IE8 slow with Google on Terminal Server

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-27
I have a Windows 2003 64bit Terminal Server that is experiencing slow typing response in Internet Explorer 8.   The slow response occurs on several sites but is mainly noticable on Google.    When a user goes to Google and types in the search Window they find that they are typing faster than the letters appear on the screen.   This varies from time to time without any apparent pattern.

The hardware is a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with 80 GB SAS RAID1 drives spinning at 10K..  I've got 2 XEON E5310 Processors and 26 GB RAM.   I have about 17 users on a regular basis and am running around 25 to 30 % processor utilization.  Network is a 1 GB switch and is running at no more than 2% load.

This typing delay is sometimes observed in Win 7 PCs in the office too.   However the delays on the PCs are less than experienced on the Terminal Server.

I've made sure the Antivirus is loaded properly.   I've taken to restarting the server daily.   I will be introducing a new server to deload the original in about a week.   Everything else on the box appears to be ok.  The focus of the problem seems to be the typing in the Google search bar.

Any help would be appreciated.
Question by:kdubendorf
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    Typing into the google search bar that has auto suggestions on will cause quite a bit of video action to happen, which is probably the slowness users think they are getting in a terminal server environment. It would be no different than trying to watch a youtube video on a terminal server, the refresh rate isnt fast enough.
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    Is there an effective way that you know of to disable theauto suggestions?    I haven't found one yet.
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    It is called Google Instant

    See the FAQ
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    Thank you, it seems to help but I can still out type the search field.   it's almost as if Google is still doing some processing as I type but nothing like it was before.

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