W98 clients run fast-XP clients run slow!

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by JK, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. JK

    JK Guest

    Our WIN98 workstations, running the same applications as
    our WINXP workstations, run the apps much faster!
    Includes DBase programs, Excel & Word. Our server has
    Windows 2003 Server, Enterprise edition. Is there a
    registry setting we can change to speed up the XP stations?

    Example: On XP workstation, save an Excel file to server
    takes several seconds, save it locally takes an instant.
    On the WIN98 station, the same file saves instantly to
    JK, Nov 17, 2003
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  2. JK,

    Is this in general of the performance. Just out of curiosity is DNS set up
    correctly such that windows XP has the internal IP of the server ?

    XP is very reliant on DNS and you WILL experience slowdowns if XP has to
    fall back to NetBIOS (NetBT) to getname resolution. Let me say this, the
    moment XP finds the name and "creates" the flow to the share then it is just
    as fast as win98. I believe the time you feeling is the lookup time and
    negotiating time.

    Alexander G. Paoli [MVP], Nov 18, 2003
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