Mapped Drives / File browsing very slow first time connecting to server
Posted on 2011-03-15
We are experiancing a problem with all PC's / Servers on our network with mapped drives and file browsing. The first time a connection is made to the server it is painfully slow e.g. When a user logs in we have a logon script that maps several drives to our fileserver, the first mapping is always slow (taking approx 15seconds - 1 minute) and the others fly through. We also have the same thing when trying to access shares or remote C: drives.
I've also noticed that when looking through My Computer, quite often network drives appear as 'disconnected' but after browsing them (again taking 15 seconds - 1 minute) they are 'connected' again and can be browsed very quickly.
Any ideas on a solution to this problem would be much appreciated.