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    Slow mapped drives.

    Hello,

    I've been given a Vista laptop to get working on the network. We've got a Server 2000 domain with a 2003 MIS member server.

    Login scripts are working okay and drives are mapping as usual, but drives mapped from the 2003 server are very slow and will eventually time out. Drives mapped from the 2000 servers are okay, and all mapped drives are okay with XP workstations.

    I've created test users and created the mapped drives manually, also i've tried using the IP address to rule out any DNS problems... no joy.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers

    Proby

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    Re: Slow mapped drives.

    Makes sure the "Computer browser" service is turned off on the client computer. It's a stab in the dark but one that's caused be hassle previously on XP.

    What service pack are your running on the 2003 server?

    I know Vista relies on DNS a lot more for network connections than XP/2000 as they made more use of NETBIOS.

    The only MSKB article I can find was this one, might be worth a try even though you haven't mentioned using VPN at all:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=929853

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    Re: Slow mapped drives.

    Solved.

    My Bad.... I hadn't disabled Windows Firewall. A quick reboot and all is well. I couldn't ping the laptop from the server.

    Thanks for the reply Halfmad

    Proby

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