Connection to Mac Build Server keeps dropping

Pat Long 36 Reputation points

I am using VS2019 16.8.2 on Windows, I connect to a Mac Mini OS Catalina 10.15.6 with Xcode 12.1. They are both on the same wired network.

I can connect to the Mac to do a build but more often than not the connection drops and is not restablished during the build. I then have to reconnect which usually succeeds.

What is the likely reason the connection is dropping/failing?

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  1. Joe Manke 1,091 Reputation points

    Is the Mac going to sleep? In System Preferences -> Energy Saver, there is a checkbox to prevent the Mac from going to sleep when the display turns off.

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  2. Anna Xiu-MSFT 25,376 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Pat Long ,

    Thank you for reporting it in Microsoft Q&A.

    In addition to jcmanke’s suggestion, have you checked your network connection?
    Please ensure that you are in a stable network environment.


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  3. Pat Long 36 Reputation points

    Both machines are connected to the same LAN over Ethernet cable