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eljainc (Programmer) (OP)
29 May 13 17:26
We have Windows Server 2008 R2 set up at one of the clinics. A hard drive is shared with full access to the users. Windows XP Home and Windows 7 machines access the drive through a shared drive letter (NET USE F: \\SERVER\F). The speed of which the files are accessed are quite slow. I have a Windows machine here on a network which houses shared folders and the access is much faster. Both are on a 1 Gigabit network.

What are some things I can set on either the clients or server that will improve the speed. The read speed really is noticeably slow on the Win2008 R2 Server.

itsp1965 (IS/IT--Management)
30 May 13 9:11
If the event logs on your server show no issue, start by checking to see if the your speed/duplex settings aren't hardcoded on your server. For 1Gbps you should be set to auto/auto. Also check to see what are the differences in how these two machines are physically connected (are they on the same switch, VLAN, etc). If it doesn't look like it's a network issues, check to see if the system is being "taxed" in any way i.e. check for things like antivirus scans are running, processes chewing up resources, etc.
technome (IS/IT--Management)
30 May 13 19:01
Download a throughput tester such as NetIQ Qcheck. If the throughput is not up to par, then get a CAT5 certifying tester out and check the wires.

SMB signing issues are still around, enabled it can slow some networks considerably.

Different issue then the above, SMB protocol version, I had to switch a few 2008 servers back to the older version, as some older Office versions and older programs choked with the newest (default) in place. Eg excel/word files opening or closing extremely slow, minutes vs seconds.

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