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You've got to hand it to Microsoft Product Support Services - when it comes to fluidity of prose they'd certainly give Donne or Milton a run for their money.

Indeed, try this worthy successor to the classic "No man is an island, entire of itself", found in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 325331: A Connection Manager Connection Does Not Connect After Being Disconnected

Breathtaking. But what, you might ask, has provoked this magnificent linguistic flourish? Brace yourselves:

After you disconnect from a virtual private network (VPN) connection that was created by using Connection Manager, you cannot connect again if you are not a member of the local Administrators group. This behavior affects connections that dial the Internet and then create a VPN connection. In the Network Connections window, the icon shows that the connection is in the Disconnecting state.

Terrifying. But before you start running around like headless chickens panic buying gasmasks and taping up your basement windows, rest assured that MS has dealt with this potentially life-threatening glitch: Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

Phew.

Bootnote

Those readers who wish to see just how far MS has pushed back the envelope of English can read the original in all its glory here.

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