I look after a local dentist practice where we have just replaced an old PIII 1GHz server that was running Windows 2000 Pro SP4.
The new server is a Xeon 2.4GHz Quad Core with 2GB RAM and 2x500GB SATA in RAID1.
It is running Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2.
I haven't configured it as a domain controller or DNS server or DHCP server as none of that is really needed.
It just has their Exact dental server software and data running on it.
Since the new server has gone in the users are complaining that the Exact software is running a lot slower than it was with the old server.
I think the problem is that they have a heap of data which includes xrays and some data folders have over 5,000 files & folders in them.
I have seen this before with Server 2003 where workstations have trouble browsing network shares on the server that have a lot of files/folders in them. This problem did not occur with Win2000 Server or Pro.
I have never been able to find a fix for this other than reduce the number of files/folders in the folders that have a lot.
This can't be done here however.
Anyone got any ideas?