Very slow initial file share access from a non-Vista PC to a Vista Share. RRS feed

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  • I'm having issues with file shares in Vista.  When I share a folder and try to access that share from another system on the network it takes quite a long time (30seconds to over a minute) for the "login" prompt to come up (if the acct has a pw) or the share to popup.

    Once the share is up its quick and works fine so its not LAN or system speed related as far as I can tell.

    It is much more noticable when trying to access a Vista PC from a non-Vista PC such as XP.

    I have tried a few things trying to narrow it down.  I tried moving them all to a switch rather than a router.  I also tried removing all passwords from the user accounts so they dont prompt for UID/PW.  I also tried with and without IPv6 enabled on all machines.

    Any ideas why this is so slow? 

    Sunday, March 4, 2007 8:42 PM