Windows 2003 server Standard edition, only running DHCP & DNS. The users have 4 mapped drives which contains cad drawings, word & excel documents. All users (8) running Windows XP-Pro.
When they try to access these files it is extremely slow. Sometimes it will take up to 5 minutes to get a small file of under a meg. When I try to ping the workstations from the server, whether it is by IP or name, it will give me the lovely "request timed out". I can ping the server fine from the workstations.
The workstations have McAfee firewall and antivirus.
Is this DNS? or something in the firewall?