Network share keeps dropping

dippie_wp

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Hi

I have 2 Pc's A&B with network share setup on the A .

So i can see all the shared folders On pc B

But after a while the network share drops then i have to restart the pc then it works again. Sometimes theres no activity then after few hours i try to use it then the neterin share is gone .

Use for network share is accounting program which the datafile is stored on pc A and used on Pc A & B .

Ive added windows credentials network path but still no fix.

Can anyone Please advise urgently .

Both pc's core i5 windows 10 all up to date with drivers etc .
 

Hamish McPanji

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@Hamish McPanji I restart the server.
When it stop working, can you go to the command prompt and try the: net use
command

It will show the status of your shared drives, and how we used to do it in the old days.

https://www.lifewire.com/net-use-command-2618096

It will give you an idea of what is happening with your share.

I workaround to avoid your restarts and not having to restart every time is to create a batch file to delete and recreate the share with your accounts package.

So something like this:

net use z: /delete
Net use z: //server name/sharename password /user:serverusername /savecred

You can also add /p:yes at the end of the 2nd command to persist the connection if you want. Save it as a .bat file on the desktop.
 

gregmcc

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What OS is the server? Have you checked the event logs to any errors.
 

dippie_wp

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Thanks to all the replies. I have unchecked the power option. Will monitor it now going forward. Julle is awesome.
 

dippie_wp

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Quick question to who can assist.

How do I have multi users logged in on the same server.

Each 1 there own account. Just so that I can have all data in a central place.
Currently I'm using remote desktop into the server and using the applications on it.
(server: normal i5 desktop PC. Windows 10)
 

Soul Assassin

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I don't really understand what you're trying to do.

If the data file is stored on PC A and you want to use it on PC B, wouldn't you just map the drive on PC A as a network drive on PC B?
 
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sajunky

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In my experience problems with Windows 10 sharing are when there are multiple maping of shared drives and folders of the same physical drive. By example D: drive is shared, then some of the folders on D: drive are also made shared. It triggers crashing in Windows making these shares inaccessible on the LAN after a while.
 
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