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    Hi people,
    I browsed through the forum, but cannot really see anything matching the problem I have.

    The problem: all clients (w2k pro SP4) on LAN have very slow access to shared folders on W2K SP4 servers.
    The delay is about 15-30 seconds. The contents would eventually become available, however the fact remains - slow access, which irritates the users now..

    The prblem appeared a few days ago, I searched Internet - other also acknowledge this nuisance, but no real solution..

    I first thought it was a Master Browser issue, so changed the settings on main DC to TRUE and all other DCs to FALSE (default) - no joy;
    disabled AV network drives scan - no joy;
    tried rremoving HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace/{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
    key without success - although this hack worked for some others...

    DNS seems (??) to work OK - LAN & WAN available to all..

    I would highly appreciate some guidance here, please..
    Cheers

  • #2
    first guess should be DNS.
    DNS servers look to themselfs.
    DNS service uses forwarders to dns servers on the internet
    Clients looking to the local dns server.

    if all this is true, please run dcdiag and netdiag and post them here.
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Thanks, Marcel,
      I guess you are right about DNS...
      I will take a look first thing in the morning and update..

      Thanks again, mate.

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      • #4
        If you recently upgraded your servers to SP4, AND you have single-label domain like company. instead of company.com., this is expected behaviour... I mean a well known bug.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wkasdo
          If you recently upgraded your servers to SP4, AND you have single-label domain like company. instead of company.com., this is expected behaviour... I mean a well known bug.
          Is there a 'known solution' to this 'known bug'?
          Server 2000 MCP
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          • #6
            http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=826743

            There was a lot of this when SP4 just came out.

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            • #7
              OK, guys, looks like I found where it was.. after all that digging and testing..
              netdiag and dcdiag completed successfully, no errors..

              Then I realised that other, less frequently used, directories on the same server are responding as they should. That was a bit of a oops!..

              I inspected the contents and did find a massive compressed collection of CAD drawings, which were well hidden inside sub-directories... It turned out some pillock here brought his old projects saved on CDs and decided to make it all available to him, in case he would need it... doh!

              Moved the drawings, tested the access and.. presto! It was just normal..
              As silly as it sounds...

              Anyway, thanks a lot to all who responded.
              Perhaps, some poor soul would also benefit from this experience of mine -> know your userbase..

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              • #8
                Lol! Users... dont you just love 'em!
                Server 2000 MCP
                Development: ASP, ASP.Net, PHP, VB, VB.Net, MySQL, MSSQL - Check out my blog http://tonyyeb.blogspot.com

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