Opening files over network is very slow
Posted on 2004-10-06
This is my setup
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2
Word Ver: 2003 (including all updates)
Opening Word documents over the netowork connection takes between 45 seconds+. Once the document is open the program is very sluggish and almost impossible to use.
No other programs are slow to respond (Excel, Access running over the network are fine). The documents being opened were created in Word 2000 on the old network. I had read that it could be a template problem but even new documents created in 2003 and saved to the server exhibit the same symptoms.
On one client this problem manifests itself at all times. On the other clients this problem is intermittent.
I will not have a chance to test any theories for a couple of days but I would be very grateful if you could post some ideas for me so that i have an arsenal of things to try. I will respond to any comments though.
Thanks in advance