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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB981964

You experience low performance when you access many small files on an SMB version 1 protocol-enabled remote server from a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based client computer

You have a client computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. You use this computer to access a remote server that has the Server Message Block (SMB) version 1 protocol enabled. When you access many small files on the remote server over a network that has high latency, you experience low performance on the computer.

Note: SMB is more frequently known as Common Internet File System (CIFS).

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB981964.

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