Windows 2012 Slow Shared Folder Access Across the Network

Posted on 2013-10-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi Guys,

We recently installed a new server with Windows Server 2012 O/S

Access the shared-folders on the previous Windows 2003 Server were much faster than on the Windows Server 2012 O/S.

It seems that the server goes into "sleeping mode" and then when re-accessing the shared folder, it takes about 3 - 5 minutes to "wake-up" and make the contents available.

Once logged in and actively working on the server, it is fast.  When left for an hour or so, it takes another 3-5 minutes to initiate the network connection to the server / shared-folders.

I've seen related articles with users complaining about a similar problem since Windows Server 2008.  I am unable to find any solution as yet ...
Question by:Rupert Eghardt
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Dan Craciun earned 1500 total points
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What OS for the clients? If they are XP, then you probably ran into SMB problems.
See this article: http://www.petri.co.il/how-to-disable-smb-2-on-windows-vista-or-server-2008.htm


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