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Old 27-08-2008
Paul Jenkins
 
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Windows Explorer Slow to List Files When Browsing Folder

I recently upgraded a server from Windows 2000 Server Standard SP4 to Windows
2003 Server Standard SP2. Actually, it wasn't really an upgrade per-se
because I built the new machine from scratch and restored the files to the
new server. *SOME* users are reporting Windows Explorer is very slow to open
one particular shared folder containing approx. 70,000 files. I still have
the 2000 server ... when I open that folder across the network from my XP SP3
workstation it takes approx. 20 seconds to open, yet the same folder open
the W2K3 server can take up to 6 minutes to open! The users who complain
about the W2K3 server being slow use a variety of hard-coded (100 Mbps Full
Duplex) and Auto settings, and are running either Windows 2000 Professional
SP4 or XP SP2/3. Other uses find the W2K3 servers folder opens in 20 - 30
seconds. has any one any ideas as to the root cause of this problem? Thanks,

PJ.

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Old 27-08-2008
Paul Jenkins
 
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RE: Windows Explorer Slow to List Files When Browsing Folder

I should add that when I browse to the folder on the actual W2K3 console it
still takes several minutes to open, whereas on the W2K server console it
takes just seconds.

"Paul Jenkins" wrote:

> I recently upgraded a server from Windows 2000 Server Standard SP4 to Windows
> 2003 Server Standard SP2. Actually, it wasn't really an upgrade per-se
> because I built the new machine from scratch and restored the files to the
> new server. *SOME* users are reporting Windows Explorer is very slow to open
> one particular shared folder containing approx. 70,000 files. I still have
> the 2000 server ... when I open that folder across the network from my XP SP3
> workstation it takes approx. 20 seconds to open, yet the same folder open
> the W2K3 server can take up to 6 minutes to open! The users who complain
> about the W2K3 server being slow use a variety of hard-coded (100 Mbps Full
> Duplex) and Auto settings, and are running either Windows 2000 Professional
> SP4 or XP SP2/3. Other uses find the W2K3 servers folder opens in 20 - 30
> seconds. has any one any ideas as to the root cause of this problem? Thanks,
>
> PJ.

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Old 28-08-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Windows Explorer Slow to List Files When Browsing Folder

Hello Paul,

Did you install all patches after SP2 on the server?

See here:
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...5546e41bc4fd1b

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939527&SD=tech

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> I recently upgraded a server from Windows 2000 Server Standard SP4 to
> Windows 2003 Server Standard SP2. Actually, it wasn't really an
> upgrade per-se because I built the new machine from scratch and
> restored the files to the new server. *SOME* users are reporting
> Windows Explorer is very slow to open one particular shared folder
> containing approx. 70,000 files. I still have the 2000 server ...
> when I open that folder across the network from my XP SP3 workstation
> it takes approx. 20 seconds to open, yet the same folder open the
> W2K3 server can take up to 6 minutes to open! The users who complain
> about the W2K3 server being slow use a variety of hard-coded (100 Mbps
> Full Duplex) and Auto settings, and are running either Windows 2000
> Professional SP4 or XP SP2/3. Other uses find the W2K3 servers folder
> opens in 20 - 30 seconds. has any one any ideas as to the root cause
> of this problem? Thanks,
>
> PJ.
>



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Old 28-08-2008
Paul Jenkins
 
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Re: Windows Explorer Slow to List Files When Browsing Folder

Yes, I ran Windows Update after installing SP2 and took all critical patches.

Paul.

"Meinolf Weber" wrote:

> Hello Paul,
>
> Did you install all patches after SP2 on the server?
>
> See here:
> http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...5546e41bc4fd1b
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=939527&SD=tech
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>
> > I recently upgraded a server from Windows 2000 Server Standard SP4 to
> > Windows 2003 Server Standard SP2. Actually, it wasn't really an
> > upgrade per-se because I built the new machine from scratch and
> > restored the files to the new server. *SOME* users are reporting
> > Windows Explorer is very slow to open one particular shared folder
> > containing approx. 70,000 files. I still have the 2000 server ...
> > when I open that folder across the network from my XP SP3 workstation
> > it takes approx. 20 seconds to open, yet the same folder open the
> > W2K3 server can take up to 6 minutes to open! The users who complain
> > about the W2K3 server being slow use a variety of hard-coded (100 Mbps
> > Full Duplex) and Auto settings, and are running either Windows 2000
> > Professional SP4 or XP SP2/3. Other uses find the W2K3 servers folder
> > opens in 20 - 30 seconds. has any one any ideas as to the root cause
> > of this problem? Thanks,
> >
> > PJ.
> >

>
>
>

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