Slow publish with FrontPage 2002 on IIS 6 and Windows 2003
Posted on 2004-04-19
I setup 2 new Windows 2003/IIS v6 Servers to host our intranet. One server for 'Production' and the other for 'Development'. These are brand new, high-speed servers.
Now that I've got everything setup and working (all permissions work as designed, ASP.Net apps work, and all intranet , publishing from Development to Production is extremely slow. Much slower than on the older, Win2k/IIS v5 server. As an example, at the point where both Prod and Dev are in synch, publishing on the old server too 31 seconds (it just looked at each directory, found no changes and did nothing). The same publish on the new server took over 34 minutes.
Even connecting to the server through MS Visual Studio 2003 is extremely slow on the 1st attempt. It can take 5 - 10 minutes where it only takes seconds on the old server.
I have FP 2002 server extensions installed and configured on the new machines. The Web Service Extensions that are 'allowed' on IIS 6 are: ASP.Net v1.1.4322, FrontPage Server Extensions 2002, Indexing Service and Windows SharePoint Services.
Has anybody had a similar problem? Any ideas of where I should look? I did a search and was able to find only one reference to slow publishing with FrontPage 2002 & Windows 2003. That post mentioned that there is a "glitch" with server 2003 and FP2002 and that Microsoft is aware of it, but has no fix or response (post created 8/22/2003).
Thanks in advance..