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Posted on 2008-10-03
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Hi,

I've got a SBS2003 server, and I've set up the client machines to see one drive for documents, and they all have the sync arrow on, however when i open or save the documents they are really slow - as in a few minutes to open or close the docs....

Can anyone point me in the right direction to speed this up please? it really slows down the amount of work that can be done...

Thanks in advance
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Question by:Wicked-Websites
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
ID: 22638709
Make sure the Primary DNS is pointing at the SBS server IP on every workstation. (Set it manually)
If that does not work please post IPConfig/all of server and one slow workstation.
Olaf
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by:Wicked-Websites
ID: 22676668
Hi,

This is my server ipconfig /all
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
 
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cow-server
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : cowper.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cowper.local
 
Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethern
et NIC
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-FF-F4-EC
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.1
   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
 
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

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by:Wicked-Websites
ID: 22676680
This is one of the slow clients
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
 
P:\>ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cowper1
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cowper.local
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : cowper.local
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-DB-D5-EA-C1
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.65
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.1
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 09 October 2008 09:51:04
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 17 October 2008 09:51:04
 
P:\>

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by:Wicked-Websites
ID: 22676716
the router is 192.168.16.1
the server is 192.168.16.2

the machines are 192.168.16.60+
so the clients look at the server for dhcp and dns, however the server is looking at the router for its dns setting, is that right?

each time a user opens any file or folder it takes between 30 seconds and 1 minute... each save is the same, and it freezes the whole pc while it saves, however the sync does work fast etc, and everything seems ok :)

I dont understand why its so slow...
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by:Wicked-Websites
ID: 22676739
I just did a compare with a different server I have and its the DNS is itself, maybe thats the problem?
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
 
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : wicked-server
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : WickedWebsites.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : WickedWebsites.local
 
Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 Ethernet Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-25-55-B1-6D
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
 
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

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Olaf De Ceuster earned 2000 total points
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Server config should be like this:
 IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.1
 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2
 Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.16.2

SBS has to look at itself for DNS and use forwarders for Internet DNS. You can add them in the internet connection wizard (server management> to do list> point 2)
Please make the changes and rerun the internet connection wizard.(server management> to do list> point 2).
Restart server and workstations.
Olaf
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