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comment Windows 7 / SMB2 slow network copy performance
Thanks - I'd try anything at this point, but unfortunately the hosts solution won't solve the issue. The root issue isn't name resolution or how it connects. No matter which method you use to connect to the destination (i.e. via IP or FQDN or Netbios name), any additional connections made the same way will be slow - and any additional connections made a different way will be fast.
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comment Windows 7 / SMB2 slow network copy performance
Same issue with copy, xcopy or Windows explorer. Have tried lots of tuning and tweaking, with no noticeable improvement. Baffled.
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comment Windows 7 / SMB2 slow network copy performance
Thanks-unfortunately it's not just a robocopy issue. I used that to demonstrate things in a repeatable, scriptable way. The same issue occurs if you copy a large file with Windows Explorer & then try open a small file from the same share (i.e. until the large copy is done, additional SMB connections are very slow). At this point, it looks like a fundamental Windows 7/SMB2 problem - the issue seems to be there on fresh W7 builds. It's hard to believe this is "normal" behaviour (i.e. I would expect that there would be more people complaining about this) but perhaps that's just the way it is!
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comment Windows 7 / SMB2 slow network copy performance
Good question @harrymc - yes, have tried updating NIC drivers and the machines are well patched.
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asked Word documents very slow to open over network, but fine when opened locally - on one machine
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comment Extracting background images from a PDF file?
@pipitas: Thanks - fair points. Although I wouldn't describe what I did as a "job" - I was just demonstrating (after a couple minutes of playing around) that it was possible with Acrobat. Money back guarantee and all that. ;)
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answered Extracting background images from a PDF file?