Explorer shell on Server 2003-need to make it faster and more reli

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by DB, Jun 7, 2005.

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    DB Guest

    I have a server that has about 10 drives and tens of thousands of files in
    hundreds of folders. When click Start/Run and type in the local drive/folder
    name it opens immediately. When I use explorer to browse to the local
    drive/folder it take many minutes to open (as high as 10 and sometime
    explorer just crashes.)

    What tweaks can I do to Explorer to make it open folder just as quick as
    doing the start run? Anyone got any good tips?

    Server 2003 is not running SP1

    Hardware is a quad 3.0 Xeon with 12GB of RAM - i.e. hardware is not the
    DB, Jun 7, 2005
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    Manny Borges Guest

    Ok, stupid question, but why are you actually logging into your servers
    Manny Borges, Jun 9, 2005
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    DB Guest

    why do you ask? Is the answer to that going to help with the problem? If
    you must know it is a Citix server.

    I found a workaround that fixes the issue. For the profile having the
    problem you just need to do this

    1.. Right click my computer.
    2.. Click properties.
    3.. Click advanced.
    4.. Click settings (under performance).
    5.. Click Adjust for best performance.
    6.. Scroll to the bottom and check the last one "use visual styles on
    windows and buttons".

    and then

    Navigate here:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mic­rosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\­Explorer\Cabinet State
    Add a new string (REG_SZ) called "Use Search Asst" - set the value to "no"

    This fixes the problem
    DB, Jun 9, 2005
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    Manny Borges Guest

    I apologize if I sounded cheeky, that wasn't my intent. Personally I try to
    never touch or log in locally to a server. I have an entire farm that is on
    the other side of the country and have had to call to have someone touch a
    server only once, and that was to place a cd in the local drive.

    I am glad you found the fix.
    Manny Borges, Jun 9, 2005
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