SBS 2003 Explorer takes a long time to open
Posted on 2011-03-25
Over the past few months, our SBS has started to experience some slowness issues within Explorer.
I tried opening explorer today and it took about 2 minutes before I could see the drives.
If you access files from a workstation or another server, you can navigate through the folders/files very fast.
I've looked through a lot of threads and tried different techniques but it has become apparent I need to open my own thread.
Additional Info that may help
SBS 2003, 4GB RAM, RAID5
(all drives reporting in good shape)
MozyPro is installed - which is definitely suspect (but even when I kill the process, explorer is still slow.
TrendMicro WorryFree 6.3
Exchange is NOT being used although still running
Compared to a lot of my clients - this server is not doing much more than handling a lot of files so I'm not sure why we are having so many problems.
USB Backup drive attached (just recently removed and replaced this to make sure it wasn't causing an issue)
Full backups seem to take a loooong time. Its backing up 230GB and typically errors out by the end. It was 17 hours in today and said it had 8 hours left.
I'm not an expert in ProcessExplorer but have "checked it out" so if you want to see some reports from that, please let me know.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.