If you are using SharePoint 2007 + Windows 7 and getting SLOW transfer rates within document libraries…

If you are using windows 7 and moss 2007 you may find things get REALLY SLOW while moving files in document libraries. This rather obscure fix worked for me, maybe it will help you as well.

I spent some time today doing some work on a site whereby I needed to add a large amount of images to the style library of a SharePoint Site Collection. To speed up the process of course I would select the Open with Windows Explorer option so I could just paste the required files in with ease.

Instantly I would notice a significant freeze and then subsequently extremely low speeds when uploading. Since this was my first time experiencing this, I immediately tried a different server to see if the problem had to do with network settings on the server. I experienced the same thing on multiple servers.

We then tried to replicate on other desktops and it turned out everything was fine on Vista running IE7 or IE8 connecting to the same document libraries. Finally in the end, a little searching lead me to the forums where a user had pointed out that this issue can be resolved by going into your IE Settings and turning off Automatically Detect Settings.

So if you run into extremely slow speeds uploading to a SharePoint Document Library via Windows Explorer (Webdav), do the following from IE.

Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings and unselect the option for Automatically Detect Settings.

I was totally surprised that this was the fix so I had to provide some extra search engine love for the forum post that saved me…

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/600a9825-0ba1-4c15-93f6-fc99c64b4930

Accessing SharePoint Document Libraries via Webdav with Windows 7

I spent some time today doing some work on a site whereby I needed to add a large amount of images to the style library of a SharePoint Site Collection.  To speed up the process of course I would select the Open with Windows Explorer option so I could just paste the required files in with ease. 

Instantly I would notice a significant freeze and then subsequently extremely low speeds when uploading.  Since this was my first time experiencing this, I immediately tried a different server to see if the problem had to do with network settings on the server.  I experienced the same thing on multiple servers. 

We then tried to replicate on other desktops and it turned out everything was fine on Vista running IE7 or IE8 connecting to the same document libraries.  Finally in the end, a little searching lead me to the forums where a user had pointed out that this issue can be resolved by going into your IE Settings and turning off Automatically Detect Settings.

So if you run into extremely slow speeds uploading to a SharePoint Document Library via Windows Explorer (Webdav), do the following from IE.

Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings and unselect the option for Automatically Detect Settings.

I was totally surprised that this was the fix so I had to provide some extra search engine love for the forum post that saved me…

 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/600a9825-0ba1-4c15-93f6-fc99c64b4930

SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas – I’ll Be There

Don’t forget to register soon for the SharePoint Conference this fall in Las Vegas.  Apparently things are booking up fast and the conference may soon be selling out.  This is no surprise given to me this is looking to be the biggest / most anticipated SharePoint event ever and virtually EVERYONE I have been talking to is going to be there.  I am no exception as I will be there with bells on.

Today the SharePoint team also released some additional information on some of the sessions you will be able to check out while there.

This event will be extra special for me as not only will I be able to catch up with some old friends and meet some new connections but we are planning to host a virtual user group meeting there in person.  Consider it our way of bringing a little Vegas to all of you that are home and can’t make it out to the big show.  We are still finalizing exact timing as we do not want to interfere with (or miss!) any of the big events or sessions.  More details to come on this.

Also on a personal note, this trip to Vegas will be extra special as I will be checking out the U2 concert on Friday night after the conference! This is a big thrill for me as I have always been a huge fan of U2.  I had no idea they were playing there that week until Shane started scoping out the shows for me.