Network Slowness

Hi Experts,

I am experiencing a local network slowness, whenever i am trying to access any file on the file server, it goes unresponsive.

I am running the file server on a Windows Small Business Server 2011 which is also my DC. And my network is being managed by a Sonicwall.

Please help.
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Disable A/V , does this happen at any particular time?  Is it only an issue when accessing the file server?  can you access a file on another PC?
NishantAuthor Commented:
We recently migrated from Vipre to Webroot, can that be the cause? I didn't try to access files on any other pc... I will try disabling the AV as well. Can it be a setting on my sonicwall??
If the file server is local are you using the sonicwall as the switch also?  If so try using just as switch for local traffic.
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NishantAuthor Commented:
I am using a Dell Switch for traffic and Sonicwall as a Firewall Router. Its a local server.
Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
Also insure that Vipre has been fully uninstalled from all systems.
NishantAuthor Commented:
Sure moosesupport, i will check for Vipre as well.
Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
I would also verify your DNS settings, make sure that the server is set to itself (in most cases) and that the workstations are set to the server IP.


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NishantAuthor Commented:
Sure Moosesupport, i will check the DNS as well.
Doubtful it's the sonicwall causing the issue.
NishantAuthor Commented:
Thank you Moose Support, it was  webroot causing the slowness.
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