Windows SBS, plus about 10 PCs with XP Home in a workgroup. A single 'F
drive' shared and mapped to the client XP Home PCs. Guest account enabled
and permitted to the share, so that all clients can open files like in a
simple peer-peer network. Network all works perfectly, except that randomly
when opening a Word of Excel document, it will hang and go 'not responding'
for about 30 seconds before then waking up and continuing as before. Happens
about 30% if the time, on small and large documents.
(Word and Excel 2000 BTW).
Tried everything I could find - disabling Oplocks, NTCaching etc - and
nothing makes a difference.
Then, changed the network share so that it is mapped and signed on using the
server's Administrator username and password, rather than guest. All of a
sudden, problem is gone.
Why should this solve the issue?
Also, since this does, can I make XP Home remember the password between
boot-ups???? At the moment, we have to re-enter the Administrator password
every morning to reconnect the F drive.