We have just built a new file server and some of the users are complaining that access to the shared drives is slow.
The server is a DL380 with dual 2.8ghz processors. When the users go into Word or Excel and try and access their files the process hangs when going through the directories to get to the file.
The server has 2 x 1gb nic cards and these are both set to 1000/full they are also both teamed. The 2 network cables coming out of the server are going to 2 seperate cisco switches. Both ports on the switches have also been set to 1000/full. Both the server and the cisco switch were originally set to auto/auto (server) and a-full-1000 (switch) we have changed to the current setup to see if there is any improvement.