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Excel files open very slow on network

Posted on 2011-09-02
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Hi experts,

I'm having a farley rare phenomenon. The clients used to work as workgroup members on the sbs domain server.
Last week I went to this installation and told them it would be better to set the computers in the domain. After doing this they are complaingin that openeing xls files take a long time.
So I went over there and opend an xls file around 2mb this took 5min 30seconds

I open a word file 45mb this is done in 13seconds (which I think is normal)
I took my notebook (brand new core i7) placed it in the domain.and open the xls file. It opens at regular speeds.
When I go to a xp client and put it out of the domain and back in workgroup. the same xls files opens at normal speeds 7 to 15 seconds.
Put the xp client back in domain Bam; 5min to open the xls file.
strange strange strange.

Anyone any answers on this one?
Thanks for assistance.
 
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What excel version is used?
If Excel 2003 - check Office file validation update:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2570623/en-us
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If any version of Excel - remove the Office File Validation update.  I had this problem on several networks and it was resolved instantly by removing this update.
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I have uninstalled the whole Office Validation add in plug in via control panel -> software. Now everything is fast again.

Thanks for the solution.
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