Server 2008 hangs opening files on network shares
Posted on 2010-09-22
Server 2008 Standard r2 - When opening XLSX files, Excel and Explorer hangs as the file is opening.
As the file is opening, in the Windows Explorer window, the address bar shows a
progress bar VERY slowly.When the address bar progress is complete, the system and excel are OK.
This does not occur with administrators, and the affected users have full access to the
network share through both sharing and NTFS security.
It looks like Windows Explorer is refreshing the window whenever we open a file, and it takes 30+ seconds,
even in a folder with 2 small files in it.