Windows Home Server SP2 constantly drops network shares
Posted on 2012-08-28
Windows Home Server SP2 drops the folder shares every once in a while, there's no rhyme or reason. I have changed out the NIC several times, updated the NIC's driver several times, updated Windows several times, made config changes to the router several times, swapped out the only single switch on the network twice.
The problem really happens at random, it'll just close the shared folders that are open and disconnect the user from those shares.
Trying to ping from the server to the client while this is happening results in nothing getting through from server to client. AFAIK, it's the same way when going the opposite direction.
Server has a static IP NOT in the DHCP range that it hands out, it is a reserved IP within DHCP for the server and its MAC address.
There is literally nothing in the event viewer when things like this happen. There was an indication that the NIC was being disconnected and that was the reason I changed it out to no avail.
From Google searched I can clearly see that Windows Home Server has a ton of issues with the network shares being disconnected and or itself just completely disconnecting from its users/clients.