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.