I'm going to do a site visit to one of my clients this Friday afternoon to troubleshoot speed issues (mostly Internet-related) on a recently purchased and installed Windows 10 Pro box, as well as a Windows 7 Pro box. I've checked them both remotely and have been unable to resolve the issues.
I *think* the problem with the Windows 10 box is DNS related, but the only difference between it and the rest of the office machines, is that DNS settings are obtained automatically by the Windows 10 machine, while the rest of the office workstations have been configured with static IP and DNS settings (by me) some time ago.
I tried changing the DNS configuration to static settings remotely and ended up being booted out with the machine no longer able to connect to the Internet, then had the embarrassment of having to talk one of the employees through changing them back to automatic, so a site visit is now inevitable.
Both are hard-wired to the network with CAT6 cabling, both have SSD drives and ample RAM. The Windows 7 box is identical to more than a dozen other workstations in the office.
Anyone struck this before when Automatic IP configurations are being used to connect to a server, vs static IPs?
The office recently underwent an entire rewire from CAT5 to CAT6E and all Routers and Switches are GB in speed. I intend to check the cabling for both machines, but I doubt that will be the problem.
What else would you recommend checking into with such a described scenario that I may not have thought of? Any tips on configuring Window 10 Pro with Static IP/DNS? I usually just leave things with Automatically obtained settings without a problem but seems things may be different at this site.