Intermittent slowness on Windows 2000 server
Posted on 2006-05-12
There are several companies that all work on the same network (domain). One of the companies continually has problems with slowness on their network. It is a Windows 2000 Advanced Server running on a mid-end HP server (3.0ghz Xeon processor, 1.5gb of RAM). The problems that they have are very irradic & have no explanation to them. Basically, when someone is in explorer navigating a network drive (mapped to that server), sometimes it pulls up the directory listing immediately (with 2-4 seconds), other times it takes up to 40-80 seconds. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to why it is happening. I have Symantec Corporate installed (v10), however, I have turned off all real-time protections (and scheduled a nightly scan...however, SAV still runs in the background for some reason). I cannot figure out why the slowness occurs on this one server, not all the time & not on any of the other (10-20) file-servers.
Thanks for your help (let me know what details I forgot)
Are there any best practices for AV on a file-server?