Macs Connecting to Windows Servers is Slow

I have some macs that exist in an otherwise all Windows Environment and when they connect SMB to the windows server it is really slow. I have tried some suggestions such as https://discussions.apple.com/message/12245148?messageID=12245148&%3b#12245148?messageID=12245148&%3b and http://computer-anatomy.co.za/networking/mac-os-x-lion-smb-share-fix/ but that didn't make a difference.
I have been reading some articles about .local domains causing DNS issues for the macs but I haven't found anything to fix it.
Any suggestions?
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WinsoupAsked:
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
You might need to append the DNS Suffix to the DNS lookup.
I had an issue trying to connect to my network and realized I needed the FQDN and not just the NETBIOS name.

Here are the steps to add the suffix to the Network settings in a Mac.

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WinsoupAuthor Commented:
It looks like this is already present on all of them.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Hmmmm
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WinsoupAuthor Commented:
This made a big difference, thank you!
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WinsoupAuthor Commented:
I am still experiencing some slowness. I have been told that if the server and client are using different versions of SMB this could cause issues. Does anyone know how to check the versions of SMB? Is this something that can just be upgraded? We just switched from a mac file server to a windows file server and thats when the slowness began. It's now on Windows Server 2008 R2.
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