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Network Timeout for one of our users

Posted on 2003-11-10
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OS: Windows 2000 Pro
Ap: Outlook 2000
PC: Acer Latitude notebook

One of our users experience network difficulties after about 10 minutes of (network) inactivity.

If he does not check mail for 10 minutes, a message stating that the IMAP-connection timed out appears. Likewise if he does not access any of the network disks for 10 minutes, they become unavailable (disconnected). He will have to retry a few times, and they eventually start working again.

We run a Windows NT4 network.
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Check the laptop's battery saving features. Make sure the network card is not set to be turned off after 10 minutes of inactivity..
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by:risoy
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I have defined the laptop as a stand alone pc with no powersaving features enabled. We'll see if this helps over the next couple of days.
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by:lrmoore
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There might be a powersave option in the Network Adapter properties in addition to the powersave options in Control Panel..
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Risoy,

Id look at the outlook profile first.  How is the OST configured?  How long of a delay before checking for new mail when the Laptop is connection to the network?
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