[Samba] Windows XP slow access to network places shortcut?
samba at crofox.com
Thu May 20 15:51:10 GMT 2004
I did disable the folders view and it was still extremely slow. However, when I mapped it, the speed was amazing! It was as if I was browsing through my local c: drive. Arrrrrrrgggh. Now, my question is, What does mapping do that is so different from a shortcut in My Network Places? Any thoughts? Thanks to all for your time!
> From: Clint Sharp <clint at typhoon.org>
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Windows XP slow access to network places shortcut?
> Sent: 20 May 2004 09:58:33
> samba wrote:
> >No, I did not. According to this google search it may speed up network browsing:
> >Well, I just set it on my box here, and I am still having the slow network browsing. I still think it has something to do with the way I'm logging in. Since guest is the default in XP i have to put user name in the path: \\fileserver\share\passprotectedshare%user and then enter in password, even though login says guest, that method tricks XP into thinking that user is logging in and not guest. My thoughts are unbased, but I have a hunch. Opinions?
> >Anyone have experience with disabling this or leaving it enabled and seeing a difference? Just curious. Actually, extremely curious!
> Just for giggles, open up this file share with the "Folders" toolbar
> disabled (i.e. My Computer instead of Windows Explorer, although they're
> identical in 2000 & Up, just open up different toolbars by default) and
> tell me if opening the share still takes the same amount of time. Often
> times, enumerating the workgroup/domain computers in the Folders list at
> the left is what slows network performance down considerably. Also, try
> and map a drive to the share and see if performance there is slow as well.
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