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Top General Network Errors from Microsoft

3,840 current Google search engine results for “general network error” on

When in doubt, Microsoft (as does everyone else) throws the network under the bus every time they characterize unknown errors as network errors (generally speaking). A vast majority of hits are SQL-related which can be expected with the number of clients talking to SQL servers over the network compared to other network resources (or should I say resources on the other end of the network).

Here are a few Microsoft KB articles helping to promote confusion and pointing the finger in another direction:

My favorite workaround in the last KB article is:

To work around this issue, ignore the error message, and then resend the message to the remote access client. The error does not recur.

Or does it?


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