Browsing Server 2003 redirected folders with XP is slow!!!

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by HealthCareGoblin, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. I have 'My Docs' folder redirection enabled with GP on server 2003. When I
    browse the folder on a XP machine, it responds very slow. An example would be
    if I right click a file to get the context menu, the menu takes a long time
    to come up.

    HealthCareGoblin, Mar 28, 2006
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    This can be attributed to a DNS issue, which is a classic issue. In an AD
    environment, ensure that all machines only use the internal DNS server. All
    AD services and resource locations are stored in DNS. A domain machine (DC,
    member server or client) will contact DNS to "find" a DC to authenticate
    against. If browsing is ok, then attempting to open a share is slow, there
    may be an authentication issue, which if the machine is configured to use an
    ISP's DNS, then it is asking that DNS for a DC in it's domain, which it does
    not have an answer for.

    If all the machines in the domain are already ONLY using the internal DNS
    server in their IP properties, then we can eliminate the above issue.
    Therefore, if I may suggest to post an ipconfig /all of the DC and of one of
    the clients, along with an Event ID errors that are showing up in the Event
    viewer of the client and DC.


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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Mar 29, 2006
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  3. The only DNS in the client IP settings are internal DNS settings, and there
    is nothing in the clent event viewer to indicate anything wrong. I am using
    load balancing on the server for a different IP range and subnet. The only
    time I have a problem is when I am browsing with XP. 2000 works fine. I do
    have some MS updates to do. The DC (which is also the DNS server) has its
    first DNS set to itself and the second DNS set to our corp DNS. As for the DC
    event viewer, I have saved the DNS, App, and the System logs. Is there a
    specific event ID I should look for. Or could I email them to you, or what
    would be the best way fot you to see them.

    Thanks again!!!
    HealthCareGoblin, Mar 29, 2006
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    Possibly the load balance IP is not registered in WINS?

    Ace Fekay [MVP], Mar 30, 2006
  5. --------------CLIENT IPCONFIG---------------------
    IP - X.X.152.199
    SUB -
    DG - X.X.152.1
    DNS - X.X.153.4

    Primary DNS Suffix -
    DNS Suffix Search -,

    -------------SERVER IPCONFIG-----------------------
    IP - X.X.13.133 (load balancing ip)
    SUB -
    IP - X.X.153.4
    SUB -
    DG - X.X.152.1

    DNS1 - X.X.153.4 (local)
    DNS2 - X.X.24.211 (corp)
    WINS - X.X.13.133
    WINS - X.X.153.4

    HealthCareGoblin, Mar 30, 2006
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    You are using a /23 subnet, however, the load balancing IP you show above is
    a /24.


    Ace Fekay [MVP], Mar 31, 2006
    HealthCareGoblin, Mar 31, 2006
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    Wow (holding back my astonishment). Can I assume the corp DNS listed in the
    IP config you provided and your DNS locally all have references to the AD
    domain and they are not external DNS servers?

    I can see part of the authentication issue can be possibly due to the
    subnets being different, DNS infrastructure is not setup correctly, or
    routing is not properly setup or failing due to subnet masks or lack of
    static routes?

    Ace Fekay [MVP], Apr 1, 2006
  9. No, no typo. That is the ip scheme we have from corporate. We go
    HealthCareGoblin, Apr 3, 2006
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