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Disable SMB 2?

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#1 Dandmi


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 03:48 PM

Hi all,


I help manage an IT company.  We work with Dentists, and there are a couple of pieces of software that run slow on Windows 7, whereas they were fast on Windows XP.


We've tried all kinds of things, with limited success.  There's a Hotfix from Microsoft (and 3 run-afters) that we've installed, as well as disabling offline file caching,


While this does speed up the systems significantly, they still do not perform as well.


These are non-SQL based databases, and IMO, that's part of the problem.  Newer versions of those softwares DO run with SQL, but its a big chunk of change to update and convert these offices.


So - the last thing we haven't tried is disabling SMB 2 and reverting to SMB 1.  I've heard this has helped, but we don't want to frankenstein the network too much.


Any thoughts of SMB 2, and disabling it for speed increases?


Dan Gospe, COO


Edited by Dandmi, 17 November 2014 - 03:49 PM.

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 12:31 AM

What kind of databases are these and where are you running them from? SQL does perform MUCH better at network transmissions as it has a plethora of better features than most generic databases. If I had the option of moving from generic database #5 to an SQL environment I would bite the bullet and shell out the money as it should prove to be much faster, more reliable and more secure than other options.

Gavin Seabrook


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