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VERY SLOW Indexing of Windows 7 Shared Drive

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#1 Nunbet1037


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

I'm having a problem with several computers that ARE able to access a Windows 7 Share on a PC operating as a "server," but it takes for ever for their Windows Explorer to scan the folders and save or open documents.  It's odd, since the three machines in question are the only ones in the building having that problem.  Some network architecture background:


All of the ground floor and 1st floor computers are connected to a patch panel in the server room.  They are then connected to a Netgear Gigabit switch in the server room, which connects to the Gigabit router.


The 2nd floor computers (the three with the problems) are connected to a Netgear Gigabit switch that runs to the patch panel in the server room.  The 2nd floor port on the patch panel is connected directly to the Gigabit router.


Server is connected to the router.


The switches are NOT daisy-chained.


I have NO trouble with internet access and the IP Phones function without any issues.  The 1st floor PCs have NO trouble connecting to the server share, no trouble opening or saving files, or moving files on the share from folder to folder.


The 2nd Floor PCs ALL have problems opening and saving files on the server share, moving files on the share, and sometimes viewing the folder structure.  Often, the error that pops up is that Windows Explorer had trouble accessing the drive.  It hangs forever on the "Discovering Items" process.


Any thoughts would be appreciated.



Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 26 May 2014 - 07:10 PM.
Moved to 'Networking'

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