We recently moved data from one server on our domain to another. That was yesterday afternoon. This morning, I remapped my drives to the new server and moved "My Documents" to the new location. Now, everything is running very slowly.
At first, I thought I was having a problem with Microsoft Word because the document I was trying to open locked up and caused Word to report "Not Responding". To fix it, I downloaded my office updates (3 in all). I was still having problems. As my next test, I created a word document on my HD. When I opened that document, I didn't have any problems. Now, of course, I've ruled out Microsoft Word as the Culprit of my problems. The mapped drive must be to blame, right?
I tried opening another Word Document and let it sit to see what happens. The document appeared immediately, but the curser didn't blink and Word was frozen. When I clicked in the document, Word again reported that it was "Not Responding". I let it sit.....being patient....a little longer. Finally, the curser started flashing and I was ready to edit the document. As another test, I tried opening an Excel Spreadsheet and got the same results. The data Spreadsheet opened immediately, but I was unable to edit anything for about three mintues!!
I've checked the settings on the server and don't see anything funny there. The drives are mapped correctly on the local machine so I'm now confused.
Oh, another thing I did that took too long. I had a shortcut on my desktop to a folder I use frequently. It was pointing to the old server. I deleted the shortcut and recreated it. That process, however, took way too long. After navigating to the folder, I clicked "Apply" so Windows could store the path to the target folder for the shortcut. It froze, again for about two or three mintues, and then finally put the shortcut on my desktop.
Anyone have any clue how this could be happening? I've rebooted the local machine twice (warm and cold).
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.