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Large Excel file on 2008 Server R2 very slow to open from XP computers

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Hello Experts,

We have had to replace an old Linux server with a newer machine running 2008 Server R2.

One large Excel file is very slow to open from the three computers running XP but opens fine from a computer running Windows 8.

This did not occur with the old Linux server and makes me think the sharing protocols have been optimised for the newer operating systems.  

Everyone group has Full Control. Computers have not been joined to the domain as yet and we hope to avoid that if possible to save creating new profiles.

Is there anything we can change on the server to improve the speed for the XP machines ?

thanks
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by:Davis McCarn
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One of the stock Windoze updates was the Office File Validation Tool which is known to cause major grief opening Excel files.  You don't say what version of Office is running; but, here is a registry file to merge for Officce 2003 to disable it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\Security\FileValidation]
"EnableOnLoad"=dword:00000000
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by:Brett4567
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They are using Excel 2000.

Will this work for 2000 ?

thanks
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Davis McCarn earned 500 total points
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Change the 11.0 to 9.0 so it points to the right version

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\Security\FileValidation]
"EnableOnLoad"=dword:00000000
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Thanks will try today and report back.

That did help thank you
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