January 10th, 2003, 03:02 PM #1
XP Office Pro & Novell Client 4.83sp1 Slow File save
Any help would be appreciated
We have 2 new XP boxes on our Netware 5.0 Server.
Both boxes are running XP pro with XP Office Pro.
When saving a Word or Excel file to the Network Drive, it takes over a minute to save.
This problem occurs on both boxes, I've tried the following Novell patches without success:
Updated NWFS.SYS for Client v4.83 (NT483PT2.exe)
Application software performance is slow (236779.exe)
All other applications save quickly and I haven't been able to find anything at the M$ site.
Anyone have any suggestions???
January 12th, 2003, 12:24 PM #2
This is a huge problem many people are dealing with. I don't have my reference links here but when I go back to work I will be able to post some of the ideas that have worked for others.
Although, one of the things I can remember is turning off client file caching. You can do this at the server console so all client machines will have that feature disabled. I don't remember the command but it will be in the links I can provide when I go back to my office.
January 13th, 2003, 06:17 PM #3
Some links that may provide more ideas:
Not as likely but still worth looking at: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q315237
Another point I remember seeing: try disabling workstation manager as a test. Could be policy search issues at login times.
Steve R Jones: The information you provided is good for MS File & Print Share browse speed increases. It does not apply to Netware file shares though.
January 14th, 2003, 11:33 AM #4
Thanks for the replies DVNT1 & Steve R Jones!!!
I've tried the SP1 & SP2 patches for Client 4.83 with no luck.
Someone suggested removing the Novell client and installing the Microsoft client for Novell Netware instead.
By the way, all other applications save quickly, it seems the problem is exclusively in XP Office Professional.
We have a fully patched version of Office XP!
January 14th, 2003, 01:20 PM #5
I just removed Novell 4.83 and installed Microsoft Client for Novell.
It worked like a charm, there's an issue with our POS and drive mapping but everything else seems ok.
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