Client: Windows 7 Premium, Office 2010 Pro Plus, both fully patched.
Server: Samba 3.5.10 on CentOS6 (SELinux enabled), Shadow copies enabled. Link speed: 1MBps.
As Windows 7 doesn't like me to use a network folder as a "Library" without making it offline, I used the trick of symlinking' them (like mklink /d c:\share\documents \server\documents)
Everything works fine - I can open the documents via: c:\share\documents (the symlink) \server\documents (the network path) and X:\ (after a net use X: \server\documents ....)
Now comes the interesting part: When I open an Office 2010 document - most noticeably an older Word version (97, 2000) which is being opened with Word 2010, via the symlink or, respectively, the "Library", opening the document is practically impossible. It takes minutes to open a small document. BUT, when I open the SAME document via the direct path or network letter, the speed is satisfactory.
Did anyone come across this? Anything I'm missing?