what is the best network setup - WAN folder sharing
Posted on 2009-02-20
I have a wide area network and a shared folder at the head office on a win 2003 server. 5 win XP users travel to a different remote location for 2 weeks at a time and access this shared folder thru an application. Users have to map a local drive on their PCs to use the application. This setup is very slow because each query has to go to the head office first.
I have tried creating a shared folder at a remote office and seen that if users access the share from there, speed is very fast for them. If the 6 users are at head office, speed is very fast as well. I don't want to create local shares at each remote location/ or on a users share because they are so many - over 150. In addition, usually 1 or 2 users have to access the shared folder from Head office all the time and speed will be slow for these 2
What is the best way to setup this scenario for increased speed on a WAN for this particular application or is there a way I can create an efficient replication mechanism. I can't increase bandwidth .