Ive got a bunch of people who access a file server on a different domain but it is in the same network subnet. When the connection fails, Im still able to ping the server so its definetly still online - the problem seems to be something to do with no domain controllers available to service the logon to that particular server. The odd thing is thou, the mapping to the server is done via the map drive option in Windows Explorer and the tick box is enable to reconnect at logon, also selected is the option to use other credentials.
The file server is Windows 2012 whilst the local domain which all the computers are in different domain which is Windows 2008 R2 as the main DC.
Why would the mapping just fail? If left alone for 5 minutes or so, it starts working on its own accord.
All desktops are running Windows 7.