I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials Server and Windows 7 and 8 workstations.
The shared connections to the server get lost. I can be working on a spreadsheet, Word document or just want to save to the server. The connection is there but it takes a good few minutes to save anything.
So say working in Word and autosave comes up. Suddenly I cannot do anything for 3 to 5 minutes. Next save, the same. Once it starts you are done and the only way is to reboot the PC or disable the NIC and enable it again. But that takes a bit of recovery.
Mapping is not practical because I would need to map about 200 drives.
This seems to have been a problem on Server 2003 but I have it on 2012 and never seen it before. Have looked at some of the solutions but nothing has worked so far. One suggestion that may work is to put my data on a Linux server with Samba. It looks like a Windows server but does not go to sleep like Windows does. I can also replace the DC and AD with Linux/Samba, which will also solve the problem. But then again, surely this is something MS can resolve.