Top General Network Errors from Microsoft
Mon, November 26, 2012 at 2:23
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3,840 current Google search engine results for “general network error” on site:microsoft.com.

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:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826829
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942861
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917775
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816904
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930301

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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