We are moving from a Novell 5.1 network to a Windows 2008R2 server. Still need the novell server for a while. Have the Novell Client 32 4.91 sp5 loaded (tried with IR1 also). No problem with Windows7 machines. However, on WindowsXP machines, if the machine is idle for even 5 minutes, when you click on My Computer/Windows Explorer, or Application File open dialog or tried to open a file, the display of files in explorer delays for about 45 seconds as well as when tryinig to open the file. Then after that it is quick,unless you have another period of inactivity.
Symantec's SEP is not a factor. If I uninstall the Novell Client, then the problem goes away. If I reinstall the client, the problem reappears. Since I need access to the Novell Server for a while yet, what is the solution.