I installed SQL Server 2008 Management Studio on a brand new PC (HP ProBook 6540b with an i5 CPU and 2GB RAM) running Windows 7 x86. A script that runs some stored procedures on a Windows 2008 x64 server (also SQL 2008) and which returns about 10 result sets takes a fraction of a second on our old PC's, including one that runs Windows 7 (the rest are XP and Vista). But on this PC, it takes 30 seconds! I installed the client tools the same way as always, and applied SP1. I disabled the Windows Firewall and anti virus, and then disabled the Aero interface, and it is still slow (now about 15 seconds). Non-SQL functions are faster, e.g. copying files over the network is almost 3x faster than on my old PC, so there doesn't seem to be a general speed problem with the PC.
Do I need to change any settings for Windows 7? I ran the configuration manager, but the settings look the same as on the old PC. I disabled shared memory (I think this is just for a local database server?), but this made no difference.
Any ideas? Thanks!
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