Slow access to win2k3 server via network
Posted on 2006-06-10
I have a win2k3 server running RAID 1 (SATA). It has a separate drive for the system drive (IDE). The system is a single 1.3 celeron processor with 512 mb of sdram. It was running windows 2000 server before this (flawlessly, I don't think I should have upgraded to win2k3!)
When accessing the file shares via the network, it is slow. Sometimes when you double click on a folder on the fileserver, it takes at least 10 seconds for a response. Othertimes the folder I'm in will get a "NOT RESPONDING" message and effectively locks up the client PC. Clicking the BACK button ALWAYS locks up the client PC
The server is running a dlink gigabit (copper) vlan network card, but only running one network. It's not configured with any other vlans, so it's ip address is 192.168.1.13, same subnet as the clients.
It's connected to a Cisco 2924xl switch. The switchport is hardcoded to fullduplex/speed 100. The network card in the fileserver is hardcoded to the same.
The switch logging shows no link flapping. A sh int fa0/18 shows no errors.
I have switched out the cabling and still have the same result. If I connect the fileserver to another switchport on the switch, I get the same result. I've even tried other switches.
I'm stomped, help