Highlighted
aigregdomjan Absent Member.
Absent Member.
2327 views

"An account for this server already exists on the local mach

Trying to connect client to server and get response during the wizard "An account for this server already exists on the local machine. Only one account per server is allowed."

Machine history is:
3.2 Client was originaly connected to a 3.2 server - 1 account only.
Upgraded Client to 3.8.
Tried to connect to newer server and got the error mentioned.
Dropped 3.2 server connection (no longer worked anyway)
Tried to connect to newer server and got the error mentioned.
* On alternate test machine which was also connected to ifolder, reconnected just fine - server up test. Disconnected.
Tried to connect to newer server and got the error mentioned.
Tried to connect to 3.2 server just to test, it responded error and advice to update server.

It's great having an error, can't seem to find any advice on how to fix it, and my guesses at what it means didn't help.

Any advice on how to fix?

Greg Domjan Senior Software Engineer
Labels (1)
0 Likes
3 Replies
aigregdomjan Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: "An account for this server already exists on the local

Hmm, tried the suggestions in this other thread again and found
One Method that corrects this issue. NOTE: Important to search in hidden folders.

But is this realy the only way? What does the simias folder hold, and whats happening to iFolder config when I delete it?

Greg Domjan Senior Software Engineer
0 Likes
EricVeysey1 Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: "An account for this server already exists on the local

aigregdomjan;1930351 wrote:
Hmm, tried the suggestions in this other thread again and found
One Method that corrects this issue. NOTE: Important to search in hidden folders.

But is this realy the only way? What does the simias folder hold, and whats happening to iFolder config when I delete it?


It holds your account information to my knowledge, synchronization logs etc... This is the only way to remove past account information.

0 Likes
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: "An account for this server already exists on the local mach

I have also had various client connection issues. The only way to resolve
them is to get rid of everything as you have found. I asked why this was at
the last Brain Share with the ifolder group. They all just looked at me with
a deer in the headlights look. I truly believe that they all use Linux
desktops. And as such they never run into the day to day issues we Windows
users run into. You can't even uninstall the client completely. You have to
manually clean it up. And how many of you have seen or had .NET 2.0 issues!
Hello 3.5 has been out for awhile. Not sure that would help any though. How
hard can it be to create an uninstaller that cleans up the open files after
a reboot? Or kills the process of the open files so they can be removed.
Sorry for the rant. It gets real frustrating after a while.

"aigregdomjan" <aigregdomjan@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:aigregdomjan.464su4@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>
> Hmm, tried the suggestions in this other thread again and found
> 'One Method that corrects this issue.'
> (http://forums.novell.com/novell-product-support-forums/ifolder/339221-account-server-already-exists-local-post1630149.html#post1630149)
> NOTE: Important to search in hidden folders.
>
> But is this realy the only way? What does the simias folder hold, and
> whats happening to iFolder config when I delete it?
>
>
> --
> Greg Domjan
> Senior Software Engineer
> gdomjan@novell.com
>
> '
> Novell.
> *Making IT Work As One*'
> (http://novell.com)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> aigregdomjan's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=49183
> View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=401041
>

0 Likes
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Micro Focus. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. Certain versions of content ("Material") accessible here may contain branding from Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. As of September 1, 2017, the Material is now offered by Micro Focus, a separately owned and operated company. Any reference to the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks is historical in nature, and the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks are the property of their respective owners.