JSI Tip 1684. When you attempt to join a domain, you are refused due to an existing connection?.

If you receive:

You already have a connection to the domain. You must disconnect before joining the domain.

when attempting to join, you probably have a network connection to a share on a domain controller.

You can have a connection, or presistent connection, even though your workstation is not a domain member, by connecting using a domain account and password.

To determine the connections that currently exist, at a CMD prompt, type NET USE. Once you have identified the connection, either use Windows NT Explorer / Tools / Disconnect Network Drive or NET USE <Drive:> /Delete to remove it.


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