I want 4 remote computers to share files in a fast way.
I have Windows Server 2003 SBS.
I set up a user.
I shared a folder.
I opened the SMB ports on SonicWall 2040 router that I have.
On the remote computers, I connected in the following way:
Start-Search-Computers or People
I put in the IP address, then the User name then the Password.
The connection seems to hold.
The users feel it's too slow to be opening their Word and Excel files over the net in this manner.
I tried offline folders, but offline folders keeps disconnecting.
I tried deleting the offline folders cache, but that didn't stop the disconnecting.
It have read that the offline folders are designed to make connections over slow networks perform well, by caching the remote files.
It's not working for me. I don't know if there's a step I missed.