takes a log time to access the server

when first booting my windows 7 pro PC and i click on a maped drive on the server it takes like 5 min beore it can accesss it .. al i can see is a bunch of folders that are x'ed out untill the pc connects.. any ideas why

im on a workgroup
trying to connect to a SBC 2003 sever
using a windows 7 pro 64 bit pc
oldiesccAsked:
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
Please give more info about "workgroup", did you mean to say workstation (assuming its in a domain) or do you mean workstation that's in a workgroup?

Sounds like a DNS issue.
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oldiesccAuthor Commented:
sorry trying to map a drive from the workstation to my file server.. if i type \\server\public it will not connect but if i type ip adress \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\public it connects
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
sounds like DNS, type ipconfig /registerdns on the workstation and see if it works after, you may have to wait 15 minutes.

Before running ipconfig /registerdns run ipconfig /flushdns to clear the resolver cache.
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oldiesccAuthor Commented:
nope that didnt work
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
all workstations slow or just one? Could reset the switch to eliminate but usually a switch indicates more than one workstation having issues.

Run ipconfig /flushdns on the server as well.  

On the server run the "Connect to Internet" wizard, SBS loves the wizards.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Agree with DNS.  Make sure the workstation points ONLY to the SBS for DNS.  If the router or an ISP's IP is present as a DNS server,  even as an alternate, you will have this issue.
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
do ipconfig /all from the workstation and post the results, wouldn't hurt to do so from the server as well
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