Connecting Android devices to Windows networks

By branty1970 ·
I have a Windows network (Windows 2008 R2 server, Windows clients including Windows 7 & and this all works perfectly. I also have an Android device that I want to use to browse shares set up on the Windows server. I can manage this but I get, apparently random, disconnects from the network and have to get the Android device to re-authenticate.

I'm sure this must be something to do with the Windows security model - the Authentication only being valid for a limited time before it needs to be renewed. But I can't work out how to extend this or stop it from killing the connection. It's not normally a problem but if I want to stream media from the Windows server to the Android the disconnect gets very frustrating.

Can anyone suggest a way to get around this?


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Active Directory

by craigdchang In reply to Android to Windows

Is there an app android or ios that will let you authenticate to Active Directory? I think this is what is holding up tablets in the work place.

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by branty1970 In reply to Android to Windows

I'm using ES File explorer already but still get the problem that my connection is terminated after anything from 10 to 30 minutes. I need something that will maintain a connection for a much longer time period.

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