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Folder redirection does not work correctly after you restart a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

Consider the following scenario:

  • On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, you log on immediately after you have restarted the computer.
  • Windows Explorer tries to display the desktop before the Workstation service has started.
  • Folder redirection is enabled on the computer.
  • In this scenario, you may experience one of the following symptoms.

    Symptom 1

    When you try to access redirected folders, you receive the following error message:

    \servernameUsernamesharename is currently unavailable.

    Symptom 2

    The Documents, Pictures, Music, and Desktop folders are not visible.

    For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB951049.

    Fix It
    Microsoft has a way to automatically fix this problem, click the "Fix It" image to go to the Knowledge Base page that contains the download.

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