I've just setup a new Windows 2008 file server and users are experiencing extremely slow speeds when first accessing their drives on this server. ie. when users click their Home Directories which reside on this server you get an hour glass for about 20 seconds before any files appear. Once they appear speeds are good. If the Home Directory is unused for a length of time (seems to be 20-30minutes) then when it's accessed you experience the slow speeds again.
Network Drives are mapped at login through Active Directory.
I've done some searching on EE and other sites but nothing i've come across has fixed the issue. I've turned off Indexing on the volume, disabled IPv6, disabled the Windows firewall, added the server to dns manually. Removed the registry key from in Namespace etc.
Still no changes, any ideas of things i can check or try?
Server is virtual running in same subnet as the computers having the issue. Seem's like it's running a search to see what files are in the folder, once it's done this speed is just as quick as if it was a local drive.