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Vista is slow accessing network shares

Last Modified: 2008-08-28
I have about 60 PCs on an Active Directory Network.  Two of the PCs are Windows Vista Business and the rest are all Win XP Pro.  I just recently replaced an old Linux Samba file server with a new Windows 2003 file server.  The XP machines are accessing the shares on the Windows 2003 server just fine, but the Vista machines really hang when opening a share, opening any file within the share or just to list the contents of the share.

Any settings in Vista or on the 2003 server that might cause these hangups?  I have disabled the share from allowing files offline and have also disabled Remote Differential Compression on the Vista machines and it doesn't seem to help.  
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I will try to disable IPv6 and see what that does.  I do not do POP email with this machine.  It connects to our local mail server with seemingly no hangup, though the mail server is running SuSE Linux and not Windows.

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It is interesting as accessing shares on a Linux box seem to be no problem, just accessing other Windows shares seem to hang.

I'll try the command out.  Thanks.

hey, that was in my post too :)


Yes it is.......I totally read right over that.  I haven't had a chance to try any of these options yet, I'll let you know when I do.

Thanks again.

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