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Workbench slow performance


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Workbench runs very slowly, particularly when selecting "browse" or "..." when for example selecting an xpath - a solid 10-15 seconds before a dialog box appears. Other operations, such as getting properties of a variable are also agonizingly slow.

Other apps run normally.

Brand new Dell laptop with plenty of ram running XP.

LC server is on a separate platform.

I have reinstalled and patched Workbench and Designer with no improvement. Identical laptop used by another developer does not have this issue. Anything else I can try? Thanks.
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Former Community Member
OK, I just solved this issue and wanted to follow up for anyone out there who may experience this.

To recap, workbench would run very slowly whenever contacting the server. Processes would take an everage of 90 seconds to open. Most 'browse' dialogs had a 10-20 second delay.

The issue was caused by the permission groups assigned to my profile. Livecycle was scanning all of the permission groups each time I would hit the server. Deleting the groups and assigning permissions directly to my profile solved it. Processes now open in under 5 seconds.

So, if you are experiencing performance lags in workbench, check out your user profile on the server (adminui).