Network delay problems with file transfer and RDP between XP/Vista and Server 2003

Posted on 2007-07-27
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I am experiencing really slow data transfer rates from XP and Vista computers into my server running Server 2003.  I am also experiencing a long lag time in the response of my Vista computer when I Remote Desktop into the server.  The server is in Chicago and I am remote viewing from California.  Here are details:

1.   It takes a very long time to file transfer between the XP computer and the server.  It took 11 minutes to transfer 52.4 MB.  My ping times are decent, 86ms average with no packets lost.  RDP and VNC seem fairly responsive.

2.  The computer running Vista is virtually unresponsive when I attempt any file transfers.  It takes almost a minute just to open a folder on the server and I cannot transfer files.  VNC seems responsive, however, RDP is very slow, often taking 2-5 seconds for a file to open up or move the mouse around.  Ping times are decent, 86ms average with no packets lost.  

It is crucial for us to eliminate these lag times.  Even though VNC works, I would like to primarily use RDP.  I am interested in any programs that might help pinpoint the source of lag and any suggestions to fixing this problem.  Thanks.
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Thanks for the input.  To get the Vista computer RDP to start working at a normal speed and to be able to transfer files, I opened up a command prompt and typed
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

I found out why my RDP was slow from this guy's blog:

File transfer times are better now, but not stellar, roughly 5 minutes to transfer 50MB.


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