Hi there...

I have 2 machines connected via a switch. They both have shared folders. They both run a piece of software. One machine acts as a master the other connects to it for data.

The issue is that the "Server" service is randomly stopping on the master and none of the shares work. The software on the second machine is crashing because it can't see the shares on the master. Windows explorer can't see the shares either.

Once this service has been started the software works fine.

I have set the service recovery to restart on all failures but this hasn't resolved the issue.

Any ideas as to why this stops or how to rectify the problem?