Have a new client. We just installed a workhorse server 2008 (dual quad xeon) and 9 new Windows 7, i7 quad core workstations, and a new gigabit switch. This system should be rocking, but we are not seeing expected performance. The primary software uses UNC resource naming (\\server\path\file).
We have added server/IP to the hosts files and disabled SMB 2.0 (because there is one old XP workstation in the mix), but are still not happy with performance. The expert on the primary software says converting to a domain will make HUGE speed performance improvements.
My question is, can Domain vs workgroup really provide major perfomrnce improvements? What provides the gains (DNS?)?