takes 5-8 seconds to open a shared folder on Windows 2003 server

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by OM, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. OM

    OM Guest


    I have been trying to identify this problem and has not been having any

    The problem is that it takes around 5-8 seconds to open (through
    browsing the network) a shared folder on a w2k3 server (newly setup)
    even it is empty.

    Tried the followings and none of them can change the behavior

    with or without SP1 installed
    server is a DC, member or standalone server
    use Windows XP pro and Windows 2000 as clients

    I even placed the client and the server machines on a stand alone
    network switch with private IP address space and it is not working neither.

    Microsoft KB has the new tcp setting tcpackfrequency and it doesn't fix
    my problem either.

    Any idea would be appreciated.

    OM, Jun 8, 2005
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  2. OM

    xlove Guest

    another post said sp2 on xp fixed this
    xlove, Jun 8, 2005
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  3. OM

    OM Guest


    These client PCs include Windows XP pro sp2 and W2K sp4.

    OM, Jun 8, 2005
  4. OM

    xlove Guest

    What about the switch? can you set it for 100 full? try doing it to the nic
    if this doesn't work. do it for the server first then the pc next.
    xlove, Jun 8, 2005
  5. I have a few questions.

    Is it slow to bring up the list of shares also, or just to open a share a
    view what is inside?
    Is it exactly the same delay when opening a share every time or does it
    Do you see the same delay when accessing folders inside share, or only when
    opening up the share?
    Are these servers connected to the network with gigabit controllers running
    at 1Gbit?
    It souds like you have tried several different configurations. Are all your
    configuration using the same hardware?
    Do you have the same slowness when the server is accessing its own shares?

    I don't know if I can help, but these are some things that may make it
    easier to narrow down what it could or couldn't be.
    Jeremy Church, Jun 9, 2005
  6. OM

    OM Guest

    Hi Jeremy,

    This only happens the first time I browse the shared folder. Once the
    folder is open, the delay will be disappeared and other shared folders
    will be normal too. It will only happen again if I logout and logon to
    the workstation and browse the folders again. Also the delay is
    consistent and there is not delay to list the shares.

    These servers are all running on 100M ethernet. All the servers I tried
    have different hardware configurations.

    I tried setting up a new stand alone server and it's still doing the
    same thing.

    OM, Jun 9, 2005
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