A user connects to the LAN via a vpn-vpn router connection (winxp client). He takes lots of pictures and stores them in his my documents\my pictures folder and has difficulty in terms of speed when viewing slide shows from the remote location. I was wondering if there were any methods in speeding this up. I was thinking along the lines of offline files, but i think this will only access files locally when disconnected from the network?
There are a few things to look at here: upload speed from where the photos are stored, download speed where he's trying to view them, and storage space on his end if planning to use offline files. If considering offline files, your user's storage capacity will need to be great enough to store the files in the cache on his end. If he has that capacity, why not just have him store a copy the files there anyway. The only other way I can think of to increase performance would be to look at your connection speeds on both ends and see what can be done to make them quicker.
13th Jul 2009