Slow performance when trying to save documents or even accessing W2K servers from WinXP WS’s

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Hi, I have a mixed Windows environment with Windows2000/2003 servers, and Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP workstations. When XP workstations are accessing the W2000 server shares it takes app. 10 sec. before they are available, especially if they try to for instance save documents. When W2000 Pro workstations performs the same operation they can access/save documents imidiately. The XP SP2 firewall has been disabled on all workstations. Any idea why I have this bad performance on the XP's ?
ASKED: March 16, 2005  5:04 AM
UPDATED: March 16, 2005  5:25 PM

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#1 with a bullet – open any explorer window and under ‘tools’ select “folder options” on the 2nd tab “VIEW”. Be SURE that the check mark for ‘check network folders and printers’ is REMOVED. This well intended but dangerous choice has XP check every printer connection and currently (or previously) mapped network drive for every open, save, print, explore command. This behavior is the default and can cause real slow operations depending on network size. It is a lot like the ‘cache setting’ in IE if you set cache to check the page every time, it looks every time you start IE, NOT every time you enter that URL.
Good luck.

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  • Antila
    Hi Howard2nd Sorry, but that was the obvious one, and allready in effect. And by the way, there seems to be no significant difference in performance with or with out this "feature" enabled !
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