I setup a SBS 2011 server this weekend for someone with a few windows 7 computers connected to it (although those computers are not on a domain, just workgroups). We also upgraded their network to 1GB.
The server is on a domain as it requires that during setup. Like mentioned, the windows 7 computers are not on any domain as they are not professional versions. We also shared some folders (2) so that those computers can access the shared folders (just set up a user on sbs2011 that has shared folder access).
Everything is working correct, but randomly the windows 7 computers seem to drop the shared folders. I haven't seen anything like this and wondered if anyone has an idea of why this is happening?
I know typically, all the computers would recommend to be on the same domain, but we didn't have that option in this setup so basically the non-domain computers are just accessing the shared folders on the sbs 2011 server using a shared un/pw (about 8 computers share the same UN/PW for those folders).
You can always reconnect them by double clicking and re-entering the UN/PW and they reconnect, but they should always be up technically. They reference the server by IP address as they are all on the same network.
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