Losing network connection - Windows 10

Hi,

I'm having an issue with workstations losing server connection. All the mapped drives disappear and if I view connections from the tray icon it shows the user is no longer connected to the server. This seems to happen more frequently on machines that have been idle for a longer period of time (45min ). I've disabled sleep in GPO, I've also gone into the NIC settings and unchecked "allow Windows to turn off this device to save power". I didn't have this issue on Win 7. I'm running Windows 10 LTSC 2019 with Client for Open Enterprise Server 2 SP4 (IR12). Has anyone else run into this?

Thanks.

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  • I wonder if your issue could be hardware specific?  Is it happening only on specific computer models?

    I had a similar situation (but under WinXP) with a bunch of HP 4300 all-in-one models that would shut off the NIC regardless of the "Allow Windows to turn off this device" setting.  The fix in my case was a BIOS upgrade that resolved a power management issue.

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  • I wonder if your issue could be hardware specific?  Is it happening only on specific computer models?

    I had a similar situation (but under WinXP) with a bunch of HP 4300 all-in-one models that would shut off the NIC regardless of the "Allow Windows to turn off this device" setting.  The fix in my case was a BIOS upgrade that resolved a power management issue.

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