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Open with Windows Explorer slowness on WSS RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have two farms, FarmA = MOSS 2007, FarmB = WSS 3.0.  Both have a site with an out of the box Document Library called Shared Documents.  Both document libraries have the exact same files and folders in them, totalling 136 items.

    Same user computer can open the MOSS site on her computer and use the "Open with Windows Explorer" option and it opens in 2 seconds.  The same user, on the same computer, opens the WSS document library and using the "Open with Windows Explorer" option there takes 2 MINUTES and 29 seconds (yes, we used a stop watch) and it is this way for all users who have tried.

    What can we do in the WSS environment to speed this up?
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 6:51 PM

Answers

  • There could be a number of issues at play:

    1. Network
    • Where do the web server and db exist on the network for each of the two farms)
    • Where does the client sit as compared to the browser and the web servers for each farm
    1. Database (is the database server the same foreach farm or is it different?), one db server could be more performant than the other
    Chris
    Chris Givens CEO, Architecting Connected Systems Blog Twitter
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:56 PM
  • In addition to the fine suggestion Chris offered ...

    How much RAM is on each?  Have you looked at the performance counters on these machines to see what the ceilings are?  What are the size of your logs on the servers?  Where are your transaction logs located?

    I think if you examine these points, you should find the cause.


    Shannon Bray - MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCITP
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:36 PM

All replies

  • There could be a number of issues at play:

    1. Network
    • Where do the web server and db exist on the network for each of the two farms)
    • Where does the client sit as compared to the browser and the web servers for each farm
    1. Database (is the database server the same foreach farm or is it different?), one db server could be more performant than the other
    Chris
    Chris Givens CEO, Architecting Connected Systems Blog Twitter
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 9:56 PM
  • In addition to the fine suggestion Chris offered ...

    How much RAM is on each?  Have you looked at the performance counters on these machines to see what the ceilings are?  What are the size of your logs on the servers?  Where are your transaction logs located?

    I think if you examine these points, you should find the cause.


    Shannon Bray - MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCITP
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:36 PM