Thanks for your reply, the issue still remains. When the render recahes 1270 samples of 1339, the 3 cards in my workstation go idle and the 1070 in the slave has to finish the frame.
I was about to try it with 2018 but discovered there is no optin for installing the network daemon...? Is Network rendering still not supported with 2018?!
Edit: just found the info that you need a special installer for network rendering... which you can only find via a forum post. Guys, you really need the work this licensing thing out... It is a no go I can't get all the necessary installers in a well exlpained way in the download section.
Edit2: installing the Enterprise installer from this Thread (viewtopic.php?f=24&t=71295
) I get the message invalid version 5.00.0 (5000011).
I have the all access subscription... how can I use 2018 it with network rendering?
Edit 3: managed to upgrade master and slave to 2018. Problem remains.