Losing network connection - Windows 10
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?
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.
Good thought. So far yes, it's only on the Dell 7010's I got this summer. Different computer and OS from last school year for the users that have experience this. I will give the BIOS update a shot.