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Unable to Connect to the Machine

This error reads:

Unable to connect to the machine 'machinename'. The machine cannot be found on the network.


This behavior occurs if one of the following conditions is true:

  • Your connection to the remote computer was broken.

  • Your user account on the remote computer is disabled.

  • Your password on the remote computer has expired.


To resolve this behavior, use one of the following methods:

  • Make sure that the local computer and the remote computer are in the same network. To do this, use Microsoft Windows Explorer to try to access the remote computer.

  • Make sure that the user account that you are using to connect to the remote computer is enabled.

  • Make sure that the password that you are using to connect to the remote computer is valid and has not expired.

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