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Powerpoint Office 2011 works very slow on LAN

PowerPoint Offce 2011 is working very slow on SMB. There are some files which are shared over the network and they are access by many pc. But when the file is modified and saved, it take a long time to finish the process. Second the accessing speed is also support slow. The server is running on Mac OS X. What can be reason behind this. Sometime it took more than 20mins to get an files saving or viewing over network. There is projected attached to an system which is on the lan. Now if I want to run the presentation, I takes a longer to access the file and play over the screen. The slides are also super slow. Any solution on the same really appreciated.
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Re: Powerpoint Office 2011 works very slow on LAN

I am not sure about your version but an older version has the same issue. The fix for that was recommended that when you are playing a presentation play it from an network share drive. It is better to create an separate drive for network share. And then copying the powerpoint file files in that. A Powerpoint file is an like an container which holds images, sounds, videos ,etc. If the size of the file is higher, it might consume time open up the same and run. Also its recommended to copy files individually to each share drive and then run from the local drive. That will make your work more and more faster. Sometime the lan bandwidth is consumed by any applications which can be data backup, etc. does not allow powerpoint files to load faster. You an create an kind of network drive in every system and ask to copy the file to local disk and then run from there.
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Re: Powerpoint Office 2011 works very slow on LAN

That issue is not related to Office 2011, it can be because of your lan. Check the lan latency and response time. If the Powerpoint file is heavier then it will surely take time to run.
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Re: Powerpoint Office 2011 works very slow on LAN

I faced a similar issue when I was running an shared powerpoint file. The file was very slow and it was not opening up at all. There are number troubleshooting tips you can perform here :
  • First check that file or the network is not changed
  • Ensure that there is not bandwidth limited to any account.
  • Another reason for this problem can be due to permission access. You must give the network share full permission to drive. Limitation of permission can disallow the file to function properly.
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Re: Powerpoint Office 2011 works very slow on LAN

Sometime you might notice as Read Only message for an file which you want to run. You must run the file and create a copy of the same. It is also because of some I/O error because of which the files works very slowly and does not respond on the screen. You have to ensure that your file is properly shared over the lan and there are not delay occur. It is always better to copy the file on the local drive before running it from lan. If the network is too much occupied or if there is any kind lan antivirus running in the background, it will make your process slow. The file will only work when other applications will complete the process. For quick fix install MS02-070 security update. This update has some fix for office files responding slow on smb. Keep your Windows update on, so that you can use some updates to fix the errors and crashes.
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Re: Powerpoint Office 2011 works very slow on LAN

This can due to antivirus. Disable the antivirus just for some temporary time and then check. If the file works, then it means the antivirus engage the file is scanning when to run it. Disable it and check back.
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Re: Powerpoint Office 2011 works very slow on LAN

Run fresh updates for your system. Mac latest updates are meant for better performance of the system. Update your lan drivers if necessary on Non mac based systems.
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