files in server share affecting speed of login?
I have a user who had a 128mb video file in his shared area for media studies...I wanted to test a theory I had.
Media students always seemed to take the longest to log in, and my theory was due to the file size in the server shares. It took (and I timed it with a stop watch) between 49 seconds and 73 seconds for a user to log on (sole user on the network).
I took out his large files from his share, it dropped to between 10-18 seconds.
When this is across a whole class of media students, you can imagine the log in times! Anyone have any clue as to why this could be?
I am running a suite of W7 machines (over wireless using Ruckus Wireless), and server 2008R2. Bare in mind that a cabled connection using Cat5e was no different in terms of speed (however Cat6 was like lightning!).