Slow to access files from Windows 2008 server

Hi,

I have just setup a DELL R710 server. I have copied around 150GB of data from our old file server to this server as a test. This server is not in production yet, and I am the only person accessing it.

It's installed with Windows 2008 Server Enterprise x64.

Access to Office documents are slow to this server. Browsing the folders occur quick enough, but when i open, for example, an excel file, the file opens up immediately on my client machine, but i have to wait about 5 - 8 seconds before i can use the document. The document remains in "frozen" state on my screen. The same occurs while closing the document. I've noticed this happening on Windows 7 AND windows XP client machines.

Are there any procedures for fine tuning Windows 2008 server for quick file access? I've left most settings on defualt from the installation til now.

Best regards,
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connelvalentineAsked:
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Darius GhassemConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Remove AV for testing since there is know issues with SEP on Windows 2008 Server.

Make sure you have updated drivers and firmware for network drivers installed.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968991
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connelvalentineAuthor Commented:
Also i think it's worth mentioning that i do have Symatenc Antivirus installed on this server. I've seen that there may be issues with Symantec Antivirus and windows 2008 server?
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connelvalentineAuthor Commented:
I've also removed IPv6 from the protoco list of my network adapter on the server
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connelvalentineAuthor Commented:
hi..it seems i've managed to see what the major part of the problem is. It is indeed infact the antivirus. I've uninstalled Symatec antivirus and the access is normal again. Any solution to this issue posted up?
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khairilCommented:
Since you have solve by yourself then accept your own comment as an answer. That's it.
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connelvalentineAuthor Commented:
was actually hoping to get some comments on fine tuning windows 2008 server settings that will improve performance. please let me know if you have any links or tips.
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connelvalentineAuthor Commented:
i've noticed that it's even extremely slow to copy files from the server. Whe i copy a 495MB folder from Windows 2008 server, i can see the speed of the copy at around 450K/sec.
When i copy the same from our existing file server running on Windows 2003, i get around 13MB/sec
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