Copying files to/from a Windows 2003 server with Raid(1) is ridiculously slow!!
Posted on 2004-09-22
I have seen questions similar to mine, and most are answered but their resolutions don't help me.
I'm working with a small office, 4 client workstations running WinXP on a Win2K3 (Standard). Server acting as domain controller (for the 4 clients) and file server.
3 Hard drives, all of them ATA IDE, connected to a PCI card that mimics SCSI function.
Promise: Fastrak 100 tx2 is the card.
Drives responsible for file storage are in a RAID 1 configuration. The drive housing the OS is by itself.
100 mb/s infrastructure over Cisco switch (I've checked config many times)
File copies from Client to client, while seemingly slow, are lightning fast compared to copying to/from the server itself.
I've checked WINS, DNS settings. All look good.
Most recently I've applied a fix that is a reg hack...
"RequireSecuritySignature"=dword:00000000setting ref: Microsoft KB 321169
Then disabled anything I found mentioning Digital signing or encryption in GPO: Domain Controller Security Policy | Local Policies | Security options
I'm about to upgrade BIOS and drivers for the Promise Raid controller, but I have zero faith that will work.
Also, just to be clear I've done some real no brainer stuff like turn of firewalls and antivirus... no fix.
Please help me. A pencil in my eye is likely to be considered help at this point.