Network-centric applications


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Tom

I have long suspected that MS Office (and another graphics program I use)
are somehow dependent upon the condition of the network, particularly when
*opening* files.

Can anyone explain why or how such relationships exist, and if there are
ways to sever or minimize the relationship?

Today, my broadband was down for a bit, and during that time, MS Word (2000)
took 15-20 seconds to open a file (after Word is already running). When the
network is working, the same file might require 5 seconds or so to open.
And it seems to me that if the app didn't depend on the network, the file
should open almost instantly. There is *always* network activity (indicated
by the LAN icon in the toolbar) when opening such files. Why?

Thanks,
- Tom
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Tom said:
I have long suspected that MS Office (and another graphics program I
use) are somehow dependent upon the condition of the network,
particularly when *opening* files.

Can anyone explain why or how such relationships exist, and if there
are ways to sever or minimize the relationship?

Today, my broadband was down for a bit, and during that time, MS Word
(2000) took 15-20 seconds to open a file (after Word is already
running). When the network is working, the same file might require 5
seconds or so to open. And it seems to me that if the app didn't
depend on the network, the file should open almost instantly. There
is *always* network activity (indicated by the LAN icon in the
toolbar) when opening such files. Why?

Thanks,
- Tom
Where are your data files stored? On a server? Locally?
Is Office installed to run all components from the local computer?
That said, you might have better luck in an Office group - this group is
primarily for Win2k applications (part of W2k). Or perhaps
m.p.win2000.general.
 
T

Tom

There is no reason I can identify that such applications should need the
network. All is local.

I'll post on "general" as well.

Thanks
- Tom

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
 
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