Why are my documents loading slowly in PrizmDoc Viewer when PrizmDoc Service is installed on a Windows 2016 Server?


When using the PrizmDoc samples, the sample documents included are taking close to 1 minute to load in the viewer. The same also happens when uploading files into the sample.

The server processes are showing minimal impact on CPU and memory. However, the hard drive was spiking to 100% utilization sporadically.


We have found that Windows Defender with enabled Real-Time scanning can significantly impact performance. Once Real-Time scanning was disabled, we found this issue to be immediately resolved.

To disable Windows Defender, you can do the following:

  1. Right-click on the Windows Logo in the lower left-hand corner and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Windows Defender and then select Settings.
  3. Under the Real-Time protection section, slide the switch to Off.