Windows 7 Event ID 2017 and shares dropping offline
win 7 event id 2017 fileserver
Check the event viewer for ID 2017 under system logs.
if you see this error:
then there is a simple registry edit that tells the machine its to act like an actual server.
Event ID: 2017
The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.
Make backup of whole registry to be safe.
find HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache and change its decimal value to 1
Find HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\Size and change its decimal value to 3
Either reboot the whole system or open the services mmc snap in and restart the server service. really, just restarting whole system probably is the easiest.
I came across this as I have a WIn 7 64 box dedicated to streaming videos to clients on the LAN, after a few hours of playback (ranged from 4 to 20) I would lose connection to the file server from my WD TV Live Hub and a Buffalo HT90Lan extender.
Doing this quick edit seems to have worked very well.