I have 2 Windows xp pro workstations and both are mapped to a common folder on a windows 7 "file server". Workstation A is an i3 lenovo m81 with 4 GB ram (3.whatever usable). Workstation B is some rinky-dink home-built pentium dual core with 2 GB of ram. The mapped drive has a little over 6000 files in it. Workstation A takes 20 - 30 seconds to display the files while workstation B displays them almost instantly. I assumed it was an index issue but if I right-click on the share and select properties the Allow Indexing Service to index this disk… is checked on both computers but neither computer has the indexing service running. Is there something else I’m missing?
Other than this problem, workstation A seems to perform great.
sorry, yes. Same 100 Mb switch. similar gigabit cards. Both workstations will download a very large file in about the same amount of time. The problem seems to be focused on the 1 mapped drive with 6000 + files/folders.