Replace used to be the recommended practice pre
Win8.1/Win10/Server2012r2, Microsoft changed how it behaves without
much documentation on it.
The symptoms were completely random errors popping up with no
realtion to each other.
Exit out and try the same steps again and it should work without
It would only impact individual users on the RD server, not all
users at the same time (so when their group policy happened to be
refreshing causing the mapped drive to briefly disconnect and then
And there was zero packet loss or other network issues.
Here are the errors that can sometimes follow:
An MS Visual FoxPro window would pop open.
1) Browse to bro folder and find 'Config.fpw' file. Open with
notepad and make sure it reads as below:
Test for a day or so... if no
changes, then continue with
2) We would like to suggest
Googling 'turn off background refresh of group policy'
Google 'Configure keep-alive connection intervall'
Increase Ram on your server(s)
5) In Utilities - Define Your
Company Information - Software Directories tab. Please change the
folder location using the numbering system to the next sequential
number. Having tremendously full folders may create a hug lag on
your network, thus creating a disconnect to the server.
The picture below is a suggested solution. This was a fix for a
power broker customer.
(Disclaimer:This has not been tested from the power broker
support team, this is just a suggested solution.)