Okay, I have been all over the Internet and keep getting the same registry tweak to fix my problem. Here's the situation: i am running a Windows 2003 Server to share files among 30 clients, all of which are on Win XP Pro. The problem is slow network browsing, most notably among folders that contain a large amount of information. For example, when I try to open a file in ACAD 14 from the "Master Drawings" folder the file takes 30 seconds to a minute before it appears. If I open another file from the same folder immediately, it comes right up. If I wait 5-10 minutes before opening another file, the process starts all over again. The 'Master Drawings' folder contains over 2 gb worth of data in over 6000 files. I think that the mere size of the Master Drawings folder is my problem. I do not get the same problem when opening a file from a smaller folder.
I have applied the Scheduled Tasks fix on every client and that got me to the problem described above. Prior to that, it would take 3-5 minutes to open the first file so that tweak has helped significantly but I'm convinced that more can be done to enhance our speed. I have also tried turning off WebClient service and Indexing service on the clients. I did not notice any changes in performance when I did that.
I have not yet tried the fix described at
Can anyone tell me if this is a fix I should bother trying or suggest something else?