We used to have a Win 7 Pro pc running as a file server in our small office - 4 or 5 client PC's attached, all running Windows variants. This was fine, but after 5 years I decided to replace the file server before problems started developing. This is now an i7 processor, 8GB ram and 2TB hard drive running Windows 10 Pro, but throughput across the network has plummeted. No changes have been made to the network infrastructure so I am thinking that a bottleneck has been created with Windows 10.
I have created a batch file which moves a bunch of files from my laptop over the network to the new file server and then moves them back, and then from my laptop over the network to the old file server and back. To the new server and back is 13 minutes, to the old server and back is 2 minutes 50 secs. Both file servers are on 1Gbit network connection to a gigabit switch.
Does anyone know of a 'setting' or registry hack that could account for this lag? Is there anything you need to change when installing Windows 10 for a file server, rather than just a 'normal' client setup?