I manage a network of around 50 computers. Two of these systems are VERY slow in bringing up a Windows explorer window that also has mapped drives (the window opens and is blank for 30-40 seconds then fully populates with all mapped and local drives). The other computers on the network seem to be able to open these drives, and their files, with little or no delay.
If I double click a Word document (or Excel document...) on a mapped drive, it takes a LONG time to open. If I use the File>open command in Word, the file opens with little delay. We are using Office 2000 installed on each machine. The server is Windows Server 2003. The OS on all user machines is Win XP Pro
I beleive the problem is related to the OS as opposed to any particular application (though at this point I could believe there are evil gnomes inside the machine giglling madly at the frustration they are causing me...)
These were fixes I found on other sites.:
I've already shut off drive indexing, and unchecked the DDE setting on the file types tab in the advanced file types control panel (though it does not STAY unchecked...).
The set up for various tabs on the extensions/ file type etc is the same on the SLOW machines as it is on the machines un affected by the problem (as far as I've checked anyway).
I've done virus/spyware scans, registry cleanings, and even a defrag but with no improvement.
Any suggestions would be appriciated.
July 28, 2008 2:45 PM
July 29, 2008 4:47 PM