I have been having performance issues with InDesign that tend to occur later in the afternoon. My work's IT department says that newer versions of InDesign check for linked images on a server at scheduled intervals, and since everyone's InDesign is checking at the same time it is overrunning the servers and causing the performance issues. I am a bit skeptical of that explanation. Is this truly a new feature of InDesign, and if so, can it be disabled?
Thanks for the help.
Preflight is off by default, view settings are typical, so I know it's not that.
I'm not convinced that is the truth.
It might be that the servers are busy at a certain time - perhaps doing a backup or syncing to something else.
Find missing links
By default, InDesign checks for missing links and tries to resolve them when you open a document. Two preference options let InDesign check for and find missing links automatically when you open a document.
Check Links Before Opening Document
If you turn off this option, InDesign opens the document immediately, and the link statuses remain pending until links are determined to be up-to-date, missing, or modified. If you turn on this option, InDesign checks for modified or missing links.
Find Missing Links Before Opening Document
If you turn off this option, InDesign does not attempt to resolve the missing links. You may want to turn off this option if links slow performance to a server or if unexpected linkings occur. This option is dimmed if Check Links Before Opening Document is turned off.
Search For Missing Links
Use the Search For Missing Links command to search for and resolve missing links in your document. This command is useful if you turned off the preferences option that checks for missing links when you open a document, and now you have missing links. This command is also useful if you mount a server where images are stored after opening a document.
This command is dimmed if the document contains no missing links.
So are you more or less confirming that InDesign hasn't suddenly started pinging servers at scheduled intervals (prebuilt into the program since they claim every InDesign user is pinging the server at the same set times). I have amazing internet and a high end 2020 iMac so I just can't believe the performance is on my end, this happens even when smaller files are being worked on and also every one of my coworkers connected to the server experiences the slowness at the same time.
To Me personally as an InDesign user like yourself, it sounds like the server is busy at this time, backing up, syncing or whatever it's doing.
I cannot imagine it's a set time. And I don't think it's on the user end.
I do think it's something on the server.
But I have zero knowledge of your setup, your server, or anything else.
Sorry to hear about your experience. I agree with @Eugene Tyson completely. Server protocol/configuration needs to be checked here. I'd also request you to check out this community post(https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/heavy-server-problems-with-indesign/td-p/9894940) & follow the suggestions here.
Hope it helps.