Slow Performance when working Online with Offline files enabled

Posted: 03-29-2008, 11:26 PM
We have Vista Business Laptops with Offline files enabled that sync with a
2003 server. About 12Gb of data is available offline. Performance Offline is
fine. Performance when working online is very slow with continuous high level
of HDD Activity and High number of Hard Page faults/sec (350 approx) Laptops
are Core 2 Duo with 2Gb RAM. When the online status is changed in windows
explorer from online to offline the HDD activity subsides and system responds
normally. I have been trying to resolve this issue for about a month with no
success. I am keen to roll out Vista but cannot proceed until this issue is
resolved. Can anyone help please.

Slow Performance when working Online with Offline files enabled


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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Re: Slow Performance when working Online with Offline files enabled
Posted: 03-30-2008, 12:20 AM
Hi
It is impossible to even think about a solution.
What is that you are doing?
What is the make of the Network and its performance?
Performance "Fine "and "Bad" is words, not a technical description of what
the performance is in real numbers.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gburnett" <gburnett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> We have Vista Business Laptops with Offline files enabled that sync with a
> 2003 server. About 12Gb of data is available offline. Performance Offline
> is
> fine. Performance when working online is very slow with continuous high
> level
> of HDD Activity and High number of Hard Page faults/sec (350 approx)
> Laptops
> are Core 2 Duo with 2Gb RAM. When the online status is changed in windows
> explorer from online to offline the HDD activity subsides and system
> responds
> normally. I have been trying to resolve this issue for about a month with
> no
> success. I am keen to roll out Vista but cannot proceed until this issue
> is
> resolved. Can anyone help please.
gburnett
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Re: Slow Performance when working Online with Offline files enable
Posted: 03-30-2008, 09:42 AM


"Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
> Hi
> It is impossible to even think about a solution.
> What is that you are doing?
> What is the make of the Network and its performance?
> Performance "Fine "and "Bad" is words, not a technical description of what
> the performance is in real numbers.
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
>
> "gburnett" <gburnett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0E5C3F19-B4E0-479C-A1B7-4CC24D9DD91D@microsoft.com...
> > We have Vista Business Laptops with Offline files enabled that sync with a
> > 2003 server. About 12Gb of data is available offline. Performance Offline
> > is
> > fine. Performance when working online is very slow with continuous high
> > level
> > of HDD Activity and High number of Hard Page faults/sec (350 approx)
> > Laptops
> > are Core 2 Duo with 2Gb RAM. When the online status is changed in windows
> > explorer from online to offline the HDD activity subsides and system
> > responds
> > normally. I have been trying to resolve this issue for about a month with
> > no
> > success. I am keen to roll out Vista but cannot proceed until this issue
> > is
> > resolved. Can anyone help please.
>
> Hi Jack,
Thanks for your interest, I'll try to provide you with more info. I am
currently testing Vista in our XP Pro/2003 environment. The XP clients
perform perfectly in the same setup. We are using Netgear Managed Switches.
To give you an idea of what I mean by slow/fine. When working offline, Word
2007 (or example) will open in less than 2 secs. When working online it is
likely to take at least 10 secs. The HDD is busy continuously, slowing
performance to a crawl. Something else I have observed is that this High Disk
Activity does not start until all of the files that the user has chosen to be
offline have been downloaded into the cache as observed by Network
Utilization in task manager. I have a feeling the problem may lay in Vista's
background sync? All users are using roaming profiles (Stored on a seperate
server) and Folder redirection for all profile folders. I hope this info
helps and I look forward to your reply.
 
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