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Slow copy and install times with ARD 3.6.1

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Ben Rigsby Level 2 Level 2 (440 points)
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Sep 13, 2013 8:09 PM

I have just this school year setup a new iMac lab with 23 clients and 1 admin iMac. All are 27 inch 3.2 Ghz. All run the latest Mac OS.

The network is running through a 100baseT Brocade switch. When copying files to all clients the transfer speed is really slow. I often need to copy over QuickTime movie files that students watch to learn steps for Photoshop and other applications. The file sizes can be well over 50Mb at times.


I used Migration Assistant to set up the Admin mac from a previous Mac. Could that be the cause?


What should take seconds is taking many minutes. I am frustrated and have asked the network admin's to help but the school is all PC except for my lab so they are manly PC guys. But they are trying to help.


Can anyone make some suggestions as to what may be going on?



I have requested a 1000baseT switch to see if that helps, but it will not be installed till next year sometime.




iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), 27 inch 3.2 Ghz


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