We have situation were our product has been installed on a Windows 2003 Server. The product connects to a file share on another Windows 2003 Server every time it requests data. This same location also has the software running on Windows XP and they connect to the same shared directory. It appears as if something on the Windows 2003 server causes the connection to the shared folder to be lost after some period of inactivity which in turn causes our softare to lock temporarily. As well all know the first time you go to connect to a file share it can take a moment for it to authenticate you and get the connection going. I am wondering if anyone knows of a setting in Windows 2003 Server to keep it from closing out unused connections or atleast keep them longer if that is indeed the issue. Anyone have any thoughts?