Windows 2000 Active Directory, Large Folders with 20000 + Files, Client access to folders SLOW.


Machine:

Dell PE 4600, 2GB Ram, 2 x 2.8ghz Xeon Processors
Drives: 2x18gb 15k rpm for OS (Mirror), 5x 36GB 15K rpm (Raid 5) for Data
NIC: Gigabit Onboard, Gigabit Switch, 100MB Switched to Desktops

Clients:

Windows 2000 SP3, Xp Pro SP1 (1ghz-2.8ghz, 128-512mb ram)

The server is a web server which holds a lage number of .jpg image files which are scanned and saved into the folders. As these folders grow in size (both file size and # of files) it is becoming slower and slower to bring up the directory listing so that the file may be saved into the folders.

Is there any way to cache the contents of these folders to speed up access ? Or otherwise make it faster without removing "List Files" as a permission on the folder ?

Thanks !
KBCobraAsked:
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millenia_techyCommented:
You can use Windows 2000/XP's built-in task scheduler to automatically copy up files from the local machine to the network drive via a simple batch file (say - every 5 minutes - modify to your application), and also to delete the local files (say - nightly) using a different batch file.

Tell them to save the files to the local folder(s?), and your batch files will do all the behind-the-scenes work.

Hope that helps.
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millenia_techyCommented:
PS.) ;)
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KBCobraAuthor Commented:

These users arent very savvy, it would be much easier if they could access the folders driectly.



NE1 ?
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