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Posted on 2011-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have currently 3 laptops running XP Pro & logging on to a Windows 2000 Domain Server with static IP addresses.
After 1hr or so being idle they loose connection to the network & network printers. We have to log them out of the network then back on again to re-instate the connection.
Our other workstations with 98 / 2000 PRO do not have this problem of dropping off the network.
Is this a generic XP problem?, if so can anyone help.
Question by:Domadmindtx
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    There's a power saving feature on the network card that Windows sometimes enables. Accessed via DEvice Manager/right click network card/select properties/Power Management tab/Disable - "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" setting

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    Thanks Dave. That was my first thought too. In fact, I shut that off as a routine part of set up. But I still have the intermittent connection problem.  
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    There is a security policy on the server - inactivity time out. Normally set to 15 minutes and, clients would normally just reconnect as required but, I have seen it create problems with database connections. Check the server's security policy ...
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