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Office applications slow in opening files from the network

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I recently upgraded my file server from Windows 2003 to 2008 R2 Standard server. After this, Office 2010 applications like word, excel, powerpoint etc take a long time to open files in the network shared drive. It says that its downloading the file and waits for about a minute before opening up. Can we set this to not function this way and just open up. I can open the pdf files without any significant delay. It does not give me any such message as downloading etc.Only the office files. I have attached a sample to show this downloading message on excel. I get similar messages on word and powerpoint as well. Any clues?
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/excel/thread/cd732087-7b1f-44d4-9315-2b8c9d4b1ed6

which leads to a hotfix at this KB which at first does not seem related : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981711
the KB does not describe your symptoms, however the post in the original thread does describe your exact symptoms, and says that this hotfix is the solution.
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hi Statick001,

Thanks for this. But i found out the culprit. It was my AV. I am using ESET NOD32 and the issue disappeared when I disabled the AV. I upgraded the AV to the latest version and it started working fine. Thanks anyway.

Bejesh
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It is working fine now.
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