Vista / Windows 7 Slow Network Drives or Transfers

Sometimes while browsing the network drives or accessing remote desktops within Windows Vista or Windows 7 Windows Explorer would display the spinning circle for a very long time and then lock up or you experience very slow refresh rates on remote desktops. This usually ends by showing a not responding message. To fix this, do the following,

  1. Go to the command line. In Vista, go to “All Programs,” “Accessories,” and then "Command Prompt"or in Windows 7 click start and type cmd in the run field.
  2. netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted
  3. Press enter
  4. Check your drive or remote desktop access to determine if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is not resolved, try the below
  1. Go to the command line. In Vista, go to “All Programs,” “Accessories,” and then "Command Prompt"or in Windows 7 click start and type cmd in the run field.
  2. Type netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
  3. Press enter
  4. Type netsh int tcp set global rss=disabled
  5. Press enter
  6. Restart your machine and retry browsing your network drives.
If the issue is not resolved, reset these settings
  1. Go to the command line. In Vista, go to “All Programs,” “Accessories,” and then "Command Prompt"or in Windows 7 click start and type cmd in the run field.
  2. Type netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
  3. Press enter
  4. Type netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
  5. Press enter
  6. Restart your machine and retry browsing your network drives.

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