Slow access to network files on SBS 2003 Server
Posted on 2006-11-13
I have a network running SBS where I'm hearing complaints about slow access to files stored on the server. I have implmeneted My Documents Redirection and various file shares.
The server is a new Dell 1800 with 1Gb of RAM and 160Gb of drive space. The workstations are Windows XP Pro SP2 running AMD 2.0Ghz processors with 512Mb of RAM.
I have seen this in action, where a user goes to open their file and it takes a few seconds to open. Also, if they do Save As it takes a few seconds for this to happen. This happens on all systems, so I'm comfortable in saying its not the local workstation.
The network is a wireless LAN, using Linksys WAP54Gs. The server uses a wired AP to allow a connection to the workstations.
I'd like to know what to do to speed up redirected my document access and file shares.