our centralized antivirus monitoring interface) I got this error:

“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”

Solution:

In order to rename a system on the domain, there cannot be any mapped drives/devices.

Open a command prompt and type:

net use * /d

Reference:
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/20794-computer-name-changes

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