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Windows 7: Copying files from remote computer slows down local computer

17 Mar 2015   #1

Windows 7 x64
Copying files from remote computer slows down local computer

I have a shared folder on my server.
I copy files from a shared folder from another computer. The files total size is approximately ~120MB.
This takes ~ 30 seconds or so. Ihaven't measured the time. It is a bit slow, but that's not the main problem.
The server gets unresponsive while the files are copied. It looks like it has stopped completely.

Is there a way to lower the priority for the file transfer, on the server, so that remote computers doesn't affect it that much.

There are several (2 to 3) remote computers that will copy files from the server at random times. We do not want the server to "stop" when this happens.

It's not a windows server. It's a win 7 pro x64 (or similar).

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18 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 x64

Can I set some kind of priority for a shared folder?
The priority should make sure that when other computers read from the shared folder, it should be done with a lower priority.

The remote computers are using a c# program with impersonation when fetching the files.

Do I have to change the whole architecture so that the remote computer connects to a software on the local computer. The software on the local computer could have a lower priority and fetch the files and send them to the remote computer.
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