I am running Windows 2003 Standard Server on a dual P3 with 1 GB RAM, a separate OS drive and data drive (ATA100) on a 100 MB connection to our network.
When I map a drive on my workstation to the share on the server, it often takes about 30-40 seconds to connect and read the directory. Subsequent reads are extremely quick. After an hour or so of non-activity on the shared folder, it takes another 30-40 seconds to re-read the directory and files. This did not happen when we used the same box to run Win2000 Advanced Server. Any thoughts as to why we have the slow connection?
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