office 2019 programs very slow when try to open a shared location on new server 2019 after migrating

Remon Abdo 21 Reputation points

office 2019 programs very slow responding when try to open a shared location on new server 2019 after migrating from server 2008r2. We have my document pointed to f:\users\username. it will open after a delay compare to set it to c:\user\user name.

what we have.

Migrated from windows 2008r2 to 2019 std.

The map drive f: and g: to shared folders on the servers

User ABC documents is set to f:\users\abc.

Excel and Word 2019 is set to save file to f:\users\abc

login script map f: drive to new server shared data.


When the user access Excel or Word which had been configured to save Data to f:\users\abc the screen takes about 15 to 30 Sec. delay to popup.

When I set the save location to c:\users\abc the screen op up very quick in less than few seconds.

I checked the DNS to point to the new server and I'm able to go to Documents in explorer and access files very fast as well when I launch documents and excel files it open programs with files very quick.

Open documents and spreadsheet from explorer that is located at my document that point to f:\users\abc is fast
I'm not using and Group Policy and not doing Folder sync we are only pointing the documents location to be the user home location on the server.

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,551 Reputation points

    @Remon Abdo
    Is there any other software that can save the data to the shared folder, or open the shared location?
    If yes, please do it for a test.
    Please also check whether useing UNC path has the same issue.

    From the perspective of Office, it is recommended to add this shared location to a trusted location.
    Such as in Word, please go to File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Trust Locations > Add new location.

    In addition, please try the steps mentioned in article "An Office program is slow or may stop responding (hang) when you open a file from a network location".

    Any updates please let me know.

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  1. Remon Abdo 21 Reputation points

    The UNC path fixed the issue. Adding the location to trusted location didn't do any change. Adding EnableShellDataCaching to registry helped Word on 1 system but didn't do any change in Excel or 2nd computer.
    Thank you for your help.

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