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(Vista) Slow connection from workstation to a network file server

Posted on 2007-12-04
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We just installed Vista yesterday on a test PC.  All seems to work well, except:

When using Windows Explorer to connect to Network File Servers, 2 out of 8 servers take very long to display the file listings.  The other 6 display the contents very quickly.

DNS and WINS entries are correct.  DNS Flush did not help. The slow servers are both 2003 (one is a file server, the other is our Exchange server). Two of the fast servers are also 2003.  Our domain is still based on Win 2000.  All updates are installed on the servers.

Pings to either IP-Adresses or DNS Names bring the same results, with all servers.

Ans ideas?
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Which anti-virus software do you use? If it's Mcafee, try to disable it and see if it goes better.
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Panda Business Secure .. running on all workstations and servers (both the fast and slow ones)
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Just check, what happens if you disable it temporarily on the vista machine?
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No difference when the Antivirus software was inactive.
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Another thing you could try out is changing the speed of your network card:

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Thanks, we have already tried the network card speed changes .. with no results.
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We tried this command under Vista, and the problem was solved.

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

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Okay, newbie here .. how can I close this without issuing points?
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Just ask a 0-points question to community support asking to close this question because you found it yourself and ask for a refund. Make sure you add the url to this question.

PS. Glad your problem is solved.
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No probs.

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