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Windows Server Essentials 2016 Dropping Mapped Drives

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Hi Everyone,
I have a client with Windows Server Essentials 2016 server.  Its managing DNS but not DHCP.  All the clients are Windows 7 64 Pro PC.  I have one PC that keeps dropping the mapped drives. Ex middle of the day they disconnect.

I tried a variety of remedies including changing the network cable, changing where the Win7 computer is connected (different wall data port).  Updating NIC firmware (as well as BIOS & Chipset).  I even wiped/re-installed Windows 7.

Note: I have DNS on the Win7 machine set to the IP of the server.

Any suggestions?
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Any chance of letting the Server manage DHCP? It works much better this way.  Then the workstations can be vanilla DHCP (no special settings).
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Let me review the logs and she sfc /scannnow is a good idea

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The setup is with an ATT router and you cannot turn off DHCP.  I may opt for installing a router behind it an setting up DHCP on the server connected to the 2nd router with DHCP off.

I just got more information from my client as I posted this question and will update you both asap.
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@Shaun & @John,
Thanks for the suggestions guys.  I'll remote in to my client's system asap and let you know.  If Shaun's suggestions doesn't work, I think the ultimate solution is John's solution

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Guys, All your answers were very helpful.  Unfortunately my client was purchased by a partnership and myself as well as other vendors were not asked to continue providing service.

@John
Although ATT equipment cannot be put into Bridge Mode, my ultimate solution would have been to install a router behind the ATT router/gateway.

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I did a firmware upgrade and ran a diagnostics test.  Diag test came back OK
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Thanks and I was happy to help.
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