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Peer to Peer network dropping connectivity

Discussion in 'Networking' started by LWPeterson, Jul 3, 2018.

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  1. LWPeterson

    LWPeterson Thread Starter

    Nov 26, 2012
    We have a 6 workstation peer to peer network, mixture of win7 and win10. We use a shared folder to aggregate artwork, accessible to all the workstations. We recently built a new computer to house the shared folder, installed win10 and moved all the data, reinstalled all the software that workstation needs(CorelDraw and proprietary plug ins).

    Main Issue.
    Periodically the other workstations lose the connection to the main shared folder. Could this be a Windows issue?

    Another side issue is the simple file explorer setting change, it happened again overnight last night. Possible a Windows update side effect?

    Can someone point me to a path to resolve the network connectivity disruptions?

    Thank you in advance.

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 1 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 16
    RAM: 16304 Mb
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R7 360 Series, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (186 GB Free); D: 1862 GB (1569 GB Free);
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
  2. scs-04


    Jan 10, 2005
    I am having the exact same issue at a client. They are all Windows 10 PC's connecting to a 'share' on another Win 10 PC acting as a 'server' that is just hosting the shared folder with no one using the PC. It is really just running like a NAS device. I have done all the Registry hacks with the timeout and auto-reconnect entries but no changes. It happens randomly on all the PC's at different times for each. Never at the same time on all of them. There is 1 PC that it rarely happens on. All power saving on the NIC's are turned off and the drive mapping is set to reconnect at start-up. The drive is always there at start-up but then falls off during the day. Really the only way to get it back is to reboot. I am going to create batch file for them to run and see if it recreats the connection without rebooting until I can figure this out.

    Has anyone else had this issue and what else can I try to fix it.

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