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Very Slow Upload Speeds to SharePoint Document Libraries?

Using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2? The problem could be the LAN settings in Internet Explorer.

Here at Content Master we've been trying to get to the bottom of a problem where some users were having trouble uploading files to a SharePoint 2007 deployment. In each case, the users were opening the document library in Windows Explorer and dragging files across (in other words, uploading files using WebDAV over SSL). Reported upload speeds were dropping as low as 1-2kb/second and users were cursing SharePoint left, right and centre.

The front end server and the database server were showing very little load, and the fact that some users seemed unaffected suggested that this was a client-side problem. After much head-scratching, I stumbled across a post from SharePointNation, and a thread on TechNet, that reported how a similar problem was solved by changing the LAN settings in Internet Explorer. I tried it myself, with some degree of scepticism - and it immediately solved the p…