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I have a windows 2000 server and 6 work stations using DSL connection for internet and 10/100 auto unmanaged switch for network connection.
Also, the server has 2 scsi hard disks with Raid 0 and 100mb network card and made by DELL(Power Edge).
Because of the XP logon problem, I couldn't setup the active directory service instead I just using file shareing from the server.
Currently, we are running MS Access & Quickbook from windows 2000 server.
I'd like to know whether there is a performance(speed) difference between file sharing and active directory server.
It seems like that the application is little bit running slower than I expected but internet connection is fine.
Thanks for any help !!!


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I don't think setting up a domain is going to help your network performance, in fact the overhead of AD would probably hurt you.

The applications you mention are file based and suffer on a network.

A 100Mbit network connection is only about 20% as fast as a local hard drive (on a good day).

The two easy tweaks are to make sure you're using mapped drives rather than UNCs and system is set to prioritize backgroud tasks (should be the default on server).

right click my computer, properties

Next would be to disable any services not needed such as WINS, HTTP, DNS, FTP, etc.

You could add another NIC to the server and load balance, this would help when more than one person is using the database at a time but won't help speed up a single user. Double check that all your workstations are negotiating 100Mbit full duplex properly, one machine on 10Mbit or half duplex will hold file locks open longer than neccesary.

There's a rather lengthy article at http://www.windowsitlibrary.com/Content/435/09/1.html
that will make good bedtime reading.







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