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How to speed up access to Windows file server folder from MacBook through Samba

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Subject to my understanding, MacBook is using samba to establish a connection for access to Windows server folder.  However; I found that it is not fast as I do in DELL laptop.  Is there any method to speed it up?

This is my user's new MacBook, the model is MacBook Pro with Intel i3 CPU.  The MacBook OS is 10.6.4
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What version of Windows are you running on the File Server?  The best way to improve file transfer speeds may be to enable Unix/Posix compliant file sharing services like NFS/AFP on the server.  

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My file server is Windows Server 2008.
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Do you know what flavor of Windows 2008? Standard, Small Business, Enterprise, etc... and do you know if its 2008 or 2008 R2?

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Windows 2008 standard 32-bit. (non R2)
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If the NFS enabled on W2K8 server, what should be done on MacBook, currently; I am using this command for accessing to a folder on Windows server

smb://server/foldername

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