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Connection to Hyper-V VMs are very slow from remote Windows clients

So you have your Hyper-V box set up along with several virtual servers. Communication between Hyper-V host and VMs is fine. However when a remote Windows client tries to browse for a share on a VM there is a very long delay (sometimes minutes) before the share is displayed.

This problem had me puzzled for a fair while. Fortunately it was only in my lab environment but it was still frustrating. My network was IPv4. What I needed to do was to disable most of the advanced properties under the virtual network adapter on the Hyper-V host. Unless you have a IPv6 network you can leave the IPv6 settings as they are. After I’d disabled all these settings I was able to successfully browse shares properly.