Does anyone know a way to optimize windows searching through folders across a WAN? The client is a small 3 computer network hosting their files in my data center across a VPN. The internet pipe for them is 20 MBit down and 5 MBit up. They also are using Branch Cache (which is working nicely - but apparently not for this!) for all file shares.
Things my client isn't willing to use:
1. Document management system (unless open source / free)
2. FOLDER STRUCTURE. Man.. they don't want to organize files into folders. It's 50k of loose doc and pdf files. Messy, but its their business model.
When in MSWord, searching for files by name is painful for them. It takes a really long time to find what they're looking for. Is there any way to make windows cache and hold windows file names for frequently used folders?
Routers: Fortigate IPSEC VPN Site-to-site
Workstations: Windows 7 Ultimate domain joined
Server: Server 2008 R2
DNS: AD integrated