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  • "My Computer" taking looooooooong time to show contents

    What could it be?

    Users at of our remote offices, open "My Computer" and there are no contents.

    It takes a good two minutes to show contents?

    We have domain shares DFS shares on Windows 2003 network with local domain controllers

    Any ideas?

  • #2
    Re: "My Computer" taking looooooooong time to show contents

    What operating system is used?
    Are the DFS copies at the remote office?
    Have you checked the client is connecting to the local DFS share?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: "My Computer" taking looooooooong time to show contents

      There are no DFS copies, just pointers

      \\domain.com\projects

      \la -> \\fs1\laprojects
      \gr -> \\gr1\laprojects
      \ga ->\\ga1\gaprojects

      Each office has their own servers with their own shares but everyone sees the directories under \\domain.com\projects

      Windows XPP with Server 2003 R2

      How do you check this -> "Have you checked the client is connecting to the local DFS share?"

      The delay happens initially under Windows Explorer or My Computer then it works okay, until it idles for a while, then the delay happens again.

      Could it be DNS or AD?

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      • #4
        Re: "My Computer" taking looooooooong time to show contents

        only happens in the satellite offices, corporate office is fine

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        • #5
          Re: "My Computer" taking looooooooong time to show contents

          If you right click the shared drive \\domain.com\projects you will see which server is connected
          Tom Jones
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          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

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          • #6
            Re: "My Computer" taking looooooooong time to show contents

            Once My Computer has opened once, if you close it and re-open it, is it still slow?

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            • #7
              Re: "My Computer" taking looooooooong time to show contents

              I assume if you log into a local profile you don't have any problems?
              As a test can you add fs1 and it's ip address to the hosts file, same for the other two then reboot and try again?
              cheers
              Andy

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