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3 machines, same application, different speed results

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I have an app on three different machines; front end on the PC, backend
on the network.

These are my results on loading the application when I press OK from the
Logon form (username/pw) to presenting the opening form and finishing
running setup routines.

On the old machine (4 yrs old). Win2000. Dell. 1 gig memory
A97 (backend A97 format) 7-8 seconds
A2003 (backend A97 format) 12-14 seconds
A2003 (backend A2003 format) 8-9 seconds

2 new machines. XP. 2 gigs ram. Dell.
A2003 (backend A97 format) 25 seconds to load on each.

A2003 is service pack 2. All computers use the same desktop icon.

Both new machines are extremely slow on opening and going into various
forms. They're on the same network, same backend file as the old
machine. They use Norton AntiVirus.

The backend resides on a Novell file server.

Any ideas on what could cause the new computer load time to almost
double in time compared to the old machine? I would think a faster
processor and more memory would make them faster.

Jun 27 '08 #1
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On May 2, 10:26 am, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:
I have an app on three different machines; front end on the PC, backend
on the network.

These are my results on loading the application when I press OK from the
Logon form (username/pw) to presenting the opening form and finishing
running setup routines.

On the old machine (4 yrs old). Win2000. Dell. 1 gig memory
A97 (backend A97 format) 7-8 seconds
A2003 (backend A97 format) 12-14 seconds
A2003 (backend A2003 format) 8-9 seconds

2 new machines. XP. 2 gigs ram. Dell.
A2003 (backend A97 format) 25 seconds to load on each.

A2003 is service pack 2. All computers use the same desktop icon.

Both new machines are extremely slow on opening and going into various
forms. They're on the same network, same backend file as the old
machine. They use Norton AntiVirus.

The backend resides on a Novell file server.

Any ideas on what could cause the new computer load time to almost
double in time compared to the old machine? I would think a faster
processor and more memory would make them faster.
All other things being equal, I'd say it's Win2000 vs. WinXP when
accessing a Netware server. It would be interesting to see if you
experience the same problem by putting the back end on one of your new
XP machines and then testing the front end on the old Win2000 versus
the front end on the second new WinXP machine (thus eliminating Novell
as the possible culprit) while connecting to the back end on the first
XP machine using simple file sharing.

Bruce
Jun 27 '08 #2

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On 2 Mai, 17:26, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:
Both new machines are extremely slow on opening and going into various
forms. *They're on the same network, same *backend file as the old
machine. *They use Norton AntiVirus.
What are the load times without Norton?

Marco P
Jun 27 '08 #3

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Marco Pagliero wrote:
On 2 Mai, 17:26, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:

>>Both new machines are extremely slow on opening and going into various
forms. They're on the same network, same backend file as the old
machine. They use Norton AntiVirus.

What are the load times without Norton?

Marco P
I will check.
Jun 27 '08 #4

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Bruce wrote:
On May 2, 10:26 am, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:
>>I have an app on three different machines; front end on the PC, backend
on the network.

These are my results on loading the application when I press OK from the
Logon form (username/pw) to presenting the opening form and finishing
running setup routines.

On the old machine (4 yrs old). Win2000. Dell. 1 gig memory
A97 (backend A97 format) 7-8 seconds
A2003 (backend A97 format) 12-14 seconds
A2003 (backend A2003 format) 8-9 seconds

2 new machines. XP. 2 gigs ram. Dell.
A2003 (backend A97 format) 25 seconds to load on each.

A2003 is service pack 2. All computers use the same desktop icon.

Both new machines are extremely slow on opening and going into various
forms. They're on the same network, same backend file as the old
machine. They use Norton AntiVirus.

The backend resides on a Novell file server.

Any ideas on what could cause the new computer load time to almost
double in time compared to the old machine? I would think a faster
processor and more memory would make them faster.


All other things being equal, I'd say it's Win2000 vs. WinXP when
accessing a Netware server. It would be interesting to see if you
experience the same problem by putting the back end on one of your new
XP machines and then testing the front end on the old Win2000 versus
the front end on the second new WinXP machine (thus eliminating Novell
as the possible culprit) while connecting to the back end on the first
XP machine using simple file sharing.

Bruce
Thanks, Bruce. I will check this out. I definitely need to see if
there's a difference between the two. I'll post my results later.

Jun 27 '08 #5

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Salad wrote:
Bruce wrote:
>On May 2, 10:26 am, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:
>>I have an app on three different machines; front end on the PC, backend
on the network.

These are my results on loading the application when I press OK from the
Logon form (username/pw) to presenting the opening form and finishing
running setup routines.

On the old machine (4 yrs old). Win2000. Dell. 1 gig memory
A97 (backend A97 format) 7-8 seconds
A2003 (backend A97 format) 12-14 seconds
A2003 (backend A2003 format) 8-9 seconds

2 new machines. XP. 2 gigs ram. Dell.
A2003 (backend A97 format) 25 seconds to load on each.

A2003 is service pack 2. All computers use the same desktop icon.

Both new machines are extremely slow on opening and going into various
forms. They're on the same network, same backend file as the old
machine. They use Norton AntiVirus.

The backend resides on a Novell file server.

Any ideas on what could cause the new computer load time to almost
double in time compared to the old machine? I would think a faster
processor and more memory would make them faster.

All other things being equal, I'd say it's Win2000 vs. WinXP when
accessing a Netware server. It would be interesting to see if you
experience the same problem by putting the back end on one of your new
XP machines and then testing the front end on the old Win2000 versus
the front end on the second new WinXP machine (thus eliminating Novell
as the possible culprit) while connecting to the back end on the first
XP machine using simple file sharing.

Bruce


Thanks, Bruce. I will check this out. I definitely need to see if
there's a difference between the two. I'll post my results later.
You could have knocked me over with a feather on Sunday. I opened the
new XP machine and the main form displayed in 3-4 seconds, all load
processes complete. Same thing on many tests. Hurray!

Then I opened the app on another machine and it went back to a typical
slow load of 25-30 seconds. Bummer.

I got in contact with their network guy and we hashed some things out.
I asked him to check on NortonAV...they have the corporate edition. He
stopped the scanning on MDB files. When he did that it dropped the load
time back to 3-4 seconds. Hurray!
Jun 27 '08 #6

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Which is worse, Necrotizing Fasciitis or Norton Anythingitis?

On May 6, 10:31*am, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:
Salad wrote:
Bruce wrote:
On May 2, 10:26 am, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:
I got in contact with their network guy and we hashed some things out.
I asked him to check on NortonAV...they have the corporate edition. *He
stopped the scanning on MDB files. *When he did that it dropped the load
time back to 3-4 seconds. *Hurray!
Jun 27 '08 #7

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lyle fairfield wrote:
Which is worse, Necrotizing Fasciitis or Norton Anythingitis?
:) With my luck I'd contact Dracunculiasis after drinking Symantec
kool-aide.

>
On May 6, 10:31 am, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:
>>Salad wrote:
>>>Bruce wrote:
>>>>On May 2, 10:26 am, Salad <o...@vinegar.comwrote:

I got in contact with their network guy and we hashed some things out.
I asked him to check on NortonAV...they have the corporate edition. He
stopped the scanning on MDB files. When he did that it dropped the load
time back to 3-4 seconds. Hurray!

Jun 27 '08 #8

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