Very slow performance in SBS 2008
Posted on 2010-01-07
Righto I've just swapped out a SBS 2003 for a SBS 2008 this wsa done as a migration using the howto from Microsoft to a new machine. The new machine in question is way over specc'd for the Office in question but we have some serious performance issues, I'll explain more.
The migration went well and all appeared fine, for those of you that don't know you have 21 days to complete a migration i.e you can have your SBS 2003 and your SBS 2008 machines on the same domain for that period of time. All appeared to be going well until I switched the old controller off ( I left it on just incase someone went Oh dear forgotten something). Browsing for files on the shares the started taking an age (Now I'm a patient person) but 15 seconds to go from one folder to another would be enough to drive most people insane is my guess.
I did some searching and found that for some very strange %$%$%^ reason 2008 does not have the computer browser service running by default, I've no enabled and started it (Thus making it the master browser), moving between folders is now better but performance is still slow. The office went from a Dual core with 4Gb of ram and mirrored SATA raptors to a quad core with 8GB of fast ram and 6 fast SAS drives in a RAID 5 config, add to the fact that the performance problems didn't start until the old SBS was switched off then I'm pretty confident it's not the hardware. However I am at a loss as to what the problem may be, there is nothing in the logs that helps either, any ideas?
Thanks in advance