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Hello,
I have a network with 5 win2k machines and 2 XP pro machines.  For some reason the XP machines are slow to copy files to a mapped drive on a win2k server.  I have tried mapping to them by IP address instead of the server name.  I have also tried these two registry tricks.. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace.
and
hkey_local_machine\system\current controlset\services\lanmanserver\parameters…

any information related to fixing this problem would be awesome.  Thanks.
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by:james_in_hardware
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Try mapping thru the command prompt
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by:joshuaemory
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Yes, mapping the drive isn't the the problem.  The files even download from the server rather quickly.  The only real problem occurs when I try to open an application from the server or upload something to it.  Then it gets really slow.  Thanks for responding so quickly though.
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by:james_in_hardware
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I am guessing everything is up and running 100baseT..............are the NICS on the Xp machines set to full duplex.  There shouldnt be anything within the XP OS to cause that.  Do you have simple file sharing enabled on those machines?  If you do......try turning those off on both machines and try uploading to server.
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by:joshuaemory
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Actually we're running gigabit ethernet.  I tried setting the machines to full duplex and to half duplex, but I still got the problem.  And yes I also disabled simple file sharing.  Any other ideas?  ; )
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by:james_in_hardware
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Hmmmm..........interesting.  Does it happen even if you are logged in on the XP machines as admin........if on a domain try logging in under Admin as well to test.  There should not be issues with XP being able to assign bandwidth restrictions to certin profiles or users/groups.  Are tthe XP machines running off a onboard NIC?
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by:joshuaemory
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I tried logging in as Admin, but still nothing.  One machine is using an onboard NIC, the other is not.  I heard that there might be a fix in service pack two beta, but that 3 out of 5 computers crash on installation.  
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by:james_in_hardware
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So on the XP machines in question you are running the SP b2 on them..........do you have anything setup within the windows security manager in the control panel?
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by:joshuaemory
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No, I'm sorry.  I WAS considering installing service pack 2 beta, but I heard that 3 out of 5 computers crash on installation so I did not install it.  No, I have not installed any security policies yet.
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I have ran it on 5 of my XP  beta test machines and had no problems with it whatsoever.  After some thought and research I remebered reading this:  Solve your netowrk headaches....  http://briansbuzz.com/w/030619/ .good ole Brain Disscusses the issues with it and thus far there does not see to be a fix in place as of yet unless you upgrade all of the 2000 machines to XP as well.
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by:joshuaemory
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humm... and yet another reason to love Microsoft.  I guess the XP users are just going to have to suffer.  ;)  Thanks a lot for your help.
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by:james_in_hardware
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Not a problem Josh.  I wish we could do more to resolve the issue..........but you are correct....another reason to love MS.
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