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I map a network drive from a PC (workstation) to another PC (server), that is always on.

When my workstation sleeps and comes out of sleep, I get this error message:

An error occurred while connecting [drive] to [share]. The local device name is already in use. This connection has not been restored.

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I get one of those for each explorer window I had open pointing to the network drive.

If I go click the network drive in My Computer, type G: in explorer or really do anything to access the network drive, everything works great again.

How can I avoid this happening?

Both PC's are Windows 8.

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To me it seems it's most likely because the NICs are being shut off while it's asleep and the connections won't be restored until you refresh the connection (by trying to access it again with a fresh process).

Try going into Device Manager, and in the properties of your network adapter, go to the Power Management tab, and de-select "Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power".

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