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Help - Problem with Win2K Pro

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Previously, the workstations on my network were running NT workstations 4.0 and Office 2000. I also have a network drive on each workstation that maps to a resource on a remote server over a 64KWAN link.

An observation has been made as I have been progressively installing Windows 2000 on these workstations. File operations such as ?File Open?, File Save? and File save As? across my installed applications (Office 2000 and Adobe acrobat reader) seem to hang for about 30 seconds before responding, at the level of the ?Look in or ?Save in drop down list that shows the file location. This does not happen when I disconnect the network drive mapped onto the remote server. I have installed the latest service packs (Windows 2000 SP2 and Office 2000 SR1a followed by Office 2000 SP2) but the problem is still there. This problem is not encountered on Workstation that are still on Windows NT 4.0.

Any helpful suggestions will be highly appreciated

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by Vagab0nd In reply to Help - Problem with Win2K ...

The problem is that W2K checks connection to all the drives before showing them in Look in drop list. And as you have slow link to mapped drive you have a delay. Sorry that I cant really help you but MS says "this behaviour is by design" and provides no kind of patch or anything. May be this will be corrected in later SP but I doubt.

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by gmscne In reply to Help - Problem with Win2K ...

Previous poster is correct. It's a drawback when using this software. If you want to make the daily work faster and less frustrating, I would disconnect the network (wan) drive until it is needed. Itmay be possible for you to create a shortcut to the remote server which can be used on demand, and closed afterwards.

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