[Samba] Non Samba question
L.P.H. van Belle
belle at bazuin.nl
Fri Aug 23 11:33:50 UTC 2019
Well yeah, offcourse..
Its a "common" windows problem that windows is slowing after updates,
because they harvest more info and for that they use internet.
If you able to test a bit, i suggest, setup a squid proxy, with ssl bumping.
You can ask me the needed settings, or look them up in the samba list,
since is accedently so now and then mail samba inplace of squid list. ... Like today. :-/
Remove the gateway adres from you ip, and enforce the proxy.
Now check what is going to the internet.
What i noticed for example after last update, while tailing my squid logs, it that,
All the "live" things want to go to the internet.
And i dont like that so i disabled that straight away and hee, my pc responded quicker.
Just keep in mind, that if you resolving is good, these things "should" be hardly to notice.
But i notice a lot, if i just "site/work" with a pc, i already notice if things are off.
But thats due to 30 years of working with windows.. ;-)
After every (big) windows update i also review all windows settings you see in "Setting" (not control panel)
Especialy : system, privacy, personal settings, Apps Accounts, Gaming, Search.
Disable that "nice to know,tips,tricks, everywhere you find them.
Results in about 3-5% speed gain. ( and in CPU terms 3-5% is a lot of $$ when you buy new )
Then you might want to ask why i use windows then and not Linux desktop.
My games still dont run on Linux Desktop. :-(
And the company, its users and customers are just not Linux ready
I tried it, linux desktops, but not successfull yet. ( this was about 4-5 years ago )
Maybe i'll try again next year, things are going fast in development..
Have a great weekend.
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: samba [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens
> Robert Wooden via samba
> Verzonden: vrijdag 23 augustus 2019 13:14
> CC: samba at lists.samba.org
> Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Non Samba question
> Preciously the answer I have been digging for. I knew you'd
> have had the
> experience that was similar to mine, THANKS!!
> I'll digest this over the weekend and post back soon.
> Again, thanks!
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:05 AM L.P.H. van Belle
> <belle at bazuin.nl> wrote:
> > Hai Bob,
> > > I hope you remember me from a few years ago. And I
> apologize for the
> > direct message.
> > > I have a almost non-Samba question, I think. So, I do not
> want to post
> > it to the forum, yet.
> > Yes yes, i remember you :-) , and i have no problem with
> direct messages.
> > How are you doing?
> > I'll reply to the list with a CC for you. Because this
> involves samba
> > also.
> > And this might help others also.
> > Slugghish windows 10? There are may ways to fix a
> "sluggish" windows.
> > One example:
> > - With (almost) every click you do in windows a dns request
> is involved
> > and internet is accessed.
> > This is also why i hammer on a correct resolving setup,
> this helps in
> > speeding up you windows.
> > So here it starts DNS/Resolving.
> > Example : Windows cannot access \\server check the spelling
> of the name
> > 0x800704cf
> > That involves all links below.
> > Read:
> > https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2606
> > https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6761
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.local
> > https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6762
> > Other good articals with examples, ( must read )
> > And a security consideration:
> > https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-144A (Leaking DNS info)
> > This is a must read :
> > And looking at table 6.2 here:
> > Your resolving should match this : ( at least for an
> AD-DC/LAN network )
> > - hostname , min 1, max 15 characters, a-Z,0-9, -
> > - DNS domain name, max total FQDN 254 characters, include the dot's.
> > And 254-15, results in 239 characters left for the
> domain.tld part.
> > The FQDN for an Active Directory domain name is limited
> to 64 bytes.
> > When this is perfect, you will notice and increase of speed
> in you windows
> > 10.
> > (BOB)> I always felt like, but could be wrong, that with one of the
> > previous W10 upgrades, windows changed something and my
> file explorer was
> > suddenly slower.
> > Yes, you are correct, more and more is going to internet, unless you
> > disable/block it.
> > Themes, set the most simple, plain themes, what you set at
> home is up2you,
> > but for businesses, keep is as simple as it is possible.
> > In GPO : 'User Configuration > Administrative Templates >
> Start Menu and
> > Taskbar > Notification', Turn off tile notifications
> > Make you windows less fancy but much faster.
> > - Disable Effects & Animations
> > - Set visual effect to Best performance.
> > - Disable Transparency Effects
> > - remove/disable Cloud Sync.
> > - Disable "Fast startup", yes, you pc might start a bit faster,
> > but it will give you some nice problems back in the end,
> due to power
> > saving/hibernation/Sleep states.
> > A reboot is not reboot anymore, it unloading/loading windows ( not
> > powercycle) !
> > Disable it to be able to reboot your pc normaly.
> > Laptop/notebook might suffer from these problems and even
> worse, some
> > have these settings enable in the bios
> > And windows will pick up these settings.
> > - Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >
> Windows Components >
> > Search. Disable Cortana
> > - Unpin Quick-Access, just disable it or remove the "Work
> ...." parts.
> > Or set the Quick-access to "Open File explorer to "this PC"
> > - Windows 10 frequently performs optimization in the
> background and that
> > can cause File Explorer to be slow.
> > Fix it with :
> > Right-click the folder that’s slowing down File Explorer. Choose
> > Properties from the menu.
> > Go to the Customize tab.
> > Set Optimize this folder for to General items. If this
> value is already
> > set, select any other value from the list. After that,
> switch it back to
> > General items.
> > Check Also apply this template to all subfolders.
> > Click Apply and OK to save changes
> > - the index might be corrupt, fix it by rebuidling the index.
> > Press Windows Key + S and enter indexing options. Choose
> Indexing Options
> > from the menu.
> > Advanced : Now click on Rebuild button. ( optional change index
> > locations. )
> > - Clean up windows and check up windows. CMD with
> Adminitrator rights.
> > DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
> > DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
> > DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
> > - Clean up your windows with "Disk cleanup" first as user, then as
> > Administrator, then select all you can.
> > Tip, do this before all major updates of window 10, this
> helps preventing
> > windows 10 upgrade. (like 1803 to 1903 upgrades)
> > It will easily save you 10-20GB on your pc.
> > In a LAN, enable, Wait for Network in the GPO.
> > https://www.spinics.net/lists/samba/msg159233.html
> > Shows the suggested services to enable (slowed down at start up)
> > ! NOTE, I personaly, have not changed these settings,
> because its not
> > needed here.
> > GPO and correct DNS does it all for me.
> > - Use netsh winsock reset command
> > - Disable the TDM service if you dont use it.
> > A "small" part of my arsenal in batteling windows.
> > Yes, i have more, but above helps in 99% of the cases.
> > Greetz,
> > Louis
> > ________________________________
> > Van: Robert Wooden [mailto:bob at donelsontrophy.com]
> > Verzonden: donderdag 22 augustus 2019 17:38
> > Aan: L.P.H. van Belle
> > Onderwerp: Non Samba question
> > I hope you remember me from a few years ago. And I apologize for the
> > direct message.
> > I have a almost non-Samba question, I think. So, I do not
> want to post it
> > to the forum, yet.
> > In this post on the Samba forum,"[Samba] Windows
> cannot access
> > \\server check the spelling of the name 0x800704cf" you
> mention checking
> > some Windows settings and creating a GPO for them.
> > I just had a quick look at the thread. A long threath...
> > I first checked your suggested settings on one
> workstation and
> > these services were not enabled. Then I created a GPO to push these
> > settings to all workstations. Forced the GP update and
> check services again
> > and all were enabled.
> > Prior to changing the settings (you suggested), for
> the longest
> > time I had "sluggish" file explorer issues and changing
> these settings
> > greatly improved the sluggishness.
> > I always felt like, but could be wrong, that with one of
> the previous W10
> > upgrades, windows changed something and my file explorer
> was suddenly
> > slower.
> > Yes, correct, with so many things in windows getting things from the
> > internet/ms servers, its making you pc slow.
> > When these changes were made other domain services improved.
> > Occasionally my 'profiles" would not load at workstation
> start up. Now with
> > improved network setting (you suggested) I have not
> experienced these
> > failed profiles issues, as yet.
> > Have you ever had an experience similar to
> mine (sluggish
> > file explorer) or a similar complaint from a customer like
> this? Where
> > there any other GPO you created or know of that might help
> the connections
> > between W10 and my domain members?
> > I attempted a question similar to this on the forum
> but got one
> > answer which actually was a non-answer from some guy who
> does not use GPO.
> > forum? Samba forum?
> > This turned into a longer email than I expected, sorry.
> > --
> > Thank you.
> > Bob Wooden
> Thank you.
> Bob Wooden
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