We are looking at rolling out a new GIS web app (served up from servers on our network) but we are having issues with the apps speed on certain PCs.
In our testing we identified two physically identical PCs (same batch from the same manufacturer, both Core i7s with 4 GB RAM, etc) from two different departments. One runs the web app perfectly, intensive requests finish in 2-4 seconds. The other machine however takes between 15-30 seconds for the same request.
We tried multiple users on each machine (the same set of users between each PC) and found that no matter the user the speed was always the same on the PC.
We thought it may be the physical location (they are in separate building connected by fiber) but after physically swapping the PCs, the computer that was fast remained fast and the slow computer remained slow.
The computers are in identical OUs and groups in Active Directory. The same policies are applying to each.
Settings in Internet Explorer have been set the same between the two. I manually adjusted all services on the slow machine to be the same as the fast machine (I had a nice report out of out Helpdesk system to go by.)
actxprxy.dll is registered on both machines.
What have I missed? Where else do I need to look?