Slow Browsing on Windows 2000 server


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Gerard Mesman

For some time now we have been experiencing slow browsing of files when
using an application to browse a shared drive on a windows 2000 server.

When the app is open we then goto open file and browse to the shared disk on
the Win2k box, scrolling is painfully slow and jerky.

We are using Mac OSX 10.3.9 (Panther) on 4 workstations that are affected,
note that our MacOS 9 workstations are not affected and niether are any of
the PC workstations.
We have a gigabit Ethernet network in a switched environment and the server
is not taxed. Also when we browse thru the Go menu we do not experience the
slow browsing.

The Win2k server is fully patched.

Can anyone offer any solutions?

Thanks in advance
 
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William Smith

Gerard Mesman said:
For some time now we have been experiencing slow browsing of files when
using an application to browse a shared drive on a windows 2000 server.

When the app is open we then goto open file and browse to the shared disk on
the Win2k box, scrolling is painfully slow and jerky.

We are using Mac OSX 10.3.9 (Panther) on 4 workstations that are affected,
note that our MacOS 9 workstations are not affected and niether are any of
the PC workstations.
We have a gigabit Ethernet network in a switched environment and the server
is not taxed. Also when we browse thru the Go menu we do not experience the
slow browsing.

The Win2k server is fully patched.
Hi Gerard!

Mac OS X is sometimes painfully slow when browsing network volumes on
Windows servers. You're probably seeing a known issue.

The best advice I can give is to make sure you have as few files as
possible per folder to make navigation quicker. Icons tend to take a
long time to download as well. The fewer custom icons (such as the ones
from Photoshop) the better.

You may want to look into an AFP 3.x server such as ExtremeZ-IP. Windows
2000 and 2003 both use AFP 2.x server software, which has compatibility
problems with Mac OS X. Mac OS X clients natively use AFP 3.x themselves.

You can get a free 30 day demo of ExtremeZ-IP from
http://www.grouplogic.com.

Hope this helps! bill
 
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Gerard Mesman

Thanks for that.


William Smith said:
Hi Gerard!

Mac OS X is sometimes painfully slow when browsing network volumes on
Windows servers. You're probably seeing a known issue.

The best advice I can give is to make sure you have as few files as
possible per folder to make navigation quicker. Icons tend to take a
long time to download as well. The fewer custom icons (such as the ones
from Photoshop) the better.

You may want to look into an AFP 3.x server such as ExtremeZ-IP. Windows
2000 and 2003 both use AFP 2.x server software, which has compatibility
problems with Mac OS X. Mac OS X clients natively use AFP 3.x themselves.

You can get a free 30 day demo of ExtremeZ-IP from
http://www.grouplogic.com.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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