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"A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated" error when you try to map to a network drive of a DFS share


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Symptoms

You log on to your Windows desktop computer by using your regular domain account. When you use explicit credentials to map to a Distributed File System (DFS) share, you receive the following error message:
System error 1312 has occurred.
A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated.

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Cause

This behavior occurs when the "Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET Passports for network authentication" Network access policy is enabled.

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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. The corresponding registry name and location is:
    Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\
    Name: DisableDomainCreds
    Value: 1 (DWORD)

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Status

This behavior is by design.

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Keywords: ERROR_NO_SUCH_LOGON_SESSION, kbsurveynew, kbprb, kb

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Article Info
Article ID : 968264
Revision : 14
Created on : 9/30/2018
Published on : 10/2/2018
Exists online : False
Views : 1952