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File access slow and laggy using DFS

Posted on 2011-03-16
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We've recently made the switch to using DFS shares for the added reliability.

However we've been noticing a significant lag when trying to access files via DFS. The files take some time to open or will outright lock up the users computer for 2-3 minutes at a time until, what I assume, is the file is completely loading into the PCs memory.

Accessing the exact same file via traditional fileshares has no lag whatsoever.

Has anyone else dealt with this?
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Do you have multiple DFS links to the same content? Are any of those links pointing to a server over the WAN? This is common if you don't have AD Sites and Services properly configured because clients can't tell the difference between a local server and a remote server if Sites and Services isn't properly configured, and clients will sometimes pich a remote server for files.
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I have some DFS stores that have multiple links, but the affected ones only have a single link and no replication.
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Looks like our DFS replication database is corrupted, had to open a ticket with microsoft.
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Had to open ticket with Microsoft
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