Timed out sending notification of target device…

PlugPlayManager Event id 257: Timed out sending notification of target device change to window of “C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE”

If you see a lot of these messages, typically every 2 minutes then check to see if you have any administrator users which are disconnected (through RDP). Cause is most likely that the server tries to poll a client mapped drive that’s disconnected. Logging of the user will solve the issue. Logoff can be performed either locally or remote through the Terminal Service Manager (tsadmin.exe)

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  1. Thanks for this, I was just investigating why this had started flooding my server event log and I wouldn’t have thought of that!

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