New 2008 Server running slower than old one for users accessing files...
Posted on 2008-10-10
Good morning, hoping somebody can share some insight on a problem we're having. I've looked online quite a bit and found little that helps so far, looking for some sage advice. :) We recently swapped out an older server (1.8 ghz, 1 gig ram) running 2000 Advanced Server. This machine was running as our file server for the last 5 years (without incident, just eol now). We've replaced it with a dell 2950, 8 times the ram, much better processor, etc. We have also installed server 2008(x64) on it and set the role to File Server. This is all it's doing. Problem is, it seems that some people are having noticable slowness when accessing their network drives. Documents and folders they work in daily, where before they'd not even notice the "save" bar, now it may take 5 or 6 seconds each time it saves. It doesn't seem to be among everyone but i think that just may be that some users work more than others or bring it to our attention when there's a problem. :) I actually went to these users and verified their issues. I've checked all the local settings, nic settings, etc, nothing has changed from how they were connecting last week except that new file server, so i'm inclined to believe it's something with either 2008 server or possibly the nic on the server. I'm using the onboard broadcom card and have it set to 1000 full auto. I've tried running the netsh tcp autotuning=disabled command as well since i've seen that referenced in a number of spots, but no go. Anyone have any other suggestions as to why this newer better server would be respond that much slower than the old one? Thanks!