Server2008SBS - Network Access Seems Slow

Posted on 2011-02-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Last week we switched from a 10 year old server running Windows 2000 server to a brand new HP proliant server running Windows2008sbs. No hardware changes have been made in realtion to the network.

Since the switch things appear to be running slower than they were before. When i say slow, i mean user access to files appears to have slowed down somewhat.

The Server acts as 1. a domain controller and 2. a file server; so the users on the workstations (approx 20) are logging in and then accessing files (eg. excel, quark, word). Thats all we use it for (no exchange, SQL or anything else).

Really just wondering where we start at trying to investigage and resolve the issue.

Question by:VSFLYER
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Expert Comment

ID: 34997464
What kind of antivirus are you using?

Author Comment

ID: 34997502
We have McAfee installed on all the user computers

Expert Comment

ID: 34997547
On the server too? Most lock up issues I have seen on SBS 2008 and above are AV related. Make sure you are using a version that is compatible. Make sure there are no known issues with SBS 2008.

Also did you set up SBS using the proper setup tools in the getting started area in the SBS console.
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Author Comment

ID: 34997736
As far as i am aware sbs was set up properly - however not sure what i should now be checking for to make sure this is the case

Expert Comment

ID: 34997759
You didn't answer the question about AV on the server.

Also ... are you running Office 2007 with Windows 7?

Author Comment

ID: 34998226
at this monent AV is not installed on the SERVER.

All our user PC's run XP professional with a mix of Office 2003 & 2007

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chuck-williams earned 500 total points
ID: 34998480
Those are the problems I have run into. The next thing I can think to make sure is all firmware and drivers are up to date.

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