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Why is initial access slow on network?

By jim_kinee ·
I have recently added a Windows 2000 w/SP1 system to an NT4.0 w/SP6A network. When opening a file by double clicking in explorer the file takes an unusually long time to open (30 seconds or more for a 20K file). When opening a similarly sized file through the application the file opens almost immediately (as it should). It does not matter what the application is as the problems exist using MS Office, TIFFs or Adobe Pagemaker files.

The Server and the W2K system are using TCPIP. All other machines on the LAN are NT4 or W95 using TCPIP and do not experience the same problem.

What could be causing the problem?

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by ab3_tek In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

I have experienced the same problem assuming you meant that you experience a slow down when opening files <b>accross the network</b>. This only happens with my Win2k machines and not the NT 4.0 and 95/98 machines. I have tried using Netbeui and thisdid not speed things up. Also I have issues with my Win2k machines not showing up in My Network Places even on other Win2k machines. I hope you find a fix.

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by jim_kinee In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

But does show that others have had the same problem.

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by ab3_tek In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

I have experienced the same problem assuming you meant that you experience a slow down when opening files <b>accross the network</b>. This only happens with my Win2k machines and not the NT 4.0 and 95/98 machines. I have tried using Netbeui and thisdid not speed things up. Also I have issues with my Win2k machines not showing up in My Network Places even on other Win2k machines. I hope you find a fix.

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by jim_kinee In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

Same problem as I have.

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by jim_kinee In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

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by tankplanker In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

I've tried this on my 2000 pc (its not yet running sp1) and I get noticably faster load times if I turn of the preview option in the explorer window. You can do this by going into (in explorer) tools, options, general, view classic windows folders. Make sure you reboot between each test!

Hope this helps,
Brian

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by jim_kinee In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

A difference between slow and unacceptable. I tried this and it does not help in this instance. Thanks.

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by tankplanker In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

I've tried this on my 2000 pc (its not yet running sp1) and I get noticably faster load times if I turn of the preview option in the explorer window. You can do this by going into (in explorer) tools, options, general, view classic windows folders. Make sure you reboot between each test!

Hope this helps,
Brian

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by jim_kinee In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

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by JimBb In reply to Why is initial access slo ...

I can't say I have dealt with something like this before, but is it possible that looking up a name is slowing down things? In other words, is opening a file from "G:\something" faster than opening it from "\\server\share\somewhere"? In that case name resolution (WINS, DNS) might have something to do with it?

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