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I want to manage the Windows Services running on a server from my machine, so I do the following:

  • open my local Services Management Console (services.msc)
  • right click the machine node and click "Connect to another computer..."
  • enter the other mahine's IP (pause of 20-30 seconds)
  • I'm connected to the remote machine and everything works fine - I can stop start services remotely.

I've also tried to automate this as part of a deployment, using the sc commandline utility to perform the same tasks and the 20-30 seconds delay is still there.

Is there a way to get rid of the connection delay?

My machine is a Windows 7 Professional x64 and the server is a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.

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How far away are the computers you're connecting to? The short answer is authenticating and getting the information through the network –  Nixphoe Jun 23 '11 at 10:04
    
The computers are located in the same building and they are in the same Domain. Other connections to that server (SQL or RDP) work very fast, without unusual delays. –  w0lf Jun 23 '11 at 12:58

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