Connectivity issues when running service with access to network shares on Windows 2008

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http://serverfault.com – Our OS: Windows 2008 R2 We are running a backup server on SERVER1. It runs as a service. We need it to access network shares on 2 other local machines (SERVER2 and SERVER3) which are NOT on the same domain. All 3 servers have a common username and password in order to grant share access. The service then runs using that shared username and password. We are encountering the following issues: 1: There seems to be times when the network connection to SERVER2 just drops or cannot connect. This might be due to a faulty enclosure on SERVER2, but we get these errors even when local access on SERVER (HowTos)