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Sharing Dos App NT 40 Workstation Slow

By Dennis@l ·
I am sharing a DOS base application on NT 4.0 workstation. Initially the application was working fine. This workstation also shares 4 printers via network print servers. The application just slowed down for no reason that I can think of, except too many shares on one workstation. After the application loads switching between modules use to be a snap, now it takes 3x as long, but once there scrolling through the records is a breeze. All database records not needed has been purge. Each useropens about 30 files when connected to the application, there is not more than 5 users connected at any one time. I have set the number of open files and buffers to max, still no help. Network is 10/100 autosensing. What else can I do? If I move the application to a NT server would that fix problem completely. Frankly I think it is time to can the DOS application and move to a more conventional windows base program.

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by Dennis@l In reply to Sharing Dos App NT 40 Wor ...

Plese respond before COB 3-2-01.

Thanks in advance.

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by Dennis@l In reply to Sharing Dos App NT 40 Wor ...

Plese respond before COB 3-2-01. Also would appreciate any recommendations of replacement software that can track, accounts recevable, PO's, Inv, and Billing all in one.

Thanks in advance.

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by squirrel01 In reply to Sharing Dos App NT 40 Wor ...

You have indicated that the application is running from an NT Workstation. Considering the amount of acctivity the application is creating, and the fact that you have recently purged uneccessary data it could be that the disk is severly fragmented. I would suggest defragmenting the hard disk. Unfortunatly there is no provision in NT for doing this without third party software. If you do not have this software you should consider backing up all your data, formatting the drive and reinstalling.

This should solve your problem.

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