[Samba] Windows XP slow access to network places shortcut?

Mac mac at nibsc.ac.uk
Thu May 20 16:21:51 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!


Do you remember how long the actual mapping process took?

My guess is that it also took a while and then it was quick after that.

This suggests to me that what you have is an authentication delay.

Mapped drives authenticate once (when you map them).

Other things (like browsing and using UNC paths) tend to re-authenticate
every time you look at them.

Note, that once you've authenticated to a server with a mapped drive,
everything to do with that server will most likely get quicker too.  Until
you un-mapp the drive.

So look over the autehntication (LDAP, smbpasswd, Domain Member etc, etc) in
your setup.

	Just a hunch,

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