Prevent SAP from disconnecting on tablet devices, when the tablet is locked

By | 26.01.2018

When you work with SAP on a Windows 10 tablet device in your office LAN, lock Windows and unlock it after about 5-10 minutes, the SAP connection is lost and you have to re-login.
The error message says “SID: connection to partner ‘192.168.0.1’ broken – WSAECONNRESET: Connection reset by peer – Do you want to see the detailed error description?”

sap-connection-broken

Even though tablets get the same power settings by GPO like the desktop and notebook clients, the SAP connection only breaks on tablets. This is caused by a Windows 10 feature called Modern Standby, which is available depending on the hardware / firmware.

To identify Modern Standby as the cause of this issue, you can generate a report by executing powercfg /sleepstudy in an elevated command prompt:

powercfg-sleepstudy-cmd

powercfg-sleepstudy-report

To disable Modern Standby, change the following value in the registry and reboot the client:

 

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