Slow performance when saving or opening MS Office files on a network drive

  • 7016204
  • 18-Feb-2015
  • 22-Mar-2015

Environment

Novell Client 2 SP3 for Windows IR9/IR10

Microsoft Office with the "Office File Verification" feature enabled

Situation

Very slow performance when saving or loading files located on Novell volumes.

Opening the file from network drive or saving to network drive takes a long time.

Problem seems to be limited to Microsoft Office files.

Other file types, such as CAD files are not affected.

Resolution

Cause

Enabling Office File Validation (OFV) can result in slow performance, especially with Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007.

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