Mapped drive takes forever to come up.

Posted on 2010-09-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We have a shared drive on an SBS2008 box. All the clients log onto it as "S:" based on a GPO.

Users are complaining:

"it is taking so long to log onto S for everyone. I just logged onto the file from User1's machine and it just looked at me like I was crazy. After 4 attempts it said User2 had Income open, yet when we went to his machine it was not open."

What can cause this?
Question by:DrDamnit
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Expert Comment

ID: 33628175
Does this drive always take forever to open up or has this just started happening? How do you map the drive, through a login script?

Expert Comment

ID: 33628720
is this issue occurring on all computers or only on certain computer?
how about access to the shared folder from RUN directly? Same issue?
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Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 33628780
Make sure you are pointing to the SBS server for DNS only in your TCP\IP settings for the clients and SBS server.

Disable secondary NICs on SBS server.

Disable and\or remove AV software
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Author Comment

ID: 33629260
SBS GPO maps the drive. It's via group policy mapping.

It occurs on all computes.

There is only one DNS server, and that's the SBS DC. I'll disable secondary NICs on the server, and let's see what happens.
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Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 33629372
after disabling run ipconfig /registerdns

Expert Comment

ID: 33629622
anything in the event log?
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ID: 33824438
Problem has mysteriously resolved itself...

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