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Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

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Old 1st April 2010, 22:59
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Default Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

Hi,

I'm having a problem.

Users network drives are being disconnected when PC stays idle too long (like during lunch). We have 2 servers (Win2k and Win2k8 STD(not R2)) right now and the problem happens with the network drive on only one of them (Win2k8 ).

I've tried the NET CONFIG SERVER /autodisconnect:-1 setting along with the 65535 setting and still no luck. Changed the logon script to add /PERSISTENT:YES and still the same problem.

Any idea would be appreciated hehe

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trep

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Is this what you have tried? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308582
Was it run on the Server or the Workstation?
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Do they just show as disconnected (red cross over drive) and reconnect automatically when clicked?
If so, is it a major issue?
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Default Re: Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

This is what i've tried server side:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297684

There's an application using the network drive. When it disconnects, the application crashes. When i click on the disconnected network drive, it reconnects itself. It's not mission critical but it's quite annoying hehe
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Is this what you have tried? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308582
Mmmmm, where did that come from? It was actually the same KB article you have in the above post that I was refering to.
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Default Re: Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

You might research this registry edit.

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServe r\Parameters

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"autodisconnect"=ffffffff

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This is what i've tried server side:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297684

There's an application using the network drive. When it disconnects, the application crashes. When i click on the disconnected network drive, it reconnects itself. It's not mission critical but it's quite annoying hehe
Check the Registry settings on the Workstation and modify them. That fixed the disconnect problem I experienced. (Have you converted the ffffffff into Decimal to see how long the disconnect time is? Interesting. )
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Default Re: Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

I'll try this. Server side, the registry key was set to ffff. I mapped network drive on the server to see if they would get disconnected as well and they did even with the registry key. I'll plan a reboot and still apply the parameter to the workstations and see how it goes.

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Default Re: Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

Well, problem is still there. XP and Vista machine are still experiencing it. Some machine who don't even have the autodisconnect parameter set are fine as well... However i've mapped network drives on a 2008 server and 2000 server to see if the problem would occur and it did not
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Default Re: Idle network drive disconnects when idle.

Trep,

I have been having the same issue and I think I found a solution. Look in the power managment options for your ethernet cards and or adapters to make sure they are set for performance mode or never to allow for power save modes. Let me know Thanks
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